CPL 2019: Match 9, Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Lucia Zouks – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
The Kingston’s Sabina Park often records scores around 170 by the first batting team.
Published - Sep 12, 2019 8:18 pm | Updated - Sep 13, 2019 12:04 am
The 9th game of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019 will be played between Jamaica Tallawahs and St Lucia Zouks at the Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica.
The match starts at 8:00 PM local time (12:00 AM GMT) (5:30 AM IST – 13th September)
This series will be live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD in India. Live streaming is available on Hotstar.
Jamaica Tallawahs made an interesting start to their season as they fell 22 runs short in a big chase against Trinbago Knight Riders in their first game. Later against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, the Tallawahs posted the highest CPL total with help of Chris Gayle’s hundred. However, the fun didn’t last even two hours as the Patriots chased down the target with seven balls to spare.
They will be playing as many as five matches in the next eight days all at their home venue, the Sabina Park in Kingston. Their first home game will be against the St Lucia Zouks, who are also looking for their maiden win of the season. The St Lucia team fell 13 runs short of Guyana Amazon Warriors’ target in their first game. Against the defending champions TKR, their total of 167/5 was too less for a win.
The weather might not play its part during the first game of the CPL 2019 at the Sabina Park. The skies are expected to be clear throughout the day. There are chances of the showers later in the day which might not even happen during the match timing.
The Kingston’s Sabina Park often records scores around 170 by the first batting team. The sides batting first posted 175 and 178 respectively in the two matches played at this venue in 2018. Any team with good intent and depth in their batting can chase it down comfortably.
Average first innings score: 173 (CPL matches since 2017)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 3
Zahir Khan will join Jamaica Tallawahs after the completion of the one-off Test in Bangladesh.
Hardus Viljoen and Colin de Grandhomme will be joining St Lucia Zouks.
Probable Playing XIs:
Chris Gayle (C), Glenn Phillips (WK), Chadwick Walton, Andre Russell, Rovman Powell, George Worker, Shamar Springer, Jerome Taylor, Steven Jacobs, Zahir Khan, Oshane Thomas.
Bench – Christopher Lamont, Imran Khan, Xavier Marshall, Ramaal Lewis, Javelle Glen, Derval Green.
St Lucia Zouks:
Andre Fletcher, Rahkeem Cornwall, John Campbell, Andre McCarthy, Colin de Grandhomme, Daren Sammy, Christopher Barnwell, Obed McCoy, Fawad Ahmed, Hardus Viljoen, Kesrick Williams.
Bench – Roland Cato, Kavem Hodge, Krishmar Santokie, Najibullah Zadran, Thisara Perera, Jeavor Royal, Keddy Lesporis.
HardusViljoen will be hopeful about replicating his T20 Blast success into the CPL. Colin de Grandhomme had some big matches in terms of performance against Sri Lanka with both bat and ball. George Workerawait to find a proper role for himself in the Jamaica Tallawahs’ line-up.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain –Andre Russell, Rakheem Cornwall, Chadwick Walton, Chris Gayle
Vice-Captain –Colin de Grandhomme, Andre Fletcher, John Campbell, Glenn Phillips
Andre Russell and Rakheem Cornwall will be the crucial as captain and vice-captain given the roles they have played in the tournament so far.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Glenn Phillips
Batters – John Campbell, Chris Gayle, Chadwick Walton (C)
All-Rounders –Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Russell, Colin de Grandhomme (VC)
Bowlers –Shamar Springer, Hardus Viljoen, Fawad Ahmed, Oshane Thomas
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper –Glenn Phillips, Andre Fletcher
Batters –Daren Sammy, George Worker, Chadwick Walton
All-Rounders –Rahkeem Cornwall (VC),Andre Russell (C), Oshane Thomas
Bowlers –Hardus Viljoen, Fawad Ahmed, Zahir Khan
The St Lucia Zouks have a bowling attack which is capable of dismissing Chris Gayle early on. It is one of the reasons why we have not picked Gayle as captain or vice-captain in our Team No.1.
The Jamaica Tallawahs are expected to register their first win of the tournament.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.