JT vs SLK Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Sep 17, 2023

Jamaica Tallawahs and St Lucia Kings will contest the second-last fixture of the 2023 Caribbean Premier League's group stage. The Kings and Tallawahs currently occupy third and fourth position, respectively, in the six-team standings.

St Lucia have already qualified for the play-off stage of the tournament. Jamaica are still trying. This match will have plenty of local and international talent on display. Let's see what the betting markets and cricket odds have in store for this key CPL fixture.

Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Lucia Kings head-to-head record

Jamaica have beaten St Lucia three times in their last four completed meetings. That includes earlier in the 2023 CPL. The Kings have not beaten the Tallawahs since September 2022.

Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Lucia Kings live streaming and broadcast

You can watch this match with the FanCode app. It is available in India and a great way to live stream Caribbean Premier League cricket.

JT vs SLK Team Previews

Jamaica Tallawahs

Victory for the Tallawahs here would all but secure their berth in the play-offs. They currently have the same number of points as Barbados Royals, but a significantly superior net run-rate. If Jamaica lose to the Kings, they could still reach the next stage of the competition, especially if the Royals lose to Guyana Amazon Warriors. 

Jamaica had lost five matches in a row before beating St Kitts and Nevis Patriots earlier this week. That win put the defending champions' push for a successful title defence back on track, but only just. It hasn't been a straightforward campaign for the Tallawahs, who have been their own worst enemy at times.

Captain Brandon King's form has been up and down and, while all-rounder Imad Wasim has proven solid in support, the Tallawahs have generally lacked consistent batting resources throughout. They can demand a lot more from England recruit Alex Hales, who has delivered a mere 59 runs in four innings this CPL season.

Bowling-wise, Pakistan duo Mohammad Amir and Salman Irshad have been among the standout seamers of the 2023 CPL. They have shared 23 wickets so far and each played all but one of Jamaica's eight matches. This consistency in selection and performance has been impressive for the Tallawahs.

Jamaica Tallawahs Playing 11

Alex Hales, Kirk McKenzie, Fabian Allen, Imad Wasim, Steven Taylor, Shamarh Brooks, Raymon Reifer, Shamar Springer, Chris Green, Hayden Walsh, Mohammad Amir.

St Lucia Kings

St Lucia will also go into this match on the back of recent victory. They beat the Amazon Warriors to put two successive defeats behind them. Momentum can count for plenty going into the proverbial business end of the tournament. Even though they have already reached the play-offs, the Kings will want to close the group stage with another win.

Even if St Lucia win here, it won't push them to second position on the points table. They will remain in third spot, regardless, which means no Qualifier 1 berth, but an Eliminator fixture against the Royals or Tallawahs instead. Indeed, they might face Jamaica again soon, subject to the outcomes of this and the next match.

Opener Johnson Charles continues to spearhead the Kings' batting department. He has struck 225 runs in seven innings to be their leading scorer this season. New Zealand recruit Colin Munro has been a good, late addition to the Kings XI. He has collected 170 runs in four innings so far.

St Lucia have relished the strength of their slow bowling resources. Spinner Sikandar Raza, Roston Chase and Khary Pierre have shared 24 wickets. Raza has also taken over the captaincy since the exit of South African Faf du Plessis due to injury. 

St Lucia Kings Playing 11

Colin Munro, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sean Williams, Leonardo Julien, Sikandar Raza, Roston Chase, Roshon Primus, Matthew Forde, Alzarri Joseph, Jeavor Royal, McKenny Clarke.

JT vs SLK Toss Prediction

Three of the four CPL matches in Providence so far this season have been won by the team batting second. The toss-winning captain will likely opt to bowl first, know the target - and chase it later.

Interestingly, the Tallawahs bucked the trend earlier this week. They won the toss, chose to bat first - and won the match. They might follow a similar approach this time.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

First-innings scores of 170-odd have largely proven enough at the Providence Stadium this season. It's well worth playing two specialist spinners here, given the slower conditions as the contest progresses.

Plenty of rain is forecast on and around matchday. Hopefully, it won't be enough to shorten the fixture. Humidity levels will be characteristically high.


JT vs SLK Betting Tips

Jamaica have made life difficult for themselves, but they should qualify for the play-offs by winning this match. Their net run-rate is so much larger than the Royals', that they could still advance even if they don't win here.

The Tallawahs are priced as 1.77 favourites to win this match and are likely the wiser bet. The underdogs are offered as 2.05 favourites and could bring good value, too. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

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    Imad Wasim to be top Jamaica Tallawahs batter



Amid King's struggles with the bat, Wasim has stepped up to be the Tallawahs' second-highest run-scorer this season. He has hit two half-centuries this CPL season. The Pakistan all-rounder is a solid selection in the top Jamaica Tallawahs batter markets.

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    Colin Munro to score a half-century



Munro has scored plenty of runs for several T20 franchises around the world. He's in fine form for the Kings, having struck back-to-back half-centuries recently. Munro is a good pick to strike a third successive half-century in this match.

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    Alzarri Joseph to be top St Lucia Kings top bowler



Kings has taken the most wickets for the Kings this CPL season. He is the joint third-highest wicket-taker in the 2023 tournament overall. Joseph is a good pick to perhaps add at least two wickets to his tally and be the Kings' top bowler in this match.

Today Match Prediction

Jamaica Tallawahs To Win the Match, 1.82

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Who will win JT vs SLK

Jamaica Tallawahs 81.03% (47)
St Lucia Kings 18.97% (11)
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