Super50 2021 – 1st Semi-Final
Trinidad & Tobago vs Jamaica Scorpions Match Prediction – Wed, 24th February
Trinidad and Tobago Red Force:
Trinidad and Tobago are in red hot style in this edition. They have conquered all the five league phase games and stand on top of the table.
Trinidad and Tobago beat Guyana in their preceding game. With the aid of a 5-wicket haul by Imran Khan, Guyana was tossed out for 187. In reply, Darren Bravo and Jason Mohammed notched up half-centuries to steer T& T to a win by six wickets.
The bowling and the batting all of it is ticking in tandem for Trinidad & Tobago. The franchise has been phenomenal, and the team management has no or hardly any reasons to play with the winning mixture.
Possible playing XI: Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Imran Khan, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Sunil Narine, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Mohammed, Ravi Rampaul, Jayden Seales, Khary Pierre.
Jamaica survived to make it to the semi finale with just two victories. They recorded a win against Barbados by 51 runs. A half-century by Odean Smith and an exceptional bowling performance by Andre McCarthy assisted fetch the victory. Jamaica will appear to maintain its winning momentum and pick up the silverware.
They will heavily rely on Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, and Rovman Powell’s experience to make significant contributions guiding their team to a well-deserved win.
Possible playing XI: Aldaine Thomas, Romaine Morris, Rovman Powell, Andre McCarthy, Javel Glenn, Fabian Allen, Derval Green, Brandon King, Jamie Merchant, Jeavor Royal, Sheldon Cottrell.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
The first Semi-Finale of this year’s edition of Regional Super50 will be held at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.
The flat batting track makes it an obvious choice to bat first. The pitch is observed to deteriorate over the game; hence, the spinner’s importance will also be witnessed. Batting first is the preference sides should go for on winning the toss. A score above 250 will be defensible on this wicket. There is some spin on offer on this wicket. Spin bowlers from both teams will play a vital role in deciding the result of the contest.
Trinidad & Tobago enter this encounter as the utter favourites at the odds of 1.34. No doubt on that choice, but the odds of 2.75 for the in-form Jamaica Scorpions seem biased. However, we reckon, owing to the recent form and conditions, waiting for the toss to place your bets.
The toss could play a crucial role as batting first seems to have an equitable advantage. The batting depth possessed by T&T will be the hot watch for this game. Nicholas Pooran and Darren Bravo, in particular, will be the game-changers.
With a spot in the final at the chance, a thrilling contest is on the cards.