Jamaica, Barbados clash at Sabina
Jermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer
Jamaica, still reeling from their three-wicket loss to the Windward Islands earlier this week, will seek to rebound quickly when they play leaders and defending champions Barbados in the fifth round of the WICB Four-Day Championship at Sabina Park, starting today.
Jamaica are currently third in the points standing with 38 points with a game in hand. This is eight less than the Barbadians, who earlier this week scored an impressive innings and a 160-run win over Trinidad and Tobago at Kensington Oval.
"Barbados are normally tough opposition, and appear to be playing good cricket at the moment," said Jamaica captain, Tamar Lambert.
"However, coming off our first loss, we need to bounce back, and that is what we will be; aiming for."
Jamaica have made one change to the team which lost to the Windward Islands. Opener Jon-Ross Campbell has replaced Horace Miller.
Edwards replaces Best
The Kraigg Brathwaite-led Barbados, in the meanwhile, have also made one change to their squad for the clash. Fast bowler Fidel Edwards has come in for fellow seamer, Tino Best.
"Our form is good, the vibe is right, and we are ready for the match-up," said Barbados coach, Henderson Springer.
"It's always difficult to beat Jamaica in their backyard, but as Windwards proved, it is possible."
In other matches, second-place Windward Islands on 45 points,will host the Leeward Islands in Grenada, while fourth-place Trinidad and Tobago (36) will entertain Combined Campuses and Colleges, who are on 28.