Right then, that's it from this contest but the action continues in the CPL, 2023. We have another game lined up for you. The home side Saint Lucia Kings will square off against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. That game will be played on 21st August at 4.30 am IST (11.00 pm GMT, the previous day). But as you all know, you can join us early for the build-up. Let's hope that the rain stays away. Until then, goodbye and cheers!
UPDATE - 19.41 IST (14.11 GMT) - We have some bad news from the center folks. The game has been abandoned due to heavy rain that has damaged the ground conditions. Both teams will share a point each as a result of this. Cricketing action continues to pour our way with a lot of cricketing actions around the globe. All you need is to switch tabs and you can join us for India vs Ireland T20I game.
UPDATE - 19.30 IST (14.00 GMT) - Nothing much to update as it is still raining here in St. Lucia. The 22 yards in the center have been undercover overnight. The sky is also not looking much promising with cloud covers hovering around the ground.
UPDATE - 19.03 IST (13.33 GMT) - Bad news folks as the TOSS HAS BEEN DELAYED. It is raining at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Saint Lucia and the covers are firmly placed on the square that matters the most.
Barbados Royals, on the other hand, were beaten by a strong Saint Lucia Kings side who posted over 200 after batting first. Jason Holder took 4 wickets and did well with the ball for the Royals. In reply, the Royals could only manage 147 and lost the game by 54 runs. Their top order was blown away and they were already out of the chase very early in the innings. Nyeem Young, batting at 8, made a fine 48 and dragged his side to a respectable total. Barbados Royals will want to put the loss behind them and regroup going into this contest. Can they put up a better show today or will the Tallawahs get their second win? We shall find out soon. Toss and team news in a bit. Stay tuned!
Jamaica Tallawahs defeated the Saint Lucia Kings in the opening game of the season under the leadership of their new skipper Brandon King who made an attacking 81 and powered his side to 187 while batting first. Imad Wasim, Salman Irshad, and Chris Green picked up 7 wickets among them and got over the line by 11 runs. The Tallawahs look like a well-oiled unit and will hope to get back-to-back wins to start the season.
Hello and a warm welcome to our coverage of Match 5 in the Caribbean Premier League, 2023. The Jamaica Tallawahs are taking on the Barbados Royals at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St Lucia. Both the teams have got off to contrasting starts this season with the Tallawahs winning their opening game while Royals suffered a defeat. It’s early days in the tournament and teams will hope to get momentum and find their ideal eleven.
We are on the final day at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet in St Lucia as we have a doubleheader lined up in the 11th edition of the Caribbean Premier League. We focus our attention on match number 5 where Jamaica Tallawahs lock horns against Barbados Royals with both teams having started the campaign in contrasting fashion against the same opponent. Both teams have played a game each against Saint Lucia Kings with Jamaica Tallawahs winning the opening match by 11 runs but Barbados Royals could not do the same as they suffered a 54-run defeat in the very next game. Brandon King continued his good form in the international games and scored an attacking 81 to take Jamaica Tallawahs to a good total in the last encounter. They have a strong batting line-up of Kirk Mckenzie, Shamarh Brooks, Raymon Reifer, and Fabian Allen and a strong Pakistani bowling contingent comprising Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, and Salman Irshad. Barbados Royals had a poor outing with the ball and despite Jason Holder's four-wicket haul, ended up conceding more than 200 runs. Their entire top order failed miserably and they fell well short of the target. Will the be able to return to winning ways? Or will Jamaica Tallawahs continue to their winning run? We will find out soon.