Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Trinbago Knight Riders hunt top-two finish to 2018 CPL

The Trinbago Knight Riders are the defending Caribbean Premier League champions

The Trinbago Knight Riders are the defending Caribbean Premier League champions

Trinbago Knight Riders can clinch a top-two finish in the 2018 Caribbean Premier League if they beat the Barbados Tridents at the Queen’s Park Oval on Friday night in Port-of-Spain.

The Knight Riders are coming off a 67-run win over the Guyana Amazon Warriors on Wednesday, while the Tridents are on a six-game losing streak, including a loss to Dwayne Bravo’s team last week.

Bravo said that his team will approach their game against the Tridents with the same mindset as against the Amazon Warriors.

"We had a great game against the War­riors and the mind­set will be the same go­ing up against the Tri­dents. In the Guyana game, we got a good start through Col­in Munro and we did well with the ball too, Ali Khan was ex­cel­lent,” said Bravo.

Bravo also singled out tournament top-scorer Munro for praise.

“Munro is our best bats­men, he's very con­sis­tent, he's hun­gry for suc­cess and it’s good to have in­ter­na­tion­al play­ers who are com­mit­ted to the team and com­mit­ted to win­ning and that's what we want from over­seas play­ers,” said Bravo.

The Knight Riders are on 12 points with eight games played, while the Tridents are at the bottom of the six-team table with only four points from nine games.

The 2018 Caribbean Premier League final is set for Sep­tem­ber 16 in Trinidad at the Bri­an Lara Crick­et Acad­e­my in Tarou­ba, San Fer­nan­do.