We are beginning to reach the business end of the Caribbean Premier League 2021, with the standings starting to take shape ahead of the playoffs. Match 21 sees the Jamaica Tallawahs faceoff against current table toppers Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
Jamaica Tallawahs vs Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots 21st Match CPL 2021
Jamaica Tallawahs head into this match in dismal form, having lost their last three matches – one against Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots and two back-to-back defeats against CPL 2020 winners, Trinbago Knight Riders. There will be significant concern about the nature of their last defeat, where the Tallawahs suffered a heavy defeat, losing by 75 runs after being bowled out for just 92. The Tallawahs currently sit 5th in the standings, having won two and lost four of the six matches they have played.
Likely playing 11 of Jamaica Tallawahs
Haider Ali, Carlos Brathwaite, Sharmah Brooks, Chris Green, Fidel Edwards, Kennar Lewis, Veerasammy Permaul, Migael Pretorious, Andre Rusell, Chadwick Walton, Rovman Powell
Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots emerged as the tournament's early front runners thanks to five successive victories to start the 2021 competition. Playing in front of a passionate home crowd, the Patriots looked like the team to beat, but that has been called into question following two successive defeats to the Saint Lucia Kings. The Patriots will be looking to cement their position at the top of the table. They will be looking to score a second victory over the Tallawahs in this year's competition after beating them by six wickets back in match 12.
Likely playing 11 of Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Asif Ali, Joshua da Silva, Sherfane Rutherford, Dominic Drakes, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allan, Paul van Meekeren, Fawad Ahmed, Sheldon Cotterell
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The weather for the game is set to be hot, although there could be some cloud cover. Look for the side that wins the toss to try and post a difficult total to chase.
Betting Predictions for Jamaica Tallawahs vs Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots 21st Match CPL 2021
Match Result Prediction
Considering the form of both of these sides, the outright betting market is close. The Patriots are the favourites for the match and can be backed at 1.73; the Tallawahs are priced at 2.1. It's hard to see beyond the Patriots despite them coming into the match on the back of successive defeats; they have already beaten the Tallawahs this season, and the Tallawahs head into this match barely 24 hours after suffering a heavy defeat. The Patriots should be the fresher of the two sides, and we are backing them for victory.
Winner: Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots (1.73 from Bet365)
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Highest Opening Partnership
One of the problems for both teams in their recent defeats has been their openers not being able to get off to good starts. The team to score the most amount of runs for the opening partnership is always a bit of a coin flip, and the Patriots are just too short to back at 1.66. So in a match they need to win, we will be siding with the Tallawahs at 2.15.
Jamaica Tallawahs to have the highest opening partnership: Yes (2.15 from Betway)
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Over 12.5 wickets in the match
Both these teams are heading into this match with five consecutive losses between them. Each of these losses has seen the total wicket count being well over the 12.5 threshold that Betway is offering. At odds of 1.80 for there to be over 12.5 wickets in the match, this could be one of the bets of the match. Both sides will be looking for the win so expect some aggressive cricket with hopefully lots of wickets falling.
Over 12.5 wickets in the match: Yes (1.80 from Betway)
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Chris Gayle to score over 2.5 fours
Chris Gayle has been in and out of the Patriots' starting lineup for this season’s CPL. When Gayle has started, he is yet to set the world alight as we know he can, scoring 12, 42, and 3 in the three innings he has completed so far. On his day, he is still a destructive batsman, and odds of 2.5 to score over two fours in the match seems a great price.
Chris Gayle to score over 2.5 4s: Yes (2.5 Bet365)
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