Barbados Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders: Caribbean Premier League 2019 Preview and Betting Tips

Ed Hawkins

Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:34 AM UTC

Thursday, Sep. 26, 2019 6:34 AM UTC

What are the hot tips and best bets for the contest in the T20 tournament?

<div><h2>Barbados Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders</h2><p><strong>Thursday 26 September 2019, Kensington Oval</strong></p><p>Over the last couple of years Colin Munro has emerged as one of the most sought-after Twenty20 hitters. And he has been nowhere more destructive than the Caribbean Premier League.</p><p>Before a ball was bowled in this year’s edition, Munro had a 42 per cent hit rate on the top bat markets, a figure combined from the 2017 and 2018 campaigns. In the latter, as his Trinbago Knight Riders squad lifted their third trophy in four years, Munro was the player of the series.</p><p>The New Zealander has a gung-ho attitude at the crease and we have been waiting to see more of it. His arrival was delayed because of his commitments to his country on their tour of Sri Lanka.</p><p>During his period away, his opening berth looked to be kept warm by Lendl Simmons, who had not been picked up in the draft and only signed a three-game deal. But Simmons’ form was such that Trinbago have signed him until the end of the season. He was, it is true, also in part a replacement for injured skipper Dwayne Bravo.</p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Munro’s power, then, was nullified somewhat. He did not return to the opening berth and is now having to wait his turn at the No 3 position, meaning he is missing out on potential easy runs in the powerplay overs when the field is up.</p><p>But class often rises to the top. And with the help of the bookmakers, who have pushed out Munro to 4.0 (3/1), he’s a bet. Now, a 4.0 shot has an implied probability of 25 per cent. Remember that 42 per cent figure we mentioned earlier?</p><p>Already this term, Munro has copped – in his first game as it happens against Jamaica Tallawahs when he smashed 96. That’s one win in two. So we’re not too down about his chances being hampered by Simmons and Sunil Narine, who is also getting use of the powerplay overs. Simmons, by the way, is the same odds for top bat. Narine is as big as 6.0 (5/1).</p><h2>Best Bet</h2><p><a href=";a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds"><em><strong>Back Colin Munro top Trinbago Knight Riders bat 4.0 Ladbrokes</strong></em></a></p></div>
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