Clash of the titans; Barbados, Jamaica face-off at GCC
Colonial Medical Insurance Women’s Super50 Cup
– Trinidad eying win over Windward Islands
After two rounds, Barbados are sitting on 10 points leading the points table, Trinidad and Tobago is tied with 10 points while Jamaica has 9 points in third position. Team Guyana, Leeward Islands and Windward Islands are yet to put points on the board.
Barbados will play Jamaica at the Georgetown Cricket Club Bourda while Trinidad and Tobago and Windward Islands will play at the Everest Cricket Club.
“It will be a tough game, I believe that will be the game of the tournament; it may decide who will win the tournament”, were the words of Jamaica captain Stafanie Taylor. Speaking to the local media after the six-wicket win over Guyana at Everest in round two, Taylor stated that she has seen great improvement from her team.
“I thought we bat with sense, even though it was poor fielding by the Guyanese, we hit a lot of balls down the ground and that has been something we have been working on in the nets”, Stafanie Taylor stated, after her player of the match 119 against Guyana. Both Barbados and Jamaica looks a strong outfit equipped with Windies players.
After the first two matches, Barbados are the only team to surpass 300 runs, the explosive batting department has the composition of the Knight twin sisters, the explosive Deandra Dottin, who received a player of the match performance in last round for her 50-ball 94, and the captain Hayley Matthews who has shown her all-round brilliance grabbing a seven-wicket haul and scoring 91 with the bat.
The Bajan bowling line up is well polished with Windies speedsters; Shamilia Connell, Shakira Selman and the World number one T20 all-rounder Deandra Dottin. Meanwhile the Jamaicans have been equally flawless in their dominance. The captain Stafanie Taylor has led from the front while she has been supported by her deputy Chedean Nation, top spinner Vanessa Watts, pacey all-rounder Chinelle Henry and opening batters, Rashada Williams and Natasha McLean has chipped in with useful knocks.
Meanwhile, Trinidad and Tobago are well led by the experienced Merissa Aguilleira; they are tipped to outplay their next opponent Windward Islands who have continued to struggle. The Windward Islands team has Windies leg-spinner Afy Fletcher who has been lacking support from her teammates. Both matches are expected to commence from 9:30h local time. (Brandon Corlette)