It is the Eliminator game in the Caribbean Premier League 2023. The Jamaica Tallawahs will be up against the Saint Lucia Kings as both teams look to win this game and remain alive in the tournament. The two sides had met in their last league game, where the Tallawahs registered a massive win, which would make the side confident.
The Jamaica Tallawahs have won the last five out of six games between the two sides, including both games this year. They have a strong batting line-up and shall look to leverage it here. The Saint Lucia Kings will be under pressure after their big loss in the last game, and it will be interesting to see if they can overcome this and win here to reach the 2nd Qualifier.
Saint Lucia Kings Preview
Sikandar Raza’s side will look to put the terrible performance with the bat and ball behind them. They got bowled out for 79 runs in the last game and need to pull up their socks in this do-or-die contest. It will be a tough contest for the side, and Raza would like to see a determined effort from his players.
The side will need a good show at the top from its tested opening pair of Colin Munro and Johnson Charles. Bhanuka Rajapaksa has a lot of experience and must do well in the middle order with Raza and Sean Williams. The side will also expect a good show from Roshon Primus, Roston Chase, and Matthew Forde down the order.
The bowling attack must get its acts together after a poor show in the last game. The side will need good spells from Roston Chase and Matthew Forde to put the Tallawahs under pressure. Alzarri Joseph must bowl good spells in the middle overs with Raza. McKenny Clarke, Peter Hatzoglou, and Primus must bowl tight lines in the supporting role.
Saint Lucia Kings Predicted Playing XI:
Sikandar Raza (c), Colin Munro, Johnson Charles (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sean Williams, Roston Chase, Roshon Primus, Matthew Forde, Alzarri Joseph, Peter Hatzoglou, McKenny Clarke
Saint Lucia Kings Actual Playing XI:
Matthew Forde, Peter Hatzoglou, Khary Pierre, Colin Munro, Sikandar Raza, Alzarri Joseph, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Roshon Primus, Roston Chase, Sadrack Descartes, Johnson Charles
Jamaica Tallawahs Preview
Brandon King, who rested in the last game, will be pleased with his players’ efforts in the last game. The players put up an excellent show when it mattered the most and defeated the Saint Lucia Kings by 122 runs. Brandon King would like his side to continue with the same momentum and reach the 2nd Qualifier with a big win.
Alex Hales hit an electrifying hundred in the last game and will look to deliver a good start with Brandon King. The side will need a good show from Shamarh Brooks, Steven Taylor, and Imad Wasim in the middle order. The side has depth in the batting, and they will look for runs from Fabian Allen, Chris Green, and Raymon Reifer.
The bowlers did a magnificent job in the last game. Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim bowled brilliantly with the new ball and would like to repeat the same magic in this contest. Green will be confident after his 4-wicket haul in the last game. The side will also look for a good performance from Shamar Springer and Hayden Walsh.
Jamaica Tallawahs Predicted Playing XI:
Brandon Kings (c), Alex Hales, Steven Taylor, Imad Wasim, Shamarh Brooks (wk), Raymon Reifer, Shamar Springer, Fabian Allen, Chris Green, Mohammad Amir, Hayden Walsh
Jamaica Tallawahs Actual Playing XI:
Brandon King, Christopher Green, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Alex Hales, Steven Taylor, Fabian Allen, Shamarh Brooks, Shamar Springer, Nicholson Gordon, Raymon Reifer
We will have clear skies over Guyana on September 20. The wicket would be good to bat on, and batsmen can play their strokes freely on this surface. The side batting first shall need 180 runs on the board to feel safe on this track.
One of the best T20 pitches in the Caribbean is Providence Stadium, Guyana, has something to offer to both bowlers and batters. On this surface, fast bowlers can generate pace. Run scoring is also made simple by the shorter bounds. Spinners also do well in the second half of the game.
Toss: To Bat
The last two games have seen massive wins for the side batting first. The wicket slows down in the second half, making run chases difficult. The side winning the toss would like to take advantage of the conditions by batting first in this game.
Saint Lucia Kings comes here with a big loss with their confidence shattered. The side will need to bat well and stand up to the challenge the Jamaica Tallawahs throw at them. The Tallawahs have a strong batting line-up and a good record against the Saint Lucia Kings, making them favorites to win this contest.
Jamaica Tallawahs to win
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