Cricket match date: 28th September 2019
Cricket match time: 05:30 am IST
Cricket match location: Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Caribbean Premier League
Team A: St Lucia Zouks
Team B: Jamaica Tallwahs
Team A Captain: Darren Sammy
Team B Captain: Chadwick Walton
Cricket Match Preview:
Time is running out for St Lucia Zouks. They only have two games of cricket remaining and have only two wins so far out of eight games. The best case for them from here on would be to win the next two cricket games and hope other teams lose their way. Jamaica Tallawahs also have two wins out of eight cricket games but they have an inferior run-rate compared to Zouks as well as one less point.
Zouks had a good game with the bat against Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) in their last game. After winning the toss, they elected to bat first and posted a total of 161 runs. It was mainly due to the swashbuckling knock from Colin de Grandhomme that Zouks were able to post a challenging total. He made 65 runs off just 37 deliveries.
However, Zouks’ bowling was made to look extremely ordinary by GAW. The total of 161 runs was chased down barely breaking a sweat in 18 overs with eight wickets remaining. Zouks would be worried about the penetrating abilities of his bowling as, despite the presence of Fawad Ahmed the leg spinner, they are not able to consistently make the breakthroughs. Against a nothing-to-lose batting line up of Tallawahs, Zouks’ bowling will be under pressure to perform.
Tallawahs are coming off a win in this cricket game, which has been a rarity for them this season. In a tight game against Barbados Tridents, they emerged as the winner by just five runs. GD Philips once again emerged as the highest scorer for Tallawahs with his knock of 41 runs off 35 balls. His knock was the prime reason why Tallawahs reached 127 runs after batting first.
Perhaps for the first time, Tallawahs showed the true potential of their attack. Imran Khan and Springer picked up five wickets amongst themselves and managed to get a narrow win for their team. More of the same will be expected by the team in the next couple of games of cricket.
Cricket Match Information:
St Lucia Zouks will take on Jamaica Tallawahs in their ninth cricket game of 2019 edition of Caribbean Premier League (CPL). This will be the second cricket game between the two sides this season. The first cricket game was won by Zouks in Jamaica by five wickets. The top four teams on the points table will qualify for the next round.
St Lucia Zouks
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
St Lucia Zouks are being led by Darren Sammy this year. They are hanging by a thread in this competition with just two wins out of eight games. Our prediction is of the changes to their playing eleven for this game of cricket.
Here is our prediction of St Lucia Zouks’ playing XI:
- Darren Sammy
- Colin Ingram
- Colin de Grandhomme
- Andre Fletcher
- Kesrick Williams
- CD Barnwell
- Fawad Ahmed
- JN Hamilton
- Rahkeem Cornwall
- GC Viljoen
- J Royal
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Jamaica Tallawahs will be led by Chadwick Walton, who has been their skipper for the last few games of cricket. Our prediction is of the inclusion of Andre Russell in the playing eleven if he is fit.
Here is our prediction of Jamaica Tallawahs’ playing XI:
- Chris Gayle
- Chadwick Walton
- J Glen
- I Khan
- SK Springer
- GD Philips
- Zahir Khan
- RA Lewis
- Andre Russell
- GH Worker
- DR Smith
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
GD Philips of Jamaica Tallawahs is the highest scorer of CPL 2019. It rarely happens that a side on the last position on the points table has a highest scorer among themselves. Our prediction is of another good game of cricket for him.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last T20 cricket game played on this ground was between Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Lucia Zouks recently. GAW won the game by chasing down 161 runs in just 18 overs. Our prediction is of the score of around 160 in this game of cricket as well. Conditions are expected to be good for cricket.
Jamaica Tallawahs will begin this cricket game as favourites. They have won four out of the last five games of cricket between the sides. Hence, our prediction is of a Tallawahs’ win.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
GD Philips (JT) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Fawad Ahmed (STL) – 2 wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
GD Philips (JT)
St Lucia Zouks – 2.10
Jamaica Tallawahs – 1.74
*odds may change anytime