Barbados Tridents host the Jamaica Tallawahs in the third match of the Caribbean Premier League 2015. Here’re some of the Barbados Tridents v Jamaica Tallawahs betting tips for this CPL 2015 game.
Barbados won by 16 runs after Dwayne Smith hit a half-century for them. Robin Peterson took three wickets.
The Barbados Tridents demolished the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the opening match of the 2015 CPL tournament.
Tridents’ captain Kieron Pollard hit a 26-ball 48, falling just short of a half century and leading his team to an overwhelming victory against last year’s beaten finalists. Top scoring for that match and leading the Tridents to a 49-run victory over the Amazon Warriors, he is the man to lead this balanced Tridents team to victory against the Chris Gayle-led Tallawahs.
While the Jamaica Tallawahs team boast the likes of Gayle, all-rounder Andre Russell, and in form bowler Jerome Taylor who took 6 wickets in one innings in the second Test of the West Indies and Australia series earlier this month.
Krishmar Santokie, Rusty Theron, and the experienced Daniel Vettori and Mahela Jayawardene form a part of a solid team who look to take the CPL by storm this year. While Santokie formed a crucial part of the Amazon Warriors bowling attack last season, his addition along with Narsingh Deonarine, Vettori and Theron will bolster an attack that had already boasted the likes of Taylor and Russell, Nkrumah Bonner and Nikita Miller.
While last year’s team heavily relied on openers Chadwick Walton and Chris Gayle, along with Andre Russell to make runs, the strengthening of the middle order could prove to make this the team to beat this year. Jayawardene and the up and coming Chris Lynn, should add runs for this team.
While the Tallawahs should prove to be a difficult opponent for the Tridents, the confidence boost from their overwhelming victory against the Amazon Warriors where they were able to restrict the batsmen including Lendl Simmons and Tillakaratne Dilshan. Only Brad Hodges put up a stern enough fight, but even he would be overwhelmed by the strong bowling of the Tridents.
The batting attack of the Amazon Warriors was barely able to secure 100 runs ending with 108 with the top score being less than 30. Their batting lineup was also able to stand up firmly against the impact of Sunil Narine and the Amazon Warriors bowling attack.
While the Tallawahs should fare better with the talent and depth of their batting attack, ultimately, the Tridents may eke out another victory before their home fans, although one more substantially laboured as the Tallawahs may have to work to find their feet.
Look for a highly competitive and entertaining match that could swing either. In this one, however, the Tridents may have a slight edge simply due to the huge confidence boost they would have garnered in their match against the Amazon Warriors and the manner of their victory.
The Tallawahs are a team that every has eyes on to be one of the teams to beat, but as their players look to ‘bed in’ as with last year and their slow start to the 2014 tournament.
Players to watch out for:
Chris Gayle (Jamaica Tallawahs):
Undoubtedly, all eyes will be on Chris Gayle who has amassed 328 runs for Somerset in the NatWest T20 tournament presently taking place in England. His average for Somerset after 3 matches is an unbelievable 109.33. With an overall T20 strike rate of 142.59 and having accrued 363 runs in 11 CPL matches with a strike rate of 122.22, many will wait to see if Gayle will set the Caribbean ablaze for the Tallawahs and captain them to another victory.
Kieron Pollard (Barbados Tridents):
Able to secure Man-of-the-Match honours in the first match for his 26-run ball 48 runs with a strike rate of 184.61, Pollard was his usual dominant self. Although the Tallawahs boast a more potent bowling attack, look to Pollard to take the bat and the ball and lead his team as he looks to manoeuvre an incredibly strong and theoretically balanced Tallawahs team.
Barbados Tridents v Jamaica Tallawahs head to head:
Jamaica and Barbados have played four matches and the Tallawahs are leading 3-1 on head to head. Last year both sides had won one game apiece.
Barbados Tridents v Jamaica Tallawahs betting tips:
Jamaica to win: 10/11
Chris Gayle to be Jamaica’s top batsman: 3/1
Match starts at 8 pm local time (2200 hours GMT) on June 23.