After a good performance against Trinbago Knight Riders earlier in the week, Guyana assured themselves of a top-two finish while on the other hand, the Jamaica Tallawahs have failed to produce a collective performance despite boasting of some of the best T20 players in the world in their ranks.
While Guyana will look to fine-tune their side ahead of the playoffs, Jamaica Tallawahs will play for pride in this game as they aim to finish the tournament on a high. Here are a few tips to help you pick your Dream11 team.
Squads to choose from
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Chris Green, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Shoaib Malik (C), Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Ben Laughlin, Shadab Khan, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Brandon King, Imran Tahir, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Keagan Simmons, Veerasammy Permaul, Anthony Bramble, Clinton Pestano and Saurabh Netrawalkar.
Andre Russell, Chris Gayle, Chadwick Walton(C), Rovman Powell, Zahir Khan, Oshane Thomas, Glenn Phillips, George Worker, Amad Butt, Chris Lamont, Steven Jacobs, Imran Khan, Xavier Marshall, Shamar Springer, Ramaal Lewis, Derval Green, Liton Das, Jade Dernbach and Javelle Glenn
Playing XI Updates
Guyana Amazon Warriors
No changes are expected from the Warriors, although they might look to rotate the squad heading into the playoffs. Imran Tahir could be given a day off with Qais Ahmed getting a run in while the likes of Anthony Bramble and Keegan Simmons are also decent options worth looking into. Shimron Hetmyer did get some runs against Trinbago Knight Riders and would love to continue his good form. Their bowling unit looks well settled with Chris Green and Ben Laughlin sticking to the basics.
Possible XI: King, Hemraj, Hetmyer, Malik(C), Pooran (WK), Rutherford, Green, Paul, Shepherd, Tahir/Qais and Laughlin
With only pride to play for in their final game of CPL 2019, youngsters could be given a match to prove their credentials. While Chris Gayle, Glenn Phillips and Chadwick Walton will still be the key, players such as Ramaal Lewis and Imran Khan will be expected to continue their good form. Liton Das will bat in the middle order while Trevon Griffith could be promoted in the batting order. Zahir Khan will be crucial to their fortunes with Shamar Springer and Dwayne Smith expected to play a part with the ball.
Possible XI: Gayle, Phillips (WK), Walton(C), Smith, Das, Griffiths, Lewis, Springer, Imran, Zahir and Thomas.
Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs, Match 29
4th October 2019, 3:30 AM IST
Providence Stadium, Guyana
The Providence Stadium is generally a chasing wicket with the pitch slowing down considerably as the game progresses. Scores of 160-170 are a common sight with the powerplay overs being crucial to the context of the outcome.
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: Glenn Phillips is the highest run-scorer in CPL 2019 and should be backed to score some runs in the final game for Jamaica Tallawahs this season. Along with him, one of Liton Das or Nicolas Pooran could also be picked to make do with the credit limitations.
Batsmen: Brandon King has taken everyone by surprise by scoring over 250 runs for the Guyana Amazon Warriors. He is a great option to have in the side along with Chris Gayle, who would love to bow out of the competition with a trademark inning filled with a lot of boundaries. One of Shimron Hetmyer or Chadwick Walton should suffice as the final batting option for this game.
Allrounders: Shoaib Malik has been brilliant for the Warriors with the Pakistan all-rounder able to provide the impetus with the bat. While he has chipped in with a few wickets as well, his ability as a finisher is well valued. Along with Keemo Paul and Imran Khan, he is a viable candidate on a pitch that could suit his skill set.
Bowlers: Imran Tahir and Chris Green have led the way with over twenty wickets between them. Both of them should be picked in the side for this game with the pitch tending to favour the spinners. As for the final pick, Zahir Khan should suffice from the Jamaican roster. If one were to prefer a pacer, Shamar Springer should prove to be a decent punt.
Captain: Shimron Hetmyer did get some runs under his belt against Trinbago Knight Riders and would be eager to continue his resurgence in form. Along with the Guyanese batsman, the likes of Glenn Phillips and Chris Green are also viable options to opt for as captain or vice-captain.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Glenn Phillips, Liton Das, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Shoaib Malik, Keemo Paul, Imran Khan, Chris Green, Imran Tahir and Zahir Khan. Captain: Glenn Phillips, Vice-Captain: Shimron Hetmyer
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Glenn Phillips, Nicolas Pooran, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Chadwick Walton, Keemo Paul, Shoaib Malik, Imran Khan, Romario Shephard, Chris Green and Shamar Springer. Captain: Shimron Hetmyer, Vice-Captain: Chris Green