Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Lucia Stars: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
STS 175 (20)
JT 176-4 (19.4)
Jamaica Tallawahs won
- Date: August 14, 2018
- Time: 11:00 PM UTC
- Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
JT vs STS CPL Betting Odds
- It is home advantage for Jamaica Tallawahs and they enjoy an incredible record at their home ground
- Jamaica Tallawahs have a better win record against St Lucia Stars and have won 8 times in 12 games
- St Lucia Stars have won just one game so far against Tallawahs at their home ground Sabina Park, Kingston
- Andre Russell is in incredible form in this tournament and he could be the difference between the two sides.
- St Lucia Stars’ bowlers have had a good tournament so far and they would expect to do well here too
Our Prediction: Jamaica Tallawahs will win this game
We have seen some exciting contests in the Caribbean Premier League so far. Reigning champions Jamaica Tallawahs made the perfect start to the league in their opening game against Trinbago Knight Riders. They won the nail-biting contest chasing 223 with three balls to spare. For St Lucia Stars it hasn’t been the most auspicious start to the league going into the third match. They badly lost to Trinbago Knight Riders in the opening encounter by 100 runs and failed to chase down a modest target of 142 runs against Guyana Amazon Warriors. It was a game they should have won easily after the great start. Nonetheless it is a new game and Stars would expect to get some points on the points table on this occasion.
The two time title winners are one of the strongest sides in the league. If there were any doubts about this they put it to rest in the last game against the TKR. From a position of 41 for 5 they chased down the total of 223. It was exceptional display of power hitting by their skipper Andre Russell who made 121 of 49 deliveries with 13 hits over the fence. Russell who is one of the best players in the world in this format just showed why he is rated as a match winner. But this innings aside Russell would have lots to worry especially the performance of his bowlers.
Though the top order failed in the first game the Tallawahs have a strong batting line-up with wicketkeeper Glenn Phillips, Johnson Charles, Andre McCarthy and Ross Taylor. Each of them can tear the cover of the ball but in a high scoring game top order failures are pretty common. With Russell and Kennar Lewis in the lower middle order they have good finishers. The worrying sign for the skipper would be the performance of his bowlers. Every one including the skipper himself leaked runs. Players like Krishmar Santokie, Imad Wasim, Kemar Roach and Adam Zampa have to put up a better show if the side is hoping to defend their crown well.
St Lucia Stars
With every passing season the St Lucia side seems to have more problems on their hand. Kieron Pollard and his men have had two disastrous outing so far in the league and it is the batting which is letting them down. They got bundled out for 95 against TKR while in the next game from 113 for 2 they threw away the match chasing 141 runs. The bowling has also been short of exciting performances in the tournament so far. The two sides go into this game with a win-loss record of 8-4 in favour of the Tallawahs. And they have won just one game against them at Sabina Park and lost three games.
The Stars definitely have a power packed batting line-up with wicketkeeper Andre Fletcher, David Warner and Lendl Simmons occupying the top 3 with the skipper batting at No. 4. But it is the players who follow the skipper who are giving him headaches. In this format of the game any side to win games has to bat deep but in both the games the lower order has failed. Pollard would take heart from the fact that his bowlers have looked good so far in the league. Mitchell McClenaghan and Mohammad Sami have looked good so far and the skipper would expect them to compensate for the woes with the batting unit.
Both the sides have power hitters so it should be a high scoring contest going by form and also the fact that they have good batting unit as a whole Jamaica Tallawahs look favourites to win this game