CPL T20, Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs: Match Preview, Pitch Report, Playing XI and Key Players
Table-toppers of Caribbean Premier League 2019, the Guyana Amazon Warriors will host the bottom-placed Jamaica Tallawahs side in the penultimate match of CPL 2019's league stage contests. The Warriors have already sealed their place in the first qualifier, while the Jamaica Tallawahs have been eliminated from the tournament.
When these two teams met earlier this season, the Guyana-based franchise recorded a comfortable win, owing to a fine batting performance from skipper Shoaib Malik.
Talking about the players to watch out for, Jamaica Tallawahs will expect Chris Gayle and Glenn Phillips to come to the party in their final match of the season. On the other side, the Warriors will hope that Brandon King and Chris Green continue their good form heading into the playoffs.
Date: 4th October 2019
Time: 3:30 AM IST, 18:00 local time (3rd October)
Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
There are no predictions for rain which means the fans will get a full 20-overs a side match in Guyana.
The spin-friendly conditions will trouble the batsmen. However, they can take advantage of the shorter boundaries of the stadium to amass the runs. Anything above 160 will be a par score on this pitch.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
As the Guyana Amazon Warriors won their previous match with ease, expect them to field the same squad for this match.
Key Players - Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer and Brandon King
The batting unit of the Warriors has played a crucial role in the team's unbeaten streak. All the batsmen have contributed their bit to the team's cause and the young Caribbean talent has blended well with the international names.
Key Players - Chris Green, Imran Tahir and Shoaib Malik
As mentioned ahead, the conditions in Guyana will favour the spinners and hence, the Warriors will expect the spinners to trouble the opposition batsmen. The team's captain Shoaib Malik would look to bowl at least 2-3 overs in the match and break a few partnerships.
Expected playing XI
Chandrapaul Hemraj, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Shoaib Malik (C), Nicholas Pooran (WK), Sherfane Rutherford, Chris Green, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Imran Tahir and Ben Laughlin.
The Jamaican-based franchise has a chance of ending their season on a high by ending Guyana's unbeaten streak. They may name their best eleven players of the squad to take the field against the Warriors.
Key Players - Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle and Glenn Phillips
The highest run-scorer of CPL 2019 Glenn Phillips would hope that the big names of his side support him in the batting department. Chris Gayle and Dwayne Smith need to bring their 'A' game to the table in the final match of their season.
Key Players - Imran Khan, Zahir Khan and Ramaal Lewis
The bowling attack of the Jamaican franchise has been a letdown for them this season. However, the trio of Imran, Zahir and Lewis will try to pull off their best performance of the season in the last game.
Expected Playing XI
Chris Gayle, Glenn Phillips (WK), Dwayne Smith, Liton Das, Chadwick Walton (C), Trevor Griffith, Ramaal Lewis, Imran Khan, Shamar Springer, Zahir Khan, Jerome Taylor.