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Powell praises Tallawahs batting ahead of Knight Riders clash in CPL

By September 09, 2022

Jamaica Tallawahs captain Rovman Powell has praised his team’s batting after their first three games of the 2022 edition of the Caribbean Premier League.

The 2013 and 2016 champions are currently second in the table with four points after getting two wins in their first three games. The Barbados Royals lead the table with a perfect record after four games.

The Tallawahs have batted first twice, defending 183-2 against the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots in their first game and suffering their lone loss after making 163-8 against the St. Lucia Kings in the third.

Against the Guyana Amazon Warriors, they successfully chased down 142, reaching 143-6 in 19.2 overs.

From an individual standpoint, Brandon King is the Tallawahs leading run-scorer after the first three games with 140 followed by Powell with 81 and Kennar Lewis with 73.

“I’m pretty pleased. The guys have been batting well. In the first two games I think the guys got stuck in. Even against the Kings, I’m very pleased with how the guys played after we came under some pressure early out,” Powell said in an ESPN Cricinfo interview on Friday.

“It’s encouraging signs from the batters but it’s early in the season and there’s always room for improvement so I hope, as a batting unit, we keep improving,” he added.

The Tallawahs will next oppose the Trinbago Knight Riders on Saturday. The Knight Riders have one win, one loss and one no result in three games so far and boast a powerful batting line-up including former West Indies white ball captain Kieron Pollard, current West Indies white ball captain Nicholas Pooran and hard-hitting Jamaican all-rounder and former Tallawahs star Andre Russell.

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