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CPL 2021: JAM vs TKR Preview

Jamaica Tallawahs (JAM) will be keen to end their two-match losing streak when they face Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in match 19 of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021. With two wins from five games, Jamaica Tallawahs are fifth in the points table, but a win will help them climb to third. Meanwhile, Trinbago Knight Riders will be aiming to pick up their fourth win in the tournament. They eased to a seven-wicket victory over the Rovman Powell-led franchise in match 18 of the CPL 2021.

In their last game, a dreadful batting collapse saw Jamaica Tallawahs lose five wickets with just 15 runs on the board. Imad Wasim and Carlos Brathwaite led the recovery with an 83-run stand, while Andre Russell struck a brisk 20*. However, 144 was not enough against a quality Trinbago Knight Riders batting unit. Wasim registered figures of 2/19 in his four overs, but the defending champions chased down the target with 17 balls to spare.

Bowlers stole the show in Trinbago Knight Riders’ thrashing of Jamaica Tallawahs. Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, and Sunil Narine combined picked up five wickets and conceded only 51 runs in 12 overs. Imran Jan, the Trinbago Knight Riders head coach, would have been delighted with Lendl Simmons’ return to form. The opening batsman, who had managed just 46 runs in five matches, scored a 45-ball 70.

Top Five Fantasy Points scorers (previous match)

JAM: I Wasim (107 pts), C Brathwaite (81 pts), A Russell (31 pts), M Pretorius (27 pts), K Lewis (10 pts)

TKR: L Simmons (121 pts), A Hosein (68 pts), R Rampaul (54 pts), C Munro (50 pts), S Narine (46 pts)

CPL 2021 Stats

Most Runs: JAM – K Lewis (160 runs); TKR – K Pollard (130 runs)

Most Wickets: JAM – M Pretorius (11 wickets); TKR – R Rampaul (15 wickets)

Most Sixes: JAM – K Lewis (11 sixes); TKR – K Pollard (8 sixes)

Most Fours: JAM – K Lewis (13 fours); TKR – T Seifert (12 fours)

Most Catches: JAM – C Walton, R Powell (4 catches); TKR – D Ramdin (7 catches)

Squads

JAM (likely): R Powell, K Lewis, Haider A, K McKenzie; C Brathwaite, A Russell, J Mohammed, I Wasim; F Edwards, C Green, M Pretorius

TKR (likely): T Seifert, D Ramdin; C Munro, L Simmons, D Bravo; I Udana, S Narine, K Pollard; R Rampaul, K Pierre, A Hosein

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