Former 2 time champions of CPL, Tallawahs have a new challenge in front of them. New big names in the squad and a new hope all over. Finished 4th last year. Lost in the semi final against Trinbago Knight Riders in CPL 2020. Captained by Rovman Powell, Jamaica has been a strong team. They will be hoing to bounce back this year in CPL 2021.
Jamaica Tallawahs have retained 7 players ahead of CPL 2021 draft. The big guys and premium all rounders, Andre Russel and Carlos Braithwaite have been retained. Jamaica have retained their ex skipper Rovman Powell, Chadwick Walton and premium pacer Fidel Edwards. Fidel Edwards also got a national call back last year. They have also retained left arm spinner Verasammy Permaul and Ryan Persaud.
Jamaica Tallawahs have roped in a lot of new faces. The biggest name would be the veteran Bangladeshi all rounder Shakib Al Hassan. He is going though a rough patch recently but a champion player like him always bounces back. HAider Ali, Pakistan’s rising star is another big name to jon Tallawahs. The Jamaicans have added leg spinner Qais Ahmed to their squad along with Afghan opener Ibrahi Zadran. South African pacer Migael Pretorius has been offered a contract by Jamaic Tallawahs. LKirk McKenzie, Jason Mohammed and local Jamaican Kennar James have earned contracts by Jamaic Tallawahs ahead of CPL 2021.
What to expect
Jamaica Tallawahs have been crowned two times as the winner of CPL. They won the inaugral season of CPL i.e. CPL 2013. They grabbed their second title in the year 2016. Last season was a bit of a flurry for Jamaica. They managed to reach the semi finals but had won only 3 games in the 10group matches.
They have a sompetent squad and many great performers. But all these star players would have to bring their A game forward. Their starting XI would be a dicey one because a lot of players are in line. But some sure starters would be Rovman Powell, their star player, Russel Muscle. Andre Russel will have a huge role in taking this team ahead. Carlos Braithwaite, will have to assist Andre in all departments. Carlos was part of the Sidney Sixers, who won their Big Bash League Title last year. Fidel Edwards will lead the bowling and alongside him would play Haider Ali, the Pakistani star pacer. Jason Mohammed also has an important role in the team. The spin attack will be boosted with the like of Qais Ahmed. Pretorious might get a place in the starting XI. A lot depends upon the think tank ahead of the CPL 2021.
Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Carlos Brathwaite, Rovman Powell, Haider Ali, Chadwick Walton, Fidel Edwards, Qais Ahmed, Jason Mohammad, Migael Pretorius, Kennar Lewis, Ibrahim Zadran, Veerasammy Permaul, Abhijai Mansingh, Joshua James, Kirk McKenzie, Ryan Persaud.