Man of the Match: Rahkeem Cornwall
Jamaica Tallawahs, St Lucia Zouks Lock Horns in Battle of Bottom-Rankers!
Our Prediction is Jamaica Tallawahs to win!
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Jamaica Tallawahs will be keen to continue their winning momentum when they take on St Lucia Zouks in the 9th game of 2019 Caribbean Premier League at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Thursday. St Lucia Zouks have suffered back-to-back defeats in this year’s competition and are currently in the bottom half of the points table. Captain Darren Sammy will be looking to make changes to the playing XI in a bid to end their losing streak in the tournament. Chris Gayle will be desperate to turn things around after the side lost their previous game to St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Jamaica Tallawahs will need to make improvements in their bowling in order to register their first win of the competition at Sabina Park.
In their previous game, Jamaica Tallawahs managed to post a mammoth 241 runs, courtesy Chris Gayle’s blazing 116 runs. Chris Gayle led from the front with the bat and got Jamaica off to flying start. Despite losing Glenn Philips early in the innings, Gayle put on a 162-run partnership with Chadwick Walton to see Jamaica Tallawahs pile on the runs against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Chris Gayle finished the innings with the top-score of 116 runs off 62 balls with the help of seven fours and ten sixes. He was well supported by Walton, who scored 71 off 36 balls with the help of three fours and eight sixes. The side will be relying on their in-form players like Chris Gayle and Chadwick Walton to do the bulk of the scoring in this game.
All-rounder Andre Russell has been in good form and would be keen to score quick runs for the side in the later stages of the innings. In the bowling department, the experienced players like Jerome Taylor, Andre Russell and Christopher Lamont will need to do much better in this game. All the bowlers conceded more than 10 runs an over. Oshane Thomas claimed four wickets but conceded 53 runs from his four overs.
Chris Gayle, Glenn Phillips (wk), Chadwick Walton, Rovman Powell (captain), George Worker, Andre Russell, Shamar Springer, Steven Jacobs, Jerome Taylor, Christopher Lamont, Oshane Thomas
Chadwick Walton, Jerome Taylor, Shamar Springer, George Worker, Glenn Phillips, Rovman Powell, Ramaal Lewis, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas, Chris Gayle, Derval Green
On the other hand, St Lucia Zouks have a lot of issues with regards to their batting and bowling. Wicket-keeper Andre Fletcher hasn’t set the stage alive and has struggled to produce big runs in this year’s competition. In the previous game, Fletcher failed to capitalize on his good start and scored 26 off 32 balls with the help of two fours and a six. He will be determined to do well and put in a notable score for Zouks in this game. Rookie all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall has been St Lucia Zouks standout batsman so far in this year’s tournament. He has scored 69 runs in 2 matches at an average of 34.50. In the previous game, Cornwall produced fiery innings and scored 33 runs off just 12 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. He will be looking to continue his rich vein of form with the bat.
Bowling all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall will be eyeing another impressive performance against Jamaica Tallawahs in the next match. John Campbell looked in good touch with the bat and scored 43 off 42 balls with the help of four fours and a six. He added crucial partnerships with Najibullah Zadran and Darren Sammy to see St Lucia Zouks in the post. Skipper Darren Sammy also scored 16 off 13 balls with the help of two sixes. Najibullah Zadran also produced crucial runs with the bat and scored 26 off 17 balls with the help of two sixes and two fours. Pace bowler Kesrick Williams was impressed with the new ball and claimed one wicket in the previous game against Trinbago Knight Riders, whereas the spin duo of Fawad Ahmed and Rahkeem Cornwall were ineffective with the ball and failed to create any sort of pressure on the opposition batsmen.
Darren Sammy (captain), Andre Fletcher (wk), Thisara Perera, Najibullah Zadran, John Campbell, Kavem Hodge, Fawad Ahmed, Rahkeem Cornwall, Obed McCoy, Andre McCarthy, Kesrick Williams
Hardus Viljoen, Obed McCoy, DJG Sammy, John Campbell, Fawad Ahmed, Kesrick Williams, Rahkeem Cornwall, Roland Cato, Colin de Grandhomme, ADS Fletcher , Thisara Perera
Traditionally, the pitch at Sabina Park in Jamaica is going to be good for batting. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Thursday is expected to have clear skies throughout the day.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and put runs on the board. Spinners might play a role in the outcome of the game. Venue Sabina Park in Jamaica is going to host first CPL game between Jamaica Tallawahs and St Lucia Zouks. Jamaica Tallawahs have an excellent head-to-head against St Lucia Zouks. Darren Sammy and co. have lost all their three games played at Sabina Park.
Jamaica Tallawahs will be outright favorites to win their game against St Lucia Zouks. Tallawahs have a much better batting lineup in comparison to St Lucia Zouks. With Chris Gayle and Chadwick Walton showing excellent form with the bat, Jamaica will feel confident of doing well in this contest.
Our winning prediction for the day is: Expect Jamaica Tallawahs to beat St Lucia Zouks in this game.