Caribbean T20 League 2023, Match 01: SLK vs JAM Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Caribbean T20 League

Match 1- SLK vs JAM



The 11th season of the Caribbean T20 League is all set to begin on Thursday, August 17. The first encounter will be between Saint Lucia Kings and Jamaica Tallawahs at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet in St Lucia. 

JAM are the defending champions of this tournament. They defeated Barbados Royals in the final game by 8 wickets to lift up the prestigious trophy. The Tallawahs side will be led by Brandon King this year as they get prepared for defending their title.

Both SLK and JAM faced off in the Eliminator round of the previous season where Jamaica defeated St Lucia by 33 runs to knock them out of the competition. The Kings finished in the third position third season last year and under the captaincy of Faf Du Plessis, they would eye for the silverware this year. 

No doubt it will be an explosive start to the season and both sides would be looking forward to a win in the first match for a positive start. 


Match Details

Match: SLK vs JAM, 1st Match, Caribbean T20 League 2023

Date: Thursday, August 17, 2023

Time: 4:30 AM (Aug 17)

Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia


Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia is a well-balanced one which supports both the batting and the bowling department. The average score in this stadium is 160 runs. The skipper winning the toss shall choose to bowl first to take advantage of the pitch.


SLK vs JAM Squads

SLK: Faf du Plessis (c), Johnson Charles (wk), Kimani Melius, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Roston Chase, Jeavor Royal, Alzarri Joseph, Chris Sole, Khary Pierre, Roshon Primus, Matthew Forde, Leonardo Julien, Peter Hatzoglou, McKenny Clarke, Jair McAllister, Sadrack Descarte

JAM: Brandon King (c), Amir Jangoo (wk), Steven Taylor, Jermaine Blackwood, Shamarh SLKooks, Ben Cutting, Fabian Allen, Raymon Reifer, Joshua James, Hayden Walsh, Mohammad Amir, Shamar Springer, Chris Green, Imad Wasim, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kirk McKenzie, Nicholson Gordon


SLK vs JAM Probable Playing XIs

SLK: Faf du Plessis (c), Roston Chase, Johnson Charles (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Kimani Milues, Sikandar Raza, Jeavor Royal, Roshon Primus, Matthew Forde, Peter Hatzoglou, Chris Sole

JAM: Brandon King (c), Fabian Allen, Amir Jangoo (wk), Chris Green, Mohammad Amir, Hayden Walsh, Raymon Reifer, Kirk McKenzie, Jermaine Blackwood, Shamarh Brooks, Ben Cutting 


Match Prediction

JAM have a very powerful bowling attack. Though they don’t have a good track record at this venue, their players would be eager to change the instances.SLK on the other side would be getting the home advantage and their batting side is strong. Thus we expect a close contest between the two in the season opener, but Saint Lucia Kings will have a slight edge, making them the favourites to win this inaugural game. 


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