CPL T20 Match Preview: Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders

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It is now or never at the Caribbean Premier League Twenty 20 (CPL 20) as teams are looking to put their best foot forward in the upcoming matches. While the Trinbago Knight Riders have been picture perfect this season, the Jamaica Tallawahs are also getting into the groove. It is destined to be a very exciting matchup between the two inform sides.

Jamaica Tallawahs

The Tallawahs are coming to this game on the back of a convincing victory over the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Opening wicketkeeper-batsman Glen Philipps played a peach of an inning scoring 79 from 61 deliveries and also becoming the highest run-getter of the tournament currently. Tallawahs posted 147/6 in a tricky pitch.

Despite having the firepower and depth in their batting lineup, the Patriots continue to struggle as they lost wickets in bunches throughout the innings and were bowled out for 110. While Philipps has been delivering with the willow Afghan spin king Mujeeb ur Rahman has been doing it with the ball, as he became the highest wicket-taker in the tournament currently.

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Trinbago Knight Riders

While some players have stepped up to the occasion for the Tallawahs in their last win, the Knight Riders have come to this position only by their solid team game. Even when they missed some of their players the others stepped up and kept the perfect record intact. They are at the top of the table because of their consistency.

The Knight Riders are coming to this match on the back of another win against the Tridents. Jason Holder’s men batted first and posted a competitive total of 148 and the Knight Riders did have some early hiccups during the chase as they were without Sunil Narine at the top. A smart innings from Lendl Simmons and a match-winning 72 from Kieron Pollard guided them home.

Head to head

Both teams have been part of some of the most exciting encounters in the CPLT20 and by the looks of it that is n However, the Tallawahs holds a slight edge in the head to head as they have won 9 times out of 17 matches they have played against each other. While the Knight Riders have defeated them this season and would like to repeat that feat again.

Prediction

Trinbago Knight Riders win

Odds

Jamaica Tallawahs – 2.25

TTR – 1.66

Date and Time

September 1, 2020, 7:30 PM (IST)

Venue

Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad

(The odds might change without prior notice)

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