St Lucia Zouks v Jamaica Tallwahs: Caribbean Premier League 2019 Preview and Betting Tips

Ed Hawkins

Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:31 PM UTC

Thursday, Sep. 26, 2019 7:31 PM UTC

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<div><h2>St Lucia Zouks v Jamaica Tallawahs</h2><p>Saturday 28 September 2019, Kensington Oval</p><p>The Zouks and Tallawahs are still wallowing in mediocrity, seemingly unable to put one foot in front of the other just as they appeared to be making an effort to stand tall and charge forward in their quest for a play-off spot. With Guyana Amazon Warriors sweeping all before them with a 100 per cent record and, at the time of writing the Trinbago Knight Riders having lost only once, the rest are involved in a bun fight – a soggy one at that.</p><p>St Lucia were walloped by eight wickets last time out against the Warriors. It was a dispiriting defeat for them as they had sought momentum after managing a surprisingly easy win over the St Kitts &amp; Nevis Patriots. They’ve still won only twice all season.</p><p>The Tallawahs have two wins themselves but from eight games. And the second of those came only in their last outing when they got the better of the Barbados Tridents in an extraordinary game. Jamaica managed to defend 127 having been in the mire with Tridents 73 for four.</p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Who knows what this contest will throw up? It seems a choice affair given the levels of professionalism and skill on show so far from these two. But the bookies rate Jamaica 1.73 (8/11). This can only be because of the likes of Chris Gayle and Andre Russell in their squad. Big names, short prices.</p><p>We would need a strong drink to accompany a bet at those odds, not least because there has to be a doubt over whether Russell will play. After returning from concussion, he was striking the ball well and bowling with nerve. But against the Tridents he didn’t play and there has been no word as to why.</p><p>We’re inclined to leave the match odds market alone because we have little trust in either outfit. If desperate for an interest the best wager is to go unders on the total sixes line. Bet365 and Betway both go 17.5. It’s a high because the pitch is not conducive to big hits. And traditionally it’s a market which is also swayed by big names rather than big facts.</p><h2>Best Bet</h2><p><a href=";a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds"><em><strong>Back under 17.5 match sixes at 1.83 Betway</strong></em></a></p></div>
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