Deadline: September 14, 2019 at 6:30 PM IST
Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
The Sabina Park has always been a Bermuda Triangle for the bowlers in the Caribbean Premier League. On Thursday, St Lucia Zouks chased down 171 with 5 wickets in hand against Jamaica Tallawahs. Wickets did fall at regular intervals, but the new batsmen took very little time to find their feet. Another high-scoring contest is on the cards.
There will be some dark clouds looming over throughout the day, but the game is unlikely to be interrupted by rain.
Probable XI for Jamaica Tallawahs: Glenn Phillips (wk), Chris Gayle (c), Chadwick Walton, Rovman Powell, George Worker, Andre Russell, Shamar Springer, Derval Green, Jerome Taylor, Ramaal Lewis, Oshane Thomas
Probable XI for Trinbago Knight Riders: Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Tio Webster, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), James Neesham, Seekkuge Prasanna, Khary Pierre, Mohammad Hasnain, Javon Searles, Anderson Philip
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My 11: Chadwick Walton (wk), Lendl Simmons, Tion Webster, Rovman Powell, James Neesham (vc), Kieron Pollard, Chris Gayle (c), Mohammad Hasnain, Sunil Narine, Javon Searles, Oshane Thomas
The Knight Riders have won all three matches, showing off why they are the defending champions. From batting to fielding, they have been clinical in all the departments.
On the other hand, the Tallawahs haven’t been up to the mark. Their bowlers especially have been ordinary, failing to keep a lid on the runs.
The Knight Riders, however, have already edged past the Tallawahs this season, and are well on course another victory.
Players to watch out for
James Neesham continued his spectacular form from the World Cup. He has picked 7 wickets, caught 2 catches, and steadied the ship when the Knight Riders were 20 for 3. He has played an all-rounder’s role to perfection.
Although Oshane Thomas has been conceding runs, he has managed to pick wickets at regular intervals. He has taken 7 wickets in his last 2 matches.
Chris Gayle followed his spectacular hundred with a first-ball duck. It was one of those bad days in the office.
After consecutive failures, Lendl Simmons finally found his mojo. It was his 39-ball 63 that set the tone for an easy win against the Zouks.
Jamaica Tallawahs: Glenn Phillips (wk), Chris Gayle (c), Chadwick Walton, Rovman Powell, George Worker, Andre Russell, Shamar Springer, Derval Green, Jerome Taylor, Ramaal Lewis, Oshane Thomas, Zahir Khan, Christopher Lamont, Steven Jacobs, Javelle Glen, Imran Khan, Kennar Lewis
Trinbago Knight Riders: Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Tion Webster, James Neesham, Seekkuge Prasanna, Khary Pierre, Mohammad Hasnain, Javon Searles, Anderson Phillip, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Amir Jangoo, Mark Deyal, Akeal Hosein, Ali Khan