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29 Aug 2018 by Rob Esteva

2018 Caribbean Premier League – Barbados Tridents vs Jamaica Tallawahs Preview

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AT A GLANCE

When? Thursday 30th August, 01:00 (UK)

Where? Kensington Oval, Bridgetown

Weather? 27-28c but a small chance of showers

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream the match? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

Are tickets still available? https://wi.bookmyshow.com/sports/caribbean-premier-league

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings: Barbados Tridents W5, Jamaica Tallawahs W5, No result

THE TEAM NEWS

BARBADOS TRIDENTS

Coach: Robin Singh

Captain: Jason Holder

  • This is not quite a must-win match for the Tridents but urgency is growing after two consecutive defeats in a row have left them in fifth place and they need a win to keep up with the play-off pack.

  • The Tridents have struggled batting first in those last two matches and when their batsmen have got established, they have not been scoring quick enough so they could do with one of their big names to fire here.

  • Mohammad Irfan has been the one bright spot in the last two matches with some outstanding bowling but he needs the likes of Reifer and Wahab Riaz to raise their game, although it ultimately relies on the batsmen to give them bigger totals to defend.

JAMAICA TALLAWAHS

Coach: Mark O'Donnell

Captain: Andre Russell

  • The Tallawahs stopped the rot last time out as they snapped their three-match losing streak by beating the St Lucia Stars thanks to some excellent hitting by Powell and Miller to carry them to 204/5.

  • With Imad Wasim departing for national team duty with Pakistan, the Tallawahs have moved to bring Colin de Grandhomme into the squad after his participation in the t20 Blast in England came to an end, and he offers a different alternative to Imad.

  • Imad will be something of a loss to them as he has been their most economical bowler at 6.74 while their other lead spinner Adam Zampa has been relatively expensive at 9.65, so that could well affect them here.

THE PREDICTION

The Barbados Tridents look to have a strong team on paper and especially in the batting department but they have failed to get going so far in the tournament. If anything, their batting is struggling even more so in recent matches as a number of their big names have failed to find any form. That gives little confidence when backing them as they come up against a team in the Tallawahs that can hit big. The visitors will miss Imad Wasim whose tight bowling often paved the way for risks against his colleagues but De Grandhomme comes in as another big hitter. However, with home advantage and urgency to win, the Tridents will be up for this one and it is another tight one to call.

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