Man of the Match: Qais Ahmad
Guyana Amazon Warriors aim to extend their lead in CPL!
Our Prediction is Guyana Amazon Warriors to win
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|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|
Host St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on Guyana Amazon Warriors in the 11th game of Caribbean Premier League at Warner Park in St Kitts on Saturday.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will need to put in an improved batting performance in this game. Captain Carlos Brathwaite will be hoping that the side can make learn from their mistakes and raise their overall game against Guyana Amazon Warriors.
On the other hand, Guyana Amazon Warriors have got off to a flying start in this year’s competition and have won three games in a row. Skipper Shoaib Malik will be hoping that the side can maintain their winning momentum in this contest.
In their previous game, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots suffered a close defeat at the hands of Barbados Tridents. The likes of Devon Thomas and Evin Lewis failed to deliver the goods with the bat as Patriots lost the game by 18 runs. Opener Evin Lewis will need to raise his game against Guyana Amazon Warriors in order for Patriots to get back to winning ways in the competition. Lewis has perished for low scores that have seen St Kitts and Nevis Patriots post modest totals on the board in the first four games.
Left-hander will be determined to produce a big score for the side and get them to winning ways. His opening partner, Devon Thomas, has been in excellent form with the bat for Patriots in this year’s competition. Wicket-keeper suffered a rare failure in the previous game against Barbados and will be keen to make a strong comeback in this contest. He is currently franchise’s leading run-scorer with 135 runs at an average of 33.75. Besides Thomas, Laurie Evans has done a decent job for the side in this year’s competition. In the previous game, Evans produced 64 off 41 balls with the help of 10 fours and a six. He will be looking to continue his good form with the bat in this game as well. Jason Mohammad, Shamarh Brooks and Fabian Allen will need to contribute with crucial runs in this game. In the previous game, middle-order crumbled and failed to put up a fight against Barbados Tridents. Captain Carlos Brathwaite needs to spend in the middle in order to find a form with the bat. In the four games played, Brathwaite has perished for single-digit scores. In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Fabian Allen, Alzarri Joseph and Rayad Emrit to make early inroads with the new ball. In the previous game, Rayad Emrit and Usama Mir claimed one wicket each.
Devon Thomas (wk), Evin Lewis, Laurie Evans, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Jason Mohammed, Shamarh Brooks, Rayad Emrit, Usama Mir, Dominic Drakes, Alzarri Joseph
Mohammad Hafeez, Carlos Brathwaite, Alzarri Joseph, Dominic Drakes, Laurie Evans, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Mohammed, RR Emrit, Devon Thomas, Shamarh Brooks, Fabian Allen
The side is currently lying at the top of the points table and will be looking to extend their lead in the competition. Captain Shoaib Malik will be hoping that the side can maintain their unbeaten streak in this game. In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Shimron Hetymer, Chandrapaul Hemraj and Nicholas Pooran to do the bulk of the scoring.
In the previous, Chandrapaul Hemraj was the standout performer with the bat. Despite losing Brandon Taylor and Shimron Hetymer early in the innings, Hemraj played exceedingly well and scored 63 off 55 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes. He will be looking to do well for the side in this game. Besides Hemraj, wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran also produced quick-fire half-century to help Guyana Amazon Warriors post a competitive score on the board. Left-hander put on an unbeaten 78-run partnership with Sherfane Rutherford to see Warriors add 70-odd runs in their last five overs. Pooran scored 61 not out off 30 balls with the help of three fours and five sixes. He was well supported by Sherfane Rutherford, who chipped in with 32 off 14 balls with the help of four sixes.
The team management will be hoping that the likes of Pooran and Rutherford can continue their good form in the next couple of matches. In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Shadab Khan, Romario Shepherd and Chris Green to provide crucial breakthroughs in this game. Medium-pacer Romario Shepherd was the pick of the bowlers for Guyana in their previous game and finished with figures of 4 for 13 in 2.3 overs. Leg-spinner Shadab Khan also bowled well and picked up key wickets of Johnson Charles and Leniko Boucher.
Shoaib Malik (captain), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Chris Green, Shadab Khan, Keemo Paul, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Sherfane Rutherford.
Christopher Green, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Imran Tahir, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shoaib Malik, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Qais Ahmad
The wicket prepared for the game will be excellent for batting. The spinners will get some assistance from this surface. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Saturday is expected to have scattered thunderstorms during the evening.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and put runs on the board. Last game played at this venue was won by side batting first. Venue Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts is going to host the third CPL game between St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Guyana Amazon Warriors. In the previous four games played at this venue, Guyana Amazon have come out on top on all occasions.
Based on current form, Guyana Amazon Warriors will be outright favorites to win this game against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Shoaib Malik-led unit has plenty of firepower in the batting and bowling department and will hard to beat in this game. Chandrapaul Hemraj and Romario Shepherd also produced the goods for the side in the previous game.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will need to raise their game with bat and ball in order to compete with Guyana Amazon Warriors in this game. Our winning prediction for the day is: Expect Guyana Amazon Warriors to register a comfortable win over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots