The 30th match of the Caribbean Premier League is all set to be played between the St Lucia Zouks and the Jamaica Tallawahs at the Brian Lara Stadium. The match is scheduled to start at 02:15 PM Local Time (11:45 PM IST) (06:15 PM GMT).
The league stage of the ongoing CPL is all set to end on Sunday with the match between St Lucia Zouks and Jamaica Tallawahs. The top four teams are already decided and these two sides will be keen on taking the winning momentum into the knockouts. The Tallawahs will be facing the in-form Trinbago Knight Riders while the St Lucia Zouks will take on the Guyana Amazon Warriors. Both the team will be eager to end the league stage with a victory tonight.
The surface will be clearly assisting spinners thanks to the number of matches played so far at the venue. The team winning the toss is expected to bat first.
Average first innings score: 142 (Last five matches played here in this tournament)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2, Tied – 0
Glenn Phillips (wk), Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Rovman Powell (c), Andre Russell, Asif Ali, Carlos Brathwaite, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Preston McSween, Oshane Thomas
Bench: Fidel Edwards, Chadwick Walton, Veerasammy Permaul, Ramaal Lewis, Nicholas Kirton, Ryan Persaud
St Lucia Zouks:
Kimani Melius, Mark Deyal, Andre Fletcher (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Leniko Boucher/Javelle Glenn, Daren Sammy (c), Scott Kuggeleijn, Roston Chase, Kesrick Williams, Zahir Khan
Bench: Saad Bin Zafar, Obed McCoy, Rahkeem Cornwall, Leniko Boucher/Javelle Glenn, Kavem Hodge, Chemar Holder
The Afghanistan all-rounder has been in great form with the ball and has picked 11 wickets so far. He has also scored 152 runs which makes him a crucial player for St Lucia Zouks.
Roston Chase has picked six wickets and has also scored a total of 171 runs at a strike rate of 111.04 in the 8 matches he has played in CPL 2020. He will be looking to get in the groove ahead of the knockouts.
Andre Russell has been at his best again. He has scored a total of 220 runs in 7 matches at a strike rate of 145.70 and an average of 73.33 but hasn’t bowled much so far.
Jamaica Tallawahs will have to play their best cricket to go past the St Lucia Zouks in this game. But the latter side has enough firepower to keep them at bay and take the winning momentum into the knockouts.
Our Prediction: St Lucia Zouks are expected to win this match.
Best Bet:St Lucia Zouks to win the match @2.10 at 10Cric - 12 Units
Value Bet: Andre Fletcher to be the home team top batsman @3.60 to win at comeon! – 8 Units