We are four weeks into the Caribbean Premier League. Here’s a look at how things stand as of now.
Points table: The league rounds are over, and this is how the teams are stacked up. Guyana Amazon Warriors finished table toppers with 14 points from 10 matches, with seven wins and three losses. They finished with a net run rate of +0.120. Jamaica Tallawahs finished with 13 points, which feature six wins, three losses and one no-result. They have a net run rate of +0.704. St Lucia Zouks are third with 12 points, with six wins and four losses, and a net run rate of +0.336.
Trinbago Knight Riders finished fourth with 10 points, with five wins and five losses, and a net run rate of -0.065. Barbados Tridents were fifth with seven points – three wins, six losses and one no result, and a net run rate of -0.267. St Kitts and Nevis Patriots finished last with four points, two wins and eight losses, and a net run rate of -0.772.
Match-wise update: Trinbago Knight Riders got the better of St Lucia Zouks by three wickets in match number 24. Chasing 168, Trinbago were led by Umar Akmal, who blasted 73 from 35 balls with seven sixes. In match 25, Guyana Amazon Warriors beat Barbados Tridents by six wickets. Chasing 143, Guyana got home thanks to smashing fifties from Dwayne Smith and Nic Maddinson. Match 26 saw St Kitts and Nevis Patriots get the better of Trinbago Knight Riders by 34 runs. Evin Lewis starred with 79 from 40 balls, as St Kitts made 180 batting first.
In match number 27, St Lucia Zouks thrashed Jamaica Tallawahs by 63 runs. Andre Fletcher stood out for St Lucia with an unbeaten 74 from 49, with four fours and as many sixes, as they put up 206 on the board. In match number 28, Guyana Amazon Warriors defeated Barbados Tridents by six wickets. Chasing 159 to win, Guyana got home courtesy Chris Lynn and Jason Mohammed, both of whom made 57, the latter remaining unbeaten.
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Game 29 saw Trinbago Knight Riders defeat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots by 8 wickets. Dwayne Bravo was brilliant with the ball for Trinbago, with excellent figures of 4 for 13. Dinesh Ramdin’s half-century saw Trinbago chase down 138. Match 30 saw St Lucia Zouks beat Jamaica Tallawahs by 17 runs. Fletcher blasted 70 from 54 with five sixes while Johnson Charles made 64 from 35, and Shane Watson smashed an unbeaten 42 from 17. Jamaica responded with 177, with Chris Gayle falling for 30.
--By A Cricket Correspondent