The Jamaica Tallawahs will open their account in the 2016 edition of the Caribbean Premier League against the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots at Warner Park Stadium in Basseterre, St. Kitts. This is the 3rd time that both teams will be playing against each other as in 2015 both teams won once and lost once against each other. After the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots loss to the Guyana Amazon Warriors on Thursday evening, the Patriots will be looking to bounce back with a win to ensure they dont suffer back to back defeats at home.
Key Players to Watch for St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots:
Krishmar Santokie – The Jamaican born player who played for the Tallawahs last season will be looking to carry on his impressive performances with his slower balls. The all time leading wicket taker in CPL History with 50 wickets
Carlos Brathwaite – Carlos is a hard hitter of the cricket ball and averages a boundary every 8 balls he faces in T20 cricket he will be one to watch for the Patriots.
Jamaica Tallawahs Key Players to Watch:
Chris Gayle- The 36 year old averages a boundary every 4 balls he faces in T20 cricket and he is by far the best player on the Tallawahs team. He is strong, powerful and also provides a different dimension with his tidy off spin.
Andre Russell – Andre Russell averages 2 runs every ball he faces which means he has a strike rate of over 200 in T20 cricket Similar to Gayle, he is not afraid to clear the ropes and in addition to that he is fast in running between the wickets.
Head to Head:
Jamaica Tallawahs beat the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots by 7 wickets
St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots beat Jamaica Tallawahs by 120 runs