CPL 2018: Match 12, Match Prediction- Who will win the match, Jamaica Tallawahs or Trinbago Knight Riders?

CPL 2018: Match 12, Match Prediction- Who will win the match, Jamaica Tallawahs or Trinbago Knight Riders?

In their previous meeting, the Tallawahs snatched a stupendous victory from the jaws of defeat at Queens Park Oval.

Trinbago Knight Riders
Trinbago Knight Riders. (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20/Getty Images)

After three consecutive victories, Jamaica Tallawahs eventually slumped to their maiden defeat in this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Their surge was halted by Guyana Amazon Warriors in Florida. Andre Russell’s men will now face Trinbago Knight Riders, who also haven’t been at their very best after their victory in the opening match against St Lucia Stars in Trinidad.

In their previous meeting, the Tallawahs snatched a stupendous victory from the jaws of defeat at Queens Park Oval. Both teams lost their previous matches and would be desperate to get back to winning ways. As far as the points table is concerned, Jamaica would love to move to the top of the table after being dethroned from the position by Shoaib Malik’s Warriors.

Pitch

The track at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, had no demons as showed by Shimron Hetmyer. However, it also had something for the spinners, something which was on show when the likes of Imran Tahir and Chris Green bowled. Bearing in mind the sides’ powerful batting lineups another high-scoring match can be expected.

Team Combination

Jamaica Tallawahs

The Tallawahs are unlikely to make any change after only one defeat. The top order consisting of Kennar Lewis, Glenn Phillips, and Ross Taylor have been in decent form. David Miller needs to hit his straps at the earliest. Russell and Rovman Powell’s role will also be crucial. The bowlers did a reasonable job in the death overs against Guyana and would want to carry over their form in the next match.

Predicted XI

Kennar Lewis, Glenn Phillips (wk), Ross Taylor, David Miller, Rovman Powell, Andre Russell (C), Imad Wasim, Krishmar Santokie, Adam Zampa, Samuel Badree, Oshane Thomas

Trinbago Knight Riders

The Knight Riders would want Kevon Cooper to recover and take his place in the team. Javon Searles may make way for him if the all-rounder plays. The star-studded top order yet again has to shoulder responsibility. The bowling has been a major concern for them especially with the likes of Shannon Gabriel and Dwayne Bravo conceding runs at an economy of over 11.

Predicted XI

Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Colin Munro, Brendon McCullum, Darren Bravo, Javon Searles, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Kevon Cooper/ Javon Searles, Ali Khan, Fawad Ahmed, Shannon Gabriel

Probable top performers

Kennar Lewis- Jamaica Tallawahs, Brendon McCullum- Trinbago Knight Riders

The prediction is for Jamaica Tallawahs to win the match.

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