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Jamaica Tallawahs' fast-bowling all-rounder, Vernon Philander, says even though the team has won its last three matches in the Limacol Caribbean Premier League, there is still room for improvement.

Philander, who has played lead roles in the team, recording three wins in four matches, said this is evident in the batting and bowling figures of the team, which while good enough to win, need to be worked on.

"Though we are winning, I still believe there is still a lot of room for improvement," said Philander.

"If you look at our bowlers, we can definitely bowl more balls in the right areas, and looking at our batsmen, we can still rotate the strike better and try to get more runs, especially at the start of our innings.

"However, having said that, I think all in all, we are getting there and heading into our home matches. I think we will get better."

Jamaica Tallawahs, who will play their first home match tomorrow - a return-leg fixture against the Guyana Amazon Warriors at Sabina Park - have been showing steady improvement since losing their first match to the Warriors at Providence Stadium in Guyana.


Led by a Man-of-the-Match performance from Philander, who claimed three for 16, they were able to get the better of the Antigua Hawksbills by seven wickets, also at Providence.

The Tallawahs then went to Queen's Park Oval where, on the back of a Man-of-the-Match performance from Danza Hyatt, they were able to eke out a five-run win over the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel.

Gaining momentum, they then ventured to Beauséjour Stadium, where backed by a Man-of-the-Match performance of 47 not out from André Russell, they were able to beat the St Lucia Zouks by six wickets last Saturday night.

Philander, who entered the tournament with 16 Tests, eight one-day internationals and seven Twenty20 internationals under his belt, said he enjoys the chemistry within the team.

"I think it is a good unit to fit in," he said. "The guys are really gelling well together and when you are in a team where the guys are gelling, you are going to do well.

"In fact, it is one of reasons why I believe we are performing so well."