Jamaica Tallawahs plays their second game in two days as they face a stern test in the form of Trinbago Knight Riders on Saturday. The last time these two teams met, Sunil Narine and Tion Webster smashed the JT bowlers all over the mark to set up a huge win.
With the Tallawahs in desperate need of a win, they couldn't have asked for a tougher opponent with TKR welcoming back Colin Munro, who was the Man of the Tournament last year. In spite of Munro joining TKR, Jamaica has a lot of firepower of its own in the form of Chris Gayle and Andre Russell.
On a good surface, both teams look evenly matched on paper although there can only be one winner in Sabina Park. Here are a few tips to help you pick your Dream11 team.
JAM vs TKR Squads to choose from
Andre Russell, Chris Gayle, Chadwick Walton, Rovman Powell (C), Zahir Khan, Oshane Thomas, Glenn Phillips, George Worker, Amad Butt, Chris Lamont, Steven Jacobs, Imran Khan, Xavier Marshall, Shamar Springer, Ramaal Lewis, Derval Green and Javelle Glenn
Trinbago Knight Riders:
Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard(C), Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Mohd Hasnain, Khary Pierre, James Neesham, Seekuge Prasanna, Amir Jangoo, Anderson Phillip, Mark Deyal, Tion Webster, Javon Searles, Akeal Hossain and Ali Khan
JAM vs TKR Playing XI Updates
Not many changes are expected from the Jamaican set up with the likes of Chris Gayle and Andre Russell expected to get them out of this rut. They will be worried about Glenn Phillips' form at the top of the order and hope he put on a good show against a good TKR bowling unit.
As for their bowling, they need to step up if they are to compete against the defending champions with Oshane Thomas being key to their bowling unit.
Possible XI: Gayle, Phillips (WK), Walton, Powell(C), Russell, Worker, Springer, Zahir, Lamont, Taylor and Thomas
Trinbago Knight Riders:
Colin Munro returns to the TKR set-up after completing his national commitments. He should bat in the top order alongside Lendl Simmons with Tion Webster batting at number three. This pushes Sunil Narine to the lower middle order with Ramdin, Pollard and Neesham manning the middle order.
Their bowling unit is full of variety with Hasnain and Pierre impressing in the CPL so far. Javon Searles acts as the floater with his big-hitting ability and medium pacers.
Possible XI: Simmons, Munro, Webster, Ramdin(WK), Pollard(C), Neesham, Narine, Prasanna, Hasnain, Pierre and Searles
JAM vs TKR Match Details
Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders, Match 10
14th September 2019, 6:30 AM IST
Sabina Park, Kingston
JAM vs TKR Pitch Report
Sabina Park has generally produced high-scoring wickets and should be no different on Friday. The pacers should get some help from the surface although scores of 170 and more are a common sight here. The team winning the toss should prefer chasing here with this being an evening fixture.
JAM vs TKR Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: Glenn Phillips is the preferred choice for this game although he hasn't been in the best of forms in CPL 2019. He is capable of scoring quick runs and has a batting style similar to that of Brendon McCullum. Along with him, an extra keeper could also be picked in Denesh Ramdin.
Batsmen: Colin Munro and Chris Gayle are must-haves in the fantasy team given their track record in the format and also in CPL. Along with them, the likes of Chadwick Walton and Tion Webster could be opted for with both individuals already scoring a fifty earlier in the tournament.
All-rounders: Although a number of quality options are on offer, Andre Russell and Rovman Powell are must-haves in the side. Both of them have a good record in Sabina Park and should do well against a strong TKR bowling unit. One of Jimmy Neesham or Sunil Narine could also do the trick in the allrounders department.
Bowlers: Mohd Hasnain and Khary Pierre have impressed from the TKR bowling unit and are definitely good options to pick in your fantasy side. While Oshane Thomas warranties a spot in the fantasy team as well, one of Zahir Khan or Jerome Taylor should suffice in rounding off the fantasy team.
Captain: Andre Russell's record at Sabina Park speaks for itself with the burly all-rounder even scoring a hundred and picking a hattrick in the same match last season. He is the prime candidate for captaincy while the likes of Colin Munro and Glenn Phillips also fitting the bill heading into this much-awaited clash.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Glenn Phillips, Chris Gayle, Colin Munro, Tion Webster, Andre Russell, Jimmy Neesham, Rovman Powell, Mohd Hasnain, Khary Pierre, Oshane Thomas and Shamar Springer. Captain: Andre Russell, Vice-Captain: Colin Munro
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Denesh Ramdin, Glenn Phillips, Chadwick Walton, Colin Munro, Tion Webster, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Rovman Powell, Oshane Thomas, Mohd Hasnain and Khary Pierre. Captain: Andre Russell, Vice-Captain: Glenn Phillips