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Bennett: Jamaica Don’t Want To Play Catch Up Cricket

According to a press report, Junior Bennett head coach of the Jamaica Tallawahs team said that it will be important for his side to make a winning start to the 2015 Caribbean Premier League.

Team Tallawahs, will face reigning champions Barbados Tridents tonight.

cricket bat & ballTridents raised the curtain on the tournament last Saturday by thrashing last year’s losing finalists, Guyana Amazon Warriors, by 49 runs at Kensington Oval.

Bennett, in his first year as head coach, told reporters earlier that the Tallawahs did not want to find themselves too far behind early on and therefore were focusing on picking up early victories.

“In any competition you want to get off to a winning start, you don’t want to play what we call catch-up cricket,” Bennett said.

“You just want to go out there in front and remain in front and based on the format of the competition whereby the team that tops the group stage will go straight to the final, you would want to do that instead of going into the playoffs,” he added.

“Last year we stumbled because we needed a win from two games and lost both games and in the end, the net run rate really cost us because if you look back at last year, all four top teams ended with the same amount of points in the preliminaries. It is extremely important that we start on the right footing this year,” Bennett further said.

Tridents trounced the Tallawahs by 88 runs last year in St. Kitts in what was viewed as a lopsided encounter.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

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