After the completion of the first leg of the ongoing CPL 2019, the action shifts to St Kitts and Nevis as the home side, Patriots search for their first win of the season against Jamaica Tallawahs. While JT lost their only match against TKR last week, SNP has looked out of their depth with none of their batsmen able to step up with a lot depending on Evin Lewis.
They face a stern test in the form of Chris Gayle and Andre Russell, who are arguably the best T20 players in the world right now. JT have a decent roster in their ranks with youngsters such as Glenn Phillips and Rovman Powell being key to their cause.
With both teams looking for their first win of the season, here are a few tips to help you pick your Dream11 team.
SNP vs JT Squads to choose from
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots:
Evin Lewis, Shamarh Brooks, Isuru Udana, Fabian Allen, Mohammad Hafeez, Laurie Evans, Afif Hossain, Keron Cottoy, Aaron Jones, Carlos Brathwaite(C), Rayad Emrit, Devon Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell, Jeremiah Louis, Dominic Drakes, Akeem Jordan, Usama Mir.
Andre Russell (C), Chris Gayle, Chadwick Walton, Rovman Powell, Zahir Khan, Oshane Thomas, Glenn Phillips, George Worker, Amad Butt, Chris Lamont, Steven Jacobs, Imran Khan, Xavier Marshall, Shamae Springer, Ramaal Lewis, Derval Green and Javelle Glenn
SNP vs JT Playing XI Updates
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Although they did lose both their games in the first leg, SNP should persist with a similar team for this game. While Evin Lewis and Devon Thomas are key for the Patriots, they welcome Laurie Evans to their side, who should slot in for Ottley in the side. Mohammad Hafeez and Fabian Allen's experience and youth should serve the team well along with star pacer, Sheldon Cottrell. The onus will be upon Rayad Emrit and Alzarri Joseph to complement Cottrell on what should be a helpful surface.
Possible XI: Lewis, Thomas(WK), Evans, Hafeez, Brathwaite (C), Allen, Mohammad, Emrit, Mir, Cottrell and Joseph.
As for the Tallawahs, no changes are expected to from Chris Gayle and the team management with the only match done and dusted. In Chris Gayle and Glenn Phillips, they have a fearsome opening duo with the likes of Walton, Powell, and Worker following suit. In Andre Russell, they have one of the best allrounders in the format and should do well for them. Much is expected from Oshane Thomas, who wasn't able to do well against TKR.
Possible XI: Gayle(C), Phillips(WK), Walton, Powell, Russell, Worker, Springer, Jacobs, Lamont, Thomas and Taylor
SNP vs JT Match Details
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Jamaica Tallawahs, Match 7
11th September 2019, 3:30 AM IST
Warner Park, St Kitts
SNP vs JT Pitch Report
The pitch should play similar to the one in Queen's Park Oval with some spin also on offer. Medium pacers with change of pace will be key on this surface with the first six overs being the best for batsmen to bat on with the ball coming on nicely.
SNP vs JT Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: Glenn Phillips is the first choice for this slot with the Kiwi being a consistent performer for the Tallawahs last season. With his keeping skills also being considered, he should earn some fantasy points while Devon Thomas could also be picked alongside Phillips in case of limited credits on offer.
Batsmen: Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis are must-haves in the team with their records in the format speaking for themselves. Along with the two southpaws, George Worker is a decent option with his part-time spin also coming into play. One of Laurie Evans or Jason Mohammad should also do the trick for the fantasy players.
Allrounders: Although he is a great option to have in the fantasy side, Andre Russell cannot be afforded in an ideal case scenario although a couple of tweaks could be made for that to happen. Nevertheless, Mohd Hafeez and Fabian Allen are great candidates to have along with Rovman Powell, who bats at number four for the Tallawahs.
Bowlers: Oshane Thomas returned empty-handed against TKR but should bounce back with a good performance on Wednesday. Along with Jerome Taylor, Sheldon Cottrell has ample experience playing in different T20 leagues and should do well in this high-octane game between the two sides.
Captain: Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis have multiple hundreds between them and are due for a big score in CPL 2019. While both of them are great options for captaincy, Andre Russell, if picked in the fantasy side, is also a viable pick.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Glenn Phillips, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Laurie Evans, George Worker, Rovman Powell, Mohd Hafeez, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas and Jerome Taylor. Captain: Chris Gayle, Vice-Captain: Evin Lewis
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Glenn Phillips, Devon Thomas, Chadwick Walton, Evin Lewis, George Worker, Andre Russell, Rovman Powell, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Steven Jacobs and Oshane Thomas. Captain: Evin Lewis, Vice-Captain: Andre RussellPublished 10 Sep 2019, 09:00 IST