JAM vs SLZ Dream11 : Bottom sides go at loggerheads in pursuit of an elusive third win in the league
After having contested 16 matches in between them, St Lucia Zouks and Jamaica Tallawahs have managed to register a meagre four wins in between them, the two apiece for each other. It’s been a howler of a season for both the sides in the seventh edition of Caribbean Premier League with the two befittingly slumped in the bottom two spots of the points tally, seeing time run out for them quickly.
As we get ready to welcome the final stages of the league stage encounters in the league, both St Lucia Zouks and Jamaica Tallawahs knows they can’t afford to slump and put in another calamitous display if they are to make it to the top 4. And today’s match is just the one either side would have been wishing for, a fixture each will be quietly confident of winning and overhauling what has been an underachieving season for them.
In what has been a drab affair for Jamaica Tallawahs, the side did manage to register what was only their second win in the league the last time around, brining to an end a spree of two defeats in succession for them. A five run win over Barbados Tridents as they halted their run chase to 122 saw them garner a win which could prove to be just the impetuous needed to propel them into the top 4 spots.
Elsewhere, St Lucia Zouks were condemned to their 5th defeat of the season as they saw a lopsided bowling effort allow Guyana to lambast their score of 161 and register a clinical 8 wicket win. It was a performance which saw them being outshone in both the departments of the game, seeing them remain the one point behind the fourth position, one they’ll be looking to budge themselves into today.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
All across the league, we have seen the same rhetoric being played out with the batting friendly conditions staying intact but the surfaces massively slowing up as the match runs its course with the surfaces unable to bear the brunt of nonstop cricket. It’s seen the spinners come into full effect, seeing the slower bowlers flourish and snare wickets.
Overall, this should be a good surface to bat on with the side winning the toss choosing to bat first given the likelihood of the track to crumble as we scrimmage though the match.
Probable Playing 11
St Lucia Zouks
Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher (WK), Colin Ingram, Jamar Hamilton, Colin de Grandhomme, Daren Sammy (C), Christopher Barnwell, Jeavor Royal, Hardus Viljoen, Kesrick Williams, Fawad Ahmed
Glenn Phillips (WK), Chris Gayle (C), Chadwick Walton, George Worker, Dwayne Smith, Andre Russell, Imran Khan, Shamar Springer, Zahir Khan, Jade Dernbach, Ramaal Lewis
JAM vs SLZ Match Prediction
A match between two evenly contested sides, determining a winner from this encounter is a tricky proposition, one of the tougher matches we have had to call in some time. However in conditions where the spinners will thrive, Jamaica Tallawahs will find it improbable to cope with the vicious conditions dished out, floundering as they have so often this league to hand over a win to St Lucia Zouks.
Caribbean Premier League 2019
Match: St Lucia Zouks Vs Jamaica Tallawahs
Date And Time: 27th September, Saturday- 5:30am IST
Venue: Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet
Where To Watch: Star Sports 2/HD
St Lucia Zouks
- Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher, Colin Ingram, Hardus Viljoen
- Glenn Phillips, Chadwick Walton, Shamar Springer, Jade Dernbach
Top 4 Batting Order
St Lucia Zouks
- Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher, Colin Ingram, Jamar Hamilton
- Glenn Phillips, Chris Gayle, Chadwick Walton, George Worker
St Lucia Zouks
- Rahkeem Cornwall, Colin Ingram
- Glenn Phillips, Chadwick Walton
Death Overs Bowlers
St Lucia Zouks
- Hardus Viljoen, Kesrick Williams
- Shamar Springer, Ramaal Lewis
JAM vs SLZ Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Both of these sides have massively relied on their wicket-keepers to contribute runs for them at a consistent rate across the course of the league. And both have wilfully obliged as well, emerging as the best bats for their sides to act as the fulcrum of the consummate success these teams have savoured in the league.
We begin with Jamaica Tallawahs opener Glenn Phillips, the highest scorer for not only his side but across the 6 partaking sides as well. He’s been in ravishing touch in each match, opening his arms with ease to amass a bagful of runs owing to his expansive strokeplay.
Elsewhere from St Lucia Zouks we get in their opener as well in the form of Andre Fletcher, someone akin to Phillips whose enterprising nature as a bat has given his side ample foundations to craft out hefty totals from.
JAM vs SLZ Dream11 Batsmen
With 214 runs in the league till now, Jamaica Tallawahs opener, Chris Gayle becomes the first pick we are getting into our side for today’s upcoming clash. The conditions prevelant today will see the ball come onto the bat nicely, making him someone who ability to it boundaries could see us be engaged in a solid slew of points.
Chadwick Walton comes into our side as well while from the opposition we are indulging in the services of Colin Ingram after his quick knock of 25 in 14 balls in the bygone match.
JAM vs SLZ Dream11 All-Rounders
We reposed faith in Rakheem Cornwall to emerge as one of the most pristine performers at the start of the league and while the all-rounder justifies our ardent faith in him in the early exchanges, he’s waned in form ever since. The opener has failed shambolically with the bat recently along with being handed a limited role with the ball as well to see the points dry come from his end.
However, it’s his imperious quality as a player which sees us earmark him for this match as well along with Colin de Grandhomme. From the other side we have chosen legspinner Imran Khan whose snared 6 wickets in his short stay in the league, seeing his ominous line and length leave batsmen perplexed.
JAM vs SLZ Dream11 Bowling Order
We begin with Fawad Ahmed from St Lucia Zouks with the legspinner set to thrive today against a batting unit which is known for its collapses this season. We get in Kesrick Williams as well from the side owing to this while from the opposition we are indulging ourselves in Shamar Springer after his disruptive spell of 3-32 cut short the Tridents’ run chase the last time around.
Captain And Vice-Captain
No hesitation in making Phillips our captain for this one while Fletcher is selected as our vice-captain for this one.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.