Caribbean Premier League 2019 – Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders taking place? Saturday 14th September, 2019 – 02:00 (UK)

Where is Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders taking place? Sabina Park, Kingston

What is the expected weather for Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders? 29c with no rain forecast

What television channel is Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders on in the UK? All CPL T20 matches will be shown live on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders in the UK? Sky Go subscribers can stream the match live on their platform

Where can I get tickets for Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders? Visit the official CPL website for ticket information

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Trinbago Knight Riders beat Jamaica Tallawahs by 22 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

JAMAICA TALLAWAHS

  • Jamaica Tallawahs lost their third consecutive match on Thursday – this time against the St Lucia Zouks – and they are under some pressure to get their first win under their belts in order to salvage any hopes they have of going far in the tournament this year.
  • After hitting an impressive century in the previous match, Chris Gayle was out for a golden duck on Thursday and that hindered their ability to put a big total on the board, while fellow big-hitting batsman Andre Russell was forced to retire hurt after just three balls and being hit on the helmet.
  • With such a quick turnaround in matches, Dre Russell is a major doubt for this match and his possible absence would prove to be a major loss to both the batting and bowling departments, and would seriously upset the balance of this struggling team.

TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS

  • Trinbago Knight Riders sit in second spot despite winning all three matches played so far due to their inferior net run rate compared to Guyana Amazon Warriors, but their confidence is flying right now after some outstanding performances.
  • Veteran Lendl Simmons was the key man last time out as he hit an impressive 63 from 39 balls against the Zouks, but if it is not Simmons, then they have a vast array of players with bat and ball that are making a contribution right now.
  • Their all-rounders such as Narine, Pollard and Neesham really do ensure they have great depth with both bat and ball, and that could well be the decisive factor in this game which is emphasised even more so if Russell is indeed ruled out for the Tallawahs.

THE PREDICTION

Contrasting starts for these two teams as the Tallawahs are struggling badly having lost all three matches played so far, and the Trinbago Knight Riders have won all three of theirs. With the Tallawahs' star all-rounder Andre Russell a major doubt for this game, that leaves them even more vulnerable against such a strong opponent. Barring any miracles from Chris Gayle or a major case of complacency for the Knight Riders, the visitors should make it four wins from four and compound the Tallawahs’ miseries.

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