Man of the Match: Colin Munro
Trinbago Knight Riders aim to maintain their winning streak against Jamaica Tallawahs
Our Prediction is Trinbago Knight Riders to win!
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Host Jamaica Tallawahs will be desperate to put on a good show when they face reigning champions Trinbago Knight Riders in the 10th match of 2019 Caribbean Premier League at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Friday.
After losing to St Lucia Zouks, Jamaica Tallawahs will be keen to make changes to their playing XI in order to break their losing streak in the competition. Captain Chris Gayle will be hoping that the side can bring their A-game to table against Trinbago Knight Riders.
On the other hand, Defending Champions Trinbago Knight Riders have got off to good start in this year’s competition. The side will be looking to put in clinical performance with bat and ball against Jamaica Tallawahs. In the previous meeting between the two teams this season, Trinbago Knight Riders beat Jamaica Tallawahs by 22 runs.
In their previous game, Jamaica Tallawahs suffered a five-wicket defeat at the hands of St Lucia Zouks. The side has now lost three games on the bounce and will do produce something special to break their losing streak in the competition. In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Chris Gayle, Chadwick Walton and Andre Russell to produce the bulk of the scoring. In the previous game, Gayle perished for a first-ball duck in the game played against St Lucia Zouks. Despite a rare failure against St. Lucia, Gayle has been in excellent form with the bat in this year’s competition and will be keen to get the side off to a flying start against Trinbago Knight Riders. Chadwick Walton has been a consistent performer in the history of Caribbean Premier League. He perished for a low score in the previous game against St. Lucia Zouks.
The team management will be hoping that he can deliver a big score in this game. In the previous game, Opening batsman Glenn Phillips spend time at the crease and managed to produce a crucial half-century against St Lucia Zouks. He put on an 87-run partnership with Rovman Powell to see Jamaica post a competitive total on the board. Phillips finished the innings with the top-score of 58 off 34 balls with the help of eight fours and a six. He was well supported by Powell, who chipped in with 44 off 22 balls with the help of five sixes. Shamar Springer and Derval Green also added crucial runs in the final overs to see Jamaica post 170 for 5 in their allotted 20 overs. Tallawahs biggest weakness has been their bowling department as they have the potency to pick up wickets with the new ball. The likes of Oshane Thomas, Jerome Taylor and Andre Russell will need to provide crucial breakthroughs for the side in this game. In the previous, pacer Oshane Thomas was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets to his name.
Chris Gayle(captain), Glenn Phillips (wk), Chadwick Walton, Rovman Powell , George Worker, Andre Russell, Shamar Springer, Ramaal Lewis, Jerome Taylor, Oshane Thomas, Derval Green.
Chadwick Walton, Jerome Taylor, Zahir Khan, George Worker, Glenn Phillips, Rovman Powell, Ramaal Lewis, Javelle Glen, Oshane Thomas, Chris Gayle, Derval Green
Defending Champions Trinbago Knight Riders have produced excellent performances in this year’s competition and managed to win three games in a row. Kieron Pollard-led unit will be looking to maintain their unbeaten streak against Jamaica Tallawahs. The side will be looking to win this game and claim top spot in the league table.
In the batting department, the side will be banking on their experienced players like Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons and Dinesh Ramdin to deliver the bulk of the runs. In the previous game, Lendl Simmons played exceedingly well and scored 63 off 39 balls with the help of five fours and four sixes. Despite losing Tion Webster and Sunil Narine early in the innings, Simmons added 72 runs with Ramdin to put Trinbago Knight Riders in a strong position to win the game.
Wicket-keeper Dinesh Ramdin played well and scored 50 not out off 38 balls with the help of five fours and a six. He added unbeaten 62 run partnership with Kieron Pollard to see Trinbago Knight Riders register a comfortable win over St Lucia Zouks. All-rounder James Neesham has been a consistent performer for the side in this year’s competition. He has made credible contributions with bat and ball for Trinbago Knight Riders and will be looking to do more of the same in this game. Bowling all-rounder Sunil Narine will be looking to do well in this game. His bowling has been excellent so far in this year’s competition.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying heavily on the likes of Mohammad Hasnain, Sunil Narine and Khary Pierre to provide crucial breakthroughs in this game. Off-spinner Sunil Narine was once again superb and finished with figures of 1 for 23 from his four overs.
Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), James Neesham, Seekkuge Prasanna, Tion Webster, Khary Pierre, Anderson Phillip, Javon Searles, Mohammad Hasnain
Kieron Pollard, James Neesham, Denesh Ramdin, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Khary Pierre, Javon Searles, S Prasanna, LMP Simmons, Mohammad Hasnain, Ali Khan
The wicket prepared for the game will be decent for batting. The spinners might get some assistance from this pitch. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Friday is expected to have clear skies throughout the day.
The side that wins the toss will need to bat first and put runs on the board. The spinners will certainly play a key role in this game. Venue Sabina Park in Jamaica is going to host the game between Jamaica Tallawahs and Trinbago Knight Riders. Tallawahs have an excellent head to head against Trinbago in the competition and will be looking to maintain keep their record in this fixture.
Based on current form, Reigning Champions Trinbago Knight Riders will be favorites to win their game against Jamaica Tallawahs. With the top order firing on cylinders and bowlers making inroads with the new-ball, Trinbago Knight seemed to have all bases covered and will be hard to beat in this game.
Our winning prediction for the day is: Expect Trinbago to clinch a comfortable win over Jamaica