It's been a season where Barbados Royals have clicked in every single department, whether it's the fireworks from an explosive batting line-up, the bowlers running riot in the Powerplay or a designated wicket-keeper coming in and dismantling the opposition batters with the ball. Led by the tactical David Miller, the Royals are going from strength to strength, and are undoubtedly the team to beat this CPL 2022.
They are now set to take on Jamaica Tallawahs, who have won 3 of their 4 matches so far and are placed in the second position on the points table.
CPL 2022: Match 14 - Jamaica Tallawahs vs Barbados Royals
Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
10:00 AM local time
On the 18 occasions that both teams have faced off in T20s, the Tallawahs have registered 9 wins, the Royals have won 4 and 1 game ended without a result. But since 2020, the Royals have had the upper hand, winning 3 of their 4 matches against the Tallawahs. They also have a superior record at this particular venue, winning 6 of the 8 games played here.
Pace vs spin at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium
While fast bowlers have historically been more successful on this ground, the Royals' versatile bowling attack combining deadly pace and crafty spin is capable of taking down any opposition.
With the winning momentum on their side, the Royals went in unchanged against Saint Lucia Kings and the decision continued to work wonders. With the top order in full flow and the bowling attack working in perfect tandem, it looks like a balanced team that skipper Miller is quite pleased with. There are no official injury updates from the camp. We'll have to wait until the toss to see if there are any surprises in store.
Player battle to watch
Obed McCoy vs Rovman Powell
The two have gone head-to-head in 7 T20 matches, with Obed dismissing the Tallawahs captain on 3 of those occasions. Powell has managed to score just 67 runs at an average of 22.3 against the pacer but is coming off a half-century in the previous game. The right-handed Powell vs the left-arm pace of Obed - this will be an interesting face-off!
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