Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction for CPL 2018 Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Lucia Stars

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St Lucia stars have lost both of their matches till now and are languishing at the bottom of the points table. The Stars would have to pull up their socks right away because a tournament like this would not give them too many chances.

Jamaica Tallawahs have won their only match, credit to Andre Russell’s all-round performance. It is rarely seen in a T20 that a player smokes his way to a hundred and takes a hat-trick in the same match. Russell was able to register this unique feat in the last match. It was due to his heroics that the team got over the line, chasing a mammoth total.

In the match against Trinbago Knight Riders, the team conceded 223 runs with Kemar Roach going for an astonishing economy of 16 runs per over. Roach did not pick up any wicket and ended up giving away 64 runs.  Although Krishmar Santokie picked up four wickets, he also squandered runs. Likewise, their top border in Glen Phillips, Ross Taylor and Rovman Powell failed the last time around.

Much like their name, the St Lucia stars have a lot of stars in their ranks including the likes of David Warner, Lendl Simmons and Mitchell McClenaghan. Andre Fletcher has been their shining light over the years but he is yet to fire in the tournament. Mark Chapman is also a new inclusion and is coming on the back of good performances for New Zealand.

Here are the probable playing XIs for both teams.

Jamaica Tallawahs- Ross Taylor, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell (c), Krishmar Santokie, Johnson Charles, Adam Zampa, Kennar Lewis, Imad Wasim, Glenn Phillips (wk), Andre McCarthy, Rovman Powell

St Lucia Stars- Mohammad Sami, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Fletcher (wk), David Warner, Mitchell McClenaghan, Kavem Hodge, Rahkeem Cornwall, Mark Chapman, Qais Ahmad, Kesrick Williams

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Jamaica Tallawahs

Head to Head – Matches 10, Jamaica Tallawahs 6, St Lucia Stars 3

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Kennar Lewis (Jamaica Tallawahs), Lendl Simmons (St Lucia Stars)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Krishmar Santokie (Jamaica Tallawahs), Qais Ahmad (St Lucia Stars)

Most Sixes – Andre Russell (Jamaica Tallawahs), Lendl Simmons (St Lucia Stars)

Team Scores Batting First – Jamaica Tallawahs 180+, St Lucia Stars 150+

*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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