Do or Die for TKR

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    (Photo via CPL T20)

    Today’s match is one Trinbago Knight Riders cannot lose.

    Despite a flying start to their CPL19 campaign, the boys in red (and purple) experienced a drastic turnaround in fortunes, with five losses and a no result in their last six matches.

    The result still allowed them to progress for the next round, but in the 4th and final qualifying spot.

    They are now one of two teams in the dreaded Eliminator, where the winner continues, but the loser is OUT.

    They face St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, a team they first beat at home in T&T, but later lost to in a dramatic match in St Kitts that went down to a super over.

    This time, they meet on neutral ground – Guyana – and both will be looking to get the better of the other.

    TKR will be hoping to see the return of Sunil Narine who is expected to pose a threat on Guyana’s pitch.

    He has been missing in action of late due to some injury concerns.

    They have also received much public criticism over team selection, and it will be interesting to see who makes the cut at this crucial stage.

    Today’s second match meanwhile is Qualifier 1, which will see the top two teams face off – Guyana Amazon Warriors and Barbados Tridents.

    Guyana have a record breaking 100% win record in CPL19 and are hot favourites to take the title this year, after four previous unsuccessful forays in the final.

    Tridents however will be looking to end that perfect record, in the hopes of eventually adding to their single CPL title (won in 2014).

    Tridents were level on points with Patriots at the end of the prelim round, but took 2nd spot due to a superior run rate.

    The loser of Qualifier 1 though will not be out for good.

    While the winner will go straight to the final, the loser will instead play the winner of the Eliminator in Qualifier 2.

    The winner of Qualifier 2 will then advance to the final as well.