Guyana Amazon Warriors also take on Trinbago Knight Riders in today’s second game
The first of today’s matches sees the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots take on the Jamaica Tallawahs. The Tallawahs are yet to play a game in this addition of the Hero CPL, but the Patriots have got their campaign underway on Thursday night in a loss to the Guyana Amazon Warriors.
Patriots captain Faf du Plessis was evidently disappointed with the loss but feels there were positives for his team ahead of the Tallawahs game.
“I think there is always room for improvement, it is never nice after a loss. I just said to the guys in the changing room that it is a massive positive that, yes we did lose, but if we break the game down we nearly defended 90 runs in 14 overs because [Amazon Warriors] got off to a flyer in the beginning. So looking at it that way there is a huge positive for us to try and limit them so much on a small field.
“It is one of those things. When you lose a game people ask questions, if you win a game people don’t. We have got good plans in place and hopefully we can pull off a win [against the Tallawahs].”
The Tallawahs will have the talents of Andre Russell, Chris Gayle and Dale Steyn so the Patriots will have their work cut out.
TODAY’S GAMES: Saturday, 2 July – St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Jamaica Tallawahs, Warner Park (12pm), Trinbago Knight Riders v Guyana Amazon Warriors, Queen’s Park Oval (9pm)
TICKETS: Tickets for all CPL fixtures in the Caribbean and Fort Lauderdale are on sale now from www.cplt20.com.