T and T confidence grow ahead of semi-final clash with unbeaten Jamaica

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC- Trinidad and Tobago’s coach Kelvin Williams says his players are growing in confidence ahead of their semi-final showdown with Jamaica, who remain unbeaten in the NAGICO Super50 tournament.

The first semi-final takes place today when the Trinidadians square-off with Zone A winners Jamaica, who qualified from their group with three straight victories.

Williams says his players are not ruffled by the rampaging Jamaicans, who are without two of their top players.

“I think to win the tournament we have to beat everybody that is in front of us,” declared Williams.

“Jamaica will be a good game because they’re three-out-of-three (in Zone A) and they’re the form team. At the end of the day it’s what happens on the day that counts and we’re growing in confidence”.

T and T suffered a major setback when they lost their opening match against Barbados.

However, they bounced back to reel off resounding wins against the Leeward Islands and Combined Campuses and Colleges to book their spot in the last four.

“The most important things is we can’t be complacent,” Williams said.

“So long as we’re not complacent we will get there (in the final)”.

Williams has expressed confidence in his new batting opening pair of Evin Lewis and Lendl Simmons.

Lewis scored a 27 ball 44 while Simmons scored a 41 ball 31 to help Trinidad defeat Combined Campuses and Colleges in their last match.

“We tried something (changing the lineup) and it worked,” he said.

“I was quite pleased with what I saw. We were confident that Evin would come good last night (Sunday)”. Matches will be played at Queen’s Park Oval. First ball is 2 pm (1 pm Jamaica Time)

The first semi-final between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago begins 2PM eastern Caribbean time today


More in Sports


About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. Ramesh Manbodh

    Man beaten with bat passes away

  2. Bibi Shareema (left) and her mother Bibi Shameela in
happier times

    Greenwich Park woman died 44 days after brutally stabbed by ex-partner

  3. Bharrat Jagdeo

    Meeting of Cabinet at GDF HQ pilloried by Jagdeo

  4. Fast food lovers inside KFC yesterday

    KFC back in business

  5. Ameer Abdool Subrati

    Man dies after bandits target overseas-based couple at Herstelling

  6. The building housing the home and grocery

    Bandits invade Alness businessman’s house, shots fired

  7. Alimudeen Gobin’s demolished house

    Violent storm lashes No. 19 Village

  8. Bharrat Jagdeo

    Crime has never been this bad – Jagdeo

  9. The ganja found in Prashad Nagar (Police photo)

    Police find 52 lbs of ganja in Prashad Nagar house

Recommended For You