Barbados Tridents vs Jamaica Tallawahs: Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips
- Jamaica Tallawahs have been in brilliant form this season and currently occupy second spot on the points table
- Tallawahs’ batting looks incredibly strong with openers in form and great guys there to do the finishing act
- Barbados Tridents defeated Tallawahs in the previous game the two sides played this season and will expect to repeat the same
- Tridents are struggling a bit with their batting and this has let the side down in the games they lost
Our Prediction Barbados Tridents vs Jamaica Tallawahs
Jamaica Tallawahs are favourites to win this game
As we near the end of the group stage in Caribbean Premier League 2018 the performances so far have clearly given us a direction of form and the momentum that teams are in. Led by Jason Holder Barbados Tridents once a heavyweight has struggled in the last two seasons and this season has been no different for them with string of poor performance. In what is almost a do or die game for them they take on Andre Russell’s Jamaica Tallawahs who comfortably sit at No. 2 on the points table. With both the sides packing enough punches it is expected to be a closely fought game at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.
If there is one word that best describes Tridents this season it has to be unpredictability. They look great in one game and bite dust in the next. They began with a bang against Guyana Amazon Warriors they lost to a weak St Lucia Stars. They got their acts together in a close contest against Tallawahs but surrendered in the next game against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and then against Trinbago Knight Riders. Jason Holder would be especially worried about the poor run of form in the last two games. Even their win against Tallawahs earlier in the competition wasn’t spectacular and it was Tallawahs who messed up in the end which they are unlikely to repeat again.
Batting has looked decent so far for the Tridents and almost everyone in the batting line-up has looked good barring Hashim Amla and Martin Guptil who were dropped during the last game. Shai Hope has been in great form this season and so as Steven Smith. Wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran has impressed and Dwayne Smith along with Holder himself are doing well in the finishing act. The problem for the side has been its bowling and batting hasn’t come good together in the same game. But bowling has been impressive and Mohammad Irfan bowled the most incredible spell you will ever see in a T20 game. Wahab Riaz and Holder himself have looked in good form and the skipper would expect everyone to bowl well in tandem.
The Tallawahs began the tournament in top gear as they crushed Trinbago Knight Riders, St Lucia and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to make it three out of three. Andre Russell’s side just unstoppable at that stage but them came three straight defeats against Guyana Amazon Warriors, Trinbago Knight Riders and Barbados Tridents and suddenly some doubts began to be raised about the mental strength of the side. The game against Tridents was one of nerves that they lost by 2. But the team backed itself well and convincingly won against St Lucia Stars. Russell would hope his side can repeat the all-round display like the previous game and end up with a win.
Tallawahs have looked a great batting unit so far in the league. They have set huge totals and also chased them comfortably. Wicketkeeper Glenn Phillips is looking great this season. Rovman Powell, David Miller and Kennar Lewis have looked good and with Russell in the finishing act the team has one of the strongest batting line-ups among all teams. Bowling is little weak for the side but Imad Wasim is bowling brilliantly. Oshane Thomas is finally finding his form and so is Samuel Badree. If the bowlers put up a good show they can trust on their batting unit to do the rest for them in the upcoming game.
Barbados Tridents have looked scratchy in the league so far while Tallawahs look a better organized side. Jamaica Tallawahs start as favourites to win this game.