CPL 2016 has come to its playoffs stage after an exciting finish to the league stage. The first match of the playoffs will be played between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Jamaica Tallawahs. Having players like Dwayne Smith & Chris Lynn, Guyana Amazon Warriors stood at the top position with their consistent performance throughout the tournament. On the other side, Jamaica Tallawahs, led by Chris Gayle, also had a great beginning to their CPL campaign. Though, they lost their last league match against St Lucia Zouks, still, they managed to find a 2nd spot in the points table. Both the teams have lost the same number of matches (3) and are at the top with 14 and 13 points respectively.
Looking from GAW’s point of view, Chris Lynn is their key batsman throughout the season, while Sohail Tanvir and spinner Adam Zampa are having a wonderful season with the bowl as they finished second and third on highest wicket takers list till league stage respectively. These three players need to fire if GAW wants to go further & lift the title. On the other hand, Jamaica Tallawahs is blessed with several big stars to their side. Skipper Chris Gayle, Kumar Sangakkara, Shakib-Al-Hasan & Andre Russell are capable of winning the matches single- handedly.
The inaugural edition of the CPL went to Jamaica Tallawahs, however, the situation this year is not the same as GAW are totally ready to win in every situation.
By looking at the past performances of both the teams, Guyana Amazon Warriors has an edge over Jamaica Tallawahs.
Match will start at 11:00 PM GMT (3rd August) & 4:30 AM IST (4th August)
Live Stream Info
Live coverage of the match is available at CNC, TVJ, TVG in Caribbean countries. ESPN 3 will broadcast the CPL 2016 live in the USA while Sony Six TV channel will provide the live telecast of this Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament in India.
Dwayne Smith, Chris Lynn, Anthony Bramble, Steven Jacobs, Adam Zampa, Jason Mohammad, Nic Maddinson, Cris Bramble, Veerasammy Permaul, Rayad Emrit, Sohail Tanvir
Chris Gayle (c), Kumar Sangakkara, Shakib Al Hasan, Imad Wasim, Chadwick Walton, Rovman Powell, Andre Russell, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Timron Allen, Kesrick Williams, Garey Mathurin
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