The Caribbean Premier League 2023 was off to a successful start with the Saint Lucia Kings facing off against defending champions Jamaica Tallawahs. It was a fascinating contest to watch and featured some good battles. The Tallawahs won the game by just 11 runs, therefore the outcome was quite tight.
The St. Lucia Kings chose to bowl first after winning the toss on a favourable pitch in St. Lucia. The Tallwahas’ captain had a standout performance with the bat. 9 fours and 3 sixes were part of Brandon King’s 81 runs in 53 balls. The opposite end did not provide the captain with enough assistance. The pitch was on the slower side, making it challenging to time the deliveries in the middle overs. But nevertheless, the Kings got to a formidable total of 187 after their 20 overs.
Imad Wasim’s excellent showing with the ball delivers the win for the Kings
Alazarri Joseph was a superb bowler for the Kings and was . In his four overs, the pacer took two wickets and gave up only 21 runs. Roston Chase took three wickets while giving up 39 runs. For the Tallawahs, Fabian Allen and Kirk McKenzie appeared in a few cameo roles and supported their skipper with the bat.
St. Lucia Kings got off to a poor start while attempting the target of 188. Imad Wasim worked his magic with the new ball. The left-arm orthodox bowler used his arm ball well as usual and gave the batsmen little time to play their strokes. The 34-year-old gave the Kings an early lead by taking the crucial scalp of Faf Du Plessis.
Wasim also secured the dismissals of Sikandar Raza as well as Kimani Melius later on in the game. Wasim only allowed 27 runs and 3 wickets in his 4 overs. The Tallawahs defeated the team by 11 runs, due to the Pakistan international’s incredible performance. Chris Green provided Imad Wasim with excellent off-break assistance. In the season’s opening game, St. Lucia Kings got two points to kick off the campaign.
Fans react to an excellent performance by Imad Wasim in CPL opener against St. Lucia Kings:
Show me a better spin bowler in the powerplay in T20 cricket than Imad Wasim, I'll wait ?
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) August 17, 2023
Sunil Narain was my answer at that time when you asked this question
Now again my answer is the same.
— Ahmad Hassan Bobak (@ahmad_bobak) August 17, 2023
Hope better sense prevails and Imad is taken to India for World Cup. The better players we have the better chance we would have against teams!
— Asad Baig (@asadbaig1) August 17, 2023
Samuel badree was the best powerplay spin bowler @_FaridKhan
— Shehzad Ahmed (@Shehzad02185762) August 17, 2023
Westindian conditions suit him the best. He would be an integral part of 2024 WC campaign of pakistan.
But in subcontinent he struggles haven't you seen in PSL he was an ordinary contributor with ball.
— danish109 (@danishK109) August 17, 2023
So why he is not even in Afghanistan and Asia cup squad
Which kind of captain is Babar Azam
— Hridesh Singh (@Hridesh77444665) August 17, 2023
He Has always been better than nawaz
— farhanahmed (@farhana57722946) August 17, 2023
Sir he is perfect for t20 but not suitable for 50 overs cricket
— Syed Saad Imran (@saadimran27sep) August 17, 2023
sameul badree and akeal hossein now leave
— Swastik Dash (@Swastik_45) August 17, 2023
Owned ur Imad Wasim in wc nd aus t20 series too pic.twitter.com/xu7zSXY1LA
— Soham M (@103of49Wankhede) August 17, 2023
Imad ki ye perfomamce shayad babar & co ko nzr nh aati is loye sb sifarshi ikhaty kr liye team me
— Muhammad Watif Anees (@WatifAnees) August 17, 2023