The 6th game of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019 will be played between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Barbados Tridents at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.
The match starts at 5:00 PM local time (9:00 PM GMT) (2:30 AM IST – 9th September)
This series will be live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD in India. Live streaming is available on Hotstar.
The previous edition runners-up, Guyana Amazon Warriors kick started the 2019 Caribbean Premier League with back to back home wins. In their first match against St Lucia Zouks, they sneaked in a 13-run victory while defending their total of 155/9. The second match was a much better all-round performance. They restricted the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to 153/8 after winning the toss and electing to bowl.
After a 63-run opening partnership, Shimron Hetmyer closed the chase with a dominating batting performance. The left-hander scored an unbeaten 70 in only 47 deliveries with seven fours and three sixes. As a result, the home team completed the chase with seven balls and eight wickets to spare. They will now take on Barbados Tridents who will be in action for the first time in this CPL edition.
Both the matches that the Providence Stadium hosted this edition were not interrupted by the rain. It is unlikely that this game will be affected by the rain. The 5 PM local time start would mean the game will be played between the timing of expected showers.
Slightly early start in Guyana would mean a slow track at the Providence Stadium. The Saturday’s match began at 8 PM local time and the dew made it easy for the chasing team. The first game of this edition here began at 6 PM only and a total of 155 was defended successfully.
Average first innings score: 155 (CPL matches since 2018)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 6, Lost – 3
Qais Ahmad is part of Afghanistan’s Test XI in Bangladesh.
Alex Hales will be part of the T20 Blast finals day on 21st September and will play CPL in mean time.
Probable Playing XIs:
Guyana Amazon Warriors:
Chandrapaul Hemraj, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Sherfane Rutherford, Shoaib Malik, Chris Green, Shadab Khan, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Ben Laughlin.
Bench – Veerasammy Permaul, Anthony Bramble, Saurabh Netravalkar, Odean Smith, Keagan Simmons, Clinton Pestano, Qais Ahmad, Imran Tahir.
Alex Hales, Johnson Charles, Shai Hope, JP Duminy, Jason Holder, Jonathan Carter, Raymon Reifer, Ashley Nurse, Chemar Holder, Josh Lalor, Sandeep Lamichhane.
Bench – Joshua Bishop, Leniko Boucher, Roshon Primus, Justin Greaves, Hayden Walsh.
Chris Green and Shadab Khan continue to excel in Guyana’s home ground. Alex Hales is fresh of an unbeaten fifty in T20 Blast also on a similar track that is found at the Providence. Shai Hope has been impressive with the bat as an opener in T20s and could find himself in top three of Barbados’ line-up.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Chris Green, Shimron Hetmyer, JP Duminy
Vice-Captain – Alex Hales, Shadab Khan, Keemo Paul
Shimron Hetmyer has a pretty ordinary batting record in the Twenty20 format. But his numbers in the CPL are impressive as he averages over 40.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Shai Hope
Batters – Shimron Hetmyer (C), Chandrapaul Hemraj, Alex Hales (VC)
All-Rounders – JP Duminy, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul
Bowlers – Chris Green, Shadab Khan, Romario Shepherd, Sandeep Lamichhane
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope (C)
Batters – Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Jonathan Carter
All-Rounders – Shoaib Malik, JP Duminy
Bowlers – Chris Green (VC), Josh Lalor, Shadab Khan, Chemar Holder
Someone like Nicholas Pooran might not get to bat if Guyana would be chasing a smaller total. He costs 9.5 credits which are quite high considering he is batting at No.5 or lower.
The Guyana Amazon Warriors are expected to continue their winning spree.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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