Both Barbados Tridents and Jamaica Tallawahs will be playing their fifth game when they take on each other at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain. Jason Holder led Barbados Tridents lost their last game whereas Rovman Powell’s Jamaica Tallawahs are coming off a comprehensive win.
The Tridents are currently fifth on the points table with just a single win from their four games. The Tallawahs would be happy that they won their second game of this season but they will be hoping to continue the winning momentum.
Both the teams have some great spinners and it would be a fascinating contest between them. Batsmen could expect a lot of overs from the spinners when these two teams take the field on 27th August.
Barbados Tridents vs Jamaica Tallawahs, Match 14
27th August, 3:00 AM IST.
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Pitch and Weather Report
The temperature might be in the high 20s and low 30s with partly cloudy weather on 27th August at the Port of Spain, Trinidad.
The average score batting first at this ground is 159. There is a slight advantage for the team batting second as they have won 20 out of the 38 games, whereas the team batting first has won 18. The general trend is that it is a low scoring ground and any score in the range of 150-170 might be a good score.
Jason Holder (C), Rashid Khan, Raymon Reifer, Kyle Mayers, Mitchell Santner, Ashley Nurse, Shai Hope, Jonathan Carter, Justin Greaves, Joshua Bishop, Hayden Walsh, Johnson Charles, Nyeem Young, Shayan Jahangir, Corey Anderson, Shamarh Brooks, Keon Harding
Rovman Powell (C), Chadwick Walton, Glenn Phillips (WK), Asif Ali, Nkrumah Bonner, Carlos Brathwaite, Andre Russell, Fidel Edwards, Sandeep Lamichanne, Oshane Thomas, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Nicholas Kirton, Ramaal Lewis, Veerasammy Permaul, Jermaine Blackwood, Preston McSween, Ryan Persaud
Mujeeb Ur Rahman has been brilliant so far for the Tallawahs. He has picked up 9 wickets in 4 games and even won the Man of the Match award in their last game. The likes of Fidel Edwards and Sandeep Lamichanne are playing the supporting role perfectly.
Glenn Phillips is doing well up at the top but his opening partner Chadwick Walton hasn’t performed to his potential. Russell is coming back in form which could be ominous signs for other teams.
Once again, Russell and Mujeeb will be the players to watch out for.
Jason Holder’s captaincy came under scrutiny after their loss in the previous game as he didn’t use his spinners well. Ashley Nurse didn’t bowl a single over whereas Santner didn’t finish his quota as well. When 13 runs were required off the last over, he handed the ball to a debutant who succumbed to pressure and eventually they lost the game.
Corey Anderson played a decent knock and his form will be crucial for his team. The Tridents need to pull up their socks if they want to stay in the competition.
Johnson Charles, Asif Ali, Kyle Mayers, Glenn Phillips, Shai Hope, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Fidel Edwards, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sandeep Lamichanne
Captain: Jason Holder, Vice-Captain: Mujeeb Ur Rahman