2018 Caribbean Premier League – Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Preview

AT A GLANCE

When? Wednesday 12th September, 23:00 (UK)

Where? Providence Stadium

Weather? 28-30 with a risk of showers

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream the match? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

Are tickets still available? https://wi.bookmyshow.com/sports/caribbean-premier-league

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings: Jamaica Tallawahs W5, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots W3

THE TEAM NEWS

JAMAICA TALLAWAHS

Coach: Mark O'Donnell

Captain: Andre Russell

  • The Tallawahs come into this Eliminator amid speculation that the team could relocate due to a lack of support by the Jamaican government, and that will surely fire up their fans and the team for this crunch match.

  • On a pitch that is likely to be low scoring and favouring the spinners, recent signing Ish Sodhi will be a key factor for them in this game, and while the Tallawahs edge the head-to-head record with the Patriots, they will be eager to bounce back after losing to them last time out.

  • The Tallawahs' batting line-up has been far more consistent than the Patriots over the course of the group stage so that should stand them well here but they will need Badree, Sodhi and company to bowl better than they did last time they faced the Patriots last week.

ST KITTS & NEVIS PATRIOTS

Coach: Donovan Miller

Captain: Chris Gayle

  • The Patriots wrapped up the group stage in good form as they beat the Tallawahs in a high scoring shootout, and then the Tridents, so they will be confident coming into this rematch against the Tallawahs in Providence.

  • The Patriots have been dealt a blow by the absence of Mahmudullah as the all-rounder has been called up by Bangladesh for the Asia Cup, so they have called up Canadian Saad bin Zafar who is a left-arm spin bowler who will be something of an unknown to the Tallawahs.

  • Tabraiz Shamsi was outstanding in his first match for the Patriots as he took 2/16 from his four overs against the Tridents and he will be key for this match too as they look to overcome the loss of key men Lamichhane and Mahmudullah.

THE PREDICTION

These two teams met last week and it was a high scoring affair as the Patriots emerged with the win from that game, but the Tallawahs had already qualified at that stage, and the pitch here will likely see a different type of match. The Tallawahs have the edge in both batting and bowling departments in terms of consistency and the fact that Mahmudullah and Lamichhane are both out of action for the Patriots hampers them notably. Sodhi and Badree will be key for the Tallawahs and their batting line-up have just fired more consistently than the Patriots’ talented but erratic line-up. The Tallawahs have the edge and have to be favoured for being the more reliable of the two teams.