Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders, Florida: Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips
Jamaica Tallawa 182-5 – 184-6 Trinbago
Trinbago won by 4 wickets
Date: August 19, 2018
Time: 10:00 PM UTC
Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida
- Trinbago Knight Riders have a more balanced side with their top order looking strong with everyone in the top 6 scoring runs
- Jamaica Tallawahs’ weakness in their batting was exposed when Russell had a bad at the office. St Lucia Stars have the advantage of playing at home and have won their last game at this ground
- Jamaica Tallawahs have an overall better record 8-4 against the Knight Riders have won the first encounter between them this season
- Trinbago Knight Riders have players who are made for big occasions and when pushed to the corner they come up with brilliant performances
- Trinbago Knight Riders’ have a much more balanced bowling attack and they would be tough to score again
Our Prediction– Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago
Knight Riders Trinbago Knight Riders look favourites to win this game
It has been a great tournament so for in Caribbean Premier League 2018 and we have witnessed big hitting from all around. The next match at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground between Jamaica Tallawahs and Trinbago Knight Riders promises to be a cracker of a contest. The sides are closely occupying No. 2 and 3 spot on the points table respectively having played four games each. While Tallawahs have won three of their four games so far in the tournament Knight Riders have won two out of four. With power hitters in both the sides it promises to be a close encounter.
The Tallawahs were on a dream run where they defeated Trinbago Knight Riders, St Lucia Stars and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots convincingly in their first three encounters. Some power bowling performance and collapse in the middle order saw them loose their last game against Guyana Amazon Warriors. But skipper Andre Russell would go into this game with confidence knowing that he has one of the strongest units this season. All their three wins have come convincingly especially the previous one against TKR where the opponents had no answer to Russell’s magic where he literally toyed with their attack scoring 121 runs after coming in at 41 for the loss of 5 wickets and chasing down a score of 223 pretty easily in the end.
Batting has shaped up well for the Tallawahs this season and the top order has fired in every game apart from the opening encounter. Glenn Phillips, Johnson Charles, Ross Taylor, Rovman Powell, Kennar Lewis and Russell all have looked good and have been striking the ball well. Taylor’s form that was a concern initially has been sorted out in the last two games much to the relief of the skipper. Switching over to bowling it still remains their weaker side which was proven in the last game against Amazon Warriors. Imad Wasim and Adam Zampna seem to be the best in form so far while Oshane Thomas has also been shaping well. Given their batting firepower the team would expect the bowlers to show some spirits leading up to the next game.
Trinbago Knight Riders
For last year’s champions Trinbago Knight Riders it has been a roller coaster ride so far in the tournament. They began in style defeating St. Lucia Stars by 100 runs but followed it up with two losses against Jamaica Tallawahs and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots by 4 wickets and 42 runs respectively. But skipper Dwayne Bravo would like his team to repeat their last game’s performance against St. Lucia Stars where they won the game convincingly by 5 wickets. In bits and pieces individuals have shown brilliant performances in the league so far and the tournament almost at its mid-point Bravo would expect his side to come up with some brilliant performances.
Talking about the batting form TKR has seen strong performances from their batsmen. Chris Lynn, Colin Munro, Brendon McCullum and Denesh Ramdin have played decent with the bat so far as has the skipper Bravo. But Sunil Narine the maverick opener would have raised some concerns for the team management now. While he isn’t expected to fire in every game he can’t gift his wicket in every game of the tournament. Bowling has looked edgy for Bravo’s side so far as they have failed to apply pressure on opponents on a regular basis and apart from Ali Khan and Narine most of the bowlers have had ordinary performances so far. Fawad Ahmed who impressed in the last game would have to repeat similar performance in the next one.
The two sides are equally matched in terms of their strengths with Jamaica being overtly dependant on Pollard Trinbago Knight Riders go into this game as favourites to win the contest.