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Scorpions hunt Canada scalp

Published:Saturday | November 16, 2019 | 12:26 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer
Rovman Powell
Rovman Powell

The Jamaica Scorpions will be on the hunt for their second win on the trot when they take on Canada in their latest Group ‘A’ Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup.

Both teams are on four points, identical with one win and two losses, but the Scorpions, who are in third place, have a negative 0.018 net run rate compared, to fourth place Canada whose net run rate is 0.389.

The Rovman Powell led Scorpions will be buoyed by their impressive win over the defending champions Combined Campuses and Colleges and interim assistant coach Nikita Miller says they are eager to get another win under their belt to continue their march up the table.

“We had a very good intensive work out [yesterday] and the guys are executing what myself and coach [Andre] Coley have put forward,” Miller said. “We have been paying a lot of attention to our bowling unit which has struggled to pick up wickets at the top, but a lot of work has been put in to rectify the problems, and the signs are encouraging.”

One such problem in the bowling department is the amount of width the bowlers have been allowing the batsmen, and Miller says this is one thing that has hampered the team in the early stages.

“We have to keep reminding the players to bowl straight and not give up any width to these batsmen,” he said. “If you look at all the bowlers who have been successful thus far in the competition, they all bowl wicket to wicket and that is what I want from my bowlers – attack the stumps with a full consistent line.”

Miller says he was more than pleased with the team’s batting unit so far, with four scores in the 90s and one hundred.

“It’s a long time we haven’t seen scores like this in a Jamaica team, and I hope the guys can remain consistent and continue to put runs on the board,” he said.

Today’s game is a day-night affair and bowls off at Warner Park in St Kitts at 12:30 p.m.