St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (SKN) will open their CPL title defence against Jamaica Tallawahs (JAM) in the opening match of the Caribbean Premier League 2022 at Warner Park on Thursday, September 1. The match will start at 4:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).

SKN vs JAM Dream11 prediction for Caribbean Premier League 2022

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will start the SKN vs JAM fixture as hot favourites to win, given they have just won the inaugural 6ixty 2022 tournament and seem in great form.

SKN and JAM have a balanced head-to-head record in the Caribbean Premier League, with seven wins each. Upon closer inspection of squad depth, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots are the strongest side on paper and are likely to begin their CPL title defence with a convincing win.

SKN vs JAM Dream11 team tips for Caribbean Premier League 2022

Top tip: Best batter

JAM’s Brandon King will be the batter to watch out for. The 27-year-old, who arrived from Guyana Amazon Warriors, has amassed 1,068 runs in 52 CPL matches at an average of 26.04 and a strike rate of 128.98. Likely to open the batting for the Tallawahs, King could be a smart and quality fantasy pick at 8.5 credits.

Top tip: Best bowler

In the bowling department, Jamaica Tallawahs pacer Mohammad Amir will be a smart pick at 9 credits. Amir has registered 248 wickets in his T20 career and last played for Barbados Royals in the 2021 edition, where he bagged 11 wickets. His ability to take quick wickets in the powerplay overs is one of the many reasons why we recommend him at the cost of 9 credits.

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

As far as all-rounders are concerned, picking St Kitts captain Dwayne Bravo in any fantasy team is a no-brainer. Bravo, fresh from leading SKN to the inaugural 6ixty 2022 title, has already scored 1,110 CPL runs and is the leading wicket-taker in the competition (114 wickets in 89 games). These numbers show why Dwayne Bravo should be your first-choice all-rounder pick at 9 credits.

SKN’s Andre Fletcher will be the top fantasy recommendation for the wicket-keeper spot over Kennar Lewis of JAM. Although an occasional keeper, Fletcher has been a part of 144 dismissals (126 caught, 18 stumpings) in 244 T20 career matches. With the bat, the 34-year-old has tallied 5,863 runs, of which 2,310 are in the CPL. At 8.0 credits, the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots gloveman could be a strong addition to any fantasy team.

SKN vs JAM squads for Caribbean Premier League 2022

SKN: Dwayne Bravo (captain), Evin Lewis, Andre Fletcher (wicket-keeper), Wanindu Hasaranga, Sherfane Rutherford, Dwaine Pretorius, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Dewald Brevis, Izharul Haq Naveed, Joshua Da Silva (wicket-keeper), Jon Russ Jaggesar, Keacy Carty, Kelvin Pittman, Jaden Carmichael, Qasim Akram

JAM: Rovman Powell (captain), Sandeep Lamichhane, Fabian Allen, Imad Wasim, Brandon King, Kennar Lewis (wicket-keeper), Mohammad Amir, Shamarh Brooks, Migael Pretorius, Chris Green, Raymon Reifer, Jamie Merchant, Amir Jangoo (wicket-keeper), Shamar Springer, Nicholson Gordon, Kirk Mckenzie, Joshua James

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