Jamaica Tallawahs Preview & Form
With 3 games in hand, Jamaica will be pleased to see that one is against the Patriots and the other the Tridents. While this game would give them a strong buffer, as long as they win against Barbados they will guarantee their spot in the second round. Should they lose both, however, their last match is against the Zouks. They did beat them earlier in the season, but this new, stronger St Lucia side is nothing like those before. Long story short, it’s in Jamaica’s best interest to win this match. With Andre Russell in excellent form, they just need to make sure he has enough time with the bat to point their fortunes in the right direction.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Preview & Form
What more is even left to say about the Patriots? They had a promising lineup that just couldn’t click, and a captain who seems to think too highly of himself despite not having had any career high points to justify such an ego. They do still have a strong lineup, though, and should a couple of them suddenly activate, it could turn into a shock for Jamaica. There is still an astronomical chance for them to qualify, but that would have to start with two massive, dominating wins. For a team with a broken back and a dilapidated net run rate, it is seemingly too big an ask. One interesting factor might be that they won 4 out of their last 5 face-offs with the Tallawahs.
As long as the Patriots don’t exceed any expectations, Jamaica should be through with ease. Expect Andre Russell and Glenn Phillips to charge up with the bat, while Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Sandeep Lamichhane prove how prolific they are.
Rayad Emrit’s men are going to need a miracle, and for all their suffering the universe might as well give them one. Expect Sheldon Cottrell and Imran Khan to come up with some magic deliveries, while Evin Lewis and Joshua Da Silva hold their nerves with the bat.
Who will win the 25th match?Match Prediction: Jamaica Tallawahs To Win (1.50 @ 1XBET)
Other Betting Tips:
Toss - JT
JT top batsman - A Russell
STKNP top batsman – J Da Silva
Players with most boundaries - A Russell (JT), J Da Silva (STKNP)
Players to score a fifty – G Phillips/A Russell (JT), J Da Silva/E Lewis (STKNP)
Players to take most wickets - M Ur Rahman (JT), I Khan (STKNP)
Most fours - JT
Most sixes - STKNP
Can Jamaica book their playoff slot by stomping on the Patriots’ coffin? Or will the Patriots shock us all? Find out on Thursday.