Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions: Super50 Cup 2021- Leeward Islands vs Guyana Jaguars – Match 5
The 5th match of the Super50 Cup 2021 will be played between Leeward Islands and Guyana Jaguars at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua.
Current Form Leeward Islands:
Leeward Islands have come out trumps in a high scoring thriller game against Barbados. Fielding first after losing the toss, the Leeward Islands bowlers could not hit the right lengths early on and went for plenty in the first ten overs. Justin Greaves and Zachary McCaskie played very well and collected 82 runs for the opening partnership at a rapid pace. Shamarh Brooks at number 3 carried on the momentum provided by the opening pair and went on to score 96 runs in 88 deliveries. The top 5 of Leeward Islands played superbly and contributed majorly to the overall total. The lower order could not provide the death over push. Nevertheless, Barbados crossed the 300 run mark and reached 301 in 50 overs at the loss of 8 wickets.
Chasing 301, Leeward Islands did not showcase an authoritative start as they lost both openers within the 13th over. Nitish Kumar at number 3 continued his form from the last game and smashed 41 off 49 deliveries. However, it was the magnificent unbeaten innings of 123 by Keacy Carty that helped Leeward Islands chase the total without any hassles. They made it home with 3 balls to spare and 4 wickets in hand.
Current Form Guyana Jaguars:
Guyana Jaguars won their last game convincingly against Barbados Pride. Batting first, they lost opener Assad Fudadin early on in the innings. Chandrapaul Hemraj continued spanking the bowlers to all parts of the ground despite an early departure of Fudadin. He scored 35 off just 26 deliveries. However, once Hemraj was dismissed, there was a sequence of repeated dismissals in the middle order but Shimron Hetmyer held one end very strong and made his way to 80 runs in no time. A death over push by Romario Shepherd pushed the team’s total to 235.
Chasing 235, Barbados Pride did not experience a great start as they lost 3 of their top order batsmen at the total of 60. There was literally no momentum going into the innings as Barbados could never keep up with the required rate. Kevin Sinclair bowled beautifully for Guyana and picked up 2 wickets in a very economical spell. Once Jason Holder and Roston Chase were dismissed, all Barbados hopes went down the drain and at this stage, the rain arrived and the match had to be stopped. At this stage Barbados were 91 for 5 in 29.3 overs and according to Duckworth-Lewis method, they fell behind and lost by 56 runs.
Leading Run Scorers:
Shimron Hetmyer is the leading run scorer for Guyana Jaguars with 80 runs to his belt.
Nitish Kumar is the leading run scorer for Leeward Islands with 153 runs to his name at an astonishing average of 76.50.
Leading Wicket Takers:
Kevin Sinclair is the leading wicket taker for Guyana Jaguars with 2 wickets to his name.
Quinton Boatswain is the leading wicket taker for Leeward Islands with 8 wickets to his belt.
Let us have a look at the squads:
Leeward Islands Hurricanes: Devon Thomas (captain), Montcin Hodge (Vice Captain), Colin Archibald, Sheno Berridge, Quinton Boatswain, Keacy Carty, Nino Henry, Amir Jangoo, Nitish Kumar, Jeremiah Louis, Ashmead Nedd, Kieran Powell, Ross Powell, Hayden Walsh Jr, Terance Warde
Guyana Jaguars: Leon Johnson (Captain), Shimron Hetmyer (Vice-Captain), Christopher Barnwell, Anthony Bramble, Asad Fudadin, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Tevin Imlach, Keon Joseph, Ramaal Lewis, Gudakesh Motie, Akshaya Persaud, Kemol Savory, Romario Shepherd, Kevin Sinclair, Nial Smith
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Leeward Islands
Who will win? – Guyana Jaguars
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Shimron Hetmyer (Guyana Jaguars), Nitish Kumar (Leeward Islands)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Kevin Sinclair (Guyana Jaguars), Quinton Boatswain (Leeward Islands)
Most Sixes – Shimron Hetmyer (Guyana Jaguars), Nitish Kumar (Leeward Islands)
Player of the Match- Shimron Hetmyer (Guyana Jaguars)
Team Scores Batting first – Guyana Jaguars 270+, Leeward Islands 250+
Match Handicap- Guyana Jaguars
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*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, so stay tuned.
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