Guyana Amazon Warriors eye maiden crown against Barbados Tridents!
Expect Guyana Amazon Warriors to clinch maiden CPL trophy!
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Guyana Amazon Warriors will be looking to win to look their maiden crown when they take on resurgent Barbados Tridents in the finals of the Caribbean Premier League at Brian Lara Cricket Stadium in Trinidad. Both the teams finished the preliminary stages as number one and two on the points table, and have already clashed three times in the tournament where Guyana Amazon Warriors have managed to come out on top in all the games.
Four-time Finalists Guyana Amazon Warriors registered a comfortable win over Barbados Tridents to secure their place in the finals of the competition. Captain Shoaib Malik will be hoping that the side can bring their A-game to the table in a bid to clinch their maiden trophy on Saturday.
Barbados Tridents delivered a clinical bowling performance to upstage reigning champions Trinbago Knight Riders in the Qualifier 2 game played in Tarouba. 2014 CPL champions will be looking to produce their best cricket in order to win their second title.
Guyana Amazon Warriors registered an emphatic win over Barbados Tridents in the Qualifier 1 game, courtesy blazing 132 runs from Brandon King.
In the batting department, the side will be relying on their in-form opening pair of Brandon King and Chandrapaul Hemraj to deliver the goods with the bat in this final. Rookie opener Brandon King has been a standout performer for the side in this year’s competition. The 24-year old is currently leading run-scorer in this year’s competition with 453 runs in 11 matches at an average of 56.62.
In the previous game, Brandon King smashed a blazing ton to help Guyana post a mammoth score on the board. He smashed unbeaten 132 runs off 72 balls with the help of 10 fours and 11 sixes. He was well supported by Chandrapaul Hemraj, who chipped in with 27 off 23 balls with the help of two fours and a six. Shoaib Malik made a valuable contribution with the bat and the side will be hoping that he delivers a notable score in this final as well. Malik scored unbeaten 32 off 19 balls with the help of three sixes to see Guyana register a mammoth score in the Qualifier 1 game played against Barbados Tridents.
Opening batsman Chandrapaul Hemraj has also contributed with crucial runs for the side in this year’s competition. He has accumulated 298 runs in 11 innings at an average of 27.09 with two half-centuries to his name. Captain Shoaib Malik has shown excellent with the bat for Guyana in this year’s competition. The middle-order batsman has scored 313 runs in 11 matches at an average of 78.25 with two half-centuries to his name.
Wicket-keeper Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetymer will be determined to make an impact with the bat for Guyana in this grand finale.
In the bowling department, the team will be relying on experienced Leg-spinner Imran Tahir who has claimed 15 wickets in 8 matches. In the previous game, Tahir produced excellent spell for Guyana and finished with figures of 2 for 13 in his 4 overs.
Besides Tahir, the likes of Romario Shepherd, Chris Green and Keemo Paul will need to provide crucial breakthroughs for Guyana in this all-important Final.
Shoaib Malik (captain), Imran Tahir, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Chris Green, Keemo Paul, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Sherfane Rutherford
On the other hand, Tridents registered a hard-fought win against Trinbago Knight Riders in Qualifier 2 game, courtesy splendid performances from Johnson Charles, Ashley Nurse, and Raymon Reifer.
In the batting department, the team management will be depending on their in-form opening batsman Johnson Charles, who is franchising’ highest run-getter in the tournament with 376 runs in 12 matches.
In the previous game, Charles once again delivered a notable score for the side. He finished the innings with the top-score of 35 off 41 balls with the help of four boundaries.
His opening partner, Alex Hales, has struggled to make an impact with the bat in this year’s tournament. He has managed to score only 169 runs in 11 matches at an average of 15.36. The team management will be hoping that Hales can come up with something special for the side in this all-important final.
Middle-order batsman JP Duminy has produced credible batting performances for Tridents in this year’s competition. Former South Africa batsman has scored 291 runs in 11 matches at an average of 32.33. In the Qualifier 2 game, he was retired hurt but will be looking to recover in time for the finals on Saturday.
The lower-order comprising of Jonathan Carter, Ashley Nurse, and Raymon Reifer has contributed with crucial runs for the side so far this season. In the previous game, Ashley Nurse and Raymon Reifer put on a game-changing partnership. The duo accumulated 48 runs in just 14 balls to help Barbados Tridents post 160 for 6 in their 20 overs. Their onslaught proved to be the major difference in the previous game played against Trinbago Knight Riders.
In the bowling department, the team management will be banking on pace duo of Jason Holder and Harry Gurney, who have claimed 25 wickets between them. The side will be hoping that Holder and Gurney can make early inroads with the new ball in this all-important clash.
Leg-spinner Hayden Walsh has been a standout performer in the bowling department for Tridents this season. He is currently the leading wicket-taker for the side in this year’s competition. Walsh has claimed 21 wickets in 8 matches at an average of 12.19. In the Qualifier 2 game, he picked wickets of Colin Munro and Javon Searles to see Tridents come out on top in a thriller.
Jason Holder (captain), Johnson Charles, Alex Hales, Shakib Al Hasan, Shai Hope (wk), Jean-Paul Duminy, Jonathan Carter, Raymon Reifer, Ashley Nurse, Hayden Walsh, Harry Gurney
The wicket prepared for the game will provide an exciting contest between bat and ball. The surface might be on the slower side and will suit the spinners. The weather condition for the game to be played on Saturday is expected to have clear skies with a gentle breeze.
Brian Lara Cricket Stadium, Tarouba in Trinidad will host the final of Caribbean Premier League 2019 between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders.
Guyana Amazon Warriors have managed to win their last four games against Barbados Tridents.
On the other hand, Barbados Tridents might have a slight advantage as they already played a knockout game at this venue.
The side that wins the toss would be keen to bat first and post a competitive on the board. Batting last on this surface might be a tricky proposition as spinners will play a big role. The average score at the venue is around 130 runs.
It is certainly going to be a mouthwatering contest, but we believe Guyana Amazon Warriors will win this game against Barbados Tridents.
With the top order players like Brandon King and Chandrapaul Hemraj showing excellent form and bowlers delivering clinical performances, Guyana has managed to remain unbeaten so far in this competition.
Expect Guyana Amazon Warriors to clinch maiden CPL trophy!