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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction for CPL 2018 Barbados Tridents vs St Lucia Stars and St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Jamaica Tallawahs

Barbados Tridents
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There will be a lot of action on offer on Sunday as Barbados Tridents clash against St Lucia Stars while St Kitts & Nevis Patriots face Jamaica Tallawahs.

Barbados Tridents vs St Lucia Stars

The encounter between St Lucia Stars and Barbados Tridents is a match between the bottom two teams of the league. Both teams have only four points with two wins.

The only difference is that while St Lucia Stars have played nine matches, the Barbados tridents have played seven. The Stars went on a losing streak in the tournament and have not been able to bounce back from it.

St Lucia Stars keep looking at their captain Kieron Pollard for inspiration. Pollard has delivered time and again but other players also need to come to the party. Andre Fletcher who has been clinical for them over the years has been not able to find his form till now. David Warner and Rahkeem Cornwall have played well but only in patches. The bowling looks in complete disarray despite Mitchell McClenaghan delivering in a few games.

Barbados Tridents, on the other hand, have not been able to gain any sort of momentum till now. As they try to fix one thing, some other loophole pops up. Martin Guptill and Hashim Amla have let them down. Wahab Riaz and Jason Holder have conceded far too many runs without showing proper control.

Here are the probable playing XIs for both teams.

St Lucia Stars- Andre Fletcher (wk), David Warner, Lendl Simmons, Rakheem Cornwall, Kieron Pollard(c), Darren Sammy, Kavem Hodge, Obed McCoy, Qais Ahmed, Kesrick Williams, Mitchell McClenaghan. 

Barbados Tridents - Nicholas Pooran (wk), Steve Smith, Dwayne Smith, Shai Hope, Martin Guptill, Jason Holder(c), Raymon Reifer, Ashley Nurse, Imran Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan.

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

 Who will win? – Barbados Tridents 

 Head to Head – Matches 10, St Lucia Stars 5, Barbados Tridents 4

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – David Warner (St Lucia Stars), Steve Smith (Barbados Tridents)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Lendl Simmons (St Lucia Stars), Samuel Badree (Barbados Tridents)

Most Sixes – Lendl Simmons (St Lucia Stars), Raymon Reifer (Barbados Tridents)

Team Scores Batting First – St Lucia Stars 150+, Barbados Tridents 160+

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Jamaica Tallawahs

While Jamaica Tallawahs remain one the top two teams of the tournament till now, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have been quite mediocre. They have three wins from seven matches and will have to step up their game to have a sure shot chance for the playoffs.

Glenn Philips has been in the form of his life while Ross Taylor and David Miller have also chipped in from time to time. Adam Zampa and Imad Wasim have not only tied down the batsmen but also picked up wickets. Skipper Andre Russell is the X-factor as he makes things happen whenever he is around.

For the Patriots to get the anticipated success, the opening pair of Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis needs to fire more often than not. The opening partnership has not been that consistent and this is one of the reasons that they are lagging behind.

Also, they lack a proper bowling combination. The side is a bit too much dependent on all-rounders like Ben Cutting and Carlos Brathwaite

Here are the probable playing XIs for both teams.

Jamaica Tallawahs- Glenn Phillips (wk), Johnson Charles, Kennar Lewis, Ross Taylor, David Miller, Andre Russell (c), Rovman Powell, Imad Wasim, Adam Zampa, Oshane Thomas, Samuel Badree

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots- Chris Gayle (C), Evin Lewis, Tom Cooper, Devon Thomas, Anton Devcich, Mahmudullah, Sheldon Cottrell, Ben Cutting, Carlos Brathwaite, Jeremiah Louis, Hayden Walsh

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Jamaica Tallawahs

Head to Head – Matches 6, Jamaica Tallawahs 4, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots 2

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Glenn Phillips (Jamaica Tallawahs), David Warner (St Kitts & Nevis Patriots)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Adam Zampa (Jamaica Tallawahs), Qais Ahmad (St Kitts & Nevis Patriots)

Most Sixes – David Miller (Jamaica Tallawahs), Andre Fletcher (St Kitts & Nevis Patriots)

Team Scores Batting First – Jamaica Tallawahs 170+, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots 16


*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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