Looking to make a quick turnaround from the loss in the opening game, Barbados Royals take on a familiar foe in Jamaica Tallawahs on Sunday, August 20.

The teams - who last met in the final of the 2022 edition - will face off for the 22nd time in the Caribbean Premier League. By the numbers, the Tallawahs maintain ascendancy in the head-to-head record with 11 wins in 21 meetings. The Royals, however, are pretty close with nine victories and will set out to hunt for their first win over the defending CPL champions since September 2022.

Match Details

CPL 2023, Match 5: Jamaica Tallawahs vs Barbados Royals

Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

August 20, 10:00 AM local time, 7:30 PM IST

What to expect

Barbados Royals to win the toss and bat first with the top order - led by Kyle Mayers - shopping for runs from the bowling spells of Jamaica Tallawahs’ Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir and Salman Irshad. Furthermore, the weather gods are expected to disrupt proceedings at any point in the fixture, as there is a 60-70% possibility of rain.

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The Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium is a happy hunting ground for pacers, who traditionally have the most significant say in T20 fixtures. The team batting first will look to go on a scoring spree and pile on a total of over 175-plus to be in the driver’s seat in the tie.

Royal to watch

Jason Holder is the current Royals player to have the most runs (185) and wickets (18) in the 17 appearances he has made in a JT vs BR CPL affair. The towering home-grown talent was at his absolute best with the ball in the previous game (4/38), and is poised to keep his momentum on an upward trend when testing the resilience of new Jamaica Tallawahs skipper Brandon King, Kirk McKenzie and Sharmah Brooks with his pitch-perfect deliveries.

Milestone corner

  1. Barbados Royals need one win to register 50 Wins in T20s
  2. Kyle Mayers needs a four to complete 200 Fours in T20s
  3. Rahkeem Cornwall needs 4 Fours for 100 Fours in T20s
  4. Rovman Powell needs 8 Boundaries for 100 Boundaries in T20s as Captain
  5. Jason Holder needs 11 Runs for 1000 Runs in T20s and 39 Runs for 1000 Runs in CPL for Barbados Royals
  6. Kyle Mayers needs 33 Runs for 1000 Runs in CPL