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22 Aug 2018 by Rob Esteva

2018 Caribbean Premier League – Jamaica Tallawahs vs Barbados Tridents Preview

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AT A GLANCE

When? Wednesday 22nd August, 23:00 (UK)

Where? Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill

Weather? 30c with 40% chance of showers during the game

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: Jamaica Tallawahs W5, Barbados Tridents W4, No result 1

THE TEAM NEWS

JAMAICA TALLAWAHS

Coach: Mark O'Donnell

Captain: Andre Russell

  • The Tallawahs came back down to earth after opening CPL 2018 with a three-match winning streak as they have lost their last two matches against Guyana and Trinbago and will be keen to bounce back against the Tridents.

  • The atmosphere in Florida has not exactly favoured the Tallawahs so far with the opposition receiving good support from locals too so home advantage has been minimal if anything for them so far.

  • Their line-up is relatively settled now that David Miller joined up with the squad last week so despite the two consecutive reversals, they are likely to name the same team but will be looking for a more complete performance.

BARBADOS TRIDENTS

Coach: Robin Singh

Captain: Jason Holder

  • The Tridents have a steady run of matches to catch up on as they have only played twice so far as they beat Guyana Amazon Warriors by 30 runs in their campaign opener at the Providence Stadium but suffered a 38-run loss at the hands of St Lucia Stars in their previous outing.

  • Their strong batting line-up is not firing on all cylinders just yet as the schedule has prevented them from getting any momentum behind them as Shai Hope is the only batsman to have excelled so far with their big-name overseas players not hitting top form yet.

  • Both Reiffer and Wahab Riaz have started the campaign in excellent form but the bowling unit does lack a world class spinner like many of their rivals have so their pacemen will have to maintain this form.

THE PREDICTION

The Tallawahs have been exposed a little in their last two matches but while they were never as good as their first three wins implied, they are not quite as bad as their last two defeats suggest neither. The Tridents are a tough team to read right now having only played two matches but they have potential to go far in this tournament. They bat incredibly deep even if their big names have not clicked into gear just yet though their bowling attack is one-dimensional albeit talented, and could go for runs on batting-friendly pitches. Motivation will be high for both teams, but it may be worth taking another look at the Tridents to assess them.

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