There were scattered bright spots, but overall, the performances were unimpressive. In the CPL’s previous season, opposition batsmen routinely had large innings that cost the Royals games due to a lack of wickets taken. But this season, Barbados Royals have been unbeatable and no team till now has been able to show them what defeat feels like.
The spin attack is the main asset for the Royals in the competition. In his four games, Joshua Bishop has shown promise by taking six wickets, with his best being 3 for 20 against the Jamaica Tallawahs. Hayden Walsh Jr. is also a skilled player. Given his versatility to bowl at various points in the innings, Mujeeb ur Rahman’s experience in the CPL is helping the team’s bowling attack as well.
In the most recent Hero Caribbean Premier League match, Barbados Royals batsmen Kyle Mayers and Corbin Bosch put up 98 for the second wicket to lead their team to an easy eight-wicket victory against Trinbago Knight Riders (CPL).
This came after TKR was held to 132 as Mujeeb Ur Rehman bagged three for 17. That empowered Barbados Royals to win six straight CPL matches and maintain their unbeaten streak.
After winning the toss, the Barbados Royals decided to field first. Four wickets went in the opening seven overs thanks to the destructive spin of their spinners Rahkeem Cornwall and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and the Knight Riders found it difficult to get back into the game.
Key players for Barbados Royals
One of the most crucial players for the Royals is David Miller. His strokeplay gives the Royals’ hitting order versatility. Although the bowling attack hasn’t necessarily been improved, Mujeeb has helped them tremendously.
Quinton de Kock has assumed full responsibility for assembling an inning. Players like de Kock and Kyle Mayers cover for the loss of the Royals’ top two run scorers from the previous season, Johnson Charles and Glenn Phillips.