Jamaica Tallawahs vs Barbados Tridents, 28th T20 Match Prediction2020-09-07
Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
In a dead-rubber match, Can defending champion Barbados Tridents end their CPL2020 season on winning note?
Jamaica Tallawahs to win this game!
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The 28th game of ongoing CPL tournament will be played between Jamaica Tallawahs and Barbados Tridents. It’s dead rubber game for both the teams as Barbados Tridents are already out of the tournament and Jamaica Tallawahs even after winning their remaining games including this, they won't be able to make it into top two. Tallawahs won 3 out of 7 games and currently placed at 4th placed on the point table. Tallawahs batsman Glen Phillips and bowler Mujeeb Ur Rahman are in fantastic form throughout the season. The 2013 and 2017 CPL champion team, Jamaica Tallawahs got great all-rounder and power-hitter players like Andre Russell and Carlos Braithwaite in the squad. Rovman Powell-led Tallawahs team will be aiming for good performance and keep the momentum for the big games in playoffs.
On the contrary, CPL reigning champion, Barbados Tridents knocked out of the tournament following their defeat in the previous game against Warriors. It’s the first time in the history of CPL that a defending champion has not been able to qualify in the playoffs. Tridents have plenty of batting and bowling stalwarts in their ranks but they all failed to collectively perform and win more games for their side. Tridents team had their chances to make it playoffs but they failed to win the key moments and lost some close games. With nothing to lose, J holder and co will be aiming to play fearless cricket and end the ongoing season on winning note.
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Jamaica Tallawahs has been the second most successful team in the CPL so far as they played the playoffs in previous six out of seven seasons. Besides, they already made to playoffs in the ongoing CPL season. At the top, Gleen Philipps has got tremendous success in batting. He was a leading scorer for the side in last year and continued his good form in this season as well. Currently, G Phillips is the second-highest leading scorer in CPL2020; smashed 248 runs from just 7 innings at a staggering average of 41.33. The onus will be on him to do the bulk of the scoring.
In the middle order, Jamaica Tallawahs got the best of the T20 all-rounder in their rank; Andre Russell and Carlos Brathwaite. Both are capable of chasing any target and take the game away from any opponent with their batting or effective bowling. Andre Russell playing his role to perfection by scoring 166 runs and 3 wickets in the ongoing league. Notably, he has played 60 plus matches for the JL franchise which is most by any player in CPL.
On the bowling front, pace attack will be led by Fidel Edwards, Andre Russell and Carlos Brathwaite. In the spin department, Tallawahs side got two of best T20 spinner in their side; Sandeep Lamichhane and Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Mujeeb is currently second-highest leading wicket-taker with 13 wickets from 8 games. He bowled with an exceptional economy of 4.63, which is best in the ongoing season. Lamichhane, the young and talented leg spinner from Nepal has also bowled with great control to picked 10 wickets from 8 games. The spin bowling duo is currently best in the CPL 2020.
Key Players - Andre Russell, Glenn Philipps, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Carlos Brathwaite, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Glenn Phillips, Rovman Powell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Asif Ali, Preston McSween, Oshane Thomas, Sandeep Lamichhane, Andre Russell
Barbados Tridents started a CPL 2020 season with a bang however in the later games the defending champion has failed to live up to the expectation. Tridents have lost chasing the below-par scorer as well as defending the decent score. Their top ranks players have failed to perform collectively and consistently. Hence, they have failed to make it to knockout. However, playing their last game of the season, Tridents are expected to play fearless cricket, right from the first ball.
In the batting department, from last seven games, KR Mayers smashed 222 runs at an average of 24.66and J Charles smashed 214 runs with an average 23.77. Batting duo has done most of the scoring for the side in previous games and the team will be relying heavily on this two. However, the batting duo got very less assistance from other batsmen in their side. Shai Hope, the Tridents most established batsmen have failed miserably; he has scored just 118 runs at a strike rate of 88.72. He is Windies most successful player in recent times and got plenty of experience playing in T20. His will be aiming to go big in his last game of the season.
Tridents side is known for the great all-rounders in their unit; Corey Anderson, Jason Holder, Ashly Nurse and M Santner. All these players got plenty of experience playing in T20 league, however, they failed to perform in a group and that the main reason behind Tridets failure this season. In the bowling, Tridents got ICC T20I top-ranked bowler, Rashid Khan. He is a very talented and skilful bowler, its very difficult to score against his bowling. However, he is not at his best so far this season, his biggest ability is to get a crucial breakthrough for his side. But Rashid Khan picked just 9 wickets from seven games. M Santner will be another good spin all-rounder in Trident unit. J holder and R Rifer picked 17 wickets between them.
Key Players – Johnson Charles, Kyle Mayers, Rashid Khan
Mitchell Santner, Joshua Bishop, Shayan Jahangir, Shamarh Brooks, Johnson Charles, Ashley Nurse, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh Jr, Keon Harding, Jonathan Carter
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||32||0 mm.||1.74 k/h||From: WNW||45%|
|03h||29||0 mm.||1.82 k/h||From: NW||16%|
|06h||26||0 mm.||1.52 k/h||From: WNW||9%|
|09h||24||0 mm.||1.33 k/h||From: NNW||29%|
|12h||29||0 mm.||1.6 k/h||From: NW||22%|
|15h||39||0 mm.||3.48 k/h||From: NW||44%|
|18h||41||0 mm.||3.06 k/h||From: WNW||44%|
|21h||37||0 mm.||2.01 k/h||From: WNW||86%|
The weather will be partly cloudy. The pitch will help spinners and anything above 140 will be a good score in the first innings. The average first inning score is 130-140 at this venue.
The match will be played at Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad.
From the last 5 games at this venue, three games won by chasing team and on two occasion team managed to defend the score. Hence, considering the weather conditions and the latest records, both team will like to bowl first. Hence, the team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Jamaica Tallawahs squad looks quite formidable with the likes of all-rounders in their unit. Also, statistically, Jamaica Tallawahs hold the upper hand as they won 8 out of 15 games versus Tridents. Besides, considering the most recent performances of both the teams in this season, we predict Jamaica Tallawahs will be very positive going into this game.
Jamaica Tallawahs to win this game!
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