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GAW vs TKR – Match 1 – CPL 2021 – Dream11 Team, Predictions, and Tips

This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for Match 1 of the CPL 2021 between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders that is scheduled to take place on the 26th of August 2021.

The 4 time and defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders led by Kieron Pollard will take on the Guayana Amazon Warriors in the 1st game of the ninth edition of the Caribbean Premier League. The Nicholas Pooran led Amazon Warriors have been runners up a record 4 times but are yet to win the trophy.

The important batsmen on the Warriors side have to be their skipper Nicholas Pooran who has been their prolific run-getter. Along with Shimron Hetmyer, he forms the crux of batting. The likes of Imran Tahir and Naveen-ul-Haq were the pick of the bowlers last season.

For the defending champions, their opener Lendl Simmons played a great role in their success in the last season while the experienced Darren Bravo is there in the middle-order, and finally, they have the main talisman Kieron Pollard who is an amazing T20 cricketer. In the bowling department, Khary Pierre, Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales, Ali Khan will be crucial.

Match Details

Venue: Warner Park Sporting Complex, Basseterre

Pitch and Weather: Likely to be a typical Caribbean pitch that will offer something to the bowlers and batsmen can score big once settled. We can’t expect a high-scoring affair and the scores could be in the range of 150-160. No rain is expected on the match-day and the temperature will be around 30 with a partly cloudy sky.

Date & Time: August 26, 10 AM Local time, 7.30 PM IST


Trinbago Knight Riders – Kieron Pollard (c), Denesh Ramdin, Sunil Narine, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Anderson Phillip, Tion Webster, Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales, Ali Khan, Ravi Rampaul, Leonardo Julien, Isuru Udana, Yasir Shah, Colin Munro

Guyana Amazon Warriors – Nicholas Pooran (c), Imran Tahir, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Romario Shepherd, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Odean Smith, Anthony Bramble, Kevin Sinclair, Ashmead Nedd, Waqar Salamkheil, Nial Smith, Gudakesh Motie, Imran Tahir, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Waqar Salamkheil, Naveen-ul-Haq

Match Prediction

It is very hard to predict the winner among 2 of the most consistent sides in the CPL. Both these sides again have a balanced squad at their disposal. But as the defending champions, the TKR will have a slight edge to register their 1st win.

Fantasy Tips 

Batsmen: Shimron Hetmyer is one of the emerging T20 batters in T20 cricket and made a great contribution to the team last season. He along with the veteran Shoaib Malik can be the batsman selected from the Amazon Warriors side. Colin Munro was in amazing form in the Hundred while Lendl Simmons was CPL’s highest run-getter in the last season with 399 runs.

Wicket-keepers: Guyana skipper Nicholas Pooran is an obvious choice as the wicket-keeper batsman just because of his game-changing ability. The other keeper can be Tim Seifert from the Trinbago Knight Riders.

All-rounders: T20 regulars Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine, both from the Knight Riders are an automatic pick in the fantasy XI due to the impact they create.

Bowlers: Akeal Hosein, Imran Tahir, and Naveen-ul-Haq were among the top wicket-takers in the last year’s CPL. They can be picked as the 3 bowlers in this fantasy league for the 1st game.

Captaincy Choices 

Fantasy Team: Colin Munro, Lendl Simmons, Tim Seifert, Shimron Hetmyer, Sunil Narine, Shoaib Malik, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Akeal Hosein, Imran Tahir, and Naveen-ul-Haq

Captain: Nicholas Pooran

The left-handed keeper-batsman is one of the most dangerous T20 players in world cricket and he can be made the captain of the fantasy team.

Vice-Captain: Kieron Pollard

Pooran’s counterpart Kieron Pollard can be made the vice-captain. His accomplishments in this format are extraordinary and he is always a force when it comes to T20.

Dream11 Team

GAW vs TKR - Match 1 - Dream11 Team

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