As the first week of the third edition of the Caribbean Premier League comes to an end, a mouthwatering clash awaits for cricket fans during the weekend. The star studded Jamaica Tallawahs will be playing away to St Lucia Zouks, another powerhouse in the league. The season has shown glimpses of turning out to be a really close fight between the six teams in the league and this clash has all the making to be a thriller. In this article we provide you with the preview and predictions along with the expected lineups.
The 8th game of the 3rd season of the Caribbean Premier League will see St Lucia Zouks go head to head with Jamaica Tallawahs on Sunday, 28th June. This will be the 4th home game for St Lucia and will be played at the Beausejor Stadium, Gros Islet. The match will be a day night encounter and is slated for a 16:00 local time start. The pitch at the Beausejor Stadium has seen some exciting encounters and this one promises to be no different.
St Lucia Zouks are an unbeaten team in the tournament and sit pretty at the 2nd position in the points table whereas Jamaica Tallawahs faced defeat in their opening match. While Zouks will be looking to carry forward their momentum and stretch their winning streak, on the other hand Tallawahs will try to register their 1st win and try to set their campaign in order.
In their last match Zouks managed to just sneak through in a close encounter against Warriors, this time they will need their star studded batting having the likes of Kevin Pietersen, Ross Taylor and Darren Sammy to come good against a balanced and strong Jamaican bowling led by Kiwi great Daniel Vettori. The Zouks bowling will be having a tough task ahead of them as the duo of Chris Gayle and Andre Russell are capable of being a real handful for any bowling line up in this format. The pair has able support from their middle order as Mahela Jayawardene and Chris Lynn can bat their side to victory from tough situations.
St Lucia Zouks : Andre Fletcher, Johnson Charles, Kevin Pietersen, Ross Taylor, Henry Davids, Darren Sammy, Kyle Mayers, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Fidel Edwards, Eddie Leie
Jamaica Tallawahs : Chris Gayle, Chadwick Walton, Chris Lynn, Mahela Jayawardene, Horace Miller, Andre Russell, Daniel Vettori, Juan Theron, Jerome Taylor, Krishmar Santokie, Nikita Miller.
The game between sides strong in both bowling and batting is hard to predict but with form on their and home advantage St Lucia have a slight edge but they will have their task cut out against a formidable Tallawahs side. As per Sportsmirchi.com predictions St Lucia Zouks are favorites and have 55 percent chances of winning against Jamaica Tallawahs.