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Toss Winner - Jamaica Tallawahs won the toss and chose to bat first
Barbados Tridents’ shot at consolation win in the last game
Jamaica Tallawahs to win
Tournament: Caribbean Premier League T20 2020 | Format: T20 | Venue: Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies | Toss: To BowlBet Now
We are in the last round of league matches in Caribbean Premier League 2020 and the 28th match would see the Jamaica Tallawahs take on the Barbados Tridents. The Tallawahs have already earned their place in the semifinals and would be looking to further solidify their position with a win in the next game. As for the Tridents they are out of the contention for the semifinal. As the defending champions play their last game of the season they would look to bow out on a high.
The Tridents have struggled with the batting in the last three games and this would create immense pressure on the side to perform. They had won against the Tallawahs earlier in the season and this might boost their confidence. As for the side from Jamaica, having already made it to the semifinals that would look to win this game and gather momentum ahead of the all-important contest.
Rovman Powell’s side has already earned an entry into the semifinals after their last game against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots was washed away by rain. They had earlier lost against the Barbados Tridents and given the kind of poor form their opponents are in at the moment the side will be looking to avenge that loss.
They have a strong opening pair in Nkrumah Bonner and Glenn Phillips and the side will expect a good start from them in this game. In Jermaine Blackwood, Powell and Asif Ali the side has good strength in its middle order and they would look to stabilize the innings and set the stage for Andre Russell and Carlos Brathwaite to launch the attack in the final stages of the game.
Their bowlers have done well especially Mujeeb ur Rahman who has already picked 13 wickets in the tournament. Along with Fidel Edwards he will be looking to provide a perfect start to the side. Brathwaite has also looked good in the last few games. The presence of Veerasammy Permaul, Sandeep Lamichhane and Russell makes this attack look very strong ahead of the game.
Rovman Powell (c), Glenn Phillips (wk), Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Asif Ali, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Veerasammy Permaul, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sandeep Lamichhane, Fidel Edwards
Jason Holder would be very upset with the performance of his team this season. They came in as the defending champions and weren’t able to meet their own expectations with just two wins so far. As the side ends the season Holder would be looking for a consolation win in this game. They had defeated the Tallawahs earlier in the season and will look to draw inspiration from that win.
Their batsmen have not been able to cross the 100 run mark in the last three games and this summarizes the poor form they are in at the moment. Johnson Charles and Justin Greaves need to provide a good start and the likes of Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brroks and Holder will need to play strong hands down the order. Mitchell Santner and Rashid Khan must score runs in the lower middle order given the kind of form we have seen from the top order so far.
Jason Holder and Rashid Khan are the two most experienced bowlers in this line-up and the side will look up to them to pick wickets. Other bowlers haven’t had their moment of glory in the tournament and the side will be expecting good show from Nyeem Young, Santner and Hayden Walsh in this game.
Jason Holder (c), Johnson Charles (wk), Justin Greaves, Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Nyeem Young, Ashley Nurse, Rashid Khan, Mitchell Santner, Raymon Reifer, Hayden Walsh
It would be partly cloudy over Trinidad on September 05 and we should see a good game. The pitch has been slow and the ball has also kept low creating doubts in the minds of the batsmen. Fast bowlers are getting the ball to move and spinners are also enjoying this track. Any score of above 150 runs is a difficult one to chase on this surface.
Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad has been favoring the bowlers in the recent games as the pitch has got slower. Fast bowlers get their swing in the early overs and the spinners are enjoying the slowness of the surface where the ball turns. The shorter boundaries do offer batsmen the opportunity to use the long handle.
In the recent games at this venue we have seen most teams opting to bowl first and this has worked for them well as the slowness of the surface makes it difficult to put a big score on the board. In this game too we see the side winning the toss to opt for bowling and aim at restricting the opponents to a small total.
For the Barbados Tridents it has been a miserable season and their famed batting line-up has not been able to push up the scoring rate so far. This will be the last game for the side and they would be looking to bow out on a high. Jamaica Tallawahs haven’t been on the top of their game so far and as they find themselves in the semifinals they would be looking to gather steam ahead with a win in this game. They are a much better side in terms of their form and shall start favorites in this contest.
Jamaica Tallawahs to win
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