St Lucia Kings take on Jamaica Tallawahs in the 2022 Caribbean Premier League.
When is it taking place?
The match is scheduled to take place at 7pm local time (GMT-5) on Wednesday, September 7.
Where is the match being played?
This game is due to be staged at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia.
Who's got the form?
This is bottom against top, with Tallawahs unbeaten and Kings struggling without a point on the board.
Brandon King's regeneration after leaving Guyana Amazon Warriors has started well; he's the leading run-scorer in the competition, providing the necessary support to Rovman Powell, Jamaica's captain, who is yet to be dismissed in two wins over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Guyana Amazon Warriors.
St Lucia were reduced to 7 for 4 in their last game, a forlorn chase against Barbados Royals that started badly, briefly looked it might be saved by rain, and then almost had a remarkable ending. They could at least be encouraged by Faf du Plessis' 20-ball 47 in his first game of the tournament.
Jamaica Tallawahs are unbeaten so far (CPL/Getty Images)
What's the match-up to watch?
Rovman Powell's knock against Guyana Amazon Warriors was an effort of supreme maturity, blocking back the spinners for all he was worth - he made just eight runs in 24 balls against Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi and Gudakesh Motie - before unleashing against the seamers, smashing 36 in just 14 deliveries.
A confident side, with early runs also for Brandon King and Kennar Lewis, the battle between Powell's batters and St Lucia's bowling attack - featuring Rahkeem Cornwall, Roston Chase, Preston McSween, Alzarri Joseph, Scott Kuggeleijn and David Wiese - promises to be intriguing.
In return, though, Wiese and Tim David bring plenty of middle-order firepower. With two defeats to start the competition, Kings could do with the overseas duo finding form before it's too late.
What's the news from the camps?
Tallawahs captain Rovman Powell, who played so brilliantly in the win over Guyana Amazon Warriors, is nursing a bruised shin but hopes to be fit. His unbeaten 44 is why Jamaica remain unbeaten after two games. Leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has arrrived.
For St Lucia Kings, Faf du Plessis, Tim David and David Wiese all made their first appearances of the tournament on Sunday after arriving from The Hundred.
Matches played: 17
St Lucia Kings wins: 6
Jamaica Tallawahs wins: 11
Can I buy tickets?
Tickets are still available for this fixture, ranging from $4 to $17. There is also the option of the $125 VIP stand.
There is predicted to be rain around Saint Lucia through most of the day. Temperatures will sit at 31 degrees Celsius meaning if the inclement weather does clear then play should be possible.
What are the squads?
St Lucia Kings: Roston Chase, Johnson Charles, Kesrick Williams, Alzarri Joseph, Mark Deyal, Jeavor Royal, Faf du Plessis (arriving September 3), Tim David (arriving September 2), David Wiese (arriving September 3), Scott Kuggeleijn, Matthew Forde, Leroy Lugg, Preston McSween, Larry Edwards, Ackeem Auguste, Rivaldo Clarke, Roshon Primus/Niroshan Dickwella
Jamaica Tallawahs: Rovman Powell, Fabian Allen, Brandon King, Kennar Lewis, Shamarh Brooks, Mohammad Amir, Sandeep Lamichhane (arriving September 3)/Abhijai Mansingh, Imad Wasim, Chris Green, Miguel Pretorius, Raymon Reifer, Jamie Merchant, Amir Jangoo, Shemar Springer, Nicholson Gordon, Kirk McKenzie, Joshua James
St Lucia Kings are still without a win (CPL/Getty Images)
St Lucia Kings: Johnson Charles, Faf du Plessis, Mark Deyal, Roston Chase, Roshon Primus, Tim David, David Wiese, Scott Kuggeleijn, Alzarri Joseph, Jeavor Royal, Preston McSween
Jamaica Tallawahs: Brandon King, Kennar Lewis, Rovman Powell, Fabian Allen, Amir Jangoo, Shamarh Brooks, Imad Wasim, Chris Green, Mohammad Amir, Migael Pretorius, Nicholson Gordon
What are the odds?
Jamaica Tallawahs start as 11/13 favourites, while Kings are available at 1/1.
What's the prediction?
Jamaica Tallawahs have started strongly with an excellent bowling attack. Tallawahs win.
Where can I watch the game?
BT Sport have the live broadcast rights to the competition in the United Kingdom.
Where can I watch elsewhere in the world?
Fancode - India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Myanmar and the Maldives
Sky NZ - New Zealand
Willow - USA
SuperSport - South Africa
Fox Sports - Australia
DAZN – Australia, Europe and South East Asia
SportsMax - Pan Caribbean
E-Networks - Guyana
Star Sports – India
CNC3 - Trinidad & Tobago
Etisalat - Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Syria, Tunisa, UAE, Yemen, West Bank, Gaza Strip and Palestine
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