Barbados Royals face Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League 2022 (CPL) on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet from 7:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST). 

The Royals have kicked off their CPL 2022 campaign in style with back-to-back wins. They began with a seven-wicket win against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, followed by beating St Lucia Kings by 11 runs. Kyle Mayers is currently the top run-scorer and leading wicket-taker for Barbados Royals with 109 runs and four wickets respectively. The Barbados-based franchise have two CPL titles, with the latest in 2019.

On the other hand, Trinbago Knight Riders are the most successful franchise in the history of the Caribbean Premier League with four titles. The CPL 2020 champions also won their opening match of the 2022 edition, beating St Lucia Kings by three wickets courtesy of a four-wicket haul by Akeal Hosein. The Knight Riders rested Hosein in the previous match due to an injury scare but the all-rounder is expected to be fit for this match.

Barbados Royals vs Trinbago Knight Riders CPL 2022 odds

Parimatch odds: Barbados Royals: 2.43, Trinbago Knight Riders: 1.52

Betwinner odds: Barbados Royals: 2.48, Trinbago Knight Riders: 1.53

10CRIC odds: Barbados Royals: 2.49, Trinbago Knight Riders: 1.52

1xBet odds: Barbados Royals: 2.50, Trinbago Knight Riders: 1.54

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Barbados Royals vs Trinbago Knight Riders head-to-head 

Trinbago Knight Riders have had the upper hand in this head-to-head with 12 wins in 19 matches, while Barbados Royals have won on seven occasions. The Knight Riders have emerged victorious in four of the last five games between the two franchises.

Barbados Royals last beat Trinbago Knight Riders in October 2019 when Ashley Nurse’s all-round performance sealed a 12-run win. Both wins for the Knight Riders in this fixture last season came by six wickets with 19 balls to spare.

Barbados Royals vs Trinbago Knight Riders squads

Barbados Royals: Devon Thomas, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh, Rahkeem Cornwall, Justin Greaves, Corbin Bosch, Obed McCoy, Oshane Thomas, Harry Tector, Joshua Bishop, Nyeem Young, Azam Khan (wicketkeeper), Ramon Simmonds, Teddy Bishop, Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), David Miller (captain).

Trinbago Knight Riders: Ravi Rampaul, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard (captain), Seekkuge Prasanna, Andre Russell, Akeal Hosein, Khary Pierre, Nicholas Pooran, Tim Seifert (wicketkeeper), Anderson Phillip, Tion Webster, Terrance Hinds, Leonardo Julien, Jayden Seales, Shaaron Lewis, Daryn Dupavillon.

Barbados Royals vs Trinbago Knight Riders probable playing XI

Barbados Royals: Rahkeem Cornwall, Kyle Mayers, Corbin Bosch, David Miller (captain), Azam Khan, Harry Tector, Jason Holder, Devon Thomas (wicketkeeper), Obed McCoy, Joshua Bishop, Ramon Simmonds.

Trinbago Knight Riders: Nicholas Pooran, Tim Seifert (wicketkeeper), Tion Webster, Kieron Pollard (captain), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Seekkuge Prasanna, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Jayden Seales.

Barbados Royals vs Trinbago Knight Riders combined fantasy XI

Nicholas Pooran, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kyle Mayers (captain), David Miller, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Tim Seifert (wicketkeeper), Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy, Jayden Seales.

Barbados Royals top picks vs Trinbago Knight Riders CPL 2022

Kyle Mayers: The 29-year-old all-rounder bowled an incredible spell of 4/4, including 10 dot balls, in two overs in the Royals’ last match in CPL 2022. Mayers is the third-highest run-scorer in the tournament this season, accumulating 109 runs at an average of 54.50 while striking at 157.97. 

Obed McCoy: The Barbados Royals’ pacer has picked up 27 wickets in 24 matches in the CPL. McCoy’s accuracy and variations in the final overs make it difficult for the batters to score quickly off his bowling. He has had a particularly good year in T20s, taking 42 wickets in 24 matches at an average of 18.90 in all competitions.

Trinbago Knight Riders top picks vs Barbados Royals CPL 2022

Andre Russell: He is currently one of the best all-rounders in the world, especially in the T20 format. Russell has smashed 549 runs and scalped 29 wickets in 28 T20 matches in 2022. The 34-year-old West Indian player is one of only two players with a combination of 7000 runs and 300 wickets in this format in all competitions.

Sunil Narine: The West Indian all-rounder made 137 runs and took 12 wickets in the Caribbean Premier League last season. Batters find it difficult to score heavily off Narine, thanks to his mystic variations with the ball. Narine has a swashbuckling batting style and is a highly-effective batter in the powerplay or in the final overs.

Barbados Royals vs Trinbago Knight Riders CPL 2022 prediction 

Trinbago Knight Riders have been historically the better team against Barbados Royals and with the presence of T20 legends like Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine in their squad, the visitors are expected to have the edge over the Royals.

However, Barbados Royals have won both matches played so far in CPL 2022 and their key players have contributed heavily to the success. They have the ability to challenge the Knight Riders for the win in this fixture.

Barbados Royals vs Trinbago Knight Riders CPL 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 23°C

Precipitation: 4%

Humidity: 67%

Wind: 14 km/h

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