The final match of the Women’s CPL, a franchise-based T20 tournament in the West Indies, will be played between Trinbago Knight Riders and Barbados Royals on September 5 at the Warner Park in Basseterre. The match will start at 12.30AM IST.
Both the teams have won one match each in this competition so far. They also played the first match of the tournament against each other in which Trinbago Knight Riders pipped Barbados Royals by just one run.
Trinbago Knight Riders: Deandra Dottin (captain), Anisa Mohammed (vice-captain), Hayley Jensen, Sune Luus, Geetika Kodali, Lee Ann Kirby, Kyshona Knight, Kycia Knight, Natasha McLean, Sheneta Grimmond, Caneisha Isaac, Jannillea Glasgow, Steffie Soogrim, Shawnisha Hector
Barbados Royals: Hayley Matthews (captain), Shakera Selman (vice-captain), Fatima Sana, Chloe Tryon, Snigdha Paul, Reneice Boyce, Mandy Rangru, Britney Cooper, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shanika Bruce, Afy Fletcher, Qiana Joseph, Japhina Joseph, Chinelle Henry
Players to watch
The right-handed middle order batter of Trinbago Knight Riders starred with the bat in her last fixture against Guyana Amazon Warriors. She scored run a ball 25, including two boundaries and a solitary six. Apart from her batting, she is known for her right arm medium pace. She can bowl well with the new ball as well as in the death overs.
The skipper of Trinbago Knight Riders is a swashbuckling right-handed batter and more than a handy right arm medium pace bowler. She has the uncanny ability to rattle any bowling attack when she is on song. In addition to this, she is an effective bowler and can be considered as a death over specialist.
The captain of Barbados Royals had a decent outing with both bat and ball in her last match against Guyana Amazon Warriors. The right-handed opening batter mustered 22 runs in as many balls, including a couple of boundaries. With the ball, the off spinner conceded 12 runs of four overs and was the most economical bowler for her side.
The left-handed middle order batter of Barbados Royals top scored with an unbeaten 30 of 19, hitting one boundary and a couple of sixes. She won the player of the match award for guiding her team to a four-wicket win. She also opened the bowling with Chinelle Henry and bowled a couple of overs giving away 15 runs.
This will be the fourth match of the tournament at this venue. The teams batting first and the teams batting second have won one match each with one game being called off due to rain. The average first innings score is 107 and the average second innings score is 108. With a thick cloud cover and high probability of rain, the captain winning the toss may look to bowl first. Expect the fast bowlers to get some assistance from the pitch.
The weather is expected to be cloudy with a thunderstorm. The maximum temperature attained during the course of the day will be 32 degrees Celsius. There will be 100 percent cloud cover and 80 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the south.
Fantasy Playing XI
Kycia Knight, Reniece Boyce, Sune Luus, Chloe Tryon, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Deandra Dottin, Hayley Jensen, Afy Fletcher, Qiana Joseph, Shakera Selman
Date: September 5, 2022
Time: 12.30AM IST
Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre
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I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.