The 3rd edition of the Caribbean Premier League has been as exciting as the previous editions if not more. It has some great teams and in the 16th match of the season, two well balanced sides will take on each other in another epic encounter.
Jamaica Tallwahs and St Lucia Zouks will fight it out for two crucial points in the Caribbean Premier League as the business end of the season is almost upon us. In this article we have given a Preview of the match along with a Prediction for the game. We have also included the Expected Lineups that might face each other in the contest.
The 16th match of the Caribbean Premier League this season will be played between the Jamaica Tallawahs and the St Lucia Zouks on the 7th of July at 18:00 local time. Sabina Park in Kingston will host the two teams when they take on each other.
Tournament will shift to Sabina after a stint of matches at the Basseterre in St Lucia. So we can expect some high scores in this match which will make it even more interesting.
Jamaica Tallawahs lay 4th in the points table with 2 wins out of 4. They were embarrassingly defeated at the Basseterre a few days ago by St Kitts and Nevis Patriots side as they were outplayed completely in the match. They will have to improve a lot on their batting performance, that saw them collapse for 80 runs in 16 over’s if they want to move up in the points table.
Last time these two teams met, the Tallawahs stroll to victory with 10 wickets with 10 overs to spare. But since then, the St Lucia Zouks had some great performances. The best was their 30 run victory in their last match, against the Barbados Tridents. They scored 202 runs in the first innings and restricted the champions very professionally. They will want to take that confidence into this match and take away two points from the home team.
C Gayle, C Walton, M Jayawardane, C Lynn, H Miller, A Russel, D Vettori, J Theron, J Taylor, K Santioke, N Miller
St Lucia Zouks
J Charles, D Fletcher, K Mayers, K Pietersen, R Taylor, H Davids, D Sammy, L Sebastien, K Roach, F Edwards, S Gabriel
The St Lucia Zouks will go into the match a far more confident team even after they were beaten comprehensively when these two met the first time. It will be hard for the Jamaica Tallawahs to start this game with a positive frame of mind after their recent performances.
Though the Zouks will start the match favorites to walk away with two points, the Tallawahs have some great match winners in their squad who can turn the game on its head any time.
This will be an epic encounter to watch out for as all the teams in the league will be desperate for 2 points that mean a lot in this short league.