It is a battle of two contrasting realities as table-toppers St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will take on Jamaica Tallawahs, who are placed at the second-last position on the points table. Even though St Kitts started their campaign with five wins on a trot, losing to St Lucia Kings in both rounds have brought about a stall in their campaign. On the other hand, Jamaica Tallwahs have veered two spectrums but losing their last two games have created a massive void.
Overall matches - Played 14 | Jamaica W6 | St Kitts W7
Last 5 matches - Jamaica W1 | St Kitts W4 | No Result 1
All matches of the 2021 Caribbean Premier League are played at one venue in St Kitts - and the venue has thus far given a nice trend of things. In this CPL alone, the batting average is a mere 22.8 while the balls per dismissal ratio is a paltry 17.4. Pacers have accounted for 4.2 wickets per game while the corresponding number for the spinners is 2, even though the latter has bowled more economically. 49.60% of wickets have been picked by Right Arm Pacers while left-arm pacers, with 17.96% of wickets, are the second-most dominant entity.
While you can go for the above XI, 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.
Andre Russell started the season with the fastest ever half-century in the history of the CPL and going by his heroics, you can rely on him to do that once again. Since the start of the year, he has struck at 171.5 while maintaining an average of 25.53. Given he has an average of 14.9 balls per game, you can rely on him to have a major impact against the table toppers.
Our Criclytics Player Projection predicts Russell to score 15-23 runs and pick 0-1 wickets
Evin Lewis has been a consistent performer for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots this season and has already racked up 236 runs from seven games at an average of 33.71. He is the second-highest run-scorer this season and provided the fact that he is a top-order player allows him a better crack. He is an X-factor in the side we, the fantasy geeks, can’t have enough of.
Our Criclytics Player Projection predicts Lewis to score 25-37 runs
Migael Pretorius has been a revelation in the CPL 2021, having taken as many as 12 wickets at an average of 20.66. In his T20 career, he has an incredible average of 20.1 and has 37 wickets to his name from 25 games, setting the stall for bigger things to come in the future. Have him on the slow and low decks of Warner’s Park and success is guaranteed.
Our Criclytics Player Projection predicts Pretorius to pick 0-1 wickets
Here are the top-11 picks as per Criclytics projected points –
Key Player Match-up
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo (C), Devon Thomas (Wk), Fawad Ahmed, Asif Ali, Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell, Paul van Meekeren, Fabian Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Dominic Drakes
Jamaica Tallawahs: Chadwick Walton (Wk), Andre Russell, Imran Khan, Carlos Brathwaite, Kennar Lewis, Shamarh Brooks, Veerasammy Permaul, Chris Green, Rovman Powell (C), Migael Pretorius, Haider Ali.