Inaugural Caribbean Premier League winner Jamaica Tallawahs to start fourth edition campaign against St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots on Saturday. St Kitts lost their opening game of championship against Guyana Amazon Warriors and will be looking to make come back in the competition. Meanwhile Tallawahs will be eyeing to start CPLT20 2016 with a big win.
2013 season champion team Jamaica once again be relying on their skipper Chris Gayle to provide good start in the competition. Gayle didn’t look comfortable in recently concluded IPLT20 but in the last 2-3 games, he showed his class. Left-handed batsman can be destructive and dangerous at any moment.
Kumar Sangakkara’ experience and presence in the batting line up will definitely be a morale booster for young West Indian cricketers. Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan and Dale Steyn are some of the star players in the Jamaican side.
On the other hand, St. Kitts side must be eager to get some good performance from their strong batting line-up that includes Lendl Simmons, Brad Hodge and Faf Du Plessis. These three players must score runs to give St Kitts bowlers a believe that they can defend the total and win the game. Perera, Carter, Powell and Tino Best will also be vital for the side.
St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots
Faf Du Plessis (Captain), Lendl Simmons, Samuel Badree, Brad Hodge, Thisara Perera, Jonathan Carter, Krishmar Santokie, Evin Lewis, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kieran Powell, JJ Smuts, Devon Thomas, Shamarh Brooks, Tino Best, Jeremiah Louis, Nikhil Dutta and Alzarri Joseph.
Chris Gayle (Captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Kumar Sangakkara, Imad Wasim, Dale Steyn, Rovman Powell, Chadwick Walton, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Andre McCarthy, Jonathan Foo, Alex Ross, Keswick Williams, Nkrumah Bonner, Garey Mathurin, Timroy Allen and Oshane Thomas.
Jamaica Tallawahs looks strong against St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the fourth game of Hero Caribbean Premier League 2016 on 2nd of July. As per our predictions, Jamaica Tallawahs have got 60 percent winning chances over St. Kitts.