Man of the Match: Sunil Narine
Trinbago Knight Riders aim to continue to winning run against Jamaica Tallawahs!
Our Prediction is Trinbago Knight Riders to win!
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Defending Champions Trinbago Knight Riders will be looking to continue the winning momentum when they take on Jamaica Tallawahs in the third game of Caribbean Premier League at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on Friday.
Kieron Pollard-led unit registered a narrow win over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to start their season on a winning note. The side will be keen to maintain their good form with bat and ball in this game as well.
On the other hand, Two-time CPL Champions Jamaica Tallawahs will be looking to kick-start their season on a positive note. Captain Andre Russell will be hoping that the side can deliver a good show with bat and ball.
In their opening fixture, Trinbago Knight Riders beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots by 11 runs, courtesy sublime performances from James Neesham and Kieron Pollard. Captain Kieron Pollard led from the front with the bat and delivered a notable score for the side against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. He finished the innings with the top-score of 47 off 32 balls with the help of four fours and three sixes. All-rounder James Neesham was the star of the show for Trinbago Knight Riders. First, he scored 33 runs off 30 balls to help the side post a competitive score on the board. Then he produced an excellent spell of the bowling to finish with figures of 3 for 18 in 2.4 overs.
In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard and James Neesham to deliver the bulk of runs. Wicket-keeper Dinesh Ramdin played exceedingly well and added 60-run partnership with James Neesham to bail the side out of trouble. Sunil Narine and Tion Webster will need to produce scores after registering single-digit scores against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Mohammad Hasnain, Khary Pierre and Sunil Narine to make early inroads with the new ball. All-rounder James Neesham was the pick of the bowlers in the previous game. Khary Pierre had a good game with the ball against Patriots and finished with figures of 2 for 20 from his four overs.
Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollard (captain), James Neesham, Seekkuge Prasanna, Tion Webster, Khary Pierre, Anderson Phillip, Javon Searles, Mohammad Hasnain
Kieron Pollard, Tion Webster, Denesh Ramdin, Sunil Narine, Khary Pierre, Javon Searles, James Neesham, S Prasanna, LMP Simmons, Mohammad Hasnain, Ali Khan
The franchise will be looking to go the distance in this year’s competition. Andre Russell-led unit will be hoping that the side can produce a clinical performance with bat and ball in their opening fixture.
In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Glenn Phillips, Chadwick Walton and Chris Gayle to do the bulk of the scoring. Last year, Glenn Phillips performed exceedingly with the bat and finished the competition with 457 runs in 11 matches at an average of 41.54. He will be looking to do well with the bat in this year’s competition. Veteran opening batsman Chris Gayle will be looking to produce runs for Jamaica Tallawahs at the top of the innings. The signing of Chadwick Walton will bolster the batting resources for Jamaica Tallawahs in this year’s tournament. Last year, he struggled to produce runs with the bat and could only score 167 runs in 12 matches at an average of 15.18.
The team management will be hoping that Walton can produce runs for the side in this opening fixture. In the all-rounder's category, Rovman Powell and Andre Russell are accomplished players that can deliver value with bat and ball. Andre Russell has been in tremendous form with the bat and scored heavily in Indian Premier League played earlier this year. In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Oshane Thomas, Rovman Powell and Andre Russell to make crucial breakthroughs in this opening fixture.
Chris Gayle, Andre Russell (c), Glenn Phillips, Rovman Powell, Xavier Marshall, Imran Khan, Oshane Thomas, Christopher Lamont, Shamar Springer, Steven Jacobs, Kennar Lewis.
Chadwick Walton, Jerome Taylor, Shamar Springer, George Worker, Glenn Phillips, Rovman Powell, Christopher Lamont, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas, Chris Gayle, Steven Jacobs
The wicket prepared for the game will provide an interesting contest between bat and ball. The weather conditions for the game to be played on Saturday are expected to have scattered thunderstorms.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and restrict the opposition to a modest score. Venue Port of Spain in Trinidad is going to host third CPL between Trinbago Knight Riders and Jamaica Tallawahs. Overall, Jamaica Tallawahs holds an excellent head-to-head record against Trinbago Knight Riders.
Trinbago Knight Riders will be outright favorites to win this game against Jamaica Tallawahs. Reigning Champions have a superior bowling attack in comparison to Tallawahs. With the likes of Kieron Pollard, James Neesham and Khary Pierre showing excellent, Trinbago Knight Riders will be hard to beat at their home venue.
Our winning prediction for the day is: Expect Trinbago Knight Riders to beat Jamaica Tallawahs