Jamaica vs St Kitts and Nevis: Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips
Jamaica Tallawahs – St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
4-178 – 9-131
Jamaica Tallawahs win by 47 runs
- Date: August 16, 2018
- Time: 12:00 AM UTC
- Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Betting Odds
- Jamaica Tallawahs have a 100% win record against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at Sabina Park having won both the previous games
- Jamaica Tallawahs’ overall record of 4-2 win-loss against the visitors would give them confidence in this game.
- Chris Gayle is in red hot form this season and can single-handedly take the game away from the opposition
- St Kitts and Nevis Patriots’ bowling has so far looked superb and they are the stronger bowling side in this contest
- Jamaica Tallawahs’ top order looks rock solid and the middle order with Russell has looked the best this season
Our Prediction Jamaica vs St Kitts and Nevis:
Jamaica Tallawahs will win this game
The Caribbean Premier League is in full steam and we have witnessed some close ties so far. The 8th game promises to be a showdown between two of West Indies’ most admired T20 cricketers. We have destroyer Chris Gayle leading the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots who takes on swashbuckling Andre Russell’s Jamaica Tallawahs. While the Patriots have had a mixed bag so far with a win and a loss in their first two games, the Tallawahs lead the points table having won both their games so far. But it would be much more than a contest between two players with both sides having champion players in their line-up the crowd at Sabina Park, Jamaica would definitely smell an exciting contest.
The fact that the Tallawahs are a champion side can be well gauged from the fact that they often come back from losing situations to win a game. In the first game against the side chased 223 from being 41 for 5 against Trinbago Knight Riders as skipper Russell scored 121 in 49 deliveries and also picked up a hattrick. While the second game against St Lucia Stars was close one and went to the last over the team held its nerves and won it comfortably in the end. If batting and bowling other than Russell’s own performance showed some signs of worry in the first game much of that was resolved in the second.
In terms of batting the Top 7 has been among the runs in the two games so far which will please the captain. While the top order failed in the first game they came back strongly with openers Glenn Phillips and Johnson Charles giving great start and Andre McCarthy along with Rovman Powell capitalizing on that. Ross Taylor looks bit edgy but it’s still early days in the tournament. The bowlers too came back strongly in the second game with Imad Wasim giving nothing away in both the games. Adam Zampa also had a good outing and so did Oshane Thomas and together they have to repeat this performance. With a 4-2 win loss record against the visiting team Russell and his men would count their chances to win this game.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Skipper Chris Gayle would be happy with his own form but have many things to worry about that of his other players. In the first game they put up merely 146 on the board against Guyana Amazon Warriors even though Gayle scored 86. While their bowlers started off well it was never going to be easy to defend this score and they lost the game. In the second game all things fell into place as they defeated Trinbago Knight Riders by a massive 46 runs. It was an all-round performance from the team which would have impressed the skipper.
On the batting front Gayle would have to play the lead role like he has done in previous games. There are concerns with the form of Evin Lewis and Tom Cooper who have failed on both occasions. Wicketkeeper Devon Thomas played a wonderful knock in the second game but it was Carlos Brathwaite’s 41 of 15 balls that lifted the spirits of the fans. If the Top 3 bat well they would definitely put up a big score banking on their middle order to finish things in style. The bowling has looked impressive in both the games so far with Sandeep Lamichhane giving 29 runs in 8 overs together in both the games is unheard of in this format. If others such as Sheldon Cottrell and Carlos Brathwaite support him well the team can easily stop the flow of runs from the Tallawahs batsmen. Gayle would know it is his bowling that has to win him this game.
It is a close pick as both the teams have great units but going by their record at Sabina Park and the momentum they have on their side we expect Jamaica Tallawahs to win this game.