Trinbago Knight Riders vs Jamaica Tallawahs, 1st Semi-Final Match Prediction 08 Sep 2020

Caribbean Premier League T20 2020

Trinbago Knight Riders vs Jamaica Tallawahs, 1st Semi-Final Match Prediction


Brian Lara Cricket Stadium, Trinidad

Brian Lara Cricket Stadium, Trinidad
Brian Lara Cricket Stadium, Trinidad

Trinbago Knight Riders

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Jamaica Tallawahs

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Brian Lara Cricket Stadium, Trinidad

TKR vs JT Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Highly Flying Trinbago Knight Riders eye place in the finals against Jamaica Tallawahs

  • Trinbago Knight Riders registered a dominant win in their final round-robin match against St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
  • Leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed, Akeal Hossain and Tion Webster were standout performers for Trinbago Knight Riders in the previous game played against St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
  • Jamaica Tallawahs became the fourth and final team to qualify for the playoffs of the competition.

Expect Trinbago Knight Riders to go through to the CPL finals.

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Match Preview

Trinbago Knight Riders and Jamaica Tallawahs will fight it out for a place in the finals when they meet in the 1st semifinal of 2020 Caribbean Premier League.

Despite winning both their round-robin matches against Jamaica Tallawahs, the victories in the initial stages doesn’t not count much as Trinbago Knight Riders will have to bring their A-game to the table in this semifinal clash.

On the other hand, Jamaica Tallawahs will have to shrug off their consistency and produce their best cricket in this contest. Jamaica Tallawahs Captain Rovman Powell will be hoping that the premier players can come to the party in this game.

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Teams Preview

Trinbago Knight Riders

Three-time Champions have been standout team so far this season and managed to win 10 matches on the bounce.They will need to guard against complacency and maintain their standards with bat and ball in this all-important clash.

In the batting department, the responsibility will be on the likes of Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Lendl Simmons to make notable contributions in this semifinal game.

With 239 runs at an average of 47.80 for Trinbago Knight Riders this season, Darren Bravo will be looking to lead from the front with the bat. Left-hander will be looking to continue his rich vein of form in this knockout game.

Middle-order comprising of Tim Siefert, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo will be given the task to put in big runs in the later stages of the innings.

Trinbago Knight Riders have a formidable spin attack that includes Fawad Ahmad (10 wickets), Sikandar Raza (7 wickets) and Akeal Hossain(6 wickets). Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard will be other prominent bowling options for the side for this semifinal game.

Trinbago Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI

Kieron Pollard (c), Lendl Simmons, Anderson Phillip, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Sikandar Raza, Tim Siefert (wk), Khary Pierre, Pravin Tambe/Akeal Hossain, Sunil Narine

Jamaica Tallawahs

Rovman Powell-led unit managed to seal their place in the playoffs of the competition. The side have looked below-par and failed to attain victory in their last three matches.

Wicket-keeper batsman Glenn Phillips (Tallawahs highest run-getter with 265 runs from 9 matches at an average of 37.85) has been the mainstay of a rather inconsistent batting unit and along with players like Andre Russell and Jermaine Blackwood hold the key in Tuesday’s encounter.

Middle-order Jermaine Blackwood has put in credible performances for the side this season. He has accumulated 164 runs in 7 matches at an average of 32.80, whereas experienced all-rounder Andre Russell 220 runs in 8 matches with three-half-centuries to his name.

Spin duo of Mujeeb ur Rehman and Sandeep Lamichhane have done exceedingly well for the side this season.

Off-spinner Mujeeb ur Rehman is currently leading the bowling charts in the competition with 15 scalps to his name.

Jamaica Tallawahs Predicted Playing XI

Rovman Powell (c), Nicholas Kirton, Glenn Phillips, Asif Ali, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Veerasammy Permaul, Sandeep Lamichhane, Chadwick Walton (wk), Fidel Edwards, Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 28 0 mm. 1.71 k/h From: SW 81%
03h 26 0 mm. 2.64 k/h From: S 94%
06h 24 0 mm. 2.38 k/h From: SSE 98%
09h 22 0 mm. 2.39 k/h From: SSE 100%
12h 25 0 mm. 3.11 k/h From: SE 95%
15h 34 0 mm. 2.82 k/h From: SE 64%
18h 43 0 mm. 0.55 k/h From: S 59%
21h 37 0 mm. 1.52 k/h From: W 85%

Brian Lara Cricket Stadium in Tarouba has largely helped the slow bowlers this season. The batsman will need to stay at the wicket to make decent scores.

The weather conditions for the game to be played on Tuesday is going to be showers in the evening.

Venue Details

Going by the head-to-head record in CPL, Trinbago Knight Riders holds the upper hand having won both their encounters against Jamaica Tallawahs in the preliminary stage.

Toss Prediction

With the game expected to start in the evening, the side that wins the toss and bowl first on this surface. Batting tends to get easier in the second half of the game.

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, Trinbago Knight Riders will be expected to win their semifinal clash against Jamaica Tallawahs Instead of relying on individual players, it has been a collective effort shown by Trinbago Knight Riders this season. From Lendl Simmons to Akeal Hossain, different players have put their hand up and delivered the goods with bat and ball so far this season.

On the other hand, Jamaica Tallawahs will raise their standards with bat and ball in order to pull off a heist over Trinbago Knight Riders.

Expect Trinbago Knight Riders to go through to the CPL finals.

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