About the Match
The Tridents registered a sweeping victory against the Warriors in the opening match of the CPL T20 by winning the match by 49 runs; they will now go up against Tallawahs at the same venue Bridgetown on 23rd June for the 3rd match of the series. With hard-hitting batsmen featuring in both sides, the contest will surely be a treat to watch for the cricket fans; while the Tridents hae the psychological advantage with their recent win, the Tallawahs are equipped with experience and mighty skills. It needs to be seen which team can overcome the other’s tactics and move ahead in their campaigns here on Tuesday.
Batting first, Kieron Pollard’s 48 off 26 balls helped the team post a competitive total of 158 runs on board; the three run-outs in the innings definitely caused a setback but the bowling unit made up for it by scalping wickets regularly to restrict the Warriors to a lowly 109 and win the match by a whopping 49 runs. Ravi Rampaul and Robin Peterson took 3 wickets each to demolish the opponent’s middle order while Holder took the wicket of Simmons and also caused a run-out to stifle the Warriors. Pollard was not only stupendous with the bat but also provided the impetus to the second innings by taking 2 crucial wickets; his leadership skills are a positive to the team and with the likes of established batsmen like Shoaib Malik, Jonathan Carter and Dwayne Smith, he surely makes it tough for the opponent. On the bowling front, Rampaul, Peterson, Holder and Rayad Emrit are looking good to perform with consistency; they definitely have the skills and motivation to win the upcoming game against the Jamaicans.
Chris Gayle is the star attraction in the team and has proven his skills with the bat time and again; with other senior players like the sturdy Jayawardene and established batsmen like Chris Lynn, the team looks well set to take on the reigning champions with confidence. Andre Russell, Rusty Theron, Jerome Taylor, Santokie, Daniel Vettori and other youngsters will be quite a formidable force to reckon with on the bowling front; all-rounders like David Bernard, Blackwood, Narsingh Deonarine and Nikita Miller will need to step up and shoulder the responsibilities for the team. They have a skilful unit and tremendous expertise from the seniors like Gayle, Vettori and Jayawardene, who can guide the youngsters to bring out their best in the upcoming contests. Overall, they have a good mix of batsmen and bowlers, who will surely put up a stiff challenge for the Tridents.
The Tridents are going into this match at the back of a massive win in their first outing against the Warriors; however, to conquer the Tallawahs they will need to come out all guns blazing here. On the other hand, the Jamaicans have reputed batsmen and bowlers, who will have several tricks up their sleeves to outwit the Tridents and win the contest on Tuesday