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Settling the score! - Jamaica Tallawahs seek to avenge last week’s loss to Trinbago Knight Riders

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:17 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer
Sunil Narine (right) of Trinbago Knight Riders plays a shot for four runs as Jamaica Tallawahs wicketkeeper Glenn Phillips looks on during their Hero Caribbean Premier League match at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago last Friday. (Photo by Ashley Allen - CPL T20/Getty Images)
Sunil Narine (right) of Trinbago Knight Riders plays a shot for four runs as Jamaica Tallawahs wicketkeeper Glenn Phillips looks on during their Hero Caribbean Premier League match at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago last Friday. (Photo by Ashley Allen - CPL T20/Getty Images)

The Jamaica Tallawahs will be hoping to return the favour to the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) when the teams clash for the second time this season at Sabina Park tonight.

The Tallawahs came out on the losing end when the teams met in Port-of-Spain last Friday, and TKR are keen to keep that winning momentum going when the sides play in the return fixture.

Captain Kieron Pollard made it clear that his team is out to win all their games, whether home or away, it’s going to be nothing different come game time at Sabina Park against the Tallawahs.

“We have some proven performers in our team, and all the work that we have put into the pre-tournament camp is bearing fruit,” he said at Wednesday’s press conference. “We want to continue to improve on the good start that we have had, and I believe once we play to our strengths, we will continue to do well.”

POINTS STANDING

TKR are second in the six-team standings on six points from their three home games, and they only trail the Guyana Amazon Warriors on net run rate.

Pollard, who assumed the role of captain of TKR following an injury to regular captain Dwayne Bravo, says the team chemistry is what has led them to so much success over the past few seasons.

“There is a lot of comfort and love in this TKR franchise,” he said. “We have a bunch of guys who are seasoned campaigners and have the necessary experience to take us through tough situations in the games we have played so far. We have been in difficult situations whether with the bat or ball, but we have specialist guys who always seem to come up with the goods and show mettle when we need it most. I believe that has helped us to get the better of teams in this tournament.”

Tonight’s game is set to bowl off at 8 p.m.