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SLK vs JAM Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report: CPL 2023 Match 1



Last Updated on 9 months by Charbel Coorey

SLK vs JAM Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report: CPL 2023 Match 1 | SLK vs JT Dream11 Prediction Today Match | St Lucia Pitch Report

It’s that time of year once again. Cricket’s biggest party, the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is back up and running for the 11th season, with defending champions Jamaica Tallawahs looking to make the perfect start to the new campaign.

The Tallawahs won their first title since 2016 with a clinical display in last year’s final. Although Rovman Powell has moved to Barbados Royals, the Tallawahs still look impressive on paper, with a number of bowling options to turn to. So, Brandon King has the task of marshalling his troops well and efficiently given there are significant over-rate penalties in CPL 2023.

The same applies to Roston Chase and St Lucia Kings. The Kings, who are yet to win a title, finished runners-up in 2020 and 2021, and will be looking to go one better this season. They have experienced, quality all-rounders along with an opening combination that can fire at any moment. Indeed, the battle against Jamaica’s attack promises to be enthralling.

CPL 2023 Match 1: SLK vs JAM Possible Playing XIs

St Lucia Kings: 1. Faf du Plessis (OS), 2. Johnson Charles (wk), 3. Roston Chase (c), 4. Sean Williams (OS), 5. Sikandar Raza (OS), 6. Roshon Primus, 7. Khary Pierre, 8. Alzarri Joseph, 9. Matthew Forde, 10. Chris Sole/Peter Hatzoglou (OS), 11. Jeavor Royal

Alex Hales is currently at The Hundred. So, Imad Wasim, Chris Green, Mohammad Amir and Naveen-ul-Haq are likely to be in the XI.

Jamaica Tallawahs: 1. Brandon King (c), 2. Amir Jangoo (wk), 3. Shamarh Brooks, 4. Jermaine Blackwood, 5. Raymon Reifer, 6. Fabian Allen, 7. Imad Wasim (OS), 8. Chris Green (OS), 9. Mohammad Amir (OS), 10. Nicholson Gordon, 11. Naveen-ul-Haq (OS)

SLK vs JAM Dream11 Prediction – Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

St Lucia Kings:

  • Faf du Plessis had a poor Major League Cricket (MLC) campaign (46 runs in seven matches). Over the past two seasons, he has also struggled against Tallawahs (47 runs, avg. 11.75). Can he turn this around?
  • Johnson Charles has the most runs of any player at this ground (885). He averages 34.04 with a strike rate of 135.32.
  • Against Tallawahs, Charles has struck 384 runs at an average of 22.59 and strike rate of 123.08.
  • In 2021, Roston Chase topped the CPL run-scoring charts with 446. Since the start of 2020, Chase has scored 130 runs at an average of 26.00 and strike rate of 122.64 against Jamaica.
  • Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza will be very valuable on what are likely to be slowish pitches in the CPL. Both were excellent in the recent ODI World Cup Qualifier (WCQ) campaign.
  • Also excellent in the recent WCQ campaign was Scot Chris Sole. The pacer can touch speeds of 150km/h, making him a point of difference in the powerplay and death overs.
  • Alzarri Joseph at Darren Sammy International Stadium: 6 inns, 12 wickets, avg. 14.58, econ. 7.29. The pace bowler took the most wickets in CPL 2022 (18) at an average of 15.00 and strike rate of 13.33.

Jamaica Tallawahs:

  • Brandon King recently hit an unbeaten 85* to seal a series win for West Indies against India. The opener scored the most runs in CPL 2022 with 422 at an average of 38.36 and strike rate of 135.25.
  • Raymon Reifer has made three 30+ scores in seven matches on this ground (SR 122.58).
  • Fabian Allen can be a gamechanger in all three facets of the game. However, he will be aiming to improve on his bowling (four wickets, SR 34.50) and batting record (77 runs, avg. 11.00) on this ground.
  • Imad Wasim has picked up eight wickets in as many matches against St Lucia at an economy of 6.30.
  • Mohammad Amir will be key against du Plessis, who struggled against left-arm seam at times in the recent MLC. The left-armer has enjoyed bowling on this ground, taking 14 wickets in seven matches (avg. 12.36, econ. 6.18).

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 20, St Lucia 7, Jamaica 12, N/R 1.
  • Jamaica have won three of the past four matches against St Lucia.
  • Imad Wasim in CPL 2022: 12 inns, 17 wickets, avg. 16.00, econ. 5.97. Mohammad Amir was just behind with 16 scalps at an average of 15.62 and economy of 6.43.
  • Johnson Charles had the best average of any player with at least 225 runs in CPL 2022. He scored 345 runs at an average of 43.12 and strike rate of 133.20.

Darren Sammy International Stadium St Lucia Pitch Report and Weather

The average first innings score on this ground in CPL 2022 was 164.88. The chasing team won five of the eight matches, so the captain who wins the toss may choose to bat second when the pitch is at its freshest in the tournament.

There is a minimal chance of rain on Wednesday in St Lucia, with partly cloudy conditions forecast and a top of about 29 degrees by the time the match starts.

SLK vs JAM Dream11 Prediction Today Match 16 August 2023

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

Option 1:

SLK vs JAM Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report: CPL 2023 Match 1 | SLK vs JT Dream11 Prediction Today Match | St Lucia Pitch Report
CPL 2023 Match 1: SLK vs JAM Dream11 Prediction

Option 2:

SLK vs JAM Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report: CPL 2023 Match 1 | SLK vs JT Dream11 Prediction Today Match | St Lucia Pitch Report
CPL 2023 Match 1: SLK vs JAM Dream11 Prediction

CPL 2023 Match 1: SLK vs JAM Match Prediction – Who will win?

A genuine 50/50 match. The chasing team may prevail. However, a score of 170 may be a winning one batting first.

Charbel Coorey
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