Guyana Amazon Warriors Vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Match Preview
The Caribbean Premier League has barely begun but the fans have already seen some riveting Cricket. There has been two close finishes and a score of 255 set in the tournament five games in. Both sides come into this game with wins and both games were won defending scores.
For Guyana, Shimron Hetmyer has hit form with the bat and has made a nice half-century in the tournament opener. Although Guyana only managed 142, the bowling held on well to defend the total. With Romario Shepard taking three wickets and Imran Tahir picking up two wickets at small run-rate, the bowling did well to apply pressure on the Trinbago Knight Riders who have the likes of Kieron Pollard, Tim Seifert and Sunil Narine in their line-up
St Kitts got of to a similar start with a win while defending a total. They took on the Barbados Royals and exhibited wonderful batting depth in their game. St Kitts lost early wickets but used the likes of Dwayne Bravo and Shane Rutherford nicely to get a good total on the board. The bowling has some nice experience in it. Sheldon Cottrell looked decent in the first game and Fabien Allen was exceptional with the ball and bat in the death overs.
Guyana Amazon Warriors Vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Team News
Both sides are likely to go unchanged in the next game. With teams still trying to figure out the right combination they may look to give the current set of players a couple of games to settle into the tournament.
Both sides however may look at some changes in their batting line-ups. St Kitts may look to push Chris Gayle up the order while Guyana might also try rotating their middle-order. With the presence of giants like Hafeez, Hetmyer and Pooran the middle-order has power and a good combination could help Guyana finish an innings with a lot of strength.
Guyana Amazon Warriors Vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Players to Watch out for
In St Kitts first game Fabien Allen played a quite and crucial role with both bat and ball. He came in with eight balls left in the previous game and provided a magnificent finishing kick while conceding only twelve runs with the ball. Fabien Allen is proving to be a handy finisher and a brilliant spinner and his performance could be key for St Kitts in the upcoming game.
Shoaib Malik has a magnificent record in the Caribbean Premier league but struggled in the first game with just two runs of twelve balls. He is an experience player and can be a handy finisher for Guyana, a team with an explosive middle-order.
Guyana Amazon Warriors Vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Predicted XI
Guyana: Chandrapaul Hemraj, Brandon King, Mohammad Hafeez, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (w/c), Shoaib Malik, Romario Shepherd, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ashmead Nedd, Odean Smith, Imran Tahir
St Kitts: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Devon Thomas (w), Asif Ali, Sherfane Rutherford, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo (c), Dominic Drakes, Sheldon Cottrell, Paul van Meekeren, Fawad Ahmed
Guyana Amazon Warriors Vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Pitch Report
The Pitch at the Warner Park stadium is generally great for batting and is likely to continue helping the batters. With explosive players on both sides teams may be better of chasing.