Another week is almost in the books for the Caribbean Premier League 2021, with Sunday's action seeing the Jamaica Tallawahs faceoff against the Trinbago Knight Riders in Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders 18th Match CPL 2021. Both teams find themselves towards the top of the table but some way off pacesetters Saint Kitts & Nevis Patriots.
Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders 18th Match CPL 2021
Jamaica Tallawahs head into this matchup looking to find some consistency. After four matches, they find themselves on four points after two wins and two losses. They head into this match off the back of a hefty defeat against table-toppers Saint Kitts & Nevis Patriots. The lack of ability to score big runs cost them dearly as the Patriots reached the Tallawahs’ total with well over two overs to spare.
Likely playing 11 of Jamaica Tallawahs
Rovman Powell, Jason Mohammed, Haider Ali, Shamarh Brooks, Chadwick Walton, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Migael Pretorius, Chris Green, Qais Ahmed, Fidel Edwards
Trinbago Knight Riders have struggled in this year's competition. The defending champions and winners of CPL 2020, the Knight Riders, have played a game more than the Tallawahs, having won two and lost three of the five matches they have competed in so far. The Knight Riders head into this match fresh off a heartbreaking super over loss to the Guyana Amazon Warriors.
Likely playing 11 of Trinbago Knight Riders
Lendl Simmons, Tim Seifert, Colin Munro, Sunil Narine, Leonardo Julien, Kieron Pollard, Tion Webster, Jayden Seales, Ravi Rampaul, Akeal Hosein, Khary Pierre
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The weather for the game is set to be perfect, with nice hot conditions. The pitch has been tricky to read, with some matches seeing big scores and other matches being very low-scoring. The average score so far in the CPL 2021 is 137. Look for the team that wins the toss to put the opposition in to bat, allowing themselves the opportunity to chase a total.
Betting Predictions for Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders 18th Match CPL 2021
Match Result Prediction
With both teams struggling for consistency, the match betting is very close. The Tallawahs can be backed at 2.00 and the Knight Riders at 1.8. In a match that is hard to call, we are going to back the Knight Riders to win this crucial clash. The Knight Riders will not want to give up the defense of their title without a fight, and we are backing them to edge this one and breathe fresh life into their playoff push.
Winner: Trinbago Knight Riders (1.80 from Bet365)
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Colin Munro to be the top run-scorer for Trinbago Knight Riders
Much is expected of star batsman Colin Munro. At his best, Munro can be one of the most devastating T20 batsmen, able to score runs and smash the ball all over the park. He has had a mixed start to this year's competition with scores of 32, 1, 40, 8, and 13. In a match they need to win, the Knight Riders will need Munro at his best.
Colin Munro to be the top run-scorer for Trinbago Knight Riders: Yes (4.5 from Bet365)
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Total match wickets
Betway is offering a market for the total amount of wickets in the match to be over 12.5. At odds of 1.8, that could be a great value. In their matches, the Knight Riders have seen a total of 16, 14, 8, 14, and 18 wickets to fall, with the Tallawahs having been involved in matches containing 15, 13, 12, and 12.
Over 12.5 wickets in the match: Yes (1.8 Betway)
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A fifty to be scored in the match.
Casumo is offering odds of 4.00 for there not to be a half-century scored in the match. Despite the long odds, a 50 to be scored is by no means a guarantee. Out of the nine innings that these teams have batted so far in CPL 2021, only three times has 50 been reached. In a tight match like this one is expected to be, betting for there not to be a fifty scored could be a canny way to play.
A fifty to be scored in the match: No (4.00 Casumo)
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