TKR vs GUY Match Prediction - Who will win today's The CPL Match 18?

Both teams have won only one match this season so far.

TKR vs GUY CPL Match 18 Prediction
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Trinbago Knight Riders and Guyana Amazon Warriors will be clashing against each other in the 18th match of the Caribbean Premier League 2022 at Queen's Pak Oval in Port of Spain on Thursday. The Knight Riders lost against Barbados Royals in their last match to suffer their third defeat of the season from the opening five matches. Nicholas Pooran smashed his first fifty of the season and Sunil Narine scored 30 runs to guide TKR to a 132-run total while batting first. But bowlers failed to defend the target as the Royals easily reached the target with eight wickets and four overs remaining.

Guyana Amazon Warriors beat Saint Lucia Kings in their last match to register their first win of the season. The opening batter Johnson Charles smashed 87 runs off 59 balls to help the Kings score 161/7 while batting first with Tabraiz Shamsi and Keemo Paul taking two wickets each. The South African wicketkeeper batter Heinrich Klaasen scored 61 runs off 46 balls to score and skipper Shimron Hetmyer smashed 32 runs off 21 balls to guide the Amazon Warriors to a big six-wicket win with 10 balls remaining.

The Amazon Warriors are placed in the fifth position in the league table with just three points in four matches and the Knight Riders are struggling at bottom of the table with the same points from the opening five matches. The Amazon Warriors have won three of their last five meetings against the Knight Riders and are favorites to win again on Thursday.

TKR vs GUY Match Details:

Venue: Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Date & Time: September 15, 04:30 AM IST and September 14, 07:00 PM Local Time

Where to Watch: FanCode

TKR vs GUY Pitch Report:

The pitch at Queen's Park Oval has a balanced surface in white-ball cricket. The average first innings score is just around 130 runs and teams batting second have a better record in the past CPL games here. In the last CPL match here, the Royals easily chased a 132-run target while batting second and fans can expect a high-scoring clash on Thursday.

TKR vs GUY, Match 18, Probable Playing XIs:

Trinbago Knight Riders:

Nicholas Pooran, Tion Webster, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ravi Rampaul, Daryn Dupavillon, Jayden Seales.

Guyana Amazon Warriors:

Shahi Hope, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Colin Ingram, Heinrich Kaasen (wk), Shimron Hetmyer (c), Keemo Paul, Romario Shephered, Odean Smith, Gutakesh Motie, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi.

TKR vs GUY, Match 18, Probable Best Players:

Probable Best Batter:

Shimron Hetmyer:

The Amazon Warriors' batter is in sensational form after getting promoted to the captaincy duties this season. He smashed 32 runs off 21 balls against Saint Lucia Kings in the last match to guide his team to the first win of this season. Hetmyer smashed 46 runs off just 21 balls against the Patriots and 39 runs against Jamaica Tallawahs and now leads the scoring charts for the Amazon Warriors with 117 runs in just three CPL innings at a strike rate of 134.48 this season.

Probale Best Bowler:

Tabraiz Shamsi:

The experienced South African spinner ranks second in the ICC T20 Bowlers chart and was the best bowler for the Amazon Warriors in their crucial win against the Kings in the last match. He took two wickets while conceding only 14 runs in four overs to restrict the opponent to 161 runs. He has taken four wickets in three CPL innings so far at an impressive economy rate of 5.10.

Today Match Prediction: Guayana Amazon Warriors to win this fixture