Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders: August 26, CPL 2021 Prediction
August 26, 2021 10:00 am
Match Predictions and Betting Odds
Guyana Amazon Warriors will be up against Trinbago Knight Riders to kickstart the ninth season of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). These are the two most successful and consistent teams in the history of the CPL.
Guyana Amazon Warriors have reached the final of the CPL as many as five times in eight editions. However, they are yet to win a single CPL title as they have lost each of the five finals. In the other three seasons where they didn’t make it to the final, in each of those three seasons, they finished third. Despite not winning the CPL title, Guyana Amazon Warriors have a win percentage of 62.35% which is the second-best in the history of this competition. This year, they have put together a strong batting line-up and a spin-heavy bowling attack. Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik form a solid batting core while the veteran leg-spinner Imran Tahir leads the spin charge alongside West Indies youngsters Kevin Sinclair and Ashmead Nedd.
Meanwhile, Trinbago Knight Riders are the best team to have ever played in the CPL. They have won the CPL in four out of the eight seasons (2015, 2017, 2018, 2020). In the other four years, they reached the playoffs. Trinbago Knight Riders have a win-loss record of 59-30 which gets their win percentage up to 65.93% and that is the best in the history of the CPL. The four-time champions and defending champions will be looking to continue their dominance. They have a powerful squad this time around as well. Kieron Pollard is at helm and has a strong batting line-up at his disposal with the likes of Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert apart from Pollard himself. There’s Sunil Narine leading the spin attack while Ali Khan, Jayden Seales and Ravi Rampaul round up an excellent fast bowling core.
Trinbago Knight Riders will start this game as favourites. They have been absolutely dominant and their winning odds are placed at 1.64 while Guyana Amazon Warriors have their odds placed at 2.12.
The rivalry between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders has been a closely contested one. Overall, these two teams have squared off as many as 21 times in the history of the Caribbean Premier League. Trinbago Knight Riders are ahead on the win count with 12 wins while Guyana Amazon Warriors have nine wins. Since the start of 2017, it’s been dominated by Trinbago Knight Riders as they have a 7-4 win-loss record.
|Season||Total Number of games||Guyana Amazon Warriors||Trinbago Knight Riders||Tie / No-Result|
|2013||3||2||1||0 / 0|
|2014||2||1||1||0 / 0|
|2015||3||1||2||0 / 0|
|2016||2||1||1||0 / 0|
|2017||3||0||3||0 / 0|
|2018||4||2||2||0 / 0|
|2019||2||2||0||0 / 0|
|2020||2||0||2||0 / 0|
|TOTAL||21||9||12||0 / 0|