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Tallawahs will rebound, says Gayle

Published:Monday | July 6, 2015 | 7:00 AMJermaine Lannaman
Chris Gayle

Captain Chris Gayle believes the Jamaica Tallawahs' loss against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at the weekend is only a temporary setback. He is confident the team will rebound in their next match.

The Tallawahs, fourth in the standings on four points, will meet second-place St Lucia Zouks, who have seven points at Sabina Park tomorrow. Match time is 6 p.m.

Title-holders Barbados Tridents lead the standings with eight points, while St Kitts, boasting a better net run rate, are third on four points.

"To play four games on the road, and win two and lose two is not a bad record," said Gayle, who, along with members of the Tallawahs, returned to the country yesterday.

"We just need to get our act together during our three home games."

The Tallawahs, who are seeking to reclaim the title, went down by a big 119 runs to St Kitts.

St Kitts first posted 199 for five off their 20 overs, the second highest total of the season, before dismissing the Tallawahs for their lowest score ever.

"It was one of those games where a lot of things went wrong for us," noted Gayle.

"Our bowlers failed to bowl in the right areas, and our fielding could have done better. And our batting, it just did not come off," he added.