Man of the Match: Nicholas Pooran
Will Warriors make it three in a row at their home?
Our prediction is Guyana Amazon Warriors will win the match!
|Guyana Amazon Warriors||5||5||0||0||0||10||1.95|
|Trinbago Knight Riders||5||4||1||0||0||8||0.97|
|St Kitts and Nevis Patriots||8||4||4||0||0||8||-0.05|
|St Lucia Zouks||4||1||3||0||0||2||-0.691|
Caribbean Premier League 2019 has started to gather attention among the Caribbean people and they are expected to flock in bigger numbers in the matches taking place at the weekends. All the teams will be looking to sort their best combination and fix their best XI soon.
Guyana Amazon Warriors have started the CPL2019 in grand fashion winning their first two games at home. They will look to win their third straight home game before their 5 straight away matches next up.
Barbados Tridents failed to make it to the playoffs in last three seasons after being the winners in 2014 & runners in the 2015 seasons.
Guyana Amazon Warriors will be on a high after winning back-to-back matches at their home ground. Shimron Hetmyer set the stage on fire with a brutal knock of 70 runs that included 7 boundaries and three sixes. Openers Chanderpaul Hemraj and Brandon King set a good platform with a 63-run partnership that helped Hetmyer to tee off. Skipper Shoaib Malik played the second fiddle in the partnership and took his team to victory in the chase.
Earlier, their spin duo of Chris Green and Shadab Khan once proved their talent with excellent bowling accounting for 3 wickets at less than 5 RPO. Young pacer Romario Shepherd too continued his good form with a good spell of 4-0-26-1. Keemo Paul and Ben Laughlin leaked runs in this match too and their bowling unit had almost similar bowling figures and performances in both the matches.
Shadab Khan– Pakistani Spinner Shadab Khan has impressive figures of 3/16 & 2/10 in the two matches played at Guyana. He is making life tough for the batsmen in the middle overs with his leggies and variations.
Shimron Hetmyer – Hetmyer took his team to victory in the chase with a 47-ball 70 and remained unbeaten till the end. Hetmyer is a dangerous batsman who will be tough to stop once he gets going.
ChandrapaulHemraj, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (wk), ShimronHetmyer, Shoaib Malik (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Shadab Khan, Keemo Paul, Chris Green, Ben Laughlin, Romario Shepherd
Shadab Khan, Christopher Green, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shoaib Malik, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford
Barbados Tridents team will look to improve their record from last three seasons and look to enter the playoffs this season. West Indian Skipper Jason Holder leads the team and he is an excellent form with the bat and ball off late. They have excellent batting depth with the good Caribbean and foreign players in the squad. Asif Ali, Alex Hales, and JP Duminy are the foreign recruits expected to slot in the playing XI. Shai Hope, Jonathan Carter, and Johnson Charles will combine together to form a destructive batting order.
Chemar Holder and Raymon Reifer to join with their skipper to form an excellent pace bowling attack and will look trouble the batsmen with their pace and bounce. Sandeep Lamichchane and Ashley Nurse will be spinners in the playing XI and are expected to play a huge role in this match.
Jason Holder– Holder is turning out to be an excellent all-rounder with his consistent performances in the international circuit. He will look to pile his trade in this year`s CPL to help his team to make a mark this year.
Chemar Holder – Chemar Holder made it to the West Indian squad recently but yet to make his debut. He will look to showcase his bowling talent in the CPl2019 to push his case for selection in the playing XI consistently.
Shai Hope (wk), Jason Holder (c), Asif Ali, Alex Hales, JP Duminy, Jonathan Carter, Johnson Charles, Chemar Holder, Raymon Reifer, Ashley Nurse, Sandeep Lamichchane
Alex Hales, Jean-Paul Duminy, Sandeep Lamichhane, Leniko Boucher, Ashley Nurse, J Charles, Jason Holder, Josh Lalor, Jonathan Carter, Raymon Reifer, Roshon Primus
Guyana Pitch is expected to favor the spin bowlers’ especially and we expect scores in the range of 160-170 runs in this match. The pitch gets slower as the match progresses. The weather looks bright and sunny and we can expect a full match with no interruptions.
Teams batting first have won three out of the four matches played so far this season and the pitch becomes tough to bat as the match progresses. So, both captains will look to bat first here.
Both Warriors and Tridents have a good batting and bowling depth with experienced and proven T20 performers. Warriors have the momentum on their side with two wins whereas Tridents play their first match, so we expect Warriors to win this match!