Both teams at the brink of Elimination!
Jamaica Tallawahs will win the match!
|Guyana Amazon Warriors||7||7||0||0||0||14||1.693|
|Trinbago Knight Riders||7||4||2||0||1||9||0.272|
|St Kitts and Nevis Patriots||9||4||5||0||0||8||-0.172|
|St Lucia Zouks||8||2||5||0||1||5||-0.865|
St. Lucia Zouks and Jamaica Tallawahs are the two teams that have lost the most number of matches in this season. They both have chance to qualify for the playoffs statistically but practically they have very less chance to enter the playoffs. Zouks will need to win their remaining two matches and hope Tridents lose 2 out of their remaining matches so that they can qualify. Jamaica Tallawahs on the other hand, need to win their remaining two matches and then hope both Barbados Tridents and St. Lucia Zouks lose all their remaining league matches. The team that loses this match will be officially eliminated from this season and their campaign will end in the league stages itself.
St. Lucia Zouks are struggling to put some good back-to-back performances this season. Colin De Grandhomme scored a superb 65 runs in the last match against Amazon Warriors still ended up on the losing side. Rakheem Cornwall and Andre Fletcher scored some vital runs in the first few matches but faded away as the tournament progressed.
Their batting unit needs to perform more consistently and put more runs on the board. Fawad Ahmed and Kesrick Williams are amongst the wickets but failed to put pressure on the batsmen consistently. Obed McCoy is injured and he will be missed by the team in the bowling department. Rest of the bowling unit failed to take wickets at regular intervals and are not helping their team`s cause.
Colin De Grandhomme – Grandhomme put on a brilliant show with the bat with a 37-ball 65 in the last match. He smoked 5 huge sixes in the process and was at his lethal best with the bat. He is yet to take a wicket this season with the ball.
Fawad Ahmed – Fawad has taken 9 wickets at an economy of 6.6 RPO in the tournament so far. He has figures of 1/24 & 2/19 in the last two matches. He is troubling the batsmen consistently with his leg-spinners and googlies.
Andre Fletcher, Rahkeem Cornwall, Colin Ingram, Colin de Grandhomme, Jahmar Hamilton (wk), Christopher Barnwell, Daren Sammy (c), Hardus Viljoen, Jeavor Royal, Kesrick Williams, Fawad Ahmed
|C de Grandhomme||65||37||3||5||175.68|
Jeavor Royal, Fawad Ahmed, DJG Sammy, Colin Ingram, ADS Fletcher , Kesrick Williams, Rahkeem Cornwall, Chris Barnwell, Colin de Grandhomme, Krishmar Santokie, Hardus Viljoen
Tallawahs are reeling at the bottom of the points table with just 2 wins in their 8 matches despite the presence of star players like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, and Dwayne Smith. Glenn Philips is their most consistent batsmen scoring runs in almost every match.
Chris Gayle and Chadwick Walton have scored vital runs but are not able to maintain the consistency. Bowling has been Achilles heel with bowlers giving away runs in excess of 175 runs in many matches. Shamar Springer and Imran Khan came to the party in the last match and snatched 6 wickets between themselves. Afghani Spinner Zakir khan too bowled an economical spell of 3-0-11-1 against the Tridents. The combined efforts of their bowling unit helped their team to defend a meager total of 127 runs in the last match and this will give a lot of confidence for the Tallawahs.
Glenn Philips – Philips has scored 330 runs at a strike rate of 150+ this season. He is having a dream season despite his team`s poor showing. He has scored 30+ runs in the last 6 consecutive matches. Imran Khan – Leg-spinner Imran Khan`s addition has provided the team with X-factor and he forms a formidable spin trio with the likes of Sharmar Springer and Zakir Khan. They shared 7 wickets between them to help their team win.
Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Chadwick Walton (c), Jade Dernbach, George Worker, Ramaal Lewis, Imran Khan, Glenn Phillips (wk), Zahir Khan, Shamar Springer, Javelle Glen
Trevon Griffith, Liton Das, Ramaal Lewis, Chadwick Walton, Zahir Khan, Imran Khan, Chris Gayle, Shamar Springer, Glenn Phillips, Jerome Taylor, Dwayne Smith
The weather looks bright and sunny and we expect no rain interruptions in this match.
Gros Islet pitch is a good true surface with pace and bounce in it and bowlers will enjoy playing here. Teams batting first have scored above 160+ runs in all three matches.
Teams batting first have won 2 out of the three matches played here and we expect the trend to continue in this match.
Jamaica Tallawahs have a better batting line-up with the likes of Gayle, Philips, Smith, and Walton and their spinners are slowly getting into their groove. Zouks are struggling in both the batting and bowling departments and have a poor record in their home conditions too. We expect the Tallawahs to win this match.
Jamaica Tallawahs will win the match!