About the Match
The resurgent, Chris Gayle XI will lock horns against star-studded Trinbago Knight Riders at the Jamaican home in the 19th fixture of the tournament.
The Tallawahs have come back to life since Andre Russel has pulled back his fitness and started bowling. Last time out, Jamaica Tallawahs thrashed St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in all departments of the game, winning the match by 108 runs.
None of the St Kitts players were able to negotiate at any level against the Tallawahs' bowling as they were bowled out for at a total of 75 runs while chasing a decent 184.
Tallawahs batsmen, in the first innings, stuttered a bit in the start as they were 20-2, but from thereon, they took off, as Kumara Sangakkara scored 65 off 47 balls and stabilised the scorecard for his team.
A quick-fire innings of 34 off 17 balls from Shakib Al Hassan helped Jamaica end up with a score of 183 after the designated 20 overs.
Then started the nightmare for the St Kitts side as they were restricted to an innings total of 75. Dale Steyn, Kesrick Williams, and Andre Russel were the standout performers with immensely plausible figures of 2/5, 3/19, and 2/11, respectively.
Trinbago Knight Riders
Trinbago Knight Riders gave out a decent performance in their most recent fixture against a decent Barbados Tridents' side.
The Tridents fixated a decent 172 on board as they batted first, leaving a well-capable Knight Riders' team to chase 173 in 20 overs, which they did so with ease.
The opening pair of Amla and Perkins provided a 29 runs stand as Perkins was taken out by Parnell. Then came Colin Munro, the Kiwi international, who hit six sixes and two fours while scoring 68 off 39 deliveries and, ultimately, setting up the match for Trinbago.
Barbados' bowlers, more or less, were left clueless in the wake of tremendous batting stint from the Knight Riders.
The fact is that both teams are coming off good wins in their most recent matches.
On the points table, Jamaica Tallawahs stand second in place to Guyana Amazon Warriors and will be hungry to beat Trinbago to claim the first spot on a far superior net run-rate.
On the contrary, Trinbago Knight Riders, currently in the fourth place, are looking to redeem as many points as possible in the second phase of the tournament to avoid the elimination battle near the end of the group stage.
Technically, since the return of Andre Russel, Jamaica have looked rock-solid in their approach and have proven that they can win the title if at their best. Trinbago, though, still has a lot to prove with their star-studded side.
For this match, we feel that the Jamaican-outfit is at better odds to triumph