A battle of nerves will unfold when Trinidad & Tobago and the New South Wales Blues—the two unbeaten sides in the event so far—clash in a League A match of the inaugural Champions League Twenty20 tournament here on Friday.
The Caribbean side surprised everyone with their impressive showing in the group stage where they ousted of Indian Premier League II champions Deccan Chargers last night.
Riding on a strong all round performance, Trinidad & Tobago humbled Somerset in their opening group encounter.
Even though, the Caribbean’s started as the underdogs, they have shown they are not just paper tigers as they have quite a few match-winners up their ranks.
Skipper Dwayne Bravo, who has been more successful with the ball so far, taking seven wickets in two matches, is due for big runs as he yet to explode with bat.
However, somebody or the other from both the top and lower order has chipped in with useful contribution in times of crisis to help Trinidad & Tobago’s cause.
William Perkins has got good starts at the top but he would looking forward to capitalise on them and get a big total against his name as the competition gets tougher and stiffer from here on.
On the other hand, NSW captain Simon Katich would rely on his side’s all-round performance, which helped them to overcome South Africa’s Diamond Eagles and English county side Sussex Sharks in their group outings.