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Jamaica Tallawahs Best Betting Tips & Odds: CPL 2021 Betting on Fun88

Jamaica Tallawahs is certainly amongst the most successful teams of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), having won the championships in 2013 and 2016. That said, it’s been a while that this team did really well, and therefore, they will be looking to have a much better season this time than the last few years.

Unlike other teams, the good thing is that the Jamaica Tallawahs know how to perform on a big day. On the two occasions they made it to the finals; they ended up winning the tournament. However, they have also been erratic in the other seasons.

For example, Jamaica Tallawahs was eliminated in the initial rounds of the CPL in 2017 and 2018. Even though they managed to reach the semi-final in CPL 2020, their performance left a lot to be desired. Jamaica Tallawahs always look like a great side on paper, but often, they find it tough to live up to the expectations.

That said, the team has some of the best players in the T20 format, like Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, and Carlos Brathwaite. The biggest positive for them this year is that they have roped in Shakib Al Hasan, who’s a superb allrounder and arguably the greatest ever player from Bangladesh.

Shakib’s inclusion gives this team the much-needed depth, and as a result, they are expected to go far in CPL 2021.

In this blog, our experts, at Fun88, will look at how Jamaica Tallawahs are better placed in the current edition of CPL than earlier, what are their chances of winning, and who are going to be their key players.

Betting tips and odds for Jamaica Tallawahs in CPL 2021

CPL 2021 Jamaica Tallawahs Team Players

A strong mix of players, some seasoned and some young, is likely to ensure that Jamaica Tallawahs will go deep in CPL 2021.

The team is expected to benefit big time due to the inclusion of Shakib, who’s good with both bat and ball. He has a batting average of 23.5 and has taken 102 wickets in the Twenty20 International (T20) format.

More than anything else, Shakib has the tendency to rise to an occasion. In difficult situations, he can score runs, which come in handy, and take wickets when it matters the most.

Being a Bangladeshi player, Shakib has tremendous experience of playing on slow wickets, like at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts. He’s sure going to be an asset for his team.

Another exciting addition in the line-up is that of Qais Ahmad, the talented leg-spinner from Afghanistan. Qais is going to make the most of the turning track offered by Warner Park.

By all counts, he may end up being the best bowler of Jamaica Tallawahs. He may be only 21, but he’s that one leg-spinner that various teams would like to have. That’s why Qais plays in CPL, the Pakistani Super League (PSL), and Big Bash League (BBL).

Then, the team has Andre Russell, who’s well recognized as one of the best T20 players ever. He has been the most successful bowler of Jamaica Tallawahs, having taken 58 wickets so far. Besides, he’s more than capable of changing a match with his bat.

With a strike-rate of 156.3 in the T20 format, Russel can hammer bowlers all over the park and win matches for his team effortlessly. Jamaica Tallawahs has other local players, as well, who have played for the national side of the West Indies, including Brathwaite and Fidel Edwards.

When in form, Brathwaite can be devastating. Remember how he hit Ben Stokes for four consecutive sixes in the final of ICC World T20 championships in 2016, eventually helping his team beat England and win the cup? The thing is, Brathwaite must show his form a lot more consistently than he usually does.

Similarly, Edwards is a talented but erratic fast bowler. He can bowl at a good pace but at times struggles to take wickets.

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Jamaica Tallawahs is missing out on some important players this year

Glenn Phillips, who scored 316 runs last year for Jamaica Tallawahs, is not returning to CPL this year. Imagine what Phillips could have done if he was part of the team this year. Needless to say, he will be missed, and his absence means that someone else from the team will have to step up to fill in his shoes. Are other batters listening?

Nkrumah Bonner, a capable all-rounder, who played for Jamaica Tallawahs last year, is not going to be a part of their line-up this year. Similarly, Mujeeb ur Rahman, who took the maximum number of wickets for Jamaica Tallawahs last year, is not playing this year for them.

Key players from Jamaica Tallawahs to watch out for in CPL 2021

  • Shakib Al Hasan – Shakib is going to be a key player for Jamaica Tallawahs this year. So much depends upon him that if he doesn’t perform well, his team will find it very tough to do well. But, we know that Shakib performs well in tight situations.
  • Qais Ahmad – This talented bowler is expected to weave a web of leg-spin around batsmen in CPL 2021. Much will rest on his shoulders, as he’s expected to extract turns and variations from the pitch to get the better off the batters.
  • Andre Russell – Along with Shakib, Russell is the most talented all-rounder of Jamaica Tallawahs. His presence, whether batting or bowling, is going to play a major role in how his team performs overall.

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Guyana Amazon Warriors Best Betting Tips & Odds: CPL 2021 Betting on Fun88

It would be tough to find a team that has reached the final of a Twenty20 International (T20) tournament on five occasions but has never won the cup. But that’s exactly been Guyana Amazon Warriors’ record in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

This team made the final of CPL in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2019; they even reached the semi-finals in 2020, but the trophy eluded them on all these occasions. Compared to other teams, Guyana Amazon Warriors have always been a stronger side, but their multiple defeats in finals should worry them. Besides, they tend to lose the final match by a significant margin.

It could be that they find it tough to perform on a big occasion. That said, they have one of the strongest line-ups in CPL 2021, and betting odds suggest that they will go far in the tournament.

Their fans would love them to break the jinx this time, and they couldn’t have asked for a better way to start CPL 2021. In the inaugural match, Guyana Amazon Warriors defeated the defending champions, Trinbago Knight Riders, by nine runs at the Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts.

If they carry this momentum, they can certainly reach deep in the tournament and perhaps, win CPL 2021 as well.

In this blog, our experts, at Fun88, will look at how Guyana Amazon Warriors are placed in the current edition of CPL, what are their chances of winning, and who are going to be their key players.

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Betting tips and odds for Guyana Amazon Warriors in CPL 2021

When we consider the betting odds, we’d realize that Guyana Amazon Warriors have a good chance of going really deep in the tournament; their ability to win CPL 2021 will depend upon how well they handle the big moments.

Their strengths are in their batting and spin bowling departments. Their batting line-up includes Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Mohammad Hafeez, and Shoaib Malik.

They have the right mix of flair and experience. In Malik and Hafeez, they have two of the most seasoned batters of the T20 format, who know how to handle crunch situations. In Pooran and Hetmyer, they have the young guns, who can explode and take the game away from the opposition.

Both Pooran and Hetmyer regularly play in the national side of the West Indies. While Pooran has already scored over 3,000 runs in T20 cricket, Hetmyer has impressed with his ability to hit sixes at will.

Besides, Hafeez is enjoying good form at the moment, and he’s expected to be a handy player in CPL 2021.  So, batting-wise, Guyana Amazon Warriors seem sorted.

When it comes to bowling, this team has a masterful spinner in Imran Tahir. Tahir is one of the most consistent wicket-taking bowlers of CPL. Consider his statistics: he took 15 wickets in CPL 2020, 16 wickets in CPL 2019, and 16 wickets a year before.

Tahir is not someone who has taken wickets only in CPL. His googlies and spin variations earned him the title of the Number 1 ODI and T20I bowler in the world in 2017. When Tahir steps on the field in CPL 2021, he’s definitely going to be among wickets. If you’re thinking of betting on a bowler with maximum wickets, you should consider Tahir.

But that’s not all because Guyana Amazon Warriors also have Waqar Salamkheil, an emerging wrist spinner. Given that the pitch at Warner Park, St Kitts will offer ample turn, the combination of Tahir and Salamkheil can be lethal for any opposition to handle.

Pace bowling is a bit of concern for Guyana Amazon Warriors

Guyana Amazon Warriors Best Betting Tips & Odds CPL 2021

While spinners are effective in CPL, you need pacers to win matches as well. On this front, Guyana Amazon Warriors may have a bit of concern. Their lead fast bowlers are Naveen ul Haq and Romario Shepherd. While both are talented, they have played only a handful of games.

Haq and Shepherd have played 8 and 6 T20 matches, respectively, which shows that they lack experience. For a team, which is thinking of winning CPL, it would have been better if they had a more seasoned duo to lead their fast bowling, but that’s not the case with Guyana Amazon Warriors.

Besides, Shepherd has not performed consistently, which leaves Haq to manage the workload alone. If fast bowlers don’t click, Tahir, who’s otherwise a great spinner, may come under pressure knowing that he has to take wickets, come what may.

Key players from Guyana Amazon Warriors to watch out for in CPL 2021

  • Nicholas Pooran – Pooran will be the player to watch out for, given his precocious skills as a batter. Not to forget, he’s also the captain of the side and the wicketkeeper. A lot will depend upon Pooran if Guyana Amazon Warriors have to do well.
  • Shimron Hetmyer – Enough has been said about Hetmyer, but then he’s a player who deserves the attention. It was evident in the opening Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders match, wherein he scored 54 runs, which proved crucial in his team winning the match. He’s known for hitting big, but his team will need him to play longer and more mature innings for them to win.
  • Imran Tahir – There’s no doubt Tahir is their best bowler. He may be 42 years of age, but he takes around 1.5 wickets per T20 match, which shows his wicket-taking ability.

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Which team won the CPL 2020 and how. Find out all that’s there to know!

Trinbago Knight Riders emerged as the winners of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020 title after comfortably beating St Lucia Zouks by eight wickets. This was the fourth time that Trinbago Knight Riders won the CPL title, making them the league’s most successful team by a considerable margin.

St Lucia Zouks batted first in the final match and set a target of 155 runs in 20 overs for Trinbago Knight Riders. Andre Fletcher was the top scorer for St Lucia Zouks, having scored 39 runs on 27 balls. Key contributions came from Mark Deyal (29 runs), Najibullah Zadran (24 runs), and Roston Chase (22 runs).

Tight bowling by Trinbago Knight Riders ensured St Lucia Zouks lost all their ten wickets within 20 overs. Kieron Pollard was the destroyer-in-chief, as he took 4 wickets, including those of Fletcher, Chase, and Zadran. Ali Khan and Fawad Ahmed took 2 wickets each.

While chasing, Trinbago Knight Riders got initial hiccups when they lost the wickets of Tion Webster and Tim Seifert cheaply. But that was all that the bowlers of St Lucia Zouks could do. Subsequently, Lendl Simmons and Darren Bravo went about chasing business with clinical precision.

Simmons scored 84 runs off just 49 deliveries, including 4 sixes and 8 fours. On the other hand, Bravo scored 58 runs off 47 deliveries, hammering 6 sixes. As a result, Trinbago Knight Riders won with 11 balls to spare.

Trinbago Knight Riders’ route to Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020 title

Trinbago Knight Riders beat St Lucia Zouks

Trinbago Knight Riders had a great run in the CPL 2020 tournament. The team did not lose even one match of the 12 games it played. It won most of its matches comfortably, reminding everyone why it is the league’s most successful team.

Trinbago Knight Riders won all 10 matches of the league stage. Compared to that, the second positioned team at the league stage – Guyana Amazon Warriors – could win only 6 of the 10 games.

The following table shows how Trinbago Knight Riders won all the 10 league matches.

Date Match Result
18-Aug-20 Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders Trinbago Knight Riders won by 4 wickets
20-Aug-20 Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders Trinbago Knight Riders won by 7 wickets
23-Aug-20 Barbados Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders Trinbago Knight Riders won by 19 runs
26-Aug-20 Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks  

Trinbago Knight Riders won by 6 wickets

27-Aug-20 Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors Trinbago Knight Riders won by 7 wickets
29-Aug-20 Barbados Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders  

Trinbago Knight Riders won by 2 wickets

01-Sep-20 Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders Trinbago Knight Riders won by 19 runs
02-Sep-20 St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Trinbago Knight Riders Trinbago Knight Riders won by 59 runs
05-Sep-20 St Lucia Zouks vs Trinbago Knight Riders Trinbago Knight Riders won by 23 runs
06-Sep-20 Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Trinbago Knight Riders won by 9 wickets

As the table shows, the margin of victory was slim (2 wickets) only in one match against Barbados Tridents that was played on August 29, 2020. In all other matches, Trinbago Knight Riders won easily.

In fact, hardly anyone expected them to win that particular match against Barbados Tridents. Trinbago Knight Riders was chasing 149 on a slow pitch and had lost 5 wickets for just 62 runs.

The pitch was slow even as 87 more runs were needed to win off just 44 deliveries. But then Kieron Pollard walked in and scored 72 runs off just 28 balls, winning the match for his team.

Players like Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Dwayne Bravo, Khary Pierre, and Lendl Simmons played a vital role in other matches to help Trinbago Knight Riders win.

Sunil Narine was adjudged the ‘Player of the Match’ in two games for his outstanding performance. Narine showed his talent both with the ball and bat to win matches for his team. In a match against Guyana Amazon Warriors, he scored 50 runs off just 28 balls and took 2 wickets as well.

In another match against Jamaica Tallawahs, Narine scored 53 runs off 38 deliveries to win the match for his team. Similarly, Colin Munro was declared ‘Player of the Match’ in two matches for scoring a half-century against Barbados Tridents in one match and making 65 runs against Jamaica Tallawahs in another match.

Trinbago Knight Riders has a line-up of superbly talented players. Nowhere was it more evident than in the semi-final clash against Jamaica Tallawahs.

In that match, Trinbago Knight Riders’ two left-arm spinners, Akeal Hosein and Khary Pierre took five wickets combined to crush the opposition’s batsmen. As a result, Jamaica Tallawahs could score only 107 runs, a score not exactly worthy of a semi-final contest.

Later, Trinbago Knight Riders’ batsman took it upon themselves to hammer the bowlers of Jamaica Tallawahs all over the park. Doing so, Lendl Simmons scored 54 runs, and Tion Webster scored 44 runs to take their team to victory when five overs were yet to be bowled.

How’s Trinbago Knight Riders likely to perform in CPL 2021?

For CPL 2021, Trinbago Knight Riders has retained 12 players from its title-winning squad of the previous year. These include Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Sikandar Raza, Anderson Phillip, Tion Webster, Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales, and Ali Khan.

That’s a wise decision because most of these players have proved themselves to be match-winners. Meanwhile, Trinbago Knight Riders accepted the request of Dwayne Bravo, who had been a key player, to move to St Kitts & Nevis Patriots. Trinbago Knight Riders still has a formidable line-up, which is expected to perform well in Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021.

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When and where will Caribbean Premier League 2021 matches be played? Check out the CPL 2021 Fixtures!

The ninth season of one of the most popular Twenty20 International (T20) cricket leagues, Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021, is set to begin on August 26.

Overall, 33 matches will be played between August 26 and September 15, including 30 league games, 2 semi-final matches, and 1 final match. All 33 matches of CPL 2021 will be played at Warner Park in Basseterre, the capital city of Saint Kitts and Nevis.

It’s rare that all matches are played at the same venue. So, when the CPL announced that Warner Park, Saint Kitts and Nevis would host all the fixtures, there were concerns that it could deteriorate the pitch quality and put pressure on the park’s infrastructure.

But the administrators clarified that there are six training grounds around St Kitts, which franchises will use for training. It means that Warner Park is only hosting the matches, as it won’t be used for training.

Six teams will participate in the league: Guyana Amazon Warriors, Trinbago Knight Riders, Barbados Tridents, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Jamaica Tallawahs, and St Lucia Zouks.

Each team will play ten league matches. During the league stage, all teams will play against each other twice, totalling 30 league matches overall. Since league matches aren’t an elimination round, teams will have ample opportunity to make comebacks.

At the end of league matches, the top 4 teams will advance to the semi-finals, the knock-out stage. Both the semi-final matches are scheduled for September 14 2021. The winning teams will move to the Final, which will be played on September 15 to decide the winner of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021 title.

A total of 33 matches over 21 days may seem like a tight schedule for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021, but this is the best the administrators could do this year. The Indian Premier League’s (IPL) second half will also be played soon after CPL 2021 is over.

This is the only window for CPL 2021 to happen, also considering that many players participate in IPL and CPL both. But cricket punters are not complaining because CPL 2021 is sure going to be a thrilling T20 tournament with exciting matches and talented players.

Some of the top international cricketers, like Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Anrich Nortje, Chris Gayle, Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, and Mohammad Amir will play in CPL 2021, which will make it an edge of the seat affair.

Dates, Timings, Venue, & Schedule of Caribbean Premier League 2021 (CPL) T20 fixtures

Caribbean Premier League 2021 (CPL) T20 fixtures

# Match Date Timings IST* Venue
1 Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders Thursday 26 August 7:30pm Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
2 Barbados Tridents vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Friday 27 August 4:30am Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
3 Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Lucia Zouks Friday 27 August 7:30pm Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
4 Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents Saturday 28 August 4:30am Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
5 Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Saturday 28 August 7:30pm Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
6 Jamaica Tallawahs vs Barbados Tridents Sunday 29 August 12am Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
7 St Lucia Zouks vs Trinbago Knight Riders Sunday 29 August 7:30pm Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
8 St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Guyana Amazon Warriors Monday 30 August 12am Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
9 Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks Tuesday 31 August 7:30pm Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
10 Barbados Tridents vs Jamaica Tallawahs Wednesday 1 September 4:30am Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
11 Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors Wednesday 1 September 7:30pm Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
12 Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Thursday 2 September 4:30am Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
13 St Lucia Zouks vs Guyana Amazon Warriors Thursday 2 September 7:30pm Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
14 St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Barbados Tridents Friday 3 September 4:30am Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
15 St Lucia Zouks vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Saturday 4 September 7:30pm Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
16 Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Barbados Tridents Sunday 5 September 12am Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
17 St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs St Lucia Zouks Sunday 5 September 7:30pm Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
18 Trinbago Knight Riders vs Jamaica Tallawahs Monday 6 September 12am Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
19 Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders Tuesday 7 September 7:30pm Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
20 Barbados Tridents vs Guyana Amazon Warriors Wednesday 8 September 4:30am Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
21 St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Jamaica Tallawahs Wednesday 8 September 7:30pm Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
22 Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Lucia Zouks Thursday 9 September 4:30am Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
23 Barbados Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders Thursday 9 September 7:30pm Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
24 St Lucia Zouks vs Jamaica Tallawahs Friday 10 September 4:30am Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
25 St Lucia Zouks vs Barbados Tridents Saturday 11 September 7:30pm Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
26 Jamaica Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors Sunday 12 September 12am Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
27 Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Sunday 12 September 4:30am Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
28 Barbados Tridents vs St Lucia Zouks Sunday 12 September 7:30pm Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
29 Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs Monday 13 September 12am Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
30 St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Trinbago Knight Riders Monday 13 September 4:30am Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
31 Semi-final 1  – 1st placed team vs 4th placed team Tuesday 14 September   Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
32 Semi-final 2 – 2nd placed team vs 3rd placed team Tuesday 14 September   Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
33 Final Wednesday 15 September   Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts

 

* All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)

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A brief history of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) – Previous Winners, Runners Up, Top Scorers, and More!

The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a Twenty20 International (T20) cricket tournament played annually in the Caribbean. It attracts some of the best cricketers from the West Indies and other countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Australia, South Africa, and India.

In 2013, Cricket West Indies founded CPL as the premier Caribbean T20 cricket tournament of the Caribbean. Earlier, Caribbean Twenty20 was the main T20 competition there, but CPL replaced it. The West Indies board also sealed an agreement with entrepreneur Ajmal Khan for CPL’s funding.

Ajmal Khan is a famous businessman in the Caribbean, having founded several enterprises, including Verus International, a Barbados-based merchant bank.

Interestingly, Hero MotoCorp Ltd, a leading motorcycle and scooter manufacturer based in New Delhi, India, is the main sponsor of CPL. That’s why the tournament is also called Hero CPL.

Six teams, each representing a country from the West Indies, participate in CPL – Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Lucia Zouks, Barbados Tridents, Trinbago Knight Riders, and St Kitts & Nevis Patriots.

The idea of having country-based teams helps in marketing cricket in those territories. Additionally, it gives an opportunity to young players to participate in an international-level league to hone their skills and become better cricketers.

Trinbago Knight Riders was earlier called Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel. They had a name change after Red Chillies Entertainment, the parent company of Kolkata Knight Riders, an Indian Premier League (IPL) team, bought a stake in Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel in 2015.

In the initial seasons of CPL, Antigua Hawksbills, a franchise team from Antigua and Barbuda, used to participate; however, its performance was never up to the mark even when legendary Antiguan cricketer, Sir Vivian Richards, had coached it in 2013.

Antigua Hawksbills stood fifth in CPL 2013 and finished last in CPL 2014. Later, in 2015, many players from the team chose to play for a new franchise, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, and Antigua Hawksbills decided not to participate in CPL.

Even though CPL is still a relatively young cricket league, it has provided a lot of action and excitement not only for cricket lovers, but also for sports punters. Read on as we discuss interesting facts about CPL, winners list, top teams, best batsmen and bowlers.

Interesting facts about the best performing teams, top scorers, & wicket-takers of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL)

CPL T20 Top Scorers Of the Season's

By beating Guyana Amazon Warriors in the final, Jamaica Tallawahs had emerged as the winners of the CPL’s inaugural edition in 2013.

  • The unluckiest team of the league is Guyana Amazon Warriors, which reached the final of CPL on five occasions (2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, & 2019), but never won the title. Its fans are eager to see if Guyana Amazon Warriors break the jinx in 2021.
  • Trinbago Knight Riders is the most successful team, having won CPL four times, in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2020. Other successful teams of CPL are Barbados Tridents and Jamaica Tallawahs, which have won the title two times each.
  • Lendl Simmons, a cricketer from Trinidad, is the top scorer for CPL. Simmons has scored 2,436 runs to date in all editions of CPL, put together. He was the leading scorer for Guyana Amazon Warriors in 2014 by making 446 runs. In 2020, he repeated the feat by scoring 356 runs, but he had switched to Trinbago Knight Riders by then.
  • Dwayne Bravo, a famous medium-pacer from the West Indies, is the leading wicket-taker for CPL. Bravo has taken 106 wickets so far in the tournament. In 2015, he was adjudged the ‘Player of the Series’ for taking 28 wickets and helping his team, Trinbago Knight Riders, win the cup. Dwayne Bravo continued his excellent run in CPL 2016 as well by taking 21 wickets.
  • There’s another Bravo, too, who has played superbly well in CPL. Darren Bravo, one of the leading scorers for Trinbago Knight Riders, is the younger half-brother of Dwayne Bravo. By hitting 1,726 runs, he has played a vital role in the success of the Trinbago Knight Riders.
  • Chris Gayle and Andre Russell are the most successful batsman and bowler for Jamaica Tallawahs, respectively. Gayle scored 1,695 runs for the team between 2013 and 2019, while Russel has taken 58 wickets to date.
  • Several international cricketers have performed well in CPL editions. Colin Munro, a New Zealand cricketer, was CPL’s Player of the Series in 2018 for hammering 567 runs and helping Trinbago Knight Riders win the cup.
  • Shoaib Malik from Pakistan scored most runs in CPL 2013 when he made 272 for his team, Barbados Tridents. Likewise, Fawad Ahmed, a Pakistani-Australian cricketer, took most wickets in CPL’s 2018 edition when he took 22 scalps for Trinbago Knight Riders.

Year-wise CPL winners list, runners up, and leading players

Year Winners Runners Up Most runs Most wickets
2013 Jamaica Tallawahs Guyana Amazon Warriors Shoaib Malik (Barbados Tridents) (272 runs) Krishmar Santokie (Guyana Amazon Warriors) (16 wickets)
2014 Barbados Tridents Guyana Amazon Warriors Lendl Simmons (Guyana Amazon Warriors) (446 runs) Ravi Rampaul (Barbados Tridents) (18 wickets)
2015 Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel Barbados Tridents Chris Gayle (Jamaica Tallawahs) (430 runs) Dwayne Bravo (Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel) (28 wickets)
2016 Jamaica Tallawahs Guyana Amazon Warriors Chris Lynn (Guyana Amazon Warriors) (454 runs) Dwayne Bravo (Trinbago Knight Riders) (21 wickets)
2017 Trinbago Knight Riders St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Chadwick Walton (Guyana Amazon Warriors) (458 runs) Sohail Tanvir (Guyana Amazon Warriors) (17 wickets)
2018 Trinbago Knight Riders Guyana Amazon Warriors Colin Munro (Trinbago Knight Riders) (567 runs) Fawad Ahmed (Trinbago Knight Riders) (22 wickets)
2019 Barbados Tridents Guyana Amazon Warriors Brandon King (Guyana Amazon Warriors) (496 runs) Hayden Walsh Jr. (Barbados Tridents) (22 wickets)
2020 Trinbago Knight Riders St Lucia Zouks Lendl Simmons (Trinbago Knight Riders) (356 runs) Scott Kuggeleijn (St Lucia Zouks) (17 wickets)

Player of the Series of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for various seasons

Year Player of the series
2013 Krishmar Santokie (Guyana Amazon Warriors)
2014 Lendl Simmons (Guyana Amazon Warriors)
2015 Dwayne Bravo (Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel)
2016 Andre Russell (Jamaica Tallawahs)
2017 Chadwick Walton (Guyana Amazon Warriors)
2018 Colin Munro (Trinbago Knight Riders)
2019 Hayden Walsh Jr. (Barbados Tridents)
2020 Kieron Pollard (Trinbago Knight Riders)

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Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021 Predictions for Winner, Runner-Up, Top Scorer, and more!

One of the prominent Twenty20 cricket leagues globally, the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), is set to begin its ninth season from August 26. Whether you’re a cricket lover or a punter, now is the time to analyse the team line-ups, the strengths and weaknesses of each player, the quality of the pitch, and playing conditions.

Historically, CPL has offered batsmen-friendly pitches, which also assisted spinners. This year, too, spin is going to play an important part because all the matches will be held at Warner Park, Saint Kitts and Nevis. This pitch is likely to help spinners move the ball.

That’s only fair because it allows a relatively even contest between the bat and the ball. Apart from spinners, even medium-pacers have been effective in the previous editions of CPL, which means there’s something for everyone in this league. That is what makes it worth looking out for.

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Read on as we throw light on the likely course of CPL in its ninth edition.

CPL 2021 Predictions for Winner & Runner-Up Teams

CPL 2021 Winner Prediction

After spending countless hours on every nuance of the game, our experts think that Trinbago Knight Riders has the best chance of winning the CPL 2021 cup. If they do so, they will be emerging as CPL winners for the record fifth time.

Sceptics may doubt our prediction, but our assessment shows that no other team has the kind of talented pool this team has. Granted that they have lost their champion bowler, Dwayne Bravo, to St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, but even then, they have Sunil Narine and Khary Pierre, who are wicket-taking bowlers.

Moreover, Trinbago Knight Riders have got the rising leg-spinner from Nepal, Sandeep Lamichhane, on their side. This addition seems well thought of, given that Warner Park provides help to spinners.

Besides, they have the most formidable batting combination, thanks to Kieron Pollard, Colin Munro, and Lendl Simmons. Munro and Simmons were the leading-scorers of CPL in 2018 and 2020, respectively. Munro had hammered an impressive 567 runs in 2018, playing a vital role in Trinbago Knight Riders winning the cup.

Guyana Amazon Warriors is most likely to finish as the runner-up this year. Per se, it’s not bad, but if they indeed lose in the final, it will be the sixth occasion that they will fail to win the final. There’s no denying that Guyana Amazon Warriors is a talented side. They have two of the most destructive T20 batsmen in their line-up: Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer.

Pooran has scored more than 3,000 runs in the T20 format, and he’s almost a veteran of limited-overs cricket. Hetmyer, on the other hand, loves dealing in sixes and can quickly propel the run-rate. Brandon King is another talented batsman on their side, who too can win matches.

When it comes to bowling, they have one of the best spinners in the world, Imran Tahir, and also a rising wrist-spinner, Waqar Salamkheil. Guyana Amazon Warriors also has Naveen-ul-Haq, a talented medium-pacer from Afghanistan, who was quite impressive in CPL 2020’s edition.

If Guyana Amazon Warriors has so much talent, the question is: Why can’t they win the cup this time? We think that they don’t have the killer combination of the kind Trinbago Knight Riders has. No doubt they are a talented side, but they need the ability to win the tight moments regularly to win the cup.

Predictions for CPL Top Scorer & Top Wicket-Taker in its Ninth Edition

Colin Munro, the big hitter from New Zealand, is most likely to emerge as the top scorer in CPL’s ninth edition. He’s one of the most prolific batsmen in this league, having earlier also been CPL top scorer.

At 34, we think Munro still has a lot of batting left in him, which Trinbago Knight Riders would love to capitalize on. So far, he has scored 1,753 runs for them at an impressive average of 39.84. After Munro, Lendl Simmons, Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer are going to be the other leading scorers of CPL 2021.

Since Warner Park will provide help for spinners, it’s very possible that he would end up being the leading wicket-taker this time around. Imran Tahir is most expected to take maximum wickets in CPL 2021.

Although Tahir has never achieved this feat earlier, he has taken 47 wickets in 32 matches for Guyana Amazon Warriors to date. He’s going to trouble batters with his googlies this time as well.

Dwayne Bravo was the leading wicket-taker twice earlier, but he has switched sides to St Kitts & Nevis Patriots. His wicket-tally will depend upon how far his team goes, and it’s not likely that they will go far.

Bowlers, who are going to give a tough competition to Tahir for most wickets, are Sunil Narine and Sandeep Lamichhane from Trinbago Knight Riders and Hayden Walsh Jr. from Barbados Tridents.

Both Narine and Lamichhane are capable of taking wickets. Narine, in fact, has been a regular in T20 cricket for years, and Hayden Walsh Jr. was the leading wicket-taker in CPL 2019 when he took 22 scalps, but it seems that Tahir has just that bit of an extra edge over other spinners.

So, if you are betting on top scorer and top wicket-taker, Colin Munro and Imran Tahir are your best bets, respectively.

Young Guns to Watch Out for in CPL 2021

CPL 2021 Players To Watch Out!

Although most players who participate in CPL are 30 plus, several young players also play in this league, as it provides them with a great platform to showcase their talent. Playing in CPL gives them international exposure and enables them to hone their skills. Some of these young players can turn out to be match-winners this time.

In the ninth season of CPL, many young spinners will play, hoping to impress everyone with their performance. Like we discussed, Warner Park’s pitch usually helps spin movement, and that’s why teams were eager to sign-up spinners.

For example, Trinbago Knight Riders have a talented, young leg spinner from Nepal, Sandeep Lamichhane, who’s becoming a key feature of T20 matches worldwide. Leg spin, in particular, can be effective at Warner Park.

Other teams also have capable young spinners like Waqar Salamkheil (Guyana Amazon Warriors) and Qais Ahmad (Jamaica Tallawahs).

Waqar Salamkheil and Qais Ahmad are both young cricketers from Afghanistan. They are 19-20 years of age and are looking forward to gaining valuable experience at CPL. While Salamkheil is a left-arm wrist-spinner, Ahmad is a leg spinner. Both can turn the ball enough to trouble even a well-set batsman.

Oshane Thomas (Barbados Tridents) and Naveen-ul-Haq (Guyana Amazon Warriors) are bright young fast-bowlers who’ll be eager to make their mark in CPL 2021.

Oshane Thomas is a 6-foot 6-inch-tall fast bowler from Jamaica who has clocked a speed of 97mph in a CPL match. He can bowl bouncers, yorkers and can also swing the ball.

Naveen-ul-Haq, a 21-year-old fast-medium bowler from Afghanistan, will be looking forward to playing well in this edition of CPL.

Several young cricketers from West Indies are also going to feature in CPL 2021, which includes Joshua Da Silva (St Kitts and Nevis Patriots), Leonardo Julien (Trinbago Knight Riders), Joshua James (Jamaica Tallawahs), and Jayden Seales (Trinbago Knight Riders).

While Da Silva and Julien are wicketkeeper-batsmen, James and Seales are fast bowlers. These players have excelled at the Under-19 level, and they are ready to show their mettle at a bigger stage.

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