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GAW vs SLZ Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing XI Updates for Today's CPL 2019 Match - September 6th, 2019

Dwijesh Reddy
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The second game of Caribbean Premier League 2019 pits the eccentric Guyana Amazon Warriors against the St. Lucia Zouks on Friday.

Boasting of the likes of Shimron Hetmyer and Nicolas Pooran in their ranks, Guyana are well equipped in the batting department with Shoaib Malik set to lead them in this season as well. Formerly known as the Stars, St. Lucia Zouks will be led by two-time T20 World Cup-winning captain Darren Sammy.

With a couple of talented individuals in their ranks as well, St Lucia should prove to be a handful for the favourites Guyana in another potential thriller in the CPL. Here are a few tips to help you pick your Dream11 team.

Squads to choose from

Guyana Amazon Warriors

Chris Green, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicolas Pooran, Shoaib Malik (C), Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Ben Laughlin, Shadab Khan, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Brandon King, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Keagan Simmons, Veerasammy Permaul, Anthony Bramble, Clinton Pestano and Saurabh Netrawalkar

St Lucia Zouks

Darren Sammy (C), John Campbell, Obed McCoy, Kesrick Williams, Andre Fletcher, Thisara Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Rakheem Cornwall, Roland Cato, Jeavor Royal, Andre McCarthy, Beuran Hendricks, Chris Barnwell, Keddy Lesporis, Nitish Kumar, Fawad Ahmed, Colin de Grandhomme, Cameron Delport, Najibullah Zadran, Krishmar Santokie and Lasith Malinga.

Playing XI Updates

Guyana Amazon Warriors

With a strong roster in their disposal, the Amazon Warriors are the favourites to win this game. Led by Malik, they boast of several talented West Indians such as Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul and Nicholas Pooran.


Adding to the aforementioned trio, Sherfane Rutherford's big-hitting abilities are well documented as well. With the experience of Shoaib Malik and Ben Laughlin serving them well, Guyana are favourites to win the competition. Keegan Simmons and Chanderpaul Hemraj should open the batting for them with Pooran, Hetmyer, Rutherford and Malik set to slot into the middle order.

In Shadab Khan and Chris Green, they have an able spin duo who can contribute with the bat as well. Laughlin and Paul will take responsibility with the new ball while Shepherd is also one to watch out for.

Possible XI: Hemraj, Simmons, Pooran (WK), Hetmyer, Malik, Rutherford, Shadab, Green (C), Paul, Shepherd and Laughlin.

St Lucia Zouks

Even before the start of the tournament, the franchise of St Lucia has been dealt a few problems, beginning with a change in name. Adding to that, the unavailability of Lasith Malinga and Niroshan Dickwella could prove to be a major blow.

John Campbell and Andre Fletcher will be key for them at the top of the order while the leg-spin of Fawad Ahmed should also come into play as the game progresses. Krishmar Santokie, who is the second-highest wicket-taker in CPL history, should also get a game alongside Kesrick Williams and Obed McCoy. Najibullah Zadran and Darren Sammy will be banked to take up the finishing responsibility against a formidable Amazon Warriors side on Friday.

Possible XI: Campbell, Fletcher(WK), Nitish Kumar, Najibullah, Sammy(C), Barnwell, Cornwall, Santokie, Fawad, Williams and McCoy

Match Details:

Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Lucia Zouks, Match 2

6th September 2019, 3:30 AM IST

Providence Stadium, Guyana

Pitch Report:

As is the case with all pitches in West Indies, spinners should find some turn although the Providence Stadium is traditionally a high scoring game. There should be some swing on offer for the new ball bowlers with 160-170 being par on this surface.

Fantasy Tips and Suggestions

Wicket-keeper: Nicholas Pooran is the preferred option for the wicketkeeper's slot given his immense potential as a T20 batsman. Although Andre Fletcher is also a decent option, Pooran could be expected to score some runs in the top order on his Guyana Amazon Warriors debut on Friday.

Batsmen: Shimron Hetmyer and John Campbell are must-have players for this game while the likes of Chanderpaul Hemraj and Najibullah Zadran are also decent options to have in the fantasy side. While Simmons is also one to watch out for, the aforementioned quartet should do well on Friday.

All-rounders: With many all-rounders on offer, Keemo Paul, Shoaib Malik and Rakheem Cornwall are the ones to have in your side. Although Shadab Khan's leg-spin is also worth picking in the side, the experience of Paul and Malik along with the all-round abilities of Cornwall should suffice.

Bowlers: One could expect Chris Green to do well, as the Australian should pick a wicket or two with his variations in speed serving him well. Along with him, Fawad Ahmed is also a great bowler to have in the fantasy team. Kesrick Williams is a very capable death bowler could trouble the opposition batsmen while the likes of Ben Laughlin and Krishmar Santokie are also decent options to consider for this game.

Captain: Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer are two of the best West Indian batsmen in the format and should be considered for captaincy as well. If one were to pick from the St Lucia Zouks, John Campbell would also do the trick with the south-paw in decent form as well.

Fantasy Suggestion #1: Nicolas Pooran, C Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Najibullah Zadran, John Campbell, Shoaib Malik, R Cornwall, Keemo Paul, Chris Green, Fawad Ahmed and Kesrick Williams. Captain: Nicolas Pooran, Vice-Captain: John Campbell

Fantasy Suggestion #2: Nicolas Pooran, Andre Fletcher, John Campbell, Shimron Hetmyer, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shoaib Malik, Keemo Paul, Shadab Khan, Chris Green, Fawad Ahmed and Kesrick Williams. Captain: Shimron Hetmyer, Vice-Captain: Nicolas Pooran

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