TheJamaica Tallawahs in the 2017 Caribbean Premier League…
Jamaica Tallawahs Squad
Lendl Simmons, Kumar Sangakkara, Shakib Al Hasan, Imad Wasim, Muhammad Sami, Rovman Powell, Gidron Pope, Kesrick Williams, Garey Mathurin, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Krishmar Santokie, Jonathan Foo, Kennar Lewis, Andre McCarthy, Odean Smith, O’Shane Thomas (Young W.I.), Timroy Allen (ICC Americas)
Head Coach: Paul Nixon (main pic)
Assistant: Mark O’Donnell
Marque Player: Kumar Sangakkara
What’s in a name?
Jamaica Tallawahs are named after a Jamaican dialect word for ‘impressive’. They will be hoping to live up to that billing of being sturdy, strong and not to be underestimated. A well known phrase for children on the island is “we likkle but we tallawah”. There isn’t anything little about the length Chris Gayle hits a cricket ball – that is mightily tallawah in itself! The crocodile is native to Jamaica and is also featured in the Jamaica coat of arms and many of the government’s official seals.