Nigel Duguid (West Indies), Zahid Bassarath (West Indies), Gregory Brathwaite (West Indies, TV)
After a slight detour to Post of Spain, the Caribbean cricketing action is back to the Brian Lara Stadium. The pitch here has enough for the bowlers and batsmen both. After some initial seam movement, the ball comes onto the bat easily as we saw yesterday in the Tallwahas vs Zouks match. The bounce at times is spongy but otherwise trustworthy and the outfield is racing quick. The spin bowlers will get into the contest as the pitch starts to deterirate later in the tournament.
There is 57 percent chance of precipitation and therefore we are keeping our fingers crossed that the rain-gods stay away and we get to see some play. The maximum temperature will be 32 degree celsius.
The Zouks have assured themselves a spot in the knockouts and its all about the position they will end up in. If Zouks manage to eek out the Tallawahs then they could potentially finish on the second spot on the table which wil not be shabby at all, given the way they had begun the campaign.
Last 5 Head To Head
Jamaica Tallawahs are currently at the fourth spot and precariously holding on to that spot. A loss or two here and some favourable results for Barbados Tridents will mean that they can risk losing the playoff place and therefore the team needs to win this contest at all costs.