Jamaica Tallawahs will play St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in Match 12 of the Caribbean Premier League 2021 at Warner Park on Thursday (September 2). The two teams are currently at the top of the points table. The Patriots have won all of their three encounters, while the Tallawahs have won two and lost one.
Total: 12 | Jamaica: 6 wins | St Kitts and Nevis: 6 wins
Last five matches: Jamaica: 1 win | St Kitts and Nevis: 4 wins
GROUND DETAILS AND TEAM COMBINATION
The Warner Park stadium will be hosting all the matches of CPL 2021. In 10 games so far, batsmen here have scored runs at an average of 25.2 and have lost a wicket every 19.2 deliveries. Fast bowlers (average 24.6 | strike rate 17.4) have done well so far but it would be ideal to have at least one spinner (average 28.2 | strike rate 26.4) in your team. If fit and available, you could also add Chris Gayle to your XI.
While you could go for the above team, you also have the option of choosing your own team from Cricket.com’s Fantasy Research Centre. You can use this tool to build your team with the help of algorithms. Based on your preferences, the platform will guide you to create the ideal fantasy XI.
Evin Lewis didn't have a great start to the season but has looked solid in the last two games. The left-hander was dismissed for just 6 in the first match but hit 62 off 39 and 30 off 28 in the next two encounters. Since 2020, Lewis has scored 818 runs in 29 T20 innings at an average of 31.46 and a strike rate of 146.1. If not Lewis, you could also go for someone like Andre Russell. The all-rounder has faced only 16 deliveries this season but has smoked 56 runs. He also has three wickets to his name.
Our Criclytics Players Projector predicts Lewis could score 29-43 runs in this match.
Our Criclytics Players Projector predicts Russell could score 15-23 runs and pick 0-1 wicket in this match.
Sherfane Rutherford, who had a terrible outing in the 2020 CPL, has revived himself in the Patriots’ outfit. He is the second leading run-scorer at present, scoring 125 runs with the help of two match-winning fifties. The 23-year-old has also taken four catches in three encounters.
Our Criclytics Players Projector predicts Rutherford could score 30-46 runs in this match.
Kennar Lewis is currently the highest run-scorer in the tournament. The 30-year-old opener has slammed 147 runs in three innings at an impressive strike rate of 179.26. The right-hander smoked 48 off 21 deliveries in Jamaica's first game of the season and then smashed 89 off 53 to help his team defeat Barbados Royals in the third game. Considering his form, you could even make him the captain/vice-captain of your team.
Our Criclytics Players Projector predicts Kennar Lewis could score 38-56 runs in this match.
Dwayne Bravo is the leading wicket-taker in the shortest format of the game but has always struggled against Russell. The swashbuckling batter has a strike rate of way over 200 against Bravo and would once again look to dominate the medium pacer. For more match-ups, click here.
Jamaica Tallawahs: Chadwick Walton (wk), Kennar Lewis, Haider Ali, Rovman Powell (c), Shamarh Brooks, Carlos Brathwaite, Andre Russell, Migael Pretorius, Chris Green, Veerasammy Permaul, Fidel Edwards.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: Devon Thomas, Evin Lewis, Asif Ali, Sherfane Rutherford, Dwayne Bravo (c), Fabian Allen, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Dominic Drakes, Sheldon Cottrell, Paul van Meekeren, Fawad Ahmed.