Cricket is back and back with a bang. The Caribbean Premier League has already light up the stage with some nail-biting encounters in the first week. The second game of the weekend will see Guyana Amazon Warriors will lock horns with the Jamaica Tallawahs at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad.
Guyana made a swift comeback after losing their opening encounter against Trinbago Knight Riders. They defeated St Kitts & Nevis Patriots by three wickets to get themselves back on track. Chris Green and his side will hope to keep up the winning run as one more defeat can push them back in the race.
On the other hand, Jamaica Tallawahs got off to a flier in CPL 2020 winning their first game. However, Trinbago Knight Riders brought them back to reality in the second tie. The Rovman Powell-led side failed to chase a moderate target of 135 runs. The star-studded side will hope to return to the winning ways and take off in the competition.
The Brian Lara stadium which has produced low scoring games this season has a long boundary on one of the grounds which is why batsmen haven’t been able to get those big hits right.
At the same time, the wicket won’t be changing much as there will be something for the pacers as well as the spinners. The rain has made the outfield quicker but the pitch has offered more assistance to the bowlers which has resulted in low scoring affairs.
CPL 2020: Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs – Fantasy Tips
It is important to pick players who are in good form and can play a decisive part in the match. This will help you earn more points throughout the game. Meanwhile, both teams have some quality players in their ranks who can light up the stage.
All eyes will be on Shimron Hetmyer, who has had a good start to the tournament. He will hope to make his good form count while Imran Tahir is a champion in this format. The Proteas leg-spinner is a must-have in the playing XI.
On the other hand, Jamaica will hope their star all-rounder Andre Russell to fire. He has been silent so far in the series but everyone is aware of his capabilities and what destruction he can cause to the opposition.
Predicted Playing XI
Guyana Amazon Warriors: Brandon King, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Ross Taylor, Nicholas Pooran(WK), Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Chris Green (C), Romario Shepherd, Naveen-ul-Haq, Imran Tahir.
Jamaica Tallawahs: Glenn Phillips (wk), Chadwick Walton, Nicholas Kirton, Rovman Powell (c), Andre Russell, Asif Ali, Carlos Brathwaite, Ramaal Lewis, Fidel Edwards, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Both Jamaica Tallawahs and Guyana Amazon Warriors are coming from the back of a defeat and will be less on confidence. However, both sides have players in their ranks who can light up the stage and win games single-handedly.
Simply going by paper, Jamaica will start as the favourites to win the match but it will ultimately come down to who was the better side in the field.
Dream11 Fantasy Team
Captain: Shimron Hetmyer, Glenn Phillips, Andre Russell, Imran Tahir
Vice-Captain: Keemo Paul, Asif Ali, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Wicket-keeper– Nicholas Pooran
Batsmen– Glenn Phillips [VC], Asif Ali, Shimron Hetmyer [C]
All-rounder– Andre Russell, Chris Green, Keemo Paul
Bowler– Imran Tahir, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Romario Shepherd, Naveen Ul Haq