NOTE: All stats updated till CPL 2021, Match 4
After registering a massive win in their first game of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Jamaica Tallawahs (JT), take on Barbados Royals (BR) in match 6 of the tournament on Saturday (August 28) at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts. While the season started on a perfect note for the Tallawahs, it has not been the case for the Royals, who have lost both their matches so far.
In the matches between the two sides, the Tallawahs have a slender 8-7 lead in the 16 matches between the two sides and in the last five matches, have won three. The Tridents, on the other hand, tasted victories in both the matches against Jamaica last season.
Overall matches: 16 | Jamaica 8 wins | Barbados 7 wins | NR 1
Last 5 matches: Jamaica 3 wins | Barbados 2 wins
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In CPL 2021 so far, the fast bowlers have picked up a higher percentage of wickets, but have also been on the more expensive side. The spinners too have a role to play, but while they have been economical, they have struck once every 20.1 deliveries, which is significantly on the higher side compared to the pacers, who strike once every 16.2 deliveries. However, when it comes to the runs per wicket ratio, the spinners have fared much better (21.9), when compared to the pacers (23.2).
The average first innings total at this venue this season has been 174, while the corresponding number for the second innings is 137. Hence, putting runs on the board seems to the way to go this season.
Three out of the four matches this season has been won by the team batting first.
Andre Russell blasted his way to an unbeaten 14-ball 50 in the previous match and if he manages to continue that form here, the Royals are in for a lot of trouble. Among batsmen who have scored at least 100 runs in the CPL since 2020, Russell’s strike rate of 159.1 is the highest after Kieron Pollard (193.5). Russell also averages a healthy 54.4, the highest in this time frame (Min: 100 runs)
Our Criclytics player projector predicts Russell will fetch 45-79 points in this match
Jason Holder has taken some time to warm up this tournament, but the CPL 2020-winning captain cannot be taken lightly. In CPL since 2020, Holder has picked up 11 wickets at a strike-rate of 22.4 and with the bat, he has slammed 205 runs at a strike-rate of 132.3. This could very well be the match he turns things around in the tournament.
Our Criclytics player projector predicts Holder will fetch 42-74 points in this match
Pakistan fast bowlers have ruled the roost in T20 cricket with the top two wicket-takers from since 2020, belonging to the country. Mohammad Amir too is not too far behind, having snapped up 54 wickets, 22.2 deliveries apart. After picking up just one wicket in the first match against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, he picked up three against Trinbago Knight Riders but given just 123 to defend, his team lost by six wickets. Amir will once again be crucial if Barbados are to register their first win of the season
Our Criclytics player projector predicts Amir will fetch 31-59 points in this match
37-year-old leg-spinner Imran Khan finished with his best T20 bowling figures of 3 for 7 in the previous match and could cause some serious problems in this match as well. In CPL since 2020, Imran has picked up eight wickets in as many matches with an average of 13.3 and strike-rate of 13.9.
Our Criclytics player projector predicts Imran will fetch 8-37 points in this match.
Jamaica Tallawahs: Kennar Lewis, Chadwick Walton (wk), Haider Ali, Rovman Powell (c), Shamarh Brooks, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Green, Migael Pretorius, Veerasammy Permaul, Imran Khan
Barbados Royals: Glenn Phillips, Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (wk), Jason Holder (c), Kyle Mayers, Azam Khan, Thisara Perera, Ashley Nurse, Hayden Walsh, Mohammad Amir, Oshane Thomas