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CPL 2019: Match 24, St Lucia Zouks vs Jamaica Tallawahs, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

With one leg-spinner and left-arm spinner set to feature in St Lucia playing XI, Chris Gayle would be a great punt against them.

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Rahkeem Cornwall
Andre Fletcher and Rahkeem Cornwall of St Lucia Zouks. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The Match 24 of the Caribbean Premier League 2019 between St Lucia Zouks and Jamaica Tallawahs will be hosted by Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia.

The match starts at 8:00 PM local time (Sep 27); 12:00 PM GMT (Sep 27); 5:30 AM IST (Sep 28). This tournament will be live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD in India. Live streaming is available on Hotstar.

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Preview:

With only a handful of games left in CPL 2019, Jamaica Tallawahs and St Lucia Zouks find themselves with only two wins apiece. Both teams face each other in a must-win game in Match 24. The last time these two sides faced each other Rahkeem Cornwall starred in a Zouks’ win, in spite of Glenn Phillips’ half-century. Jamaica Tallawahs and St Lucia Zouks have been inconsistent in the tournament although they are slowly gaining momentum.

While the Zouks succumbed to a Brandon King special earlier in the week, Jamaica Tallawahs pulled off a heist against Barbados Tridents to stay alive in the competition. Jamaica welcomes Liton Das into their roster for the rest of the tournament while Darren Sammy looks to roll back the years in the last game this year at his home ground, which is incidentally named after the two time ICC T20 World Cup winner.

Weather Condition/Report:

There is a 47% chance of rain at the start of the game although at least a shortened game should be completed. With humidity of 81% and a cloud cover of 45%, according to AccuWeather, the temperature will hover around 28-30 Degrees Celsius during the match.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at the Darren Sammy Stadium should be a good pitch to bat with the spinners being the key. The pitch has slowed down in recent weeks, which has forced pacers to revert to the slower deliveries. Chasing has been a preferred option so far but with the pitches slowing down, it wouldn’t be bad option to bat first after winning the toss.

Average first innings score: 138 (In 22 T20s)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 13, Lost – 9

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

St Lucia Zouks:

Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher, Colin Ingram, Jamar Hamilton, Colin de Grandhomme, Daren Sammy, Christopher Barnwell, Jeavor Royal, Hardus Viljoen, Kesrick Williams, Fawad Ahmed

Bench: Keddy Lesporis, Andre McCarthy, John Campbell, Roland Cato, Obed McCoy

Jamaica Tallawahs:

Glenn Phillips, Chris Gayle, Chadwick Walton, Liton Das, Dwayne Smith, Andre Russell, Imran Khan, Shamar Springer, Zahir Khan, Jade Dernbach and Ramaal Lewis

Bench: Oshane Thomas, Javelle Glen, Chris Lamont, George Worker, Derval Green


Top Picks:

Chris Gayle is fifth on the list for most runs scored in CPL 2019 with 214 runs. Although almost half of his runs came in just one innings, his strike rate of nearly 150 fits the bill. Although he joined the Tallawahs midway through the season, Zahir Khan has emerged as one of the more promising bowlers with six wickets at an average of 21.67

Colin de Grandhomme has scored 127 runs in four outings in St Lucia, including a quick fire 65 in the previous game. Fawad Ahmed, who was the highest wicket-taker of CPL last year, has nine scalps to his name this year as well.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Chris Gayle, Colin Ingram, Rakheem Cornwall

Vice-Captain – Chadwick Walton, Zahir Khan, Kesrick Williams

Chris Gayle’s experience holds him in good stead when compared to the others with the Universe Boss already scoring a hundred in CPL 2019.

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper –Glenn Phillips

Batsmen –Chadwick Walton, Chris Gayle (C), Colin Ingram

All-Rounders – Imran Khan, Colin de Grandhomme, Rahkeem Cornwall (VC)

Bowlers – Fawad Ahmed, Zahir Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Jade Dernbach

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Glenn Phillips, Andre Fletcher

Batsmen – Chadwick Walton, Colin Ingram (C), Chris Gayle (VC)

All-Rounders –Rahkeem Cornwall, Imran Khan, Colin de Grandhomme

Bowlers – Fawad Ahmed, Zahir Khan, Shamar Springer


Expert Advice:

As many as seven spinners tried their luck in Match 22 between Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Lucia Zouks, throwing light on to how the pitch is behaving. Spinners are a very dependable option for this game.

With one leg-spinner and left-arm spinner set to feature in St Lucia playing XI, Chris Gayle would be a great punt against them.

Probable Winners:

Jamaica Tallawahs are slowly gaining momentum and should get across the line against St Lucia Zouks.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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