Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions CPL Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Lucia Stars
While Guyana Amazon Warriors are coming after a win, the St Lucia Stars faced a 100-run defeat in their last match and it would have certainly taken a toll on their confidence.
This match presents a good opportunity for the Warriors to make it two wins from two matches and climb to the top of the table. Although their opening pair of Chadwick Walton and Luke Ronchi managed no more than nine runs in their first appearance this year, the new No 3 Shimron Hetmyer stuck into the opposition and scored an unbeaten 79 off 45 balls, taking his team to victory.
In the bowling department, Sohail Tanvir and local all-rounder Keemo Paul would be their lead bowlers. South African leggie Imran Tahir could also work some magic.
By picking well in this year's auctions, the St Lucia Stars did their best to move ahead from the horrors of the last season. However, horrible memories of CPL 2017 came back to haunt them as they suffered a massive defeat in their first match.
Over the years, they have not performed very well in the tournament. But, with players like Lendl Simmons, David Warner, Kesrick Williams and Kieron Pollard in the ranks, they would certainly like to improve on that record.
Kesrick Williams was their standout bowler in the last match as he bowled tight with figures of 2 for 28. Andre Fletcher has been the only constant shining light for the team in the past seasons and there would be a lot of responsibility on his shoulders.
Here are the probable playing XIs for both teams.
Guyana Amazon Warriors - Chadwick Walton, Luke Ronchi (wk), Shoaib Malik (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Mohammed, Sohail Tanvir, Devendra Bishoo, Rayad Emrit, Roshon Primus and Imran Tahir.
St Lucia Stars - David Warner, Andre Fletcher (wk), Lendl Simmons, Rahkeem Cornwall, Mark Chapman, Kieron Pollard (c), Darren Sammy, Qais Ahmad, Mohammad Sami, Mitchell McClenaghan and Kesrick Williams.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Guyana Amazon Warriors
Head to Head – Matches 9, Guyana Amazon Warriors 6, St Lucia Stars 3
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Shimron Hetmyer (Guyana Amazon Warriors), Andre Fletcher (St Lucia Stars)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Imran Tahir (Guyana Amazon Warriors), Kesrick Williams (St Lucia Stars)
Most Sixes – Chadwick Walton (Guyana Amazon Warriors), Kieron Pollard (St Lucia Stars)
Team Scores Batting First – Guyana Amazon Warriors 180+, St Lucia Stars 150+
*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.
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