Caribbean Premier League 2022 match preview: Jamaica Tallawahs v Barbados Royals

Team news, key match-ups, TV and streaming information, weather forecast, odds, form rundown, start times, venue, squad lists and more


What's the match?

Jamaica Tallawahs take on Barbados Royals in the 2022 Caribbean Premier League.

When is it taking place?

The match is scheduled to take place at 10am local time (GMT-5) on Sunday, September 11.

Where is the match being played?

This game is due to be staged at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia.

Who's got the form?

Jamaica Tallawahs come into the game with three wins in four games. They overcame St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders to give them six points from four games.

Their only setback came against St Lucia Kings, losing in a tight finish by two wickets with a single delivery remaining.

Barbados Royals could not have started much better, winning all four of their matches to top the table.

They started with a thumping win over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, before doing the double over St Lucia Kings either side of an 80-run hammering of Tribago Knight Riders.


Imad Wasim produced a player of the match display to beat Trinbago Knight Riders [Randy Brooks - CPL T20/Getty Images]

What's the match-up to watch?

Tallawahs have been supercharged in the middle order by Rovman Powell, who has struck 30*, 44* and 67 in three of his four CPL innings.

The middle of those - a 38-ball knock that helped beat the Warriors - was underpinned by his ability to see off the spin threat of Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi and Gudakesh Motie.

An improvement against spin came after working with Robert Samuels, who has helped him use his feet and deploy the sweep to get out of trouble.

"The good thing is Robert Samuels has known me from [since] I was a child," he said. "He has been my coach for a very long time now. I realised at the international level that I had a little bit of a problem with spin and all these days he sat down with me and gave me better options in playing spin. Just tells me to continue to trust myself and trust my defence because a lot of times that is our downfall.

"When the spin gets on top of us, as big-hitters or as batters, we don't trust our defence or technique. If we can do that long enough… and as I said, he gave me more options in dealing with spin and those options seem to be working so far. So, hopefully, more conversations with Robert and working with him will provide [even] more options and help me during the course of my career."

The key clash in the middle overs could well come against Hayden Walsh, who took 2 for 19 in the win over Kings, a return that included 11 dots balls and just two boundaries.

The 30-year-old isn't always trusted but his legbreaks will provide a different challenge to the in-form Powell.

What's the news from the camps?

Tallawahs are without Sandeep Lamichhane after he returned to Nepal to face an allegation of rape. No replacement has been confirmed and it is not yet clear if he will return to the squad.

Head-to-head record

Matches played: 17

Jamaica Tallawahs wins: 9

Barbados Royals wins: 7

No result: 1

Can I buy tickets?

Tickets are still available for this fixture, ranging from $4 to $7. There is also the option of the $125 VIP stand.

Click here to go to the CPL's box office.

What is the weather forecast?

The mid-week rain will have cleared by the back-end of the weekend and it should be a clear afternoon in St Lucia, leading to an uninterrupted morning and afternoon. Temperatures will be around 31 degrees Celcius.

What are the squads?

Jamaica Tallawahs: Rovman Powell, Fabian Allen, Brandon King, Kennar Lewis, Shamarh Brooks, Mohammad Amir, Sandeep Lamichhane (arriving September 3)/Abhijai Mansingh, Imad Wasim, Chris Green, Miguel Pretorius, Raymon Reifer, Jamie Merchant, Amir Jangoo, Shemar Springer, Nicholson Gordon, Kirk McKenzie, Joshua James

Barbados Royals: Jason Holder, Obed McCoy, Kyle Mayers, Hayden Walsh Jnr, Devon Thomas, Oshane Thomas, Nyeem Young, Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Harry Tector (temporary replacement for Mujeeb ur Rahman), Azam Khan, Corbin Bosch, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Bishop, Justin Greaves, Teddy Bishop, Ramon Simmonds


Corbin Bosch has starred in the field and with the bat [Randy Brooks - CPL T20/Getty Images]

Possible XIs

Jamaica Tallawahs: Brandon King, Kennar Lewis, Shamarh Brooks, Rovman Powell, Raymon Reifer, Imad Wasim, Fabian Allen, Chris Green, Migael Pretorius, Joshua James, Mohammad Amir

Barbados Royals: Kyle Mayers, Niroshan Dickwella, Quinton de Kock, Azam Khan, David Miller, Ackeem Auguste, Corbin Bosch, Jason Holder, Devon Thomas, Justin Greaves, Obed McCoy, Oshane Thomas

What are the odds?

Tallawahs start the game as favourites at 9/10 with some bookies, while leaders Royals are available at 10/11.

What's the prediction?

This is an early insight into who may scoop the title later this month. Royals' run has to end at some stage and Tallawahs are well placed to do just that.

Where can I watch the game?

BT Sport have the live broadcast rights to the competition in the United Kingdom.

Where can I watch elsewhere in the world?

Fancode - India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Myanmar and the Maldives

Sky NZ - New Zealand

Willow - USA 

SuperSport - South Africa

Fox Sports - Australia 

DAZN – Australia, Europe and South East Asia

SportsMax - Pan Caribbean

E-Networks - Guyana 

Star Sports – India

CNC3 - Trinidad & Tobago

Etisalat - Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Syria, Tunisa, UAE, Yemen, West Bank, Gaza Strip and Palestine

TVG - Guyana

NCN - Guyana 

National Television Network - Guyana 

Little Rock Television Station - Guyana 

CNS - Antigua and Barbuda 

GBN - Grenada 

Winners TV - St Lucia

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