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Royals' captain Kyle Mayers hopes his bat gets hot against the Tallawahs in Friday's Hero CPL final

By September 29, 2022
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Kyle Myers intends to come good with the bat to spur the Barbados Royals to their third title when the 2022 Hero CPL final gets underway at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Friday night.

The Royals will face the Jamaica Tallawahs, also two-time champions that will also be gunning to lift the trophy for the third time.

The 30-year-old all-rounder, captain of the Royals is the leading scorer for his team with 337 runs which includes three half-centuries and a top score this season of 79.

However, his bat has gone cold since the teams arrived in Guyana. In three matches played at Providence, Mayers has had scores of 16, 0, and 26. He hopes to do better with the bat when he faces up to the Tallawahs’ bowling attack.

“I look forward to big games like tomorrow’s. (I) am always one of those players who want to do well for the team, especially when it comes to championships time,” he said during a pre-match media conference on Thursday.

“I always believe I am one of those players who can win a game for my team so I am looking forward.”

Addressing his current form, Mayers said he intends to have a reversal of fortune once the game begins.

“Since I came to Guyana I haven’t been getting the scores I like but I look forward to tomorrow. It’s a different challenge, a different mindset. A trophy is on the line and I am happy to be able to contribute tomorrow if given the opportunity.”

The Royals’ captain said the team was happy to be able to get some rest following their victory in the first of the qualifiers against the Guyana Amazon Warriors on Monday.

“It’s been a long tournament, very jam-packed so the guys were very happy to win the qualifier and not play the extra game,” he said.

“We won the game and had some time to recover and focus on this game to come.”

 

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