One of the most formidable sides in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Jamaica Tallawahs is always the team to watch out for. The team is loaded with match-winners and year after year they prove why they are worthy of being retained in the squad. Like Warriors, the Tallawahs has also been playing the tournament since 2013. The side has the achievement of winning the inaugural CPL that happened in 2013 and since then, they have not looked back.
Tallawahs started their CPL journey with a super-impressive performance in the inaugural edition that took them into the finals. The side won 5 out their 7 group games and ended up claiming the second sport at the points table. They defeated Barbados Tridents in the semi-final to setup a mouthwatering finale with the Warriors. The final turned out to be a one-sided affair as Tallawahs won the game by 7 wickets and became the first team to win the coveted trophy.
The 2013 and 2014 editions were also good for the franchise as both the times they qualified for the semi-finals. However, they could not get through to the finals in both the seasons. But, their moment of glory came in 2016 when they won the trophy once again and became the first team to get their hands on the trophy twice.
Both the times that the Tallawahs won the league, the team was being led by Chris Gayle. But this time, the side will be led by Rovman Powell. Powell would be looking to lead the side from the front and take the team to the top of the table as Gayle did during his leadership days.
Last year, they finished at 4th and they will be hoping to clinch their third title this time around and become only the second team to win the league more than two times.
1. Chris Gayle: (1695 Runs)
1. Andre Russell: (55 Wickets)
Jamaica Tallawahs Schedule 2020
The two-time champions will be looking to start a winning momentum from the very first game. They start their 2020 campaign with a game against St Lucia Zouks on August 19 while their second match will take place on August 20. Tallawahs will play Trinbago Knight Riders in the there second match.
Take a look at the full schedule of Jamaica Tallawahs for 2020 Caribbean Premier League:
August 19: Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Lucia Zouks (Brian Lara Stadium)
August 20: Trinbago Knight Riders vs Jamaica Tallawahs (Brian Lara Stadium)
August 22: Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs (Brian Lara Stadium)
August 25: Jamaica Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors (Queen’s Park Oval)
August 26: Barbados Tridents vs Jamaica Tallawahs (Queen’s Park Oval)
August 29: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Jamaica Tallawahs (Queen’s Park Oval)
September 01: Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders (Brian Lara Stadium)
September 03: Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (Brian Lara Stadium)
September 05: Jamaica Tallawahs vs Barbados Tridents (Brian Lara Stadium)
September 06: St Lucia Zouks vs Jamaica Tallawahs (Brian Lara Stadium)
Jamaica Tallawahs Squad
The Tallawahs have all the firepower in their arsenal. Chadwick Walton, Rovmen Powell, and Asif Ali will play a crucial role at the top of the order while Jermaine Blackwood, who impressed everyone in the Test series against England, will be the player to watch out for.
However, the team will once again look toward Andre Russell for match-winning knocks and spells. Russell will be supported by other all-rounders like Carlos Brathwaite and Nkrumah Bonner.
Meanwhile, the bowling lineup included the likes of Oshane Thomas, Fidel Edwards, Sandeep Lamichhane, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Take a look at the full squad of Jamaica Tallahwahs in the 2020 Caribbean Premier League:
Rovman Powell, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas, Chadwick Walton, Tabraiz Shamsi, Glenn Phillips, Sandeep Lamichhane, Carlos Brathwaite, Asif Ali, Fidel Edwards, Preston McSween, Andre McCarthy, Nicholas Kirton, Jeavor Royal, Nkrumah Bonner, Veerasammy Permaul and Ryan Persaud
The Tallawahs will be looking to improve their performance in the upcoming season and fill their trophy cabinet with another shiny trophy.
Jamaica Tallawahs Points Table (Yearwise)
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Owners & Support Staff
Owner: Kris Persaud (Worldwide Sports Management Group)
Head Coach: Floyd Reifer
Mentor: Courtney Walsh
Manager: Andrew Richardson
Assistant Coach 1: Ryan Austin
Assistant Coach 2: Vinod Maharaj
Trainers: Jackson Stones and David Bernard Sr.
Communications and Marketing Manager: Shantell Hill
Physiotherapist: Khevyn Williams
Performance Analyst: Adhishwar TA