Jamaica Tallawahs (@1.57) vs St Lucia Zouks (@2.37)
12-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Jamaica Tallawahs will win

Jamaica Tallawahs – St Lucia Zouks Match Prediction | 12-09-2019 20:00

The Tallawahs have the upper hand in terms of their superior head-to-head record in addition to having the advantage of playing at their home ground. Jamaica Tallawahs and St Lucia Zouks both find themselves under considerable pressure after having suffered defeats in their first two matches. The hosts have won their last four matches against the Zouks and we expect them to make it five in a row when the two teams face-off at the Sabina Park.

Tion Webster proved that he is excellent value last time out, meanwhile, and opening the batting he can deliver a good return on his 8.5 credits. Kieron Pollard has hit 80 runs in two games so far and the Trinbago Knight Riders captain is well worth picking up at 9.5 credits as a result. Colin Munro is still away, for one more game, so Lendl Simmons will want to deliver in what could be his final game.

As per our today match prediction, Jamaica Tallawahs is the favorite team to win this match. Lucia Stars have now gone 13 matches without a win in the Caribbean Premier League. Andre Russell is in excellent form and that makes a huge difference to Tallawahs chances. St. The Jamaica Tallawahs have two of the best all-rounders in the competition on their side lending them super balance.

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Jamaica Tallawahs suffered a four-wicket loss to St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in their previous match at Basseterre. Both the teams have made a poor start to their CPL 2019 campaigns with defeats in their first two matches. St Lucia Zouks lost to Trinbago Knight Riders by seven wickets last time out at Port of Spain. After being put into bat first, the Tallawahs posted a mammoth 241 on the board but still ended up losing as their bowlers failed to defend that total. Opting to bat first, the Zouks scored a competitive 167 in their 20 overs before the Knight Riders raced home with more than two overs to spare.

The Tallawahs have no injury concerns to deal with ahead of this match and they are expected to retain the same group of eleven despite the two defeats. Chris Gayle, who led Jamaica Tallawahs in their opening game against Trinbago Knight Riders, has passed on the baton to Rovman Powell who captained the side last time out against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

They were too good in their second game and will be confident of a hat-trick of wins as they face a St Lucia Zouks team that they have defeated in their last six matches. Trinbago Knight Riders have begun the defence of their crown with back-to-backs wins as they attempt to win a third straight CPL title. The Zouks will field a weakened side once again with several players still unavailable for selection and that spells bad news for them with the Knight Riders able to claim a comfortable win.

Hasnain took three wickets in the opening game and may just edge it. That should leave enough for one of Kesrick Williams, Mohammad Hasnain and Khary Pierre. You still need two Zouks bowlers at this point, but Obed McCoy picked up four wickets last time out and Fawad Ahmed is always a threat with the ball too and took two wickets in the opening game.

Today Match Prediction Review

The Knight Riders sent in Sunil Narine at one drop which is unusual but the fact that Simmons was dismissed in the second over helped Narine make use of the batting powerplay, something which comes naturally to him. On the back of a half-century from Webster and handy contributions from Denesh Ramdin and Kieron Pollard, Trinbago Knight Riders posted 191 runs on the board. Saint Lucia Zouks lost their first match against Guyana Amazon Warriors by 13 runs. Trinbago Knight Riders beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League 2019 opener by 11 runs and successive wins hold them in good stead for this encounter. Trinbago Knight Riders comprehensively beat Jamaica Tallawahs in their last match by 22 runs. In their match against Tallawahs, the opening partnership of Lendl Simmons and John Webster did not click. Although the Zouks bowlers restricted Amazon Warriors to 155, their batting let them down as the entire team could only manage 142; Rahkeem Cornwall and Najibullah Zadran being their leading batsman. Sunil Narine and Jimmy Neesham then picked up two wickets each to restrict the Jamaica Tallawahs short of the target.

In their two forms, the Trinbago franchise has an excellent record against St Lucia. The Knight Riders (and previously Red Steel) have won nine of their 11 completed games against the Zouks/Stars, including each of the last five. St Lucia have won just two by contrast. Last season, the Knight Riders bowled the Stars out for 95 in reply to 195/6 in their first meeting, before Darren Bravos 94* from 36 balls helped them chase 213 to win the second meeting by five wickets.