CPL 2018: Tallawahs arriving ahead of Warriors clash on Saturday

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FORT LAUDERDALE, UNITED STATES- AUGUST 18: In this handout image provided by CPL T20, Shimron Hetmyer of Guyana Amazon Warriors plays a pull shot during the Hero Caribbean Premier League match between Jamaica Tallawahs and Guyana Amazon Warriors at Central Broward Regional Park on August 18, 2018 in Florida, United States. (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20/Getty Images)

With action in the ongoing Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) set to return to Guyana beginning on Saturday, the Jamaica Tallawahs have begun to arrive for their return clash with hosts Guyana Amazon Warriors.

Just a few members of the squad have arrived on Monday with the rest expected on Wednesday to prepare for the return clash on Saturday.

There is a three-way tie with defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders, Guyana Amazon Warriors and the Tallawahs with 10 points each with only the net run rate separating them as was much of the tournament.

All three teams have confirmed their places in the play-off phase of the tournament and are now playing for placements along with last year’s finalist St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

The Warriors with one more clash on the road on Wednesday against TKR in Port of Spain will finish the league stage at Providence with the two heated clashes.

In this handout image provided by CPL T20, David Miller (L), Andre Russell (2L), Rovman Powell (2R) and Kennar Lewis (R) of Jamaica Tallawahs during match 17 of the Hero Caribbean Premier League between St Lucia Stars and Jamaica Tallawahs at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground on August 25, 2018 in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/Getty Images)

On Saturday the Andre Russell-led side will take to the field against the Amazon Warriors who won two of their previous matches at home.

Against the Tallawahs in Florida, the Warriors won easily by 71 runs after Shimron Hetmyer smoked a classy century.

However, Russell and speedster Oshane Thomas have been in ripping form with the ball and are leading the bowling charts with 14 wickets apiece.

It’s all to play for on Saturday from 20:00h when both teams will look to win to finish the league stage in the top or second spot to have an easier passage to the final.

On Sunday the Warriors will then face off against the Trinbago Knight Riders at Providence at at 18:00h.

After the preliminary rounds, the first and second play-off matches featuring the four teams will be played right at Providence on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.

The finals will then be played in Trinidad on Sunday 16.

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