JT vs TKR Match Preview

The Jamaica Tallawahs are being led by the mercurial Brandon King in this year's CPL. He will have to lead from the front again to try and set up a big stand together with the English international Alex Hales. These two are the best batters in the team. Shamarh Brooks has also been reliable this season. He will have to man the middle order together with Raymon Reifer and Kirk McKenzie. Their lower middle order has many big hitters. A good showing is expected from players such as Imad Wasim, Chris Greem, and Fabian Allen.

As far as the Jamaican bowling attack is concerned, they will depend on the likes of Chris Green and Mohammad Amir to provide the all-important breakthroughs. These bowlers will have to strike early to ensure that their team is in a good situation. Other bowlers such as Salman Irshad and Imad Wasim will need to perform their supporting role well as they are up against a good batting line-up. Some other bowlers who have to continue doing good work are Raymon Reifer and Nicholas Gordon.

The Trinbago Knight Riders outfit is being led by Kieron Pollard. They will be high on confidence after their solid win against Barbados Royals in their last contest. The entire unit of Trinbago including their batters and bowlers was on song in their last game and they will be keen to ride forward on this momentum. Pollard will be keen to ensure that his team will enjoy a good record against the Jamaica Tallawahs to reach the top position in the points tally. Martin Guptill played a blinder in his last innings.

Guptill smashed a scintillating hundred in his last appearance for Trinbago. He will be keen to set up a huge score together with Mark Deyal while opening the innings. Players such as Andre Russell, Nicholas Pooran, and Pollard himself have all been among the runs in the competition. They form a formidable middle order together and even the lower middle order can contribute big runs in the form of Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo, Tom Curran, and Lorcan Tucker. They also have a good bowling attack and will be looking to get early wickets from Andre Russell and Tom Curran. Bravo and Narine are also experienced bowlers.

Weather Report

The weather forecast for this match is mostly sunny and humid conditions. The temperatures during the contest are likely to hover close to 32 degrees. There might be some cloud cover during the game but no chance of getting showers during the match.

Pitch Report

The wicket on offer at the Kensington Oval is a balanced one. It will offer help for batters and bowlers both. All batsmen can expect a good bounce and carry from this track and the ball will come onto the bat nicely. Even the spinners might be able to get some turn from the track, especially in the second innings.

Notable stats

Shamarh Brooks has a terrific strike rate in recent games.

Shamarh Brooks has scored 351 runs from his last 8 appearances for Jamaica with an average of 58.5 and a strike rate of 158.81.

Andre Russell has a great strike rate with the ball.

Andre Russell has picked up 10 wickets from his last 10 games with a strike rate of 11.3.

Team News

There are no injury updates available at the moment from either of the teams. You can expect the entire team to be available for selection for the contest.

JT vs TKR Probable 11

JT Playing 11

  • Brandon King (C)
  • Kirk McKenzie
  • Alex Hales
  • Shamarh Brooks (Wk)
  • Raymon Reifer
  • Imad Wasim
  • Fabian Allen
  • Chris Green
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Nicholson Gordon
  • Salman Irshad

TKR Playing 11

  • Kieron Pollard (C)
  • Martin Guptill
  • Mark Deyal
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Lorcan Tucker (Wk)
  • Andre Russell
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Sunil Narine
  • Tom Curran
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Waqar Salamkheil
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

Having good momentum is everything while playing in the T20 competitions. And Trinbago has the winning momentum with them at the moment and the Jamaicans don’t. Knight Riders will be the favorites to win this contest on this count. They have many good all-rounders and a solid batting order. It is the best team composition among the teams playing in CPL. We will bet with Trinbago Knight Riders to win this contest.

Top Picks

Brandon King: King is the Jamaican skipper and is their leading run-getter. He has a great record in recent games with an average of 44.63 and a strike rate of 145.71 in recent games.

Shamarh Brooks: Brooks is one of the top batters for Jamaica having scored 351 runs from his last 8 contests with an average of 58.5 and a strike rate of 158.1.

Nicholas Pooran: Pooran has scored 150 runs from his last 10 outings with a strike rate of 137.61.

Imad Wasim: Wasim has picked up 12 wickets from his last 10 games with a strike rate of 17.

JT vs TKR Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: N Pooran

Batters: K Pollard, M Guptill, B King, S Brooks

All-rounders: A Russell (VC), D Bravo, I Wasim (C)

Bowlers: M Amir, A Hosein, C Green

JT vs TKR Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction