Date: 16 February 2021
Time: 11:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua
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Windward Islands started their campaign on a winning note against Leeward Islands and Jamaica started their ODD season conversely. Windward Islands played like they were on a mission in their first game and clear intent was visible in their game. Jamaica lacked the same intent while batting first and suffered a heavy loss.
Jamaica while batting first in their initial game just managed 258 in the first innings with notable contributions from Brandon King, Rovman Powell and Andre McCarthy. Brandon King fell 3 runs short of a fabulous hundred but apart from his antics, no one really stood up in their batting order. Their bowling too lacked steam as they gave away the target in 40-odd overs in the 2nd innings against a strong Trinidad and Tobago.
For Windward Islands, it was the duo of Sunil Ambris and Kevin Stoute that stitched together a partnership to guide them to 284 while batting first which proved to be enough for the bowlers and as they won the game quite easily by 31 runs.
Windward Islands have looked like the better side so far but with just one game under their belts, it might be too early to judge.
Emmanuel Stewart (wk), Roland Cato, Kimani Melius, Desron Meloney, Sunil Ambris (c), Kevin Stoute, Keron Cottoy, Ryan John, Larry Edwards, Ray Jordan, Preston McSween
Aldaine Thomas, Romaine Morrison(wk), Brandon King, Rovman Powell, Andre McCarthy, Paul Palmer, Fabian Allen, Dervall Green, Sheldon Cottrell, D Bulli, Oshane Thomas
Wicket-Keepers: Emmanuel Stewart
Batsmen: Brandon King, Rovman Powell, Andre McCarthy
All-Rounders: Sunil Ambris, Kevin Stoute, Fabian Allen, Dervall Green, Keron Cottoy
Bowlers: Sheldon Cottrell, D Bulli, Oshane Thomas, Larry Edwards, Ray Jordan
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