Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Lucia Zouks CPL 30th Match Prediction
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Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Lucia Zouks CPL 30th Match Prediction

6.09.2020, 23:45 IST
Brian Lara Stadium (Tarouba)
As the league stage of this year’s CPL comes to a close, we see these two sides come full circle. St Lucia Zouks’ first match was against Jamaica Tallawahs, which they lost. Fast forward almost 3 weeks, and we have the same matchup - except this time there’s almost nothing on the line for the Tallawahs. In fact, the only way this can have any tangible effect on the league standings is if the Zouks beat their opponents by a margin big enough to elevate them above second place Guyana. This will definitely be a huge ask, though, as Darren Sammy’s men find themselves almost 0.7 net run rate behind the team that robbed their position from them. At the same time, if the Tallawahs lose, they will be the first team to qualify for the CPL playoffs with only 7 points since the introduction of the double-round-robin format. Before the two teams meet on the field, let’s take a look at what they’re made of.

Jamaica Tallawahs Preview & Form

Not too long ago, the Tallawahs had a chance to overtake Guyana and take second place, but given that their match against the Patriots got washed out and following their surprise defeat to the Tridents, the Jamaicans will be restricted to fourth place. Given that their very next match is supposed to be an eliminator against the Zouks again, they might just underplay their hand and rest some key players or not show their full hand. This might also backfire, though, as if the Zouks take second it will be the much-more-powerful-on-paper Guyana that fights the Tallawahs. At least their match against the Tridents wasn’t as much a bad performance as it was a rare good outing by Barbados.

St Lucia Zouks Preview & Form

After showing a lot of promise early on, the Zouks seem to have been brought crashing back to reality with two back-to-back defeats as well as Guyana’s rise past them. The most disappointing part of their entire season has probably been the lack of any tangible effort from captain Darren Sammy, who has been performing poorly all season despite appearing passionate. The team mentality also needs work. Chasing 175 against the Knight Riders, they seemed to play not to win, but just to do damage control. Hopefully, this will change for their last match.

Match Prediction

With nothing to directly gain or lose, the Tallawahs might just put up a solid performance just to avoid playing Guyana in the first eliminator. Expect Andre Russell and Jermaine Blackwood to star with the bat, while Oshane Thomas and Mujeeb Ur Rahman show their skills with the ball.

Nothing to lose, a strong advantage to gain; the Zouks will give this one all they’ve got. Expect Roston Chase and Andre Fletcher to take the fight to the bowlers, while Mohammad Nabi and Scott Kuggeleijn do damage with the ball. 

Who will win the 30th match?

Match Prediction: St Lucia Zouks To Win (1.80 @ 1XBET)

Other Betting Tips:

  • Toss - JT

  • JT top batsman – A Russell

  • ZOUKS top batsman – R Chase

  • Players with most boundaries - A Russell (JT), R Chase (ZOUKS)

  • Players to score a fifty – A Russell/J Blackwood (JT), R Chase/A Fletcher (ZOUKS) 

  • Players to take most wickets - M Ur Rahman (JT), S Kuggeleijn (ZOUKS) 

  • Most fours - ZOUKS

  • Most sixes - ZOUKS

Can the Tallawahs pull the Zouks down to avoid Guyana for now? Or will the Zouks prove victorious? And if so, will their win be big enough to push them past Guyana once and for all? Find out on Sunday!

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