Caribbean T20, Match 1- JAM vs SKN Preview and Fantasy Prediction
JAM vs SKN, 1st Match
JAM and SKN are up for a clash in the first match of the Caribbean T20 2022. The match will be held at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts. SKN were the champions of the 2021 edition of the Caribbean T20 as they defeated SLK by three wickets in the finals.
In the same season, SKN finished their group stage campaign occupying the third spot in the league table with 6 wins and 4 losses in a total of 10 matches played.
Evin Lewis scored 426 runs to come up as the top run scorer of the tournament with a strike rate of 163. He was in a destructive form and shot 25 fours and 38 sixes during the time period. Alongside him, Sherfane Rutherford also scored 262 runs with a strike rate of 127.
Dominic Drakes picked up 16 wickets with an economy rate of 8.56 and at an average of 20 to become the best bowler of SKN last season.
On the other side, JAM ended their campaign in the 5th spot in the Caribbean T20 2021 with 4 wins and 6 losses from their 10 matches. The team finished with 8 points in that season.
Kennar Lewis was the best batsman for the team with 262 runs at a strike rate of 164. He shot a total of 20 fours and 20 sixes in the 2021 season of the Caribbean T20. S Brooks also scored 214 at a strike rate of 118 with the bat.
Migael Pretorius emerged as the best bowler for JAM last season as he scalped 16 wickets at an average of 22 and with an economy rate of 9.54.
Match: JAM vs SKN, 1st Match, Caribbean T20, 2022
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
Time: 04:30 AM
Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
Pitch & Conditions
The 1st match of the Caribbean T20 2022 is scheduled at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts. As we have observed in the previous matches played here, the venue is good for the batters. The pitch is also slow and assists the spinners with a good spin. A score of 190 is tough to chase on this pitch if the ground gets a bit slower in the second half of the game.
JAM vs SKN Squads
JAM: Rovman Powell (c), Sandeep Lamichhane, Fabian Allen, Imad Wasim, Brandon King, Kennar Lewis, Mohammad Amir, Shamarh Brooks, Migael Pretorius, Chris Green, Raymon Reifer, Amir Jangoo, Shamar Springer, Kirk McKenzie, Joshua James, Jamie Merchant, Nicholson Gordon
SKN: Dwayne Bravo (c), Evin Lewis, Andre Fletcher, Wanindu Hasaranga, Sherfane Rutherford, Dwaine Pretorius, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Dewald Brevis, Izharulhaq Naveed, Joshua Da Silva, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Keacy Carty, Jaden Carmichael, Qasim Akram, Kelvin Pitman
JAM vs SKN Probable Playing XIs
JAM: Rovman Powell (c), Sandeep Lamichhane, Fabian Allen, Imad Wasim, Brandon King, Kennar Lewis, Mohammad Amir, Shamarh Brooks, Migael Pretorius, Chris Green, Raymon Reifer.
SKN: Dwayne Bravo (c), Evin Lewis, Andre Fletcher, Wanindu Hasaranga, Sherfane Rutherford, Dwaine Pretorius, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Dewald Brevis, Izharulhaq Naveed.
Hot Fantasy Picks
Dewald Bravis (SKN): He was one of the most power-packed batsmen to keep an eye on in the Indian T20 League. “Baby Ab” as he is called by the fans, is famous for his 360-degree actions while batting just like Ab de Villiers, the legend himself.
Brandon King (JAM): The 28-year-old batsman arrived from GAW and already has 1068 runs in 52 matches with an average of 26.04 and a strike rate of 128.98 in the Caribbean T20 tournament. Also, he is likely to play the role of an opener for JAM, so he can be one of the best picks by far.
(ii) All Rounders
Dwaine Pretorius (SKN): The South African allrounder who swapped pace for precision for his dual knee injuries is one of the late bloomers in international cricket but has gained recognition very quickly for his all-around performance.
Dwayne Bravo (SKN): The captain of the defending champions is a no-brainer in any fantasy team. He is destructive with the bat and a match winner with the ball in death overs. Coming out fresh from winning the inaugural 6IXTY 2022 title, he has already registered 1110 runs league runs and is the leading wicket-taker with 114 wickets (89 games) under his belt.
Mohammad Amir (JAM): We all know the fiery bowlers and his influence on the opposition team in his glorious international career. He is one of the best bowlers to irritate a batsman with his deceptive pace variations and toe-crushing yorkers. So far he has 240 wickets in his T20 career.
Migael Pretorius (JAM): He proved himself in the last season of the Caribbean Premier League as he was the best bowler for his team. He just needs to replicate the same performance to bring his team some more glory through his actions
Kennar Lewis (JAM): The 31-year-old Jamaican cricketer is one of the most strongest players in the league. He can hit big shots and also remain under control to play a safe game whenever needed.
Risky Captaincy Choice
Darren Bravo is an excellent stroke maker but has struggled off late. He is a risk worth taking, so he is our pick for this segment.
The defending champions will definitely fly high on confidence and will look forward to starting their campaign with a victory. JAM has the same ambitions and will definitely give a tough fight. But looking at their previous year’s performance, they are the favourites to win the inaugural match of the Caribbean T20 2022.
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