After a poor CPL 2019 campaign and some radical changes in the roster, the Jamaica Tallawahs have one win in two matches so far with Glenn Phillips and Mujeeb ur Rehman looking in great touch.
Despite boasting of perhaps the best T20 player in the world, aka Andre Russell, the Tallawahs are in for a stern test against a well-oiled unit in the form of the Guyana Amazon Warriors.
Despite losing their first game to the Knight Riders, Guyana Amazon Warriors got the better of the patriots courtesy a Shimron Hetmyer special. They will be looking to sustain their newly found momentum against a solid Jamaica Tallawahs side that hasn't hit their strides yet.
With two of the best teams in the Caribbean Premier League facing off against one another, entertainment is a certainty in what promises to a thrilling encounter.
Squads to choose from
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Imran Tahir, Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, Ross Taylor, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Green, Kissoondath Magram, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Naveen Ul Haq, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Kevin Sinclair, Ashmeade Nedd, Odean Smith, Anthony Bramble, Jasdeep Singh
Andre Russell, Sandeep Lamichhane, Carlos Brathwaite, Rovman Powell, Glenn Phillips, Chadwick Walton, Oshane Thomas, Asif Ali, Fidel Edwards, Preston McSween, Jermaine Blackwood, Nicholas Kirton, Ramaal Lewis, Nkrumah Bonner, Veerasammy Permaul, Ryan Persaud
Predicted Playing XIs
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Brandon King, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Ross Taylor, Nicholas Pooran, Sherfane Rutherford, Chris Green (C), Keemo Paul, Imran Tahir, Romario Shepherd and Naveen-ul-Haq
Chadwick Walton, Glenn Phillips, Andre Russell, Jermaine Blackwood, Rovman Powell (C), Carlos Brathwaite, Asif Ali, Ramaal Lewis, Fidel Edwards, Mujeeb-ur-Rehman and Sandeep Lamichhane
Match: Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs
Date: 22nd August 2020, at 11:45 PM IST
Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad
Spin has been the way to go in the CPL so far with ample turn on offer for the spinners. The pacers have also enjoyed some success with the new ball, although batting is relatively easy in the powerplay overs.
Teams have preferred to chase on winning the toss and that could continue with weather not likely to play spoilsport on Saturday. 150 should be a competitive score at this venue with the ball skidding on to the bat under lights.
GUY vs JAM CPL 2020 Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Chadwick Walton, Asif Ali, Rovman Powell, Brandon King, Ross Taylor, Keemo Paul, Andre Russell, Imran Tahir, Mujeeb-ur-Rehman, Naveen-ul-Haq and Sandeep Lamichhane
Captain: Andre Russell, Vice-Captain: Imran Tahir
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Chadwick Walton, Asif Ali, Rovman Powell, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Ross Taylor, Glenn Phillips, Andre Russell, Imran Tahir, Mujeeb-ur-Rehman, Chris Green and Sandeep Lamichhane
Captain: Rovman Powell, Vice-Captain: Ross Taylor