Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Royals
Caribbean Premier League, popularly known as CPL is no doubt one of the biggest T-20 franchise cricket leagues in the world, which involves many strong-hitting players from the West Indies and also some recognized foreign players. Hero Motocorp is the current sponsor of the tournament, hence it's also known as Hero CPL. It is well-known not only for thrilling cricket experience but also for showcasing the vibrant carnival culture of the West Indies. It's a tournament where six teams compete for the CPL title, and it features some of cricket's biggest players like Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, and many others.
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The CPL 2022 is all planned to begin on August 26, 2022 and will feature six teams competing in group and knockout stages for the title. Each team plays a total of ten games, three of which are held at their home stadium. The CPL 2022 includes the following 6 teams:
- Barbados Royals (Previously known as Barbados Tridents)
- Jamaica Tallawahs
- Guyana Amazon Warriors
- St Lucia Kings
- St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
- Trinbago Knight Riders
In this article, we'll look at one of the most storied rivalries in CPL history between the Barbados Royals and the Trinbago Knight Riders, with head-to-head records, summaries of the last two head-to-head encounters, and individual player statistics.
Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents
As both the teams have a lot of famous cricket names, this is one of the most anticipated encounters in the CPL. This rivalry frequently causes spectators to gather in front of their television screens to witness some spectacular hitting. This is the type of match that every cricket fan looks forward to as these teams are also the most successful franchises in the CPL. These two franchises are the top contenders for the CPL 2022 crown; therefore, when they meet on August 27, 2022, it will be a huge match and an opportunity for fantasy cricket fans to win big cash rewards on Dream11.
Barbados Royals, the representation of Barbados in the Caribbean Premier League, have won two championships. This franchise, formerly known as the Barbados Tridents, has shown some great cricket and won titles in 2014 and 2019. Under the captaincy of Jason Holder, Barbados Royals surprisingly finished last in the group stage of the CPL 2021 season.
Trinbago Knight Riders:
Trinbago Knight Riders, representing Trinidad and Tobago, is the most successful franchise in the CPL, having won four titles in total. The franchise, formerly known as the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel, has won the CPL titles in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2020. Trinbago Knight Riders finished first in the group stage of the CPL 2021 season, led by skipper Kieron Pollard.
Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Royals Head-to-Head Records
Regarding TKR vs BR head-to-head record, Barbados Royals and Trinbago Knight Riders are neck-to-neck. So far, they've played 17 games against each other. Barbados Royals have won seven games, while Trinbago Knight Riders have won ten. However, in the CPL 2021 season, Trinbago Knight Riders have won both of their head-to-head encounters versus Barbados Royals. So, while both teams have shown a lot of resilience, the current form and H2H record favour Trinbago Knight Riders.
Barbados Royals vs Trinbago Knight Riders Last 2 Match Summaries
TKR vs BR live score and BR vs TKR scorecard for both the matches are available online on the official CPL website. TKR vs BR match summaries of both the matches are as follows:
September 09, 2021:
This was the most recent head-to-head match between the two sides, and it was a low-scoring affair. The match was won by Trinbago Knight Riders, with 'Khary Pierre' being named the ‘Man of the Match’. TKR won the toss and chose to bowl first, dismissing the Barbados Royals for 93 runs and nine wickets. Kyle Mayors top-scored for BR with 23 runs, but the TKR bowlers were outstanding, as Khary Pierre took three wickets and Sunil Narine, Jayden Seales, and Akeal Hosein each took two wickets.
TKR chased down the target in 16.5 overs thanks to Colin Munro's 41-run knock, Darren Bravo's 19-run performance, and Akeal Hosein's quick 12 runs. Despite defending a low score, Barbados Royals were able to take four wickets, as Mohammad Amir and Joshua Bishop both took two.
August 27, 2021:
Trinbago Knight Riders won the fourth match of the CPL 2021 season, with 'Isuru Udana' being named the ‘Man of the Match’. The toss was won by Barbados Royals allowing TKR to bowl first. The bowlers for Trinbago Knight Riders put in an outstanding performance, dismissing the entire BR side for 122 runs. With 30 runs, Azam Khan led Barbados Royals, while Shai Hope contributed 20 runs. The TKR bowlers were fantastic, as Jayden Seales took four wickets, Sunil Narine two, and Isuru Udana and Ravi Rampaul each took one wicket.
Thanks to their captain Kieron Pollard's 58-run knock and Denesh Ramdin's 29-run knock, TKR chased down the target in 16.5 overs. Mohammad Amir had a fantastic outing, as he had three wickets and Oshane Thomas had one wicket.
BR vs TKR Individual Player Records
Dwayne Bravo is one player who has stood out in BR vs TKR head-to-head matches, not just with the bat but also with the ball. He is one of the top three run scorers in the league as well as the leading wicket-taker. Jason Holder falls under the same category. Because they're both all-around players, including them in your Dream11 fantasy team should help you win rewards. The following are individual player records for TKR vs BR matches:
Darren Bravo - 266
Dwayne Bravo - 260
Shoaib Malik - 197
Dwayne Bravo - 14
Jason Holder - 11
Hayden Walsh - 9
Best Bowling Figures:
Shakib Al Hasan - 6/6
Hayden Walsh - 5/19
Fidel Edwards - 5/22
The match between Trinbago Knight Riders and Barbados Royals is typically a high-scoring match with both teams giving everything they have to win. Both teams boast a number of youthful all-rounders who have benefited from older players' and veteran coaches' expertise. So, if you want to enjoy the thrill of cricket, watch TKR versus BR live. The match between the two teams is a must-see that no cricket fan should miss since it is a fascinating game and an opportunity to show off your cricket skills by putting together your TKR versus BR Dream11 squad to compete for prizes on Dream11.
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