Trinbago Knight Riders skipper Kieron Pollard

(flashback)LEADING BY EXAMPLE: Trinbago Knight Riders skipper Kieron Pollard gestures after getting the crucial wicket of Jamaica Tallawahs’ Glenn Phillips for 62 during their Hero Caribbean Premier League match at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica on Friday. Pollard scored 45 not out and dismissed Tallawahs’ top scorer as TKR won by 41 runs.

There is no room for error left now for the Trinbago Knight Riders. And they will be hoping that, at the least, they get the chance to decide their own destiny this evening.

The defending Hero Caribbean Premier League champions face the Barbados Tridents at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba in a semi-final from 7 p.m., knowing that they must have a completed match to stand any chance of getting to the final.

With an adverse weather alert still in effect today, Kieron Pollard and his men will be anxious to have a game against the Tridents. With no reserve day in place should the match be washed out, the second-placed Tridents would progress to the final by virtue of having finished above fourth-placed TKR in the league phase.

Once the sky remains clear, though, TKR must tap into their championship DNA in order to overcome a Tridents team that beat them in both their meetings so far this season.

“I don’t think we’ve played anywhere near our best cricket, so if we come out tomorrow and play our best cricket, we know that we can put any team away,” TKR’s New Zealand batsman Colin Munro told the media yesterday.

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