CPL

‘Trinbago taking no chances’ – Bravo insists Knight Riders intend to seal final spot on first try

By September 11, 2018
Trinbago Knight Riders captain Dwayne Bravo Trinbago Knight Riders captain Dwayne Bravo

Trinbago Knight Riders captain Dwayne Bravo insists the team will take nothing for granted heading into Tuesday night’s first Caribbean Premier League (CPL) qualifier against the Guyana Amazon Warriors at Queen’s Park Oval.

Having finished in the top two qualification spots, a loss for either the Knight Riders or Warriors will not spell elimination from the competition as the loser will head into a match-up with the winner of the second qualifier.  Qualifier 2 will feature a match-up between the Jamaica Tallawahs and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots who finished third and fourth respectively.

The Guyana Amazon Warriors were third with only a game to go in the preliminary round but secured second spot and with it another chance of qualification to the final following a sound thrashing of the Knight Riders last week. 

According to captain Dwayne Bravo, neither the heavy loss to the Warriors or the fact that the Knight Riders finished at the top of the table will have an impact on how the team approaches the game on Tuesday night.

“Now it’s the playoff time and we are looking forward to it.  We finished on top of the table but now it doesn’t matter it’s the last four teams,” Bravo said.

 “In the playoff stages, yes both of us will have two chances but you don’t want to take any chances so we want seal things up on Tuesday.  All the teams are good they have good players and world class players and it should be an exciting contest.”

 

Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi has been a sports journalist with more than 10-years’ experience in the field. First as a Sports Reporter with The Gleaner in the early 2000s before he made the almost natural transition to becoming an editor. Since then he has led the revamp of The Star’s sports offering, making it a more engaging and forward-thinking component of the most popular tabloid newspaper in the Caribbean.

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