We have reached the business end of the Caribbean Premier League 2023 and in the first eliminator, we will witness Saint Lucia Kings hosting Jamaica Tallawahs at Providence Stadium, Guyana on Tuesday.
St Lucia Kings have struggled recently during the final stages. They finished their group stage at the 3rd spot with 4 wins and a net run rate of +0.471. Their performance went off track in recent fixtures as the team witnessed 3 losses out of the last 5 matches.
Jamaica Tallawahs finished their group stage at the 4th spot with 4 wins and a net run rate of +0.788. They have shown improvement in their performance as the team is coming to play the eliminator match after scoring two consecutive wins.
Amir has been performing consistently and in the last two fixtures, he has taken 6 wickets.
The betting tip is...
Mohammad Amir will pick 2+ wickets in the match.
Skipper Sikander Raza will be disappointed with the loss in the previous game against Jamaica Tallawahs itself.
It was a disappointing loss where the bowlers were not in control of the game. Every bowler displayed a higher run rate and ended up giving loose runs.
When it came to batting, the batters failed to handle the pressure of chasing a high score. Leonardo Julien and Roshon Primus will be expected to give the team a good start with the bat and Roston Chase and Matthew Forde will be expected to provide early breakthroughs.
Alzarri Joseph will be in the spotlight to provide early breakthroughs to the team.
Predicted Lineup: Sikandar Raza (c), Colin Munro, Johnson Charles (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sean Williams, Roston Chase, Roshon Primus, Matthew Forde, Alzarri Joseph, Peter Hatzoglou, McKenny Clarke
Jamaica Tallawahs will be confident for the upcoming eliminator clash as they already defeated St Lucia Kings in the previous fixture.
Alex Hales gave a good start to the team and scored 119 off 57 balls at a strike rate of 208.77. Imad Wasim also played a cameo to give a push to the score and scored 41 off 24 balls at a strike rate of 170.83.
Bowlers were aggressive in their approach as Chris Green picked up 4 wickets at an economy of 3.75. Imad Wasim and Mohammad Amir picked up 2 wickets each at an economy of 3.50 and 6.00 respectively.
Skipper Brandon Kings won’t be making any changes in the winning combination of the team.
Predicted Lineup: Brandon Kings (c), Alex Hales, Steven Taylor, Imad Wasim, Shamarh Brooks (wk), Raymon Reifer, Shamar Springer, Fabian Allen, Chris Green, Mohammad Amir, Hayden Walsh
According to the head-to-head stats of both teams, St Lucia Kings have lost 5 matches against Jamaica Tallawahs out of the last 6 clashes between the two teams.
In the ongoing season of CPL, the Tallawahs have defeated Kings twice and they carry an edge over their opposition. We predict a win for Jamaica Tallawahs in the eliminator fixture of CPL 2023.