CPL 2015 Match 9
Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, 9th Match
Series: Caribbean Premier League, 2015
Date: June 30, 2015
Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
CPL 2015 9th Match Preview
It’s match 9 of the tournament today which will be played between Jamaica Tallawahs and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Both the teams have won their previous game, one in a convincing manner while other by just one run. But, what matters in the end is the two important points which both these sides managed to get.
Jamaica Tallawahs dominated their previous match from the start restricting the opposition, St Lucia Zouks to a total of 118 which was a matter of just 10 overs for the captain of Jamaica Tallawahs, Chris Gayle. The big man played a monstrous innings of 90 runs in just 36 balls, blasting the cricket ball all around the park. The ball went over the boundary line on 15 occasions from his bat. His innings of 90 runs saw 6 fours and 9 huge sixes. JT won the match by 10 wickets registering their first win of the season and that too in style. Captain of JT was named the Man of the Match who lead from the front to take his side over the line. Bowlers of Jamaica were also up to the task and bowled brilliantly to restrict the opposition to a score of 118, that too against a good in-form batting line up of St Lucia Zouks comprising of players like Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Kevin Pieterson, Ross Taylor, Henry Davids and Darren Sammy. Pick of the bowler was Krishmar Santokie who took 3 wickets giving away just 24 runs in his full quota of 4 overs. Jerome Taylor, Rusty Theron and Nikita Miller also contributed with the ball chipping away 2, 3 and 1 wicket respectively.
Key players to watch out for in today’s match for Jamaica Tallawahs: Chris Gayle, Andre Russel, Chris Lynn, Jerome Taylor, Santokie
Talking about the other team, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots were lucky in their last encounter against Barbados Tridents and managed to clinch a win by 1 run. While batting first, they posted a target of 144 runs which looked quite an easy chase for BT but the fate has something else planned for them. New Zealand’s opening batsman, Martin Guptill, Orlando Peters, Carlos Brathwaite and Shahid Afridi were the main contributors with the bat. But, the total posted by them wasn’t a match winning one especially in T20s but their bowlers took the challenge and gave them a dream start in the second innings. Barbados Tridents were 14 for 3 in their five overs, all thanks to the opening bowler pair of Sohail Tanvir and Sheldon Cottrell. But, after these early wickets, Shoaib Malik and Kieron Pollard put up a partnership of 93 runs before Malik got stumped on the bowling of Shahid Afridi. The inconsistency in their bowling reflected in this match too as they couldn’t capitalize on the start given by the openign bowling pair. This would be the major concern for them in today’s game as well against the batsmen like Chris Gayle, Andre Russel, M Jayawardene, Chris Lynn who can take the game away very quickly from the opposition.
Key players to watch out for in today’s match for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: Martin Guptill, Marlon Samuels, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir and Cottrell.
Team News for CPL 2015 match 9
Jamaica is expected to be same as that in previous game.
Jamaica (probable XI): Chris Gayle(c), Chadwick Walton(w), Chris Lynn, Mahela Jayawardene, Horace Miller, Andre Russell, Daniel Vettori, Rusty Theron, Jerome Taylor, Krishmar Santokie, Nikita Miller
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (probable XI): Martin Guptill, Evin Lewis, Marlon Samuels (c), Orlando Peters, Devon Thomas, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Carlos Brathwaite, Nikhil Dutta, Sheldon Cottrell, Tabraiz Shamsi
Pitch Report for CPL 2015 match 9
The match is to be played at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts. It will be the first game of CPL 2015 at this venue. Previously, 3 games have been played at this ground, out of which 2 were won by the team batting second. It’s a good pitch to bat on and doesn’t really change much. Hence, expect the call of batting second at the time of toss tonight.
Who Will Win Today Cricket Prediction for CPL 2015 match 9
We are backing Jamaica Tallahwahs to win today’s encounter.