Scattered thunderstorms are expected on Sunday at the Sabina Park. However, the highest possibility of rain is between 10 AM and 2 PM local time. The scheduled start of the match is 12 PM which means we could be in for a delayed start.
Trinbago Knight Riders posted a record total of 267/2 in the previous match. Since the Jamaica-Barbados match will be played in the evening, the scores might not go beyond 210. The short boundaries here do help the chasing teams to have a chance at chasing huge totals.
Average first innings score:185 (CPL matches since 2017)
Record of chasing teams:Won – 4, Lost – 4
Andre Russell suffered a blow on the head last week and is expected to miss few matches.
Jade Dernbach added to Jamaica Tallawahs squad.
There is no update regarding Shai Hope’s recovery from the hand injury he suffered during the Test series against India.
Probable Playing XIs:
Chris Gayle (C), Glenn Phillips (WK), Chadwick Walton, Rovman Powell, George Worker, Kennar Lewis/Javelle Glen, Shamar Springer/Jerome Taylor, Ramaal Lewis, Jade Dernbach, Zahir Khan, Oshane Thomas.
Bench – Derval Green, Kennar Lewis/Javelle Glen, Shamar Springer/Jerome Taylor, Christopher Lamont, Imran Khan, Xavier Marshall, Steven Jacobs, Andre Russell.
Alex Hales, Johnson Charles, Leniko Boucher, JP Duminy, Jason Holder (C), Jonathan Carter, Hayden Walsh, Ashley Nurse, Roshon Primus, Josh Lalor, Sandeep Lamichhane.
The Tallawahs will be hoping that Jade Dernbach will bring change to their bowling line-up. The England pacer bagged 11 wickets in as many matches during the T20 Blast 2019. Johnson Charles has taken the responsibility of batting for a long period which will help his consistency.
Glenn Phillips seems to be enjoying batting in Kingston where the conditions are similar to that of his domestic team’s home ground, the Eden Park in Auckland. JP Duminy carried on his good form with the bat from GT20 Canada with a quick-fire 43*.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain –Glenn Phillips, Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Alex Hales
Vice-Captain –JP Duminy, Chadwick Walton, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder
With not so threatening bowlers in the Tridents’ line-up, Chris Gayle could produce a big knock and he can’t be missed out on making captain or vice-captain.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper –Glenn Phillips (C), Leniko Boucher
Batters – Chris Gayle, Alex Hales, Chadwick Walton, Johnson Charles (VC)
All-Rounders – Jason Holder, JP Duminy
Bowlers – Zahir Khan, Oshane Thomas, Sandeep Lamichhane
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Glenn Phillips
Batters –Alex Hales (VC), Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle (C), Chadwick Walton