Jamaica can’t afford to take things for granted against T&T in Super50 final - Miller

By Sports Desk November 18, 2022

Jamaica assistant coach Nikita Miller insists the team can afford to take nothing for granted when they face Trinidad and Tobago, in the final of the CGI Insurance Super50 Cup, on Saturday.

The Jamaicans will be looking to claim their first title since 2012 and should enter the match with some confidence after a strong batting performance against Guyana on Thursday, in the semi-finals,  and four straight wins.

Miller knows, however, that the challenge will be different against an in-form Trinidad and Tobago who have lost just once this season.

“We will have to plan for Trinidad’s game differently.  We have gone to a couple of their games and looked at some footage and we'll plan our approach,” Miller said ahead of the game.

Trinidad and Tobago were the zone A winners after finishing ahead of Guyana, while Jamaica won zone B ahead of the Leeward Islands.

“We’re looking forward to it we are not going into that game overconfident.  We know that they are playing good cricket and they know that we are playing good cricket as well,” Miller added.

The Jamaicans managed to defeat Trinidad and Tobago in the final the last time they won the trophy.   

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    FULL MATCH SCHEDULE

     

    CG United Super50 Cup – play starts at 10am

     

    Round 1: Monday 4 March

     

    Leeward Islands vs Guyana 

     

    Barbados vs Jamaica  

     

    Trinidad & Tobago Divas vs Windward Islands 

     

     

    Round 2: Wednesday 6 March

     

    Leeward Islands vs Jamaica 

     

    Guyana vs Windward Islands 

     

    Trinidad & Tobago Divas vs Barbados

     

     

     

    Round 3: Friday 8 March

     

    Trinidad & Tobago Divas vs Jamaica 

     

    Guyana vs Barbados 

     

    Windward Islands vs Leeward Islands 

     

     

    Round 4: Monday 11 March

     

    Jamaica vs Windward Islands 

     

    Guyana vs Trinidad & Tobago Divas 

     

    Barbados vs Leeward Islands 

     

     

    Round 5: Wednesday 13 March

     

    Trinidad & Tobago Divas vs Leeward Islands

     

    Jamaica vs Guyana

     

    Barbados vs Windward Islands 

     

     

    CWI T20 Blaze (all matches played at Warner Park)

     

    Round 1: Sunday 17 March

     

    Leeward Islands vs Barbados – 10am

     

    Trinidad & Tobago Divas vs Guyana – 2:30:pm

     

    Jamaica vs Windward Islands– 7pm

     

     

    Round 2: Tuesday 19 March

     

    Windward Islands vs Barbados – 10am

     

    Leeward Islands vs Trinidad & Tobago Divas – 2:30pm

     

    Jamaica vs Guyana – 7pm

     

     

    Round 3: Thursday 21 March

     

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    Jamaica vs Barbados – 2:30pm

     

    Guyana vs Leeward Islands – 7pm

     

     

    Round 4: Saturday 23 March

     

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    Guyana vs Barbados – 2:30pm

     

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    Round 5: Monday 25 March

     

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