The Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs, Qualifier 2 of the Caribbean Premier League 2023 will be played on 23rd September.
The Guyana Amazon Warriors won both games against the Jamaica Tallawahs and this will make the side confident. Their batsmen have done well, and they have the home advantage leading into this game. The Tallawahs’ top order has been in poor form, and it is a big problem for the side. The stakes are high for both teams and we expect a close contest in this game.
Jamaica Tallawahs Preview
Brandon King’s side defeated the Saint Lucia Kings by 5 wickets in the Eliminator. It was a textbook performance from the side with the ball. The side has struggled with the bat in most games and the skipper will expect a good show from the top order. They have a poor record against the Warriors and King would like to put those losses behind them.
Alex Hales and Brandon King got starts in the last game and the side will expect a strong show from this destructive opening pair in this game. Shamarh Brooks must anchor the innings in the middle order and add runs with Imad Wasim and Steven Taylor. They have depth in the batting and shall expect runs from Fabian Allen, Raymon Reifer, and Chris Green.
The bowling attack will feel confident after the excellent performance in the last game. Mohammad Amir has bowled well and he will aim to strike early with Raymon Reifer. Imad Wasim is in good form, and he has an important job in the middle overs with Chris Green and Shamar Springer. The side will also expect good spells from Allen and Nicholas Gordan.
Imad Wasim is the top run-scorer for Jamaica Tallawahs with 255 runs at a strike rate of 140. He has struck 14 sixes and 18 fours. Brandon King has also made 253 runs at a strike rate of 148.
Mohammad Amir has been the best bowler for Jamaica Tallawahs and has picked up 15 wickets while bowling at an average of 12 and an economy rate of 6.60.
Jamaica Tallawahs Predicted Playing XI:
Brandon King (c), Alex Hales, Steven Taylor, Shamarh Brooks (wk), Imad Wasim, Fabian Allen, Shamar Springer, Raymon Reifer, Chris Green, Mohammad Amir, Nicholson Gordon
Guyana Amazon Warriors Preview
Imran Tahir’s side went down against the Trinbago Knight Riders by 7 wickets in the 1st Qualifier. The Warriors’ skipper will be worried about the form of his bowlers. It is the side’s main strength, and they took a huge hit in the last game. They have defeated the Jamaica Tallawahs twice in this tournament and Tahir would like his players to take inspiration from those victories.
Saim Ayub is in top form and the side will need a good start from him and Odean Smith as the Tallawahs have a good bowling attack. Shai Hope is the top run scorer this year and he will look to build partnerships with Shimron Hetmyer and Azam Khan in the middle order. The side will need a good show from Kelvon Anderson, Keemo Paul, and Romario Shepherd are in the lower middle order.
The bowling attack has fared poorly in the last few games. The side will need a good spell from Romario Shephard and Dwaine Pretorius early in the game. Gudakesh Motie and Imran Tahir are the key bowlers for the side and there will be a lot riding on their shoulders. The side will need a good show in the supporting role from Keemo Paul, Shamar Joseph, and Odean Smith.
Shai Hope is the top run-scorer for Guyana Amazon Warriors with 407 runs at a strike rate of 149. He has struck 24 sixes and 27 fours. Saim Ayub has also made 357 runs at a strike rate of 148.
Imran Tahir has been the best bowler for Guyana Amazon Warriors and has picked up 12 wickets while bowling at an average of 19 and an economy rate of 6.63.
Guyana Amazon Warriors Predicted Playing XI:
Imran Tahir (c), Saim Ayub, Odean Smith, Shai Hope, Azam Khan (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Dwaine Pretorius, Kelvon Anderson, Romario Shepherd, Gudakesh Motie, Shamar Joseph
There shall be cloud cover in Guyana on September 23. The wicket would be good to bat on, but the fast bowlers will also love bowling under the cloud cover in this game. The side batting first shall need 170 runs on the board to feel safe.
Providence Stadium, Guyana, is a good surface for T20 cricket, and we have seen good contests between the bat and the ball. Fast bowlers can generate pace on this wicket, and it is easy to hit through the line of the ball. The shorter boundaries also make run-scoring easy. The spinners get some assistance as the game progresses.
Toss: To Bowl
The side chasing the score has won the last two games and we have seen the wicket offer assistance to the bowlers at the start. It is a good wicket to chase scores. Both captains will be under pressure and they would like to bowl first.