Cricket Prediction – Jamaica take on St Kitts in the First Eliminator – September 13, 2018
Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Info:
Date of match: September 13, 2018
Time of Match: 03:30 IST
Location of Match: Providence Stadium, Guyana
Tournament: Caribbean Premier League
Team A: Jamaica Tallawahs
Team B: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Team A Captain: Andre Russell
Team B Captain: Chris Gayle
You might be forgiven if you can’t remember the last time St Kitts played their game in this tournament. It has been a gap of more than a week for them which is a rarity in the franchise cricket. They last played their game against Barbados Tridents on the 4th of September. St Kitts won that game by just 2 wickets chasing the score of 168 with 2 balls remaining.
Jamaica, on the other hand, played their last game on 8th September against the number 2 team of the tournament Guyana Amazon Warriors. They absolutely smashed the Warriors in that game by 8 wickets chasing the score of 173 with 11 balls remaining. Jamaica might even feel a bit unlucky on missing out the top two spot. They had the same number of wins as the Guyana Amazon Warriors but fell short on the run-rate by just .66 points.
St Kitts couldn’t have timed their last two wins better. In the last 5 games, they won two while one was abandoned. But their last two wins came in their last two group games one involving their opponent of the eliminator Jamaica Tallawahs. In that game against the Tallawahs, St Kitts had to chase 206 runs but after rain curtailed the game they chased down the total in 10.1 overs with 5 balls remaining. Captain Chris Gayle, Mahmudullah and van der Dussen were the heroes for them in that game
However, Jamaica would like to remember the first game these two sides played earlier in the tournament. In that game having set the total of 178 runs for St Kitts, they never allowed them to get going and won the game by the big margin of 47 runs. The experience of Ross Taylor was vital in that game, he scored an unbeaten 51 runs out of just 35 balls.
It is going to be the clash of two big teams, two big personalities in Andre Russell and Chris Gayle. While former is the reigning superstar of T20 Cricket, the other has been arguably the greatest batsman of T20 history. It will be a night to remember for sure because these two sides won’t hold back. While the use of the resource has been the issue for Jamaica Tallawahs, making use of their superstars will be the issue of St Kitts.
Jamaica Tallawahs will take on St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the eliminator of this edition of Caribbean Premier League. The winner of this game will take on the loser of the first qualifier whereas the loser of this game will go out of the tournament. The second qualifier will take place on 15th September and the Final will be played on 17th September. Jamaica Tallawahs finished third on the points table with 6 wins out of 10 games while St Kitts finished fourth with 5 wins out of 10 games.
JAMAICA TALLAWAHS STARTING LINEUP
- GD Phillips
- J Charles
- Ross Taylor
- Rovman Powell
- David Miller
- Andre Russell
- Colin De Grandhomme
- Ish Sodhi
- SA Jacobs
- Samuel Badree
- O Thomas
St KITTS and NEVIS PATRIOTS STARTING LINEUP
- Chris Gayle
- Evin Lewis
- HE van der Dussen
- AP Devcich
- I Khaleel
- FA Allen
- Ben Cutting
- AS Joseph
- JS Louis
- Tabrez Shamsi
These two sides have the immense batting depth and power hitting ability. Irrespective of the pitch conditions they would like to chase the score batting second. Hence, our prediction will be the team winning the toss will look to chase the score.
MATCH CONDITIONS AND PITCH
With two power hitting batting sides it will be a surprise if the pitch is dry and slow. Curators would be working hard to provide a spectacle to the crowd. Both these sides have put on the total of more than 200 runs on the board. Both would back themselves to chase any total set by the other team. The match is expected to be rain-free.
BETRALLY INDIA`S PREDICTION
Jamaica Tallawahs will begin as the favourite of this game. They have the more all-around team and more power hitters in the line-up. With the experience of Ross Taylor, the youth of Rovman Powell and the destruction of Andre Russell it will be hard to look beyond them. It might also be the battle between the allrounders of both the side. Ben Cutting of St Kitts and Andre Russell of Jamaica will be the key men for both the teams.