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T&T hunts another Super50 win today
T&T cricketers will be looking to seal a semifinal place in the Regional Super50 tournament today, when they come up against the Combined Campuses and Colleges in their fourth-round clash at the Queen’s Park Oval.
Back to boost the T&T squad is middle order batsman Jason Mohammed and pacer Ravi Rampaul.
Mohammed got injured playing against the Leeward Islands earlier in the series but proved his fitness with a classy unbeaten 102 against Aranguez in the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) Premiership tournament on Sunday. He led PowerGen to victory with his scintillating knock and has been rewarded with a place on the national side.
Also back after injury is opening bowler Ravi Rampaul, who also played on the weekend. Rampaul has been in and out of cricket this season due to injuries and he will be looking for a long run to get himself back into West Indies colours with all the cricket still to come. The two casualties from the last Super50 line-up are leg-spinner Samuel Badree, who did not enjoy a good run against Guyana and batsman Evin Lewis.
The T&T boys have played unbeaten in the series so far winning against the Windwards, Leewards and Guyana. Manager of the team Omar Khan said his team is the favourite but they must guard against complacency. “The boys must guard against complacency. We saw what happened in the last game against Guyana, they relaxed a bit and it could have cost us dearly in the end.
“Yes, we have some of the top limited overs players in the region with us but having that on paper means nothing. The guys have to go out there and be ruthless and win convincingly. They need to be on the ball every minute of the game and this is what makes champions.
“They would want to add the Super50 title to the T20 title they won earlier in the year but in order to get that they have to be very efficient and professional in their play.”
T&T is currently second in the standings on 12 points from three matches, two points behind Jamaica with 14 from three games. The CCC follows in third position with 10 points from four matches with two wins and two losses.
Match time is 9.30 am.
Dwayne Bravo (capt), Lendl Simmons, Adrian Barath, Justin Guillen, Jason Mohammed, Keiron Pollard, Kevon Cooper, Nicholas Pooran, Yannic Cariah, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul, Rayad Emrit and Khesan Yannick Ottley. Manager- Omar Khan and coach - David Williams.
CCC team: Kyle Corbin (capt), Nicholas Alexis, Ryan Austin, Derone Davis, Jason Dawes, Akeem Dewar, Kevin McClean, Nekoli Parris, Floyd Reifer, Raymon Reifer, Shacaya Thomas and Chadwick Walton.
Teams P W L T N/R Pts Net RR
Jamaica 3 3 0 0 0 14 +1.161
T&T 3 3 0 0 0 12 +0.315
CCC 4 2 2 0 0 10 +0.476
Windwards 4 2 2 0 0 8 -0.307
Barbados 3 1 2 0 0 5 -0.387
Guyana 4 1 3 0 0 4 -0.585
Leewards 3 0 3 0 0 0 -0.735
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