Barbados Royals Vs Jamaica Tallawahs, Match Preview
The Jamaica Tallawahs have gotten off to an explosive start in the tournament setting a score of 255 in their first game. The batting line-up is strong and intimidating and with a high-score behind them they are likely to induce more fear in their opponents.
On their way to 255, each member of the top five got off to solid starts with Rovman Powell’s 38 the lowest among them. Walton and Kennar Lewis were explosive upfront and Andre Russell provided a huge finish with a fifty off just fourteen balls.
Following a strong performance with the bat the bowlers came to the party and did brilliant job to bowl St Lucia out for just 120. Pretorius took four wickets on debut and Imran Khan took three wickets towards the end to finish off a dominating game.
The Barbados Royals are into their third game and are yet to get on the board. They lost their first game while chasing and the second while defending a low score of 122. In the first game they were in a good position but squandered their hold on the game while the batting failed them in the second. With a lot of issues in the line-up the Barbados Royals would hope to sort things out before it gets too late.
Barbados Royals Vs Jamaica Tallawahs, Team News
The Barbados Royals haven’t been up to the mark in the tournament and may look for a couple changes to their line-up. With the likes of Smit Patel and Joshua Bishop on the bench the Royals have quality waiting and may ring some changes.
The Tallawahs on the other hand may stick to the same line-up after a comprehensive victory in their previous game.
Barbados Royals Vs Jamaica Tallawahs, Predicted XIs
Jamaican Tallawahs: Kennar Lewis, Chadwick Walton (w), Haider Ali, Rovman Powell(c), Shamarh Brooks, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Green, Migael Pretorius, Veerasammy Permaul, Imran Khan
Barbados Royals: Glenn Phillips, Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (w), Jason Holder (c), Kyle Mayers, Azam Khan, Thisara Perera, Ashley Nurse, Hayden Walsh, Mohammad Amir, Oshane Thomas
Barbados Royals Vs Jamaica Tallawahs, Players to Watch out for
Mohammad Amir has been good in both games and could have made a strong impact if the Royals scored a little more in their second game. His pace isn’t where it once was but his rhythm has been good and the pace could return any time soon. With the Royals needing a win, Amir’s opening spell may help break the game open as a couple of quick wickets could help steer the game towards them.
Andre Russell was brilliant in the first game and as explosive as ever. He hit a half-century in just fourteen balls and walked into bat only in the 18th over. He hit six sixes in his innings and showed everyone what a proper cameo looks like. With Andre Russell back to his explosive best the bowlers wil be getting a lot of warning signs going into the next few games.
Barbados Royals Vs Jamaica Tallawahs, Pitch Report
The Warner Park has seen two contrasting games with one having a low scoring encounter and the other having 255 runs scored in an innings. The stadium is generally known to provide a lot of assistance to the batters and it may continue to do so. Bowling first is the better option especially with some strong hitters like Andre Russell in the game.