Caribbean Premier League 2020: Jamaica Tallawahs vs. St. Lucia Zouks, Match no. 3
Winners Prediction: St. Lucia Zouks and Jamaica Tallawahs open their campaign against each other in the third encounter of the season. Jamaica Tallawahs have a slightly better team with attacking players than St. Lucia Zouks with a new captain in charge. St. Lucia Zouks have experienced players in their squad. We expect Jamaica Tallawahs to win this contest and start the season on a good note.
Score Prediction: We expect a flat pitch with batsmen enjoying their time out with high scores. We expect scores around 160-180 runs in this match. Faster bowlers might get something out of the pitch with the new ball in hand.
Toss Prediction: Chasing is the best option in T20 matches nowadays as batsmen are dominating more. Teams will be not sure of the safe target as it is very early in the tournament.
Predicted Playing XI
JAMAICA TALLAWAHS: Rovman Powell (C), Asif Ali, Glenn Philips, Chadwick Walton, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Oshane Thomas, Fidel Edwards, Sandeep Lamichchame, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Nkrumuh Bonner
ST. LUCIA ZOUKS: Darren Sammy (C), Rakheem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher (Wk), Leniko Boucher, Mohammed Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Kesrick Williams, Chemar Holder, Obed McCoy, Noor Ahmed, Najibullah Zadran
- Both teams failed to make the knockouts in the last season.
- Jamaica Tallawahs has won the title twice (2013 & 2016) while St. Lucia Zouks have never been to the finals till now.
- Jamaica Tallawahs have an 8-5 win-loss record over St. Lucia Zouks while St. Lucia Zouks beat Tallawahs twice last season.
Players to Bet on
- Glenn Philips – Philips had an amazing season last year scoring 374 runs at a strike rate of 144. He is expected to play a big role in the absence of Gayle this year.
- Andre Russell – Russell has established himself as a dangerous batsman in the T20 format with his exploits all over the world. He can also bowl effectively bowl his quota of overs.
- Carlos Brathwaite – Brathwaite is a towering all-rounder who can hit sixes with will and smash any bowler on his day. He can make the ball bounce awkwardly with his big figure.
ST. LUCIA ZOUKS
- Rakheem Cornwall – Cornwall set the stage on fire last season scoring 254 runs at a strike rate of 190. He will look to continue his good work in this season too.
- Kesrick Williams – Williams is their experienced player in the team and will look to trouble the batsmen with his variations and slower balls.
- Mohammed Nabi – Nabi is an spin bowling all-rounder who can bat well in the middle order & bowl effectively in the powerplay. He will add great depth in both departments to the team.
DREAM XI Picks
Wicket-Keeper: Chadwick Walton (JT)
Batsmen: Glenn Philips (JT), Darren Sammy (SLZ), Asif Ali (JT)
All-rounders: Andre Russell (JT), Carlos Brathwaite (JT), Mohammed Nabi (SLZ), Rakheem Cornwall (SLZ)
Bowlers: Kesrick Williams (SLZ), Sandeep Lamichchame (JT), Obed McCoy (SLZ)
Captain: Andre Russell (JT)
Vice-Captain: Mohammed Nabi (SLZ) or Carlos Brathwaite (JT)
JT – Jamaica Tallawahs
SLZ – St. Lucia Zouks
Dhinesh is a cricket article writer with a good-understanding and love towards the game. He is aspiring to become a cricket journalist and column writer in the future. His favorite teams are the Indian Cricket team & Chennai Super Kings. He is an ardent fan of MS Dhoni and Dale Steyn.
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