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CPL 2014: Jamaica Tallawahs take on Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel in first semi-final

Chris Gayle (left) and Mickey Arthur have been instrumental in the Jamaica Tallawahs' progression © CPL/ Getty Images
Chris Gayle (left) and Mickey Arthur have been instrumental in the Jamaica Tallawahs’ progression © CPL/ Getty Images

Aug 12, 2014

The Dwayne Bravo-led Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel will clash with the Chris Gayle-led Jamaica Tallawahs to decide which team will meet the Denesh Ramdin-led Guyana Amazon Warriors to decide the second finalist of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2014.

CPL said in a press release that the winner of the match would meet current second-placed team Guyana Amazon Warriors for a spot in the final, thereby meeting the current table-toppers Barbados Tridents, who are led by the talismanic Kieron Pollard.

Tallawahs skipper Gayle took a bit of a dig at Bravo, saying, “I actually blame [Dwayne] Bravo for us being in this position in the first place by losing to the Hawksbills at the weekend, and I always regain my form when I face him, so I am looking forward to the challenge of playing the Red Steel. We have the quality to get the job done and I back my team to get the results and come out on top.”

Tallawahs coach Mickey Arthur said, “In a tournament this long, you are always going to have a couple of hiccups along the way and we have had ours in the later stages which is not ideal as it can affect confidence levels going forward. However, I think the remaining games are going to be very tight. All four teams left in the competition finished on the same points, so every ball will be important in these matches and an event in their own right. The team that comes out on top from the semi-finals will be the one that handles the pressure of the situations better.”

Meanwhile, the coach of the Red Steel, Simon Helmot, admitted that his team were not in the best of form, but said that he was confident of a positive result. “We are not going into this game in great form, but we are a good team, well led by Dwayne Bravo and I am confident we will demonstrate the type of form and attacking cricket we showed earlier in the tournament. The CPL has been a great thing for cricket in the Caribbean and stands up against any of the other T20 competitions in the world, and we have two of its most exciting cricketers in Nicholas Pooran and Evin Lewis so we will be looking to do well and reach the final.”

Meanwhile, Roger Harper, the Amazon Warriors’ coach, said; “I do not mind which team we play – we are concentrating on playing the best cricket we can each day in our practice sessions and ensuring we are preparing well for the matches. The quality of the cricket this year in the CPL has been very good and we are seeing real development from young players across the region which bodes well for the future of West Indies cricket.”

Ramdin concluded by saying, “We have had a good rest day this week and our minds are now turning to Thursday’s game. I am determined to win the game which would take us into the final in good shape.”

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