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The St. Lucia Stars finally won their second game of the season this year as they beat the Guyana Amazon Warriors in a pretty convincing manner. They are now going to be going up against the Jamaica Tallawahs, a team that has lost its last three matches in a row.
While the Stars are finally picking up some momentum at the right time, the Jamaica Tallawahs would be just happy to be out of Florida, a venue where they clearly hated playing. Can the St. Lucia Stars continue their move up the table or will the Jamaica Tallawahs start to win now that they are back on Caribbean soil?
It took a cameo from Kieron Pollard for the Stars to overcome the Guyana Warriors even though they were chasing a relatively small total. There were plenty of things to enjoy in the Stars last match against the Guyana Amazon Warriors. For one thing, the new opening pair of Lendl Simmons and Andre Fletcher was an interesting choice. David Warner has not been scoring runs at the top of the order but has the experience of batting in the middle order with ease.
We are not huge fans of the move but it is something that Warner has done in the past with success with other franchises and something that could pay dividends.
Rakheem Cornwall continues to bat at number three for the Stars, something that has backfired in the last couple of matches. We would like to see Warner at three but t looks like the Stars are adamant about going hard in the power play.
It will be interesting to see if Darren Sammy gets to play a larger role in the batting side of things or whether Kieron Pollard comes up the order because both of these players have the ability to really turn a match on its head.
Pollard has been brilliant this season for the Stars and his matchup against the Tallawahs is going to be critical to the outcome of the match.
McCoy, Williams, and McClenaghan had a good match the last time around and will be expected to play a central role in trying to contain the strong Jamaica Tallawahs batting lineup.
LMP Simmons, ADS Fletcher , David Warner, Rahkeem Cornwall, Mark Chapman, Qais Ahmad, Kieron Pollard, DJG Sammy, MJ Mcclenaghan, KOK Williams, Obed McCoy.
The Jamaica Tallawahs started the tournament with three wins on the trot but their Florida sojourn was as unsuccessful as it could get. Three losses form three matches has meant that the Tallawahs are in a precarious situation heading onwards.
They need to win this match to get some momentum back into their campaign and cannot take the Stars lightly.
The biggest problem with the Stars has been their poor utilization of resources. They failed to chase down a par total against the Barbados Tridents in the last match even though they had seven wickets in hand.
It was atrocious to see Andre Russel, Rovoman Powell, and some other big hitters just sit in the dugout while their top order fussed and led to an embarrassing victory.
We hope to see Russell and Powell up the order in the upcoming matches but so far Russel's captaincy has not inspired much confidence.
Glenn Phillips and Johnson Charles have had a good tournament so far managing to get their team off to a good start in most matches.
Phillips, in particular, has been absolutely brilliant. He has the ability to score quickly without compromising on the consistency required at the top of the order. We believe that the Jamaica Tallawahs have the batting order that is required to give every other team a run for their money but they need to get their batting order right and be more flexible in the future.
The bowling is also not too bad. Andre Russell is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament, Oshane Thomas has impressed everyone with his pace and his ability to pick crucial wickets, while Adam Zampa and Samuel Badree form an impressive spin bowling duo.
Imad Wasim has departed the tournament for international duty and will be replaced by Colin de Grandhomme. The all-rounder from New Zealand is a handy bowler and a very dangerous batsman. The Tallawahs have a very strong team that seems to be held back by its management and leadership.
GD Phillips, J Charles, K Lewis, Ross Taylor, Rovman Powell, David Miller, Andre Russell, SI Wasim, Adam Zampa, Samuel Badree, Oshane Thomas.
The team winning the toss is likely to field first
The weather forecast is for a sunny day with little chance of rain. We should have a full game in without any trouble. The pitch has been slow and is progressively getting slower in every match. We think the spinners are going to be crucial in this game as well and a score of around 160 is going to be very competitive.
The Jamaica Tallawahs are still the strongest side in this competition in our opinion. They have the bowling to be effective in Gros Islet and the batting to overcome some challenging conditions.
Back the Jamaica Tallawahs to win.