CPL

Tallawahs field first in bid to build momentum, Tridents look to stop skid

By August 29, 2018
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The Barbados Tridents are batting first in their Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) match against the Jamaica Tallawahs. The Tridents are on a bit of a skid but face a Tallawahs team looking to get back to their dangerous best in order to do so. 

The CPL playoff picture has still not taken shape with just one team, the St Lucia Stars, really out of the running for a final-four place.

The Tridents are second from bottom on the CPL table with four points but they have only played five games, at least one less than everybody above them and two less than the Tallawahs, who have eight.

This means, the Tridents are still as likely to get to the top of the table, as any of the other teams above them.

They do need to win and keep winning though.

The teams have split games between them at five apiece with one no result in the mix.

The Tridents have been struggling to score quickly consistently, with set batsmen not able to kick on.

Mohammad Irfan, however, has been a bright spark for the Tridents in the last two games. Ifthe Tridents can finally put up a substantial total, Irfan’s danger with the ball may very well come into play.

The Tallawahs will play their first match since the departure of Imad Wasim. That will be a loss although there may be some help in that department from Colin de Grandhomme.

The Jamaica Franchise are coming off a win against the St Lucia Stars that looked dominant, but their three home losses just prior to that are not to be forgotten.

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