CPL 2016: Jamaica Tallawahs vs Barbados Tridents, Live Streaming, Team News, Probable XI, Prediction
The Jamaica Tallawahs are at the top of the table after beating the Trinbago Knight Riders by 19 runs in their previous match of the CPL 2016. Rovman Powell and Andre Russell lifted the Tallawahs to a respectable total of 158 in 20 overs. Kevon Cooper bowled beautifully for the Knight Riders, conceding 22 runs while picking 3 wickets in his 4 overs.
In reply, the Knight Riders could manage only 139 in their 20 overs for the loss of 9 wickets, giving the Tallawahs a 19-run victory.
The Barbados Tridents were also victorious in their previous match against the St Lucia Zouks by 25 runs. Wicket-keeper Nicholas Pooran was the star player for the Tridents, scoring 81 runs in just 39 deliveries which included 9 boundaries and 4 sixes and also helping the Tridents reach a total of 173.
The Zouks fell short by 25 runs in their chase and ended with 148 for the loss of 8 wickets in their 20 overs.
The LIVE match can be streamed on SonyLiv and also on the official page ‘Caribbean Premier League’ through Facebook Live.
Probable Playing XI:
Skipper, Chris Gayle has had a good season so far for the Tallawahs, scoring 252 runs in 7 innings including a century and a fifty. Though Gayle got out on a 9-ball duck, he will be expected to get back into the groove and give a strong performance against the Tridents.
No.3 batsman, Kumar Sangakkara has had an average season so far by his standards, gathering 168 runs in 7 innings with only a single fifty to his name. Rovman Powell played an important knock against the Knight Riders and will be hoping to continue his good form for the Tallawahs for the remainder of this season.
With Russell coming in at the lower middle-order, the Tallawahs have a strong batting line-up and will look to make the most of it.
Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim has been an asset for the Tallawahs in the bowling department, picking up 7 wickets in 6 games at a brilliant economy rate of 4.6 runs per over. Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan could be utilised in the spin department and keep things tight in the mid overs.
Russell picked up 4 wickets in his 4 overs while conceding just 23 runs against the Knight Riders in the previous game.
South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has enjoyed himself in this season of CPL, picking up 8 wickets in 7 games and at an economy rate of under 7 runs per over. He could be the key bowler against the Tridents.
Probable XI: Chadwick Walton, Chris Gayle (Captain), Kumar Sangakkara (Wicket-keeper), Rovman Powell, Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Imad Wasim, Timroy Allen, Dale Steyn, Garey Mathurin, Kesrick Williams.
Mr. 360 AB de Villiers has been the leading run-scorer for the Tridents with 234 runs in 6 matches including 2 fifties for this season. With a strong batting line-up as the Tallawahs, de Villiers will need to be at the top of his game to make sure the Tridents reach a big score.
Pakistan middle-order batsman Shoaib Malik has been opening for the Tridents and has scored 160 runs in 6 matches with a high score of 54. Nicholas Pooran played a great innings against the Zouks in the previous game and the Tridents will want him to perform similarly against the Tallawahs.
South African all-rounder Robin Peterson can provide some support to the lower middle-order and also use his left-arm spin to good use for the Tridents. Malik has also been deployed for his off-spin and has also picked up 4 wickets in this season.
Left-arm fast bowler, Wayne Parnell picked up a couple of wickets for the Tridents along with Ravi Rampaul and they have been doing a great job this season. Parnell has picked up 7 wickets while Rampaul has picked up 9 wickets this season.
Probable XI: Kyle Hope, Shoaib Malik, AB de Villiers, Nicholas Pooran (Wicket-keeper), Kieron Pollard (Captain), Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Navin Stewart, Raymon Reifer, Imran Khan, Ravi Rampaul.
Prediction: The Tallawahs will start off favorites against the Tridents and will be looking to solidify their position at the top of the table.