CPL title on the line as Tallawahs and Royals face off


Two sides remain in CPL 2022, Barbados Royals and Jamaica Tallawahs, and both sides will be on the hunt for a third title when they meet in the final on Friday at the National Stadium, Providence.

Royals, formerly Tridents, won the title in 2014 and 2019, while Tallawahs were the inaugural champions in 2013 and copped another title three years later.

Both these franchises, who failed to qualify for the playoffs in 2021, won their previous two titles by defeating the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the four finals.

This season, they also delivered crushing blows to the Guyana Amazon Warriors to knock the hosts out in the first year of three years they are hosting the playoffs and final.

Speaking on the eve of the mega clash, both captains expressed they have momentum on their side, given their dominant outing against the Warriors.

According to Kyle Mayers, captain of Barbados Royals, they will look to continue their good form and keep a good assessment of the conditions.

His opposite number, Rovman Powell also expressed similar sentiments and rated the Royals as the team to beat. He said they will have their own plans as they seek championship success.

Tallawahs is owned by Guyanese businessman, Kris Persaud, and coached by Guyanese Shivnarine Chanderpaul and as such they are hoping for the sold out crowd to be on their side.

Match time is 19:00h.

Jamaica Tallawahs: Rovman Powell (captain), Fabian Allen, Brandon King, Kennar Lewis, Shamarh Brooks, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Amir, Migael Pretorius, Chris Green, Raymon Reifer, Jamie Merchant, Amir Jangoo, Shamar Springer, Nicholson Gordon, Kirk McKenzie, Joshua James.

Barbados Royals: Kyle Mayers (captain), Jason Holder, Obed McCoy, Kyle Mayers, Hayden Walsh Jr., Devon Thomas, Oshane Thomas, Nyeem Young, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Azam Khan, Corbin Bosch, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Bishop, Justin Greaves, Teddy Bishop, Ramon Simmonds.

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