2018 Caribbean Premier League – Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders Preview

AT A GLANCE

When? Sunday 19th August, 23:00 (UK)

Where? Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill

Weather? 28-30c with cloud but no rain forecast

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 W9, Trinbago Knight Riders W4

THE TEAM NEWS

JAMAICA TALLAWAHS

Coach: Mark O'Donnell

Captain: Andre Russell

  • The Tallawahs lost their unbeaten record on Saturday night as they were smashed for 209/7 by the Guyana Amazon Warriors and fell 71 runs short as their middle and lower order collapsed after their made a solid start to the run chase.

  • The pitch at Lauderhill was a fast track that helped the batsmen so the Tallawahs will look to improve that area of their performance with several batsmen failing on Saturday and they will know they will have to do better to match the Knight Riders.

  • Their spinners failed to match the Amazon Warriors’ spinners so that is another area for improvement as they look to repeat their win against the Knight Riders but they may need more heroics from Andre Russell once again.

TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS

Coach: Simon Katich

Captain: Dwayne Bravo

  • The Knight Riders sit in third place coming into this game but will be keen to string some wins together after winning two and losing two so far including one loss to the Tallawahs which they somehow lost despite being dominant for long parts of that match.

  • Their openers Narine and Lynn continue to struggle badly but their middle order is producing the goods as McCullum stepped up in the 5-wicket win over the St Lucia Stars last time out.

  • The team has shown glimpses of what they can produce but have been somewhat inconsistent so far, and they will look to avenge the loss to the Tallawahs from earlier in the season.

THE PREDICTION

These two sides will almost certainly be fighting it out for the CPL trophy at the end of the tournament, but the Knight Riders will have something to prove here. They dominated the Tallawahs for long spells in their first match earlier this season and would have crushed them had Russell not been dropped on the first ball he faced. They did however succumb to Russell’s stunning hitting but they will know they have the ability to out strike them here. The pitch will suit the batsmen and potentially the team that bats first as chasing will not be easy if a target of over 200 is set. The Knight Riders have the depth to really take the game to the hosts, and they are favoured to gain revenge for the loss to the Tallawahs last time out.