Caribbean Premier League

Caribbean Premier League Tips Matches Ten and Eleven: Warriors may edge it

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Hales could be available for Tallawahs

Ed Hawkins previews the Patriots v Royals and Tallawahs v Warriors from Warner Park on Sunday...

  • Royals look superior

  • Pitch good for batting

  • Warriors may have better balance

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots v Barbados Royals
Sunday 27 August, 00:00
TV: Live on TNTSports

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Barbados Royals team news

Patriots have lost two out of two when they have managed to get on the field and stay there. We have stated before we have concerns about their bowling variety as they load up with pacers. Leggie Izharulhaq at least tempers that after arriving. They're also at least one batter short after the departure of Dewald Brevis.

Possible XI: Lewis, Fletcher, Da Silva, Rayudu, Rutherford, Drakes, Bosch, James, Cottrell, Naveed, Thomas

Royals are the holders but await reinforcement in the form of Laurie Evans who is still needed in The Hundred. Roelof van der Merwe should have joined up after Spirit failed to make the play-offs.

Possible XI: Cornwall, Mayers, Wickham, Powell, Holder, Ferreira, Nyeem, Case, Bishop, McCoy

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Barbados Royals pitch report

More than 160 has copped in eleven of the last 22 before the Saturday afternoon match. We expect runs at Warner Park and are preparing to go overs 165.5 with two potentially pricey bowling units. The par line is here.

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Barbados Royals match odds

Royals are the 2.0811/10 outsiders for this one. We're not sure that is justified on what we've seen so far, at least from the Patriots. They've looked a little shoddy while Royals were unfortunate to lose the toss against Kings on a flat one at Gros Islet. This looks like a solid choice affair so take the edge on Royals if they bat first.

Back Royals batting first @ 2.0811/10

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St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Barbados Royals player bets

There could be some batting order value for top bats for Pats. Keep an eye on Josh Da Silva's price at anything bigger than 9/25.50 at No 3. Similarly Dominic Drakes and Corbin Bosch could be small-stake investments at upwards of 25/126.00. They could bat up the order.

Jamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors
Sunday 27 August, 15:00
TV: Live on TNTSports

Jamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors team news

Tallawahs look a solid outfit. They've won both their matches which weren't washed out. They could be boosted by the arrival of Alex Hales following the end of The Hundred for the opener.

Possible XI: Hales, Kings, Brooks, Jangoo, Reifer, Allen, Imad, Green, Amir, Gordon, Irshad

Guyana smashed 197 against Patriots and look on course for the play-offs at their home ground. Saim Ayub is an excellent pick-up in place of opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz.

Possible XI: Ayub, Hemraj, Hope, Azam, Hetmyer, Paul, Pretorius, Shepherd, Smith, Motie, Tahir

Jamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors team news

Although we're keen on overs on runs in the earlier game (see above), these two sides may be a bit better with the ball so caution is advised. A good runs strategy if Guyana bat first is to add 50 or 60 at the death on innings runs at big numbers because they're set up for big finishes.

Jamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors match odds

This is a choice affair and it's hard to disagree with the match odds as they stand. Tallawahs are 1.9720/21 with Guyana 2.01/1. We have seen drift in the betting for the outsider in this tournament thus far closer to the toss though and any opportunity to take 2.1011/10 Guyana should be snaffled. We suspect, at this early stage, they're the better-balanced team.

Jamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors player bets

Run machine Brandon King is boosted to 13/53.60 top Tallawahs bat for a third straight win on top bat. Hales gets an 11/43.75 quote. We do note the 7/18.00 about Amir Jangoo who has batted at No 3, though. Sportsbook suspect he drops down the order with Hales' arrival. For Guyana Ayub is boosted to 3/14.00.

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