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Jamaica Tallawahs take on St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the 17th match of the 2016 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) at Sabina Park, Kingston on Saturday (16 July).

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Match starts at 12am BST (early Sunday morning). Live coverage of the game is available on BT Sport and Dave TV in the UK.

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Overview

Chris Gayle led Jamaica Tallawahs continued their good run in the 2016 edition of the Caribbean Premier League, beating league leaders Guyana Amazon Warriors by five wickets in their last game on 15 July. The win moved them to second on the points table with seven points from five games, the Tallawahs outfit have lost just one game so far.

Set 129 to win, the Tallawahs had Shakib Al Hasan and skipper Gayle to thank for their win, with the duo putting on an unbeaten 87-run partnership to take them home. Gayle who did not open the innings only for the third time in a Twenty20 game due to a back injury, came to the crease with Jamaica tottering 45/4, his 45* off 29 balls along with Shakib's 54* off 47 balls helped the team chase the target with ease at the end.

Earlier in the day, the Jamaican bowlers finally fired, restricting the Amazon Warriors to only 128 off their 20 overs. Dale Steyn in particular, bowled with pace and venom to pick up two wickets, the team management would be hoping that he continues this form as the tournament moves into the business end.

Gayle's back sprain is a worry for Tallawahs as his absence would be a big blow. There is currently no news on the openers injury status with chances of him turning up for the match being 50-50 at the moment.

Their opponents, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have had a disappointing tournament so far, winning only one while losing five out of their six games played. This bad run of form has seen them slide to second from bottom in the points table, currently positioned in fifth place.

Both their batsman and bowlers have failed to deliver, with the big names in the squad also coming up short. Skipper Faf du Plessis has performed in fits and starts without going on to make a substantial score while their big match players in Lendl Simmons and Brad Hodge have struggled on the West Indian surfaces.

A lot was expected from spinners Tabraiz Shamsi and Samuel Badree considering the surfaces tend to favour spin, they though have not hit the right lengths to trouble the batsman.

The Saint Kitts outfits will need to win all their games from here if they are to qualify for the knock-out stages.

Prediction

Jamaica Tallawahs to win.

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Jamaica Tallawahs to win: 4/7
  • St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to win: 13/10

Team news

Jamaica Tallawahs

Possible XI: Chris Gayle (c), Chadwick Walton, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Rovman Powell, Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Andre McCarthy, Imad Wasim, Dale Steyn, Kesrick Williams, Garey Mathurin.

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

Possible XI: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Faf du Plessis (c), Jonathan Carter, Brad Hodge, Devon Thomas (wk), JJ Smuts, Sheldon Cottrell, Samuel Badree, Tabraiz Shamsi, Alzarri Joseph.