What are the hot tips and best bets for the franchise T20 tournament?
<div><h2>Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots</h2><p><strong>Wednesday 4 September 2019, Queen’s Park Oval</strong></p><p>The champs are in action for game one and it is hard not to have enduring respect for the Knight Riders. Hard because, let’s face it, we’re always trying to get favourites beat. It’s a mantra which would have cost you dear in the Caribbean Premier League with this lot winning three of the last four titles.</p><p>Not surprisingly, the layers are taking no chances. Ladbrokes in particular. They go as skinny as 2.63 (13/8) which is one of the shortest prices ever seen in franchise history (albeit small). William Hill are best at [3.0] 2/1.</p><p>In truth, Trini have little to beat. This is a six-team tournament and the top four qualify for the knockouts. So, the holders can afford to be off the pace pretty much until the final round and still get up to win.</p><p>They have probably strengthened their squad with the capture of Kieron Pollard, too. But they will have to wait for Colin Munro’s availability. Munro, a reliable top-bat wager and player of the series last year, is with New Zealand. His spot should go to Lendl Simmons who comes in as cover.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=168&a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5d582dcf927b95968483da5f/original-10-bet-new-customer-welcome-bonus" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Simmons is a fantastic player when he fancies it. Which can be difficult to predict. That’s probably why he doesn’t have a full season lined up but not so long ago he was Mr Reliable for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. There is a chance the layers could make a rick on his price and if [4.5] (7/2) is available in the market then don’t hesitate to get involved. He should open the batting. It’s also worth checking Sunil Narine’s price because he could be shunted up the order.</p><p>In such a short tournament (34 matches) anything can happen and it will be interesting to see the Patriots here. They are the rags of the tournament at 8.0 (7/1) across the board and we’re inclined to nibble that price chiefly because we like their squad selection. Laurie Evans, of Sussex is a decent capture and should improve their batting. He has Blast business to finish first, though.</p><h2>Best Bet</h2><p><em><strong>Lendl Simmons top Trinbago bat at 4.5 or better</strong></em></p></div>