Date: 26 August 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
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Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders will be up against each other in the first game of the CPL 2021. The venue, Warner Park, St Kitts, will remain the same for all the games in the tournament. The Kieron Pollard-led Knight Riders will try to start things on a good note while Nicholas Pooran, who led the West Indies against Australia, will be rallying his troops and eyeing a win in the very first game. The pitch is likely to be on the drier side and will pose a challenge for the batters.
Trinbago Knight Riders, the defending champions, will take the field high on confidence. Kieron Pollard is an experienced campaigner and knows how to seal the big moments. Suni Narine, Colin Munro, Ravi Rampaul, and Yasir Shah are few other names who have immense experience playing in the shortest format of the game.
For the Amazon Warriors, they have a young but skillful captain in Nicholas Pooran. The southpaw possesses the ability to change the fate of a game. He has been in good form recently, both in batting and captaincy. He will have support from Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd and Shoaib Malik.
To sum it up, the opening match will have a lot for the spectators as the two most successful teams of the CPL will be taking on each other.
Guyana Amazon Warriors: Nicholas Pooran (C), Shimron Hetmyer, Anthony Bramble, Romario Shepherd, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shoaib Malik, Brandon King, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Hafeez, Kevin Sinclair, Naveen-ul-Haq
Trinbago Knight Riders: Kieron Pollard (C), Darren Bravo, Colin Munro, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Lendl Simmons, Akeal Hosein, Isuru Udana, Yasir Shah, Ali Khan, Sunil Narine
Wicket-keepers: Nicholas Pooran, Denesh Ramdin
Batsmen: Shimron Hetmyer, Colin Munro, Shoaib Malik, Lendl Simmons, Brandon King
All-rounders: Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Mohammad Hafeez
Bowlers: Imran Tahir, Ravi Rampaul, Naveen-ul-Haq, Romario Shepherd
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