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CPL 2022, Eliminator: SLK vs JMT Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: St Lucia Kings vs Jamaica Tallawahs (SLK vs JMT)

Date: September 28, Wednesday, 4.30 AM IST

Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana

Jamaica Tallawahs will go head to head with St Lucia Kings in the eliminator of the Caribbean Premier League 2022 at Providence Stadium, Guyana. The losing team will be eliminated from the competition, while the side that goes on to win will play Qualifier 2. 

Saint Lucia Kings ended the league stage in the third place after winning four of their 10 games. Rain washed out their final league game against the Jamaica Tallawahs, who finished the league stage on the placed fourth in points table. Their journey to the eliminator has been similar to that of the Lucia Kings. The Tallawahs won four of their ten games, while one match was abandoned.

Lucia Kings made a remarkable comeback in the second half of the tournament after winning just one match from their first five. However, in their last completed game before the eliminator, they lost to Guyana Amazon Warriors by six wickets.

When St Lucia Kings and Jamaica Tallawahs met in the 6ixty tournament ahead of CPL, the former sealed a two-wicket win in a 10-over per side match. The Tallawahs restricted the Kings to a first innings total of 109 for 5, but were unable to chase down the target.

Ahead of the eliminator of CPL 2022, let’s look at the head to head of both the teams, pitch report, weather update, top picks for your MPL fantasy team and more.

Weather update and pitch report for SLK vs JMT, CPL 2022 Eliminator

The pitch at Providence Stadium, Guyana is batting friendly while the pacers will get extra bounce from the surface. Six games of CPL 2022 have been played at this venue, of which four games were won by the teams that batted first, while the teams that bowled first won two games.

A total of 25 T20Is have been played at this venue, of which 9 have been won by the teams bowling first. The average first innings score is 124, while the average second innings score is 93. The highest and lowest total recorded is 194 for 5 and 46 for 10.

The weather in Guyana will be mostly pleasant and the skies clear. The temperature will fluctuate between 26 to 31 degrees.

Jamaica Tallawahs team news and predicted XI

Team news: Sandeep Lamichhane, who returned home due to personal reasons, has been replaced by Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi, who picked up three wickets in two overs in the previous game.

Squad:  Rovman Powell, Fabian Allen, Brandon King, Kennar Lewis, Shamarh Brooks, Mohammad Amir, Sandeep Lamichhane, Abhijai Mansingh, Imad Wasim, Chris Green, Miguel Pretorius, Raymon Reifer, Jamie Merchant, Amir Jangoo, Shemar Springer, Nicholson Gordon, Kirk McKenzie, Joshua James

Predicted XI:   Brandon King, Kennar Lewis, Rovman Powell, Fabian Allen, Amir Jangoo, Shamarh Brooks, Chris Green, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Miguel Pretorius, Nicholson Gordon

St Lucia Kings team news and predicted XI

Team news: For the Kings, Johnson Charles has not played the previous two matches due to injury and has been replaced by Mark Deyal.

Squad: Roston Chase, Johnson Charles, Kesrick Williams, Alzarri Joseph, Mark Deyal, Jeavor Royal, Faf du Plessis, Tim David, David Wiese,  Scott Kuggeleijn, Matthew Forde, Leroy Lugg, Preston McSween, Larry Edwards, Ackeem Auguste, Rivaldo Clarke, Roshon Primus/Niroshan Dickwella

Predicted XI: Mark Deyal, Faf du Plessis, Mark Deyal, Roston Chase, Roshon Primus, Tim David, David Wiese, Scott Kuggeleijn, Alzarri Joseph, Jeavor Royal, Preston McSween

Head to head record

St Lucia Kings and Jamaica Tallawahs have played 18 games between them, of which the Kings have 7 wins and Tallawahs have 11 wins.

Total matches – 18

St Lucia Kings – 7

Jamaica Tallawahs – 11

Five players to watch out for

Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for SLK vs JMT, CPL 2022

Faf du Plessis – batter, St Lucia Kings

Faf du Plessis has been one of the best performers for the Kings with 290 runs at a strike rate of 170.17. He comes into this game after slamming a century against the Warriors and will be riding high on confidence. A T20 globetrotter, Plessis brings with him plenty of experience. The South African has an average of 31.05 and strike rate of 130.85 in his 311-match T20 career.

Alzarri Joseph – bowler, St Lucia Kings

Alzarri Joseph is the highest wicket taker of CPL 2022 with 16 wickets in nine innings while bowling at an economy of 6.00. He also scored an unbeaten 29 with the bat against the Royals. In all, the medium pacer has 71 wickets in 63 T20s.

Brandon King – batter, Jamaica Tallawahs

Brandon King is the leading run scorer for the Tallawahs so far in CPL 2022. He has amassed 326 runs at a strike rate of 135.83. Recently, he slammed a century against the Warriors – his first century of the tournament – and will thus be high on confidence ahead of the big knockout game. In 94 T20s overall, the right hand batter has 2100 runs at a strike rate of almost 130.

Mohammad Amir – bowler, Jamaica Tallawahs

Mohammad Amir has been the best bowler for Jamaica Tallawahs with 13 wickets and an economy of 5.88. The fast bowler, who has played in various T20 tournaments around the world, has 260 wickets in 229 T20s and is a great pick for your fantasy team. Imad Wasim, who has 12 wickets and an economy of 6.20, is another good pick.

Rovman Powell – batsman, Jamaica Tallawahs

Rovman Powell is has delivered few significant knocks for the Tallawahs. This includes an unbeaten 44 against Warriors and a half-century against Royals. His form has dipped in the last few games and he will look to come back strongly in the eliminator.

MPL fantasy XI – SLK vs JMT, CPL 2022

Wicketkeepers: Amir Jangoo

Batsmen: Rovman Powell, Brandon King, Faf du Plessis, Roston Chase,

All-rounders: Imad Wasim, David Wiese, Fabian Allen,

Bowlers: Jeavor Royal, Chris Green, Mohammad Amir

SLK vs JMT– where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The SLK vs JMT gameat the Men’s CPL 2022 will not be televised live in India. But you can catch the live action on the Fancode app. The match will begin at 4.30 AM IST on September 28.

Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks. https://www.mpl.live/blog/todays-match-prediction/ 

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams. 

Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.

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