Jamaica Tallawahs will take on the table-toppers Guyana Amazon Warriors in match no. 15 of CPL 2016 at the Kingston on Friday.
On the one hand, Warriors will look to extend their lead at the top of the CPL 2016 points table, and on the other, Tallawahs will want to reduce the gap between them and the Warriors.
Chris Gayle-led Jamaica Tallawahs can re-claim the second spot in the points table if they manage to outclass the in-form Warriors on Friday.
They will consider themselves to be unlucky as their match against Barbados Tridents got washed out due to incessant rain. Otherwise, with the way things were going and the kind of form Gayle was in, Tallawahs could have collected two points instead of one from that match.
Warriors on the other hand are coming into this fixture after a comprehensive victory over St Lucia Zouk few days ago. They will want to win their sixth game of CPL 2016 on Friday when they take the field against the Tallawahs in Kingston.
Riding on their two strike bowlers, Adam Zampa and Sohail Tanvir, Guyana Amazon Warriors have been outstanding when it comes to restricting their opponents to modest totals. Their middle order has also been in form with Chris Lynn, Jason Mohammad scoring in almost all the matches.
Martin Guptill does not like to tinker with his winning combination. It is highly unlikely that he is going to make any changes to his side. Tallawahs on the other hand, are also likely to take the field with the same XI.
Expected playing XI:
Jamaica Tallawahs: Chris Gayle (C), Chadwick Walton, Kumar Sangakkara (wk),Rovman Powell, Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Andre McCarthy, Dale Steyn, Kesrick Williams, Garey Mathurin, Jon-Russ Jaggesar.
Guyana Amazon Warriors: Dwayne Smith, Martin Guptill (C), Chris Lynn, Jason Mohammad, Chris Barnwell, Anthony Bramble (wk), Sohail Tanvir, Rayad Emrit, Veerasammy Permaul, Steven Jacobs, Adam Zampa.
Where to watch live
Match no. 15 of CPL 2016 between Jamaica Tallawahs and Guyana Amazon Warriors is scheduled to start from 8 p.m. local time (6:30 a.m. IST, 1:00 a.m. BST). Below are the live streaming and TV options (Note: IST am timings are next day):
India: Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Live Streaming: SonyLiv.
UK: BT Sport. Live Streaming: BT Sport Live Streaming.
USA: ESPN 3. Live Streaming: Watch Espn.
Australia: Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Foxtel Play.
New Zealand: Sommet Sports
Barbados: Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation
Trinidad: Caribbean Communications Network, TV 6, CNC 3
Nevis: Caribbean Cable Networks
Guyana: National Communications Network, TVG
St Kitts: ZIZ Broadcasting Corp
St Lucia: Helen Television System, St Lucia Cable Vision