CPL 2016, Match 10 Preview: Unbeaten Guyana Amazon Warriors meet the inconsistent Patriots
Updated - Jul 8, 2016 1:45 pm
With three wins in as many games, the Guyana Amazon Warriors sit right at the top of the points table. Despite individual flaws, the team has managed to give a combined performance and have turned out to the most dominant team in the tournament so far. It will be a tough task for the Patriots to face the Warriors at their home. They have already shown signs of inconsistency and need to get on the winning track. The last time both teams met, the Warriors got better of the Patriots by 4 wickets. However, on paper, the contest still looks quite exciting.
Guyana Amazon Warriors:
Openers still remain a worry, especially Martin Guptill who has failed to go past the thirty run mark so far. By reputation, skipper Guptill and his partner, Dwayne Smith, are very lethal but their consistent failure can become a reason for their downfall in future if the supporting cast also fails. Talking about the supporting cast, there’s inconsistency there too.
Jason Mohammad has blown hot and cold. There wasn’t much work to do the previous game against Jamaica Tallawahs where they were chasing just 101 runs. All he was supposed to do was stand there with the free flowing Chris Lynn and finish the match. Unfortunately, he failed in doing so and could manage only a lethargic 34 ball 22 run knock.
The bowlers had a wonderful time in the previous game. The bowling department, which was considered as the weaker aspect of the Warriors team, looked completely devastating. Sohail Tanvir was at his best and will a threat for the Patriots tomorrow. The spin heavy attack comprising of V Permaul, Rayad Emrit and Adam Zampa also supported him well and shared 7 wickets between them to topple their opposition completely and set-up an easy win for their side.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots:
The Patriots now leave their home and will be playing against the dominant Warriors in their turf. The Patriots also share similar problems like their opposition. While Evin Lewis finally seems to have found his rhythm, his partner, the more experienced Lendl Simmons, seem to be completely struggling. Skipper Faf du Plessis also hasn’t done better than the 30 run knock which he made against the same opposition in the tournament opener.
All-rounders Carlos Brathwaite, Thisara Perera and JJ Smuts have were wonderful in the previous game. Tabraiz Shamsi, who was the star in the bowling department, had an off day in the previous game and should look forward to put up a worthy show tomorrow. Samuel Badree and Krishmar Santokie finally bowled to their reputation and will be a threat for the Warriors.
The match begins at 9.30 IST.