After suffering two consecutive defeats by big margins, it will require a special effort from Guyana Amazon Warriors to come out victorious in their last match of the league stage.
In their second last match against Trinbago Knight Riders, Colin Munro destroyed any hopes of the team winning the match. His 90-run knock did not allow the Warriors to come back in the match. In their following fixture, the team expected to gain some momentum against Jamaica Tallawahs going into the playoffs. However, it was not to be.
Although Cameron Delport, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Mohammed and Chadwick Walton all played decent knocks to pummel the score to 173. Jamaica Tallawahs came back strongly on the back of innings from openers Glenn Phillips and Johnson Charles. The middle order in Ross Taylor and Rovman Powell also scored 50s to make the chase look quite easy as they got over the line with almost two overs remaining.
TKR would be quite confident with their previous win against the Warriors. All they would require is the openers Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine to come back to form before the big matches begin.
On the other hand, Guyana Amazon Warriors have had starts from Chadwick Walton and Luke Ronchi in the latter part of the tournament but they have not been able to do enough to get over the line. The reason behind this is their bowling which has the likes of Sohail Tanvir, Chris Green, Keemo Paul and Imran Tahir but has not been able to gell together well as a bowling unit.
Here are the probable playing XIs for both teams.
Guyana Amazon Warriors- Chadwick Walton, Luke Ronchi (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Cameron Delport, Jason Mohammed, Roshon Primus, Sohail Tanvir, Chris Green, Rayad Emrit (c), Keemo Paul, Imran Tahir
Trinbago Knight Riders - Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Brendon McCullum, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Dwayne Bravo (c), Javon Searles, Ali Khan, Fawad Ahmed, Shannon Gabriel
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Trinbago Knight Riders
Head to Head – Matches 14, Guyana Amazon Warriors 5, Trinbago Knight Riders 9
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Shimron Hetmyer (Guyana Amazon Warriors), Colin Munro (Trinbago Knight Riders)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Imran Tahir (Guyana Amazon Warriors), Fawad Ahmed (Trinbago Knight Riders)
Most Sixes – Chadwick Walton (Guyana Amazon Warriors), Brendon McCullum (Trinbago Knight Riders)
Team Scores Batting First – Guyana Amazon Warriors 150+, Trinbago Knight Riders 160+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.