The all-important Qualifier 2 clash in the 2023 Caribbean Premier League between Jamaica Tallawahs and the Guyana Amazon Warriors is all set to take place on Saturday, September 23 at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. The winner will advance to the final where they will play against the Trinbago Knight Riders.
The defending champions Jamaica Tallawahs defeated the Saint Lucia Kings in the Eliminator at the same venue. They chased down 125 runs comfortably by five wickets. The Tallawahs have won all of their previous three matches and will be keen to continue the good run.
Meanwhile, the Guyana Amazon Warriors, who topped the league stages lost to Trinbago Knight Riders in the first Qualifier. They failed to defend 166 runs, losing the match by seven wickets. They will be hoping to get back to winning ways in the second Qualifier and get a chance to settle the scores with the Knight Riders in the final.
Match: Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs, Qualifier 2, Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2023
Date: September 22, 07.00 PM Local
Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
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Batting second has relatively been easier at this venue. Hence the team that wins the toss is likely to chase. 180 will be a good score on this track. The pitch offers some help to the spinners but mainly favours the batters.
Predicted Playing XIs
Guyana Amazon Warriors: Shimron Hetmyer, Kevlon Anderson, Saim Ayub, Romario Shepherd, Dwaine Pretorius, Shai Hope, Azam Khan, Gudakesh Motie, Imran Tahir, Odean Smith, Shamar Joseph
Jamaica Tallawahs: Brandon King, Alex Hales, Steven Taylor, Shamarh Brooks, Imad Wasim, Fabian Allen, Shamar Springer, Raymon Reifer, Chris Green, Mohammad Amir, Nicholson Gordon
Captain: Imad Wasim
Vice-captain: Dwaine Pretorius
Wicket-keeper: Shai Hope
Batter: Brandon King, Alex Hales, Saim Ayub
All-rounders: Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd
Bowlers: Mohammed Amir, Imran Tahir, Chris Green
Guyana Amazon Warriors Squad: Saim Ayub, Odean Smith, Shai Hope, Kelvon Anderson, Azam Khan(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Dwaine Pretorius, Shamar Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Ronsford Beaton, Imran Tahir(c), Keemo Paul, Hazratullah Zazai, Romario Shepherd, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Matthew Nandu, Kevin Sinclair, Junior Sinclair
Jamaica Tallawahs Squad: Brandon King(c), Steven Taylor, Jermaine Blackwood, Shamarh Brooks, Ben Cutting, Amir Jangoo(w), Fabian Allen, Raymon Reifer, Joshua James, Hayden Walsh, Mohammad Amir, Shamar Springer, Chris Green, Imad Wasim, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kirk McKenzie, Nicholson Gordon