Introducing Jamaica Tallawahs

The Jamaica Tallawahs are the representative team of Jamaica in the Caribbean Premier League of cricket.

It was one of the six teams created in 2013 for the inaugural season of the tournament. The Jamaica Tallawahs play their home games at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica.

Jamaica Tallawahs are named after a Jamaican dialect word for ‘impressive’. They will be hoping to live up to that billing of being sturdy, strong and not to be underestimated. A well-known phrase for children on the island is “we likkle but we tallawah”.

The Tallawahs won inaugural tournament by defeating the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the final at Queen’s Park Oval, they also won the 2016 CPL season.

They are known for their formidable home record, winning 5 out of their 6 home games in CPL History since the end of the 2014 season.

They are also the only team in CPL History to play all 11 local players in match which they did in 2013 at home against the TT Red Steel where all 11 Tallawah players were Jamaican.

Sangakkara’s presence brings the much-needed stability and experience in the team.
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan will increase the solidarity in the batting line up. His ability to bat according to the situation will play a vital role’s in Jamaica’s chances in the tournament.

The latest edition of the Caribbean Premier League is set to get under way from August 04 when St Lucia Stars lock horns against Trinbago Knight Riders

The squad:

Lendl Simmons, Kumar Sangakkara, Shakib Al Hasan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Sami, Rovman Powell, Gidron Pope, Kesrick Williams, Garey Mathurin, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Krishmar Santokie, Jonathan Foo, Kennar Lewis, Andre McCarthy, Odean Smith

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