The Barbados Royals have got their first win in their last encounter, and the competition is now officially open. All teams are still in with a chance to advance to the next round of the Caribbean Premier League 2021, and the next few games will be tense.
The Barbados Royals will face the Jamaica Tallawahs in a crucial matchup next in the competition. The game will take place on the evening of August 30, 2021, at Warner Park Sporting Complex in Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis. Despite the fact that the two teams are currently at opposite ends of the ladder, this is likely to be a competitive match. This might be a real treat for the fans.
Match Details to Note
Match: Barbados Royals vs Jamaica Tallawahs, Caribbean Premier League 2021
Date: September 01, 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 04:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts, Basseterre
Barbados Royals vs Jamaica Tallawahs Team Previews
The alteration in their starting eleven seems to have done it for the Barbados Royals, as they recorded their first win following a two-match losing streak. Their victory coincided with the addition of Raymon Reifer to the team, which proved to be a critical move in retrospect. The Royals have always had a strong squad, and with their recent momentum, they might be the team to watch.
The Royals made several blunders in their previous match, which was also against the Tallawahs, but they finally proved to be too good for the star-studded Tallawahs. Batting first on a tough surface, none of their top-order batsmen got going, and it took a measured fifty from Glenn Phillips to bring them to a decent total of 161. Reifer’s 31-run cameo proved to be quite useful as well.
The Royals, though, turned the tables at the bowling alley. Mohammad Amir, Jason Holder, and Raymon Reifer were all at the Tallawahs from the start, bowling in tight channels. Hayden Walsh Jr failed to take a wicket, but he bowled wonderfully to keep things calm. The Tallawahs eventually succumbed to the pressure applied by the Royals’ bowlers, and the Royals won.
The victory propelled the Royals from the bottom of the table to fifth place, making the following match critical. They still have a net run rate of -0.564 and will aim to enhance that in the future. On paper, the Royals have a well-balanced squad, and if they can find the right mix, they may be a difficult club to beat. If they play to their ability, defeating them will be a monumental job for the Jamaica Tallawahs.
Barbados Royals Squad
Samit Patel, Johnson Charles, Chris Morris, Jason Holder, Thisara Perera, Mohammad Amir, Ashley Nurse, Raymon Reifer, Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope, Hayden Walsh, Oshane Thomas, Azam Khan, Joshua Bishop, Justin Greaves, Nyeem Young, Shafiqullah Ghafari
The Jamaica Tallawahs may have lost their previous encounter, but they are not concerned. They are still in second place on the ladder, owing to their better net run-rate, and a win today would be enough to keep them there. A loss here, on the other hand, will undoubtedly set off warning bells for them.
Tallawahs’ season has so far been a tale of two contrasting performances. They achieved a massive total of 255 batting first in their first match against the St Lucia Zouks, but failed to chase down a total of 161 in their second match against the Royals. Their bowling, on the other hand, has been consistent.
Against the Royals, none of their star-studded frontline batters looked convincing as they lost nine wickets for a score of 146 in a very easy chase. Shamarh Brooks did score 47 but scored those runs at a pedestrian pace. For the Tallawahs, their over-reliance on their hard-hitting middle-order was palpable.
On paper, the Jamaica Tallawhas have a team that can defeat the greatest on their day and struggle against average teams on their off days. This was obvious against the Royals, despite the fact that the Royals are by no means an average team. On the bowling front, the Tallawahs lack experience and may struggle in the end against more experienced players. Again, there is an obvious over-reliance on Andre Russell to complete the job.
Overall, the Jamaica Tallawahs have a roster full of match-winners, and consistency will be critical for them. If its uncapped players can back up their older players, the Jamaica Tallawahs may be a very difficult team to beat.
Jamaica Tallawahs Squad
Andre Russell, Veerasammy Permaul, Shakib Al Hasan, Fidel Edwards, Chadwick Walton, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Mohammed, Kennar Lewis, Rovman Powell, Qais Ahmad, Ibrahim Zadran, Haider Ali, Migael Pretorius, Ryan Persaud, Abhijai Mansingh, Joshua James, Kirk McKenzie
In the second innings, the surface becomes difficult to bat on, and bowlers use the slowness to successfully limit the batters. If either captain wins the toss, we anticipate them to bat first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Teams batting first have won five of the eight games at Warner Park this season. The batters benefit from the fast outfield. However, the slowness of the surface makes batting in the second innings tough. A total of 160-180 should be the best total on this wicket.
The game is predicted to feature partial cloud cover at Warner Park for the duration of the game. There is no rain forecast, therefore we can expect a full CPL game. The temperature will range between 27 and 30 degrees Celsius.
Barbados Royals vs Jamaica Tallawahs Match Prediction
In this tournament, the Barbados Royals and Jamaica Tallawahs have taken two very distinct tactics. While the Tallawahs have a team that plays slam, bang, and wallop cricket, the Royals appear to prefer a more traditional approach. When comparing the two teams, the Royals look to have a more balanced unit. Besides, they are coming off a convincing win against the Tallawahs and should be full of confidence.
Barbados Royals is the favourite to win this match.