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Mohammad Rizwan (Image Credit: Twitter)
Mohammad Rizwan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Mohammad Rizwan, The Highest 2021 T20I Run-getter, Credits Management And Skipper Babar Azam For Promoting Him As An Opener

Mohammad Rizwan, the Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter has heaped praise on skipper Babar Azam following hosts registering 3-0 triumph over West Indies in the three-match T20I series at home.

Mohammad Rizwan put up a 158-run opening stand with Babar Azam while chasing 208 runs in the third and final T20I. The 29-year-old, who believes the skipper’s presence at the crease gives him a great sense of stability, emphasized that communication was key to their partnership.

Mohammad Rizwan (Image Credit: Twitter)
Mohammad Rizwan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Mohammad Rizwan Credits Captain And Management For Pushing Him As An Opener In 2021

 Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam powered Pakistan to their highest successful chase in T20I cricket as they beat West Indies by seven wickets in the third T20I in Karachi. Batting first on a well-rolled surface, visitors West Indies rode on Nicholas Pooran’s 37-ball 64 and breezy 40s from Brandon King and Shamarh Brooks to post a challenging 207 for 3.
But a 158-run stand between Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam, in just 15.1 overs, all but ensured a 3-0 scoreline. Babar Azam contributed 79 off 53 balls, while Mohammad Rizwan was the aggressor, hitting 87 off just 45 with the help of ten fours and three sixes.

Mohammad Rizwan said: “When you have the World No.1 batter with you at the crease, you needn’t worry about anything. All you’ve got to do is to observe and learn from the best. The key to our successful partnership is our communication. We keep taking singles, keep setting targets, target some fielders, which in turn makes it easier for us to dominate.”

Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam shared a century stand PCB
Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam shared a century stand PCB

Mohammad Rizwan finished 2021 as the leading run-scorer in T20Is with 1,326 runs in 29 matches at an average of nearly 74. He also became the first cricketer to muster over 2,000 T20 runs (2,036 runs) in a calendar year. The right-hander credited Pakistan’s team management and Babar Azam for his successful year.

“I wouldn’t want to take the credit for this. I would give the credit to the management and the captain who pushed me up the batting order and helped me perform the whole year.”

Earlier in the day, the game was put in jeopardy after Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, and Justin Greaves tested positive for Covid-19 but both teams decided to go ahead with the match. That, however, meant West Indies had to field a severely depleted side, as they were already without Sheldon Cottrell, Roston Chase, and Kyle Mayers – all three had tested positive at the start of the tour – and Devon Thomas, who has a finger injury.

Babar Azam Credited Pakistan Team For Their Successful Run In T20Is In 2021

Babar Azam also showered praise on his opening partner.

Calling him a wonderful human being and speaking about the way Mohammad Rizwan has improved his game, Babar said: “According to me, I’m privileged to have such a talented cricketer, a wonderful human being, someone who gels everyone together and someone who is looked up to by everyone.”

“The way Rizwan improved his game, confidence levels and belief in himself is evident for everyone to see in the last one year. I’m happy that he is the leading T20I run-scorer in 2021.”

Babar Azam
Babar Azam (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP via Getty Images)

Babar Azam led Pakistan to their 20th win in T20Is this year, the most wins in a calendar year for any captain.

He credited the entire team for the success and noted: “The credit goes to the team and the players for their efforts, and believing in themselves. Communication and backing the players has been quite helpful for us. Every player in our dressing room is a match-winner.”

Babar Azam has scored 939 runs in 29 T20I games at an average close to 38 this year. The century-run stand between the Pakistan skipper and keeper was also their sixth as a T20I pair, the most by a combination, as they went past the Indian pair of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma, who have five such scores to their name.

Asif Ali added the finishing touches with his incredible seven-ball 21 as Pakistan completed their highest successful T20I chase to script a 3-0 whitewash over the Windies.

3rd T20I:- Pakistan 208 for 3 (Rizwan 87, Babar 79, Smith 1-34) beat West Indies 207 for 3 (Pooran 64, Brooks 49, King 43, Wasim 2-44) by seven wickets

2nd T20I:- Pakistan 172 for 8 (Rizwan 38, Haider 31, Shadab 28*, Odean 2-24) beat West Indies 163 (King 67, Shepherd 35*, Afridi 3-26, Nawaz 2-36) by 9 runs

1st T20I:- Pakistan 200 for 6 (Rizwan 78, Haider 68, Nawaz 30*, Hosein 1-19) beat West Indies 137 (Hope 31, Odean 24, Wasim 4-40, Shadab 3-17) by 63 runs

West Indies
West Indies. Image Credits: Twitter

West Indies Squad, Schedule, Date, Time And Venue For 2021 T20I World Cup

West Indies recalled experienced pace bowler Ravi Rampaul to the team for the first time in six years as the defending champions on Thursday named their squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and Oman in October-November.

Ravi Rampaul, a member of the 2012 World Cup-winning squad, played his last T20 match against Sri Lanka in 2015 and returns to bolster a solid-looking lineup that will look to deliver an unprecedented third title for a single team. All-rounder Roston Chase earned his maiden call-up to the T20I squad.

Ravi Rampaul File photo — Collected
Ravi Rampaul File photo — Collected

West Indies Are The Only Team To Win 2 T20I World Cups

The much-awaited T20 World Cup tournament is all set to commence from 17 October 2021. The marquee event will be played in OMAN and United Arab Emirates (UAE). Notably, the final of the tournament will take place in UAE on 14 November 2021. The defending champions West Indies will once again be favourites to win the championship.

West Indies Cricket won the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup. Credits: Twitter
West Indies Cricket won the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup. Credits: Twitter

West Indies, who are in Group 1, which also includes Australia and South Africa, take on England in their opening match of the tournament on Oct. 23 in Dubai. West Indies have power hitters like Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, and Evin Lewis. Also, their bowling unit is showing continuous improvements.

Team West Indies were not having great performance previously, However recently they have gained a sensational form and looking like a dominating force once again under the captaincy of Kieron Pollard. They will be the biggest threat for every team present in the T20 World.

Meanwhile, West Indies has been the most successful team in the T20 World Cup. As they have already won 2 trophies. One came in 2012 by defeating Sri Lanka by 36 runs, and the other came in 2016 defeating England by 4 wickets. They will commence their tournament facing South Africa and will have an eye on lifting their 3rd T20 World Cup trophy in 2021.

West Indies Squad For The Upcoming T20 World Cup 2021

Defending champion West Indies recalled Ravi Rampaul for the first time since 2015 and left out six-hitting star Carlos Brathwaite in their 15-man squad for next month’s T20 World Cup. Carlos Brathwaite hit four consecutive sixes off Ben Stokes in the final over of the 2016 T20 World Cup to win the game for West Indies. The Caribbean side won by four wickets with two balls remaining in the finals at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Squad: Kieron Pollard (captain), Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Roston Chase, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Lendl Simmons, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.

Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard(Getty Images)

Reserves: Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein

West Indies Schedule For The Upcoming T20 World Cup 2021

October 23, 2021: vs England, Dubai (07:30 PM IST)

October 26, 2021: vs South Africa, Dubai (03:30 PM IST)

October 29, 2021: vs Qualifier (B2), Sharjah (03:30 PM IST)

November 4, 2021: vs Qualifier (A1), Abu Dhabi (07:30 PM IST)

November 6, 2021: vs Australia, Abu Dhabi (03:30 PM IST)


West Indies Recall Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer And Roston Chase For 3 ODIs vs Australia

West Indies recalled fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell, batsman Shimron Hetmyer and all-rounder, Roston Chase, to the ODI squad for a 3-match home series against Australia at Kensington Oval, Barbados from July 20-24.

West Indies on Wednesday recalled fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell, batsman Shimron Hetmyer and all-rounder, Roston Chase, to their ODI squad for a three-match home series against Australia. Kyle Mayers and Kevin Sinclair have missed out on selection.

Shimron Hetmyer had earlier failed to meet the team's fitness standards AFP
Shimron Hetmyer had earlier failed to meet the team’s fitness standards AFP

West Indies Recalled Pacer Sheldon Cottrell, Batsman Shimron Hetmyer, And All Rounder Roston Chase

The trio of Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, and Roston Chase had missed out on selection earlier for the team’s last 50-overs assignment, against Sri Lanka in March, for failing to meet the team management’s fitness standards.

Allrounder Roston Chase and middle-order batter Shimron Hetmyer featured in the Test and T20I legs, respectively, of the just-concluded home series against South Africa, but Sheldon Cottrell, the left-arm quick, has not played for West Indies since November 2020.

Batting allrounder Kyle Mayers, who made his ODI debut against Bangladesh earlier this year, and offspinner Kevin Sinclair, who is uncapped in ODIs, didn’t find a place in the squad, but Anderson Phillip, the fast bowler who made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in March, kept his place in the side.

West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell. - GETTY IMAGES
West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell. – GETTY IMAGES

The three-match series will be played at Kensington Oval in Barbados on July 20, 22, and 24. It will be Australia’s first tour of the Carribean since a tri-nation series in 2016.

West Indies Last Played The Longer White Ball Format In March

West Indies last played the longer white-ball format in March when they swept Sri Lanka 3-0. Since then they have drawn a two-Test series with Sri Lanka and then lost a five-match home T20 series to South Africa 3-2 earlier this month, both with very different squads.

“This squad is coming off a comprehensive series win against Sri Lanka which should boost their confidence going into what is expected to be a tougher contest against Australia,” said lead selector Roger Harper.

West Indies vs Sri Lanka
West Indies vs Sri Lanka-Image Credit: Twitter

Before the ODI games, the two teams will play a five-match T20 series in St Lucia starting on Saturday.

West Indies ODI squad: Kieron Pollard (captain), Shai Hope, Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Anderson Philip, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd.

West Indies T20I squad: Kieron Pollard (capt), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jnr


Cricket West Indies Selectors Name Provisional 17 Man Squad For 2 Tests Versus South Africa

Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel on Friday (June 4) named a provisional 17-man squad for the upcoming Test Series against South Africa. The squad is expected to be further cut down to an official 13-members on Monday (June 7).

It will be South Africa’s first bilateral tour to the Caribbean since 2010, followed by a tri-series in 2016 that also featured Australia. The tour, which had to be rescheduled from 2020, will include two Test matches and five T20s, from June 10 to July 3 this year in St Lucia at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground and Grenada at the National Cricket Stadium, respectively.

Cricket West Indies
Cricket West Indies. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Cricket West Indies Selectors Name Provisional 17 Man Test Squad For South Africa Test Series As Jayden Seales, Shai Hope, Kieran Powell, And Roston Chase Named

Young Trinidad and Tobago pacer Jayden Seales has been named in the Cricket West Indies’ 17-member provisional squad for the two-match Test series against South Africa, starting on Thursday. The Cricket West Indies Selection Panel also announced that pacer Chemar Holder was unavailable for selection due to injury.

Making a comeback to the 17-member squad were openers Shai Hope and Kieran Powell and all-rounder Roston Chase, all of whom were not part of the home Test series against Sri Lanka.

Roston Chase Getty Images
Roston Chase Getty Images

“The selectors have also revealed that four (4) other young fast bowlers Keon Harding, Preston McSween, Marquino Mindley, and Nial Smith will remain in St Lucia to assist the Test squad with their preparations,” the Cricket West Indies said in a statement. 

In their last bilateral encounter in the Windies in 2010, South Africa won the three-match Test series 2-0 (the second match was a draw) and produced a white-ball sweep, winning the T20 and ODI series 2-0 and 5-0 respectively.

Shai Hope, Roston Chase, And Kieran Powell Returns In Provisional 17 Man Test Squad For Tests Vs South Africa

Jamaican speedster Marquino Mindley, who had recovered from COVID-19 last week, will remain in St Lucia along with fellow pacers Keon Harding, Preston McSween, and Nial Smith to “assist the Test squad with their preparations”. The 19-year-old Jayden Seales’ only first-class match so far was for West Indies A in New Zealand last December, and in all, he has played only ten professional games at senior level.

Shai Hope‘s last first-class game was the Manchester Test in July 2020, but in the intra-squad fixture, he scored 106, the highest score of the match. Roston Chase, who missed out on a West Indies central contract last month, sparkled both with ball and bat.

Shai Hope
West Indies Shai Hope. Image Credit: ANI

After taking four wickets in the first innings for Team Hamilton, he closed out a three-wicket win with an unbeaten 45 off 50 balls in the second. Kieran Powell, who top-scored with 95 in that innings, too, earned a recall, after having played the last of his 40 Tests in Bangladesh in 2018.

West Indies squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (Captain), Jermaine Blackwood (vice-captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Jomel Warrican.

Lendl Simmons (Image Credit: Twitter)

IPL 2020: 5 Cricketers Who Can Earn Late Call-Up As The Replacement

The much-awaited IPL 2020, which will be the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League, is going to begin soon. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host the entire IPL 13 between 19th September and 10th November 2020.

Since last March, the world cricket was stopped due to the pandemic, which also forced to postpone the IPL 2020 (it was earlier scheduled between 29th March and 24th May 2020). Recently, the game has been restarted globally and the IPL franchises are also ready to begin their journey in the IPL 2020.

Though all the franchises have almost sorted out their full squad ahead of the IPL 2020, still they can look at some other players for the replacement purpose in the late period of the forthcoming cash-rich tournament.

Here we are talking about the top five cricketers who can earn the late call-up in the IPL 2020 as the replacement

Roston Chase

Roston Chase, IPL 2020, cricketer, replacement, cricketers who can earn earn the late call-up in the IPL 2020 as the replacement
Roston Chase. Image Credit: Getty Images.

The 28-year-old Caribbean all-rounder Roston Chase is currently in great form in every format. After winning the Player of the Series award in the Test series in England (England cricketer Stuart Broad also won the Player of the Series award in that Test series), Chase continued the same form in the recently concluded CPL 2020.

Serving for St Lucia Zouks in the CPL 2020, Chase scored 225 runs (average 37.50) and also took 9 wickets in 11 matches. During that tournament, he scored two fifties, including his best T20 knock 66 runs.

Though he hasn’t very high experience in the T20 cricket (16 matches) and also has no experience in the IPL, his latest form is enough to bring a new opportunity in the IPL. Due to the same ownership in the CPL and IPL, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) can obviously add him in the squad during the IPL 2020 as a foreigner replacement. Also, other IPL franchises can look at him similarly.

CPL 2020: The New Norms Would Never Change Basic Of The Game- Roston Chase
Roston Chase. Image Credit: Getty Images.

CPL 2020: The New Norms Would Never Change Basics Of The Game – Roston Chase

The West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase, who is currently playing in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2020) for the St Lucia Zouks franchise, has said that the new safety norms will never affect the basic of the games amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The significant change done in the cricket rule is the prohibition of the use of saliva on the ball. International Cricket Council (ICC) had introduced this rule to curb the spread of the virus. But many cricket experts were against this move, saying that the bowlers will be at a disadvantage because they need some assistance to shine the ball.

Roston Chase
Roston Chase. Image Credit: Getty Images.

However, since the new rule has been implemented, two international Test series have been played and bowlers haven’t complained much about the saliva ban. The spinner Roston Chase also believes that the ban on usage of saliva won’t change the ‘basics of the game’.

“Yes, the use of saliva to shine the ball is prohibited [now] but I feel the basics of the game of cricket will never change,” he said confidently while speaking to

Roston Chase on playing behind closed doors:

Roston Chase
Roston Chase (Image Credit: Twitter)

Speaking about playing with no fans in the stadium, Roston Chase said that playing in front of a crowd — is always a good feeling but nothing can be done because of the prevailing situation. However, he hopes that next year, they would play with spectators in the stadium.

“It’s always good to have the crowds to play in front of, but with the circumstances that are on right now, I think the guys have to be lenient, playing with just two teams, and support staff.

“Hopefully the next year or whenever we come back to play we can have the crowds. We know all the people in the Caribbean will be locked on, watching on TV this year.”

Meanwhile, Roston Chase is having a decent CPL. He is the highest run-scorer for his team in the seven matches so far, with 170 runs at an average of 34 and has two half-centuries to his name.

St Lucia Zouks
St Lucia Zouks (Image Credit: WIPA Twitter)

CPL 2020, Match 7: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs St Lucia Zouks – Statistical Highlights

St Lucia Zouks registered their second victory in the ongoing CPL 2020 after beating St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the seventh match of this tournament at Brian Lara Stadium (Tarouba).

St Lucia Zouks scored 172/6 (20 overs) in the first innings after losing the toss. Later, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots replied with 162/8 (20 overs) as Zouks won that match by 10 runs.

Brief Scores: St Lucia Zouks – 172/6 in 20 overs (Andre Fletcher 46, Mohammad Nabi 35*; Jon-Russ Jagessar 2/29)

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots – 162/8 in 20 overs (Denesh Ramdin 46, Evin Lewis 29; Scott Kuggeleijn 4/33)

The result – St Lucia Zouks won by 10 runs

CPL 2020, Match 7: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs St Lucia Zouks – Statistical Highlights

(Teams’ stats)

St Lucia Zouks

i) In the first innings, St Lucia Zouks scored 172/6 in 20 overs.

  • It was the second-highest total for Zouks against Patriots. Their record total in this list is 174/9 (20 overs) at Gros Islet on 21st July 2016.


(Players’ stats)

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

Evin Lewis

Evin Lewis, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, St Lucia Zouks, CPL 2020, Statistical Highlights, Stats
Image Credit: CPL T20 Twitter

i) It was the 54th match for Evin Lewis for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

  • Lewis is now the most-capped player for Patriots. During this match, he surpassed Devon Thomas, who played 53 matches for this team. 

Denesh Ramdin

Denesh Ramdin, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, St Lucia Zouks, CPL 2020, Statistical Highlights, Stats
Denesh Ramdin (Image Credit: CPL T20 Ltd.2020)

i) Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin has taken 44 catches in CPL career.

  • It is the new record of most catches by a wicketkeeper in CPL history. Nicholas Pooran is in the next position with 41 CPL catches as a wicketkeeper.

Sheldon Cottrell and Ish Sodhi

i) For the unbroken ninth-wicket partnership, Sheldon Cottrell and Ish Sodhi added 33 runs.

  • It is the record ninth-wicket partnership for Patriots. 


St Lucia Zouks

Mohammad Nabi

Mohammad Nabi, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, St Lucia Zouks, CPL 2020, Statistical Highlights, Stats
Mohammad Nabi (Image Credit: CPL T20 Ltd.2020)

i) Afghanistan cricketer Mohammad Nabi has scored 4014 T20 runs.

  • Nabi is the first Afghanistan cricketer to score 4000+ T20 runs.
  • While Nabi has also taken 257 T20 wickets, he is the seventh cricketer to score 4000 runs and also take 250+ wickets in T20 career. 

Scott Kuggeleijn

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, St Lucia Zouks, CPL 2020, Statistical Highlights, Stats
Image Credits: Getty Images

i) Right-arm pacer Scott Kuggeleijn had the bowling figures of 4-0-33-4.

  • It is the best bowling figures by a pacer for Zouks. The previous record was 4-0-41-4 by the left-arm pacer Obed McCoy against Guyana Amazon Warriors at Providence on 5th September 2019.  
  • It was the fourth-best bowling figures for a Zouks bowler. 

Roston Chase

Roston Chase, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, St Lucia Zouks, CPL 2020, Statistical Highlights, Stats
Roston Chase (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) Off-spinner Roston Chase had the bowling figures of 4-0-12-3 with the economy rate of 3.00.

  • It is the third-best economy rates in an innings for a Zouks’ bowler (at least delivered 12 balls in an innings). The record is 2.75 (4-0-11-1) which Garey Mathurin and Fawad Ahmed achieved once each for this team. 
St Lucia Zouks
Image Credit: WIPA Twitter

CPL 2020, Match 5: St Lucia Zouks vs Barbados Tridents (Match Report) – Zouks Register Their Victory In This Rain-Interrupted Game, Updated Points Table

On Thursday (20th August) morning, St Lucia Zouks faced Barbados Tridents in the fifth game of the CPL 2020 at Brian Lara Cricket Academy (Tarouba). In that rain-interrupted match, St Lucia Zouks claimed their first victory in this tournament after beating the defending champions by seven wickets (DLS method).

Barbados Tridents decided to bat first after winning the toss. Before the rain-interrupted that game, Tridents scored 131/7 in 18.1 overs. That match was restarted after two hours as St Lucia Zouks had to chase 47 runs in five overs. Zouks chased down that target in 4.1 overs after losing three wickets.

Match Report

St Lucia Zouks innings

While the first ball of that innings was a dot ball, opener Rahkeem Cornwall smashed three successive fours to Jason Holder in the next three deliveries.

On the fifth ball of the next over, Cornwall was stumped out when he was facing Rashid Khan after scoring 14 off 8 balls (3 fours). In the next over, Raymon Reifer dismissed Najibullah Zadran (5).

In the fourth over of that innings, Mohammad Nabi smashed a sixer and a four to his national teammate Rashid Khan before the leg-spinner dismissed Nabi, who again went for a big shot but he was caught out at the deep square leg (caught by Jonathan Carter).

Rashid Khan, St Lucia Zouks, Barbados Tridents, CPL 2020, Match Report
Rashid Khan (Image Credit: Getty Images)

On the fifth ball of that over, opener Andre Fletcher brought Zouks very closure to the victory with a sixer. He successfully finished that game with a four on the first ball of the fifth over of that innings. Fletcher remained not out on 16 runs off 7 balls (2 fours and only six).

Barbados Tridents innings

Opener Johnson Charles and Shai Hope set up the 35 runs partnership for the first wicket where Charles scored all 35 runs off 19 balls (3 fours and 2 sixes) before he was dismissed by Scott Kuggeleijn. Since then Barbados Tridents were losing their wickets at regular intervals.

St Lucia Zouks, Barbados Tridents, CPL 2020, Match Report
Johnson Charles (Image Credit: Twitter)

After that partnership, only two more partnerships in that innings crossed the 20-run mark, while four more batsmen reached the double-digit scores. While Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder put the 34-run partnership for the fourth wicket, Ashley Nurse and Mitchell Santner put the crucial 22-run partnership for the unbroken eighth wicket before rain interrupted that game.

While skipper Holder scored 27 runs off just 12 balls (2 fours and 2 sixes), Hope scored 19 runs and Mayers scored 16 runs, and Nurse remained not out on 16 runs.

Roston Chase bagged back-to-back two wickets in his first over of this match (14th over of that innings) after dismissing Jonathan Carter (5) and Mayers. While Chase had the bowling figures of 2-0-8-2, Kuggeleijn also managed to claim two wickets in that innings (2/28).

St Lucia Zouks, Barbados Tridents, CPL 2020, Match Report
Image Credit: WIPA Twitter

CPL 2020: Updated Points Table after Match 5

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Results Points NRR
Guyana Amazon Warriors 2 1 1 0 0 2 0.616
Jamaica Tallawahs 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.596
Trinbago Knight Riders 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.349
St Lucia Zouks 2 1 1 0 0 2 -0.036
Barbados Tridents 2 1 1 0 0 2 -0.192
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 2 0 2 0 0 0 -0.826
Jamaica Tallawahs, St Lucia Zouks
Image Credit: Cricket World Twitter

CPL 2020, Match 3: Jamaica Tallawahs Vs St Lucia Zouks (Match Reports) – Jamaica Start Their Journey With A Victory

On Wednesday (19th August) morning, Jamaica Tallawahs and St Lucia Zouks started their journey in the CPL 2020 with their meeting in the third game of the tournament at Brian Lara Cricket Academy (Tarouba). Jamaica started this tournament with a five-wicket victory.

After Jamaica Tallawahs decided to field first, St Lucia Zouks managed the first innings total of 158/7 (20 overs). In reply, Jamaica successfully chased that target in 18.5 overs after losing five wickets (160/5).

Match Reports

Jamaica Tallawahs innings: Glenn Phillips and Asif Ali strongly batted

Chasing down that target, Jamaica Tallawahs lost their opener Chadwick Walton (2) and the no.3 batsman Nicholas Kirton (1) at very cheaply. However, another opener Glenn Phillips and skipper Rovman Powell quickly set up the 63 runs partnership for the third wicket.

When Jamaica started to take the strong position in that chasing, they lost both their set batsmen Powell (26 runs off 17 balls) and Phillips (44 runs off 29 balls; 3 fours and 3 sixes) in back-to-back overs.

Then Asif Ali and Andre Russell built up the strong fifth-wicket partnership of 42 runs. Though Russell (16) lost his wicket at the crucial moment, Ali and Carlos Brathwaite handled the late moment very well and comfortably guided the team to the victory.

Asif Ali, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Lucia Zouks, CPL 2020, Match Report
Asif Ali (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Player of the Match award winner Asif Ali remained not out on 47 runs off 27 balls (5 fours and 2 sixes) while Brathwaite scored 18 not out off 9 balls.

Among the St Lucia Zouks bowlers, only Kesrick Williams (2/32) managed to pick up more than wicket.

Jamaica Tallawahs, St Lucia Zouks, CPL 2020, Match Report

Jamaica Tallawahs, St Lucia Zouks, CPL 2020, Match Report

St Lucia Zouks innings: Roston Chase’s fifty helped Zouks to reach 150+ total

Opener Rahkeem Cornwall lost his wicket in the second over after scoring nine runs. The no.3 batsman Mark Dayal scored 17 runs off just six balls (only four and 2 sixes) before losing his wicket.

Another opener and wicket-keeper batsman Andre Fletcher scored 22 runs but lost his wicket soon after the mandatory powerplay. The middle-order batsmen Roston Chase and Najibullah Zadran provided the 52 runs partnership for the fourth wicket.

Jamaica Tallawahs, St Lucia Zouks, CPL 2020, Match Report
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Najibullah lost his wicket after scoring 25 runs. However, Chase continued his recent good form. Meanwhile, Mohammad Nabi scored 13 runs before his national teammate Mujeeb Ur Rahman dismissed him through the caught & bowled method.

In the 18th over of that innings, Chase completed his maiden T20 fifty in 39 balls. He was dismissed by Mujeeb in the 19th over after he scored 52 runs off 42 balls (4 fours and 2 sixes). His strong batting helped Zouks to reach the 150+ total in that first innings.

Among the Jamaica Tallawahs bowlers, Veerasammy Permaul (2/34) and Mujeeb Ur Rahman (2/25) took two wickets each.

Jamaica Tallawahs, St Lucia Zouks, CPL 2020, Match Report


Jamaica Tallawahs, St Lucia Zouks, CPL 2020, Match Report

CPL 2020: Updated Points Table after Match 3

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Results Points NRR
Jamaica Tallawahs 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.596
Trinbago Knight Riders 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.349
 Barbados Tridents 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.3
 St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.3
 Guyana Amazon Warriors 1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.349
 St Lucia Zouks 1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.596
Rahkeem Cornwal
Rahkeem Cornwall. Credits: Twitter

Watch – Rahkeem Cornwall Takes A Stunning Catch In Slips

West Indies decided to bring in Rahkeem Cornwall in place of Alzarri Joseph in the deciding Test match of the ongoing Wisden Trophy against England in the third Test at Old Trafford, Manchester. In fact, many of the cricket boffins questioned Jason Holder’s team selection of bringing in the spinner in place of the seamer as he opted to field first after winning the toss in overcast conditions.

As we know Rahkeem Cornwall is a big man and weighs a whopping 140 kgs. Thus, it is easy for him to move swiftly in the field. In fact, Cornwall has a very simple and repetitive bowling action and he did found turn on the opening day of the third Test match.

Rahkeem Cornwall, West Indies
Rahkeem Cornwall. Twitter

It was great reflexes from Rahkeem Cornwall

However, Cornwall showed that he has quick reflexes. England opener Rory Burns tried to cut the ball against Roston Chase but could only edge it to first slip, where Rahkeem Cornwall took a sharp one-handed catch. The ball was traveling at a decent speed but Cornwall was able to hold on to a fine catch to remove the England opener, who was looking settled.

Meanwhile, this was the fourth time that Roston Chase had dismissed Rory Burns in the Test matches, out of which three dismissals have come in this series. Burns has scored 15 runs against Chase in the 40 balls he has faced against the off-spinner.

Watch - Rahkeem Cornwall Takes A Stunning Catch In Slips 1
Ollie Pope and Jos Buttler. Twitter

On the other hand, Rahkeem Cornwall went wicketless on an opening day. The off-spinner bowled well as he got the turn from the surface but he didn’t have the rub of the green on his side.

England has got themselves into a commanding position after a fine alliance of 136 runs between Jos Buttler and Ollie Pope. The hosts were in a pickle when they lost four wickets for 122 runs but both the right-hander were able to get England back into the contest. England finished the first day at 258-4.

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