Jamaica Tallawahs Vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Match Preview
The St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have been wonderful this season and are yet to lose a game. They won three games convincingly and don’t seem to be dependent on a certain player, which sends ominous signs to the opposition. The inclusion of Dwayne Bravo and the balance of the side seems to have helped. The batting is deep and the bowling is looks good as oppositions haven’t been able to score many against St Kitts. The bowling however may be tested against the likes of Andre Russell
The Jamaica Tallawahs got off to an explosive start and going well in the tournament. They only lost one game so far and are right behind St Kitts on the table. A win will take them to first due to a superior run-rate and they seem well placed to beat St Kitts. The batting is explosive with Andre Russell and company firing. The bowling has also contributed with the highest score against Jamaica being 161. Migael Pretorious in particular has taken some good wickets and the bowling continues to show promise.
Jamaica Tallawahs Vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Team News
St Kitts haven’t used Chris Gayle after the first game, and may look at him for the upcoming fixture against an explosive opposition. The rest of the line-up could remain the same with a toss up between Asif Ali and Chris Gayle.
Jamaica is also likely to go unchanged with the tournament going well for them. The form of Haider Ali may be a concern but with the explosiveness he promises, Jamaica may not want to tinker too much with the eleven
Jamaica Tallawahs Vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Predicted XIs
Jamaica: Chadwick Walton, Kennar Lewis, Haider Ali, Rovman Powell, Shamarh Brooks, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Migael Pretorious, Chris Green, Veerasammy Permaul, Fidel Edwards
St Kitts: Devon Thomas, Evin Lewis, Asif Ali, Shane Rutherford, Dwayne Bravo, Fabien Allen, Joshua De Silva, Dominic Drakes, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Paul Van Meekeren, Fawad Ahmed
Jamaica Tallawahs Vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Players to Watch out for
With two top teams clashing Andre Russell will be keen to make a mark on the fixture. His battle with Dwayne Bravo is going to be an interesting one and going by his explosive form the match promises a lot of big hits.
Shane Rutherford has gotten off to a good start to the tournament with two fifties in three games. He has been stable with his batting and held the innings together on both occasions. With the World Cup coming up, Rutherford seems to be making a silent statement and could find himself in a good position if he keeps up the good work.
Jamaica Tallawahs Vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Pitch and Conditions
The pitches have been slow through the season and may get slower. Spin has done well and bowlers like Bravo may enjoy with their cutters and slower deliveries on tricky surfaces. Batting first could be a good option but with explosive players on both sides, the pitch could be taken out of the equation indicating a strong chase. Since two top sides are playing the side batting second may, therefore, have a slight advantage.