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BBR vs JMT, Final, CPL 2022 – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Barbados Royals vs Jamaica Tallawahs, (BBR vs JMT, Final)

Date: September 30, 2022 – 7 PM AST / October 1 – 4:30 PM IST

Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana

Barbados Royals, who finished at the bottom of the table last season, became the first finalists of the CPL 2022. Facing them will be the Jamaica Tallawahs as both the teams fight for their third CPL title when they meet at Providence Stadium in Guyana on Friday, September 30th.

Barbados Royals have had an incredible campaign so far. They topped the table with 16 points, winning eight out of 10 matches. They then obliterated Jamaica Tallawahs in Qualifier 1 by 87 runs to head straight to the final.

Rahkeem Cornwall was the hero of the match as he hammered 91 runs off just 54 balls with 11 sixes. Azam Khan also smashed 52 off 35 to help Barbados post 195/5 in 20 overs. Ramon Simmonds snared 3 for 17 whereas Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Cornwall picked two scalps each as they shot out Guyana for 108.

Jamaica Tallawahs had to take a more difficult route to the final. They just about managed to finish in the top four with nine points, having won four out of 10 matches. Tallawahs then defeated St Lucia Kings in the Eliminator by 33 runs and Guyana Amazon Warriors in Qualifier 2 by 37 runs.

Shamarh Brooks stepped up for Tallawahs in Qualifier 2 on Wednesday as he blasted an unbeaten 109 off 52 balls. Rovman Powell scored 37 off 23 whereas Imad Wasim smashed 41* off just 15. Brooks and Wasim struck 103 runs for the fifth wicket in just 29 balls to power the team to 226/4. Wasim and Chris Green bagged two wickets each while the rest of the bowlers chipped in as Jamaica restricted Guyana to 189/8.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for BBR vs JMT, Final

Providence Stadium in Guyana has historically been a spin friendly venue. However, the pitches have been pretty good for batting this season. The average first innings score from nine matches played here in the CPL 2022 reads 172. The team batting first has won seven out of these nine matches.

The weather in Guyana should be fine on Friday evening. There could be some clouds but almost no chance of precipitation. The temperature will hover around 27°C.  

Barbados Royals – Expected XI and Team News

Barbados Royals have a bowling attack of Obed McCoy, Ramon Simmonds, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Hayden Walsh along with all-rounders Rahkeem Cornwall and Jason Holder. The batting department also has Kyle Mayers, Harry Tector, Azam Khan and Najibullah Zadran.

Probable XI – Kyle Mayers (c), Rahkeem Cornwall, Harry Tector, Azam Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Devon Thomas (wk), Jason Holder, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hayden Walsh, Obed McCoy, Ramon Simmonds

Jamaica Tallawahs – Expected XI and Team News

Left arm pacer Mohammad Amir had to leave the field in the Qualifier 2 due to left groin strain. If not fit, he could be replaced by Migael Pretorius in the final. Mohammad Nabi, Imad Wasim and Chris Green are the other four overseas players in the XI.

Probable XI – Brandon King, Kennar Lewis (wk), Shamarh Brooks, Rovman Powell (c), Raymon Reifer, Fabian Allen, Mohammad Nabi, Imad Wasim, Chris Green, Nicholson Gordon, Mohammad Amir/Migael Pretorius

Head to head record of BBR vs JMT

Total Encounters – 20

Jamaica Tallawahs Won – 9

Barbados Royals Won – 10

Barbados Royals lead the last five encounters by 3-2.

Final: Five players to watch out for in the BBR vs JMT match

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:

Rahkeem Cornwall: All-rounder, Barbados Royals

Rahkeem Cornwall was sensational in Qualifier 1, smashing 91 off 54 and bagging 2 for 10. He has scored 206 runs in eight innings at an average of 26 and strike rate of 138. Cornwall has also picked 7 wickets in four innings at an economy of 5.53. 

Jason Holder: All-rounder, Barbados Royals

Jason Holder is the second highest wicket-taker in the CPL 2022, having picked 16 wickets in 11 games at an economy of 7.05. He has also scored 138 runs in eight innings at a strike rate of 125 while being dismissed twice. Holder has 190 wickets in his T20 career along with over 1600 runs.

Rovman Powell: Batter, Jamaica Tallawahs

Rovman Powell has been a key player for Jamaica in the middle order, scoring 267 runs from 11 innings at an average of 33 and strike rate of 125. Powell has smashed two fifties in the tournament. He scored 37 off 23 and picked 1 for 12 in the Qualifier 2.

Imad Wasim: All-rounder, Jamaica Tallawahs

The Pakistan all-rounder has been incredible with both bat and ball this season. Imad Wasim has snared 16 wickets in the season at an economy of 6.12 while scoring 138 runs at an average of 20. He was excellent in the Qualifier 2, smashing 41* off 15 and picking 2 for 25 in four overs.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman: Bowler, Barbados Royals

The Afghanistan spinner has been terrific for Barbados Royals in the ongoing tournament. He has picked 10 wickets in six games at an economy of 5.13. He’s coming off a superb 2 for 21 in the last game. Mujeeb has taken 213 wickets in the shorter format at an economy of 6.57.

MPL Fantasy XI

Where and what time to watch the match live in India

For those in India, you can watch all the live action of the Caribbean Premier League on the online streaming platform FanCode. Catch the final between Barbados Royals and Jamaica Tallawahs at 4:30 AM IST.

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

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