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Tallawahs win toss against Guyana Amazon Warriors, elect to bat first

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 7:42 PM
(From left) Paul Nixon, coach of the Jamaica Tallawahs, Kumar Sangakkara, captain and Andrew Richardson discussing match strategy

The Jamaica Tallawahs have named an unchanged starting line-up for their final Hero Motorcorp Caribbean Premier League encounter against the Guyana Amazon Warriors at Sabina Park.

The Tallawahs, who won the toss and elected to bat, have already qualified for the playoffs and are seeking to win in a bid to book one of the top two spots at the end the round.

A win would guarantee them two opportunities during the playoffs to make the final.

The preliminary round is being led by Trinbago Knight Riders on 16 points with the Tallawahs second on 12 and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, captained by Chris Gayle, on 11 points.

All three teams have played nine of their 10 first-round matches.
The Amazon Warriors, on eight points need a win to improve their chances of a playoff berth.

Barbados Tridents are on six points from eight matches and St Lucia Stars, one point from 10 outings.

Jamaica Tallawahs:
Kumar Sangakkara (c & wk), Lendl Simmons, Glenn Phillips, Andre McCarthy, Rovman Powell, Jonathan Foo, Mahmudullah, Krishmar Santokie, Mohammad Sami, Oshane Thomas, Kesrick Williams.

Guyana Amazon Warriors:
Rayad Emrit (c), Luke Ronchi (wk), Chadwick Walton, Steven Jacobs, Ali Khan, Shimron Hetmyer, Babar Azam, Sohail Tanvir, Jason Mohammed, Gajanand Singh, Assad Fudadin, Roshon Primus, Veerasammy Permaul, Rashid Khan.