The high-octane action will continue in the Caribbean Premier League 2023 as Saint Lucia Kings take on Guyana Amazon Warriors in Match 4 on Saturday August 19 at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia.
Guyana Amazon Warriors will be playing their first match of the tournament and will look to start the tournament on a positive note. On paper, GAW look quite the favorite for the match but their players will have to play good cricket to win against a team which is coming after defeating Barbados Royals quite comfortably in the last match.
Guyana Amazon Warriors’ left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie has said he is ready to dominate the Caribbean Premier League 2023.
Motie has said, he is aiming to pick up crucial wickets this season for the Guyana Amazon Warriors.
“My body is feeling really good, and my confidence is very high, coming off a good series against India. Each and every tournament I play is always big for me. I am looking to be among the leading wicket-takers in the tournament,” Motie disclosed.
He added: “I am very happy that I am the guy to turn to. Going out, and when the skipper (calls) on me, I am always ready to make an impact.”
While the Guyana Amazon Warriors have a solid record at home, Motie has said it is important for the team to win away from home.
“It is very important for us to do good. We are looking to win at least four to five matches on the road, so when we go home, we would not put pressure on ourselves to win all the games. Most of the guys know each other, so the mood is good, and we are gelling together and we are looking forward for this tournament,” this effective and determined West Indies spinner has said.
“I do not want to look too far ahead, I just want to take it game by game: go out and perform for my team, and do well every game I play,” Motie has said.
Guyana Amazon Warriors squad: Imran Tahir (Captain), Romario Shepherd (Vice-captain), Shimron Hetmyer, Odean Smith, Hazratullah Zazai, Azam Khan, Shai Hope, Gudakesh Motie, Dwaine Pretorius, Kevin Sinclair, Keemo Paul, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Ronsford Beaton, Kevlon Anderson, Matthew Nandu, Junior Sinclair and Saim Ayub.