On Friday, Caribbean Premier League 2013 live stream cricket returns for the second of two semifinals matchups leading to the tournament's grand finale. In today's matchup, it will be Jamaica vs. Barbados for a spot in the finals. Today's live stream CPL cricket match will be available for United States viewers thanks to the ESPN broadband sports network.
An Aug. 22 article from ESPNCricInfo reports that Kieron Pollard, captain of the Barbados Tridents, has faith in his team, despite their recent three match losing streak. The Tridents started off the season with four straight victories, en route to a dominant position at the top of the CPL points table, only to lose the next three. They were still good enough to qualify for the semis, but may be considered more of an underdog due to the recent losses.
Pollard commented on that aspect of his team and how it is to their advantage, saying:
"Everyone's talking about the three losses but they seem to forget the first four wins. That's how it goes. All we can do is go there, do the fundamentals right and play exciting cricket and we'll take the title. We didn't get as many stars joining our team as some of the other franchises but we know that with everyone else winning and riding into the semis, we'll be underestimated and in the shadows. That's exactly how I prefer it."
Tridents coach Desmond Haynes shared the sentiments, believing strongly in his team, telling the media:
"We know our backs are to the wall but that's what makes us dangerous. We're going to take the CPL and pay some bills. Then next year, we're going to repeat."
On Friday, the Tridents face a Tallawahs team that has won two straight matches. Jamaica, currently sits at second overall in the CPL points table with a 5-2 record and 10 points. With a victory, the winning team will take on Guyana who advanced to the final off a 7 wicket victory over Trinidad & Tobago on Thursday. In today's matchup, Jamaica is a slight favorite in terms of betting odds over Barbados.
Today's game will be held at Port of Spain. Weather reports currently indicate temperatures in the high 80's to low 90's with chances of storms or showers extending into the evening. A low of 76 degrees is expected today at Port-of-Spain for today's semifinal matchup.
Friday's Jamaica vs. Barbados CPL matchup has a start time of 7:50 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time in the United States. The semifinals match will be live streaming online via the ESPN3/WatchESPN broadband sports network. There is currently no televised coverage of this game offered in the U.S. via ESPN.
Which team will take today's matchup in the Caribbean Premier League semis, Jamaica or Barbados?