Date & Time: Saturday, September 07, 05:30 IST
Venue: Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies
A star-studded clash awaits us at the Queen’s Park Oval
The Trinbago Knight Riders started off their campaign with a good win a couple of nights back. They had some trouble at the top of the order but the middle order bailed them out and then the bowlers won it for them. They will be looking to keep the momentum going. The Jamaica Tallawahs have always had a strong team and have managed to win the tournament twice, making them the second most successful franchise. They will be looking for their 3rd title. They have a strong bowling line-up and an extremely destructive middle order. Their only possible weakness lies in their top 3. JAM have a star-studded team with some of the biggest names in T20 cricket. They are a top-heavy side with some good bowling options. Their middle-lower order could be their weakness. Overseas players: George Worker, Glenn Phillips, Zahir Khan, and Imran Khan.
TKR should field the same XI as Munro is still unavailable.
JAM Likely XI: Chris Gayle, Chadwick Walton, Glenn Phillips, George Worker, Rovman Powell, Andre Russell, Shamar Springer, Steven Jacobs, Christopher Lamont, Jeromoe Taylor, Oshane Thomas.
The pitch at Port of Spain has been a belter for batsmen in the recent past. The average first innings score last season at this venue was 194 in 5 games. The last game was a 160 pitch but is expected to play better tonight.
The Universe boss may not be in the best of forms but he showed us a glimpse of what he is still capable of in the last ODI vs India. Probably his last CPL and he will be raring to go.
Easily the most destructive all-rounder going around in the World, especially in the format. He has scored close to 5000 runs at a SR of 169 and picked up 270 wickets in T20s.
The veteran is back to where it all started for him. He has been getting a lot of runs including some international T20 runs. He scored a 32 ball 47 in the opening game as well.
After a brilliant WC for the Blackcaps, he continued his good form with a match-winning performance with bat and ball in the opening game. He is certainly capable of doing more of that in the coming games.
He lived up to his name with a 3 wicket haul in the last game. His extra pace could trouble the big-hitting Tallawahs batsmen and that could make him the X factor.