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Barbados Tridents Strengths and Weaknesses #CPL17

Barbados Tridents Strengths and Weaknesses

Barbados Tridents are eyeing to become CPL champions for the second time after 2014 triumph against Guyana Amazon Warriors. Under the leadership of Keiron Pollard, they are doing a superb job since the start of CPL. They will have experience and aggression both in the team.

I tried to dive into their squad for the current season and found some key strengths and weaknesses of this team.


Experience & depth in the batting department, pace and swing in the bowling department. 

They recruited Kane Williamson who will be opening their batting innings along with Dwayne Smith, and this combination will definitely help them to go aggressive from ball one. At three they have a regular overseas player Shoaib Malik, who gathers innings and played anchor role by using all of his experiences. Nicholas Pooran and Keiron Pollard adds more colours to their batting order.

Wahab Riaz, Tino Best, Ravi Rampal and Wayne Parnell are the proofs of how strong they are with fast bowling department. They all four can destroy the batting line of opposition whether it is powerplay or death overs.


Spin Bowling

This will be a worry for them if their young bowlers won’t perform. They will be banking on youngsters Imran Khan, Akeal Hosein, and non-regular bowlers Malik and Williamson.


Tridents will be playing their first game against Jamaica Tallawahs on 5th of August 2017.


Dwayne Smith, Kane Williamson, Shoaib Malik, Kieron Pollard,  Nicholas Pooran, Christopher Barnwell, Wayne Parnell, Wahab Riaz, Ravi Rampaul,  Akeal Hosein, Tino Best.