CPL 2019, Match 11, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details
With a 6-2 lead over the Patriots, the Warriors have beaten their opponent at the Warner Park all the four times.
Published - Sep 14, 2019 12:19 pm | Updated - Sep 14, 2019 12:44 pm
Guyana Amazon Warriors are unbeaten in the 2019 CPL, having won all their three matches. Their Net Run Rate of +1.263 suggests the domination, they have had. The Shoaib Malik-led unit will be back after a break of five days following their victory over the Barbados Tridents at home. Now the team is set to play their first away match against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at the Warner Park.
Records are in their favour, as they have beaten the Patriots all the four times in St Kitts. Another win will again take them atop the points table. For the home team, it chased down a mammoth 242 versus Jamaica Tallawahs, but couldn’t get over the line against the Tridents. Having lost three of their first four matches, the Patriots are in requisite of some victories in order to climb the ladder.
Pitch and Conditions
The track in St Kitts has turned out to be an excellent one for batting. In the last match, the spinners got some assistance, but overall, the bowlers can’t afford to err much in their line and lengths. Another high-scoring affair seems to be in the store. The temperature during the game will be around the 28 degrees Celsius-mark. There will be a fair amount of dew.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
The Patriots’ bowling has been bit of a concern. Sheldon Cottrell didn’t play the last two matches and the day of his return isn’t known just yet. The other bowlers have conceded over 9 an over. Rayad Emrit got three wickets in the first game, but ever since hasn’t shown effectiveness. Carlos Brathwaite has been a disappointment, having scored a couple of ducks and getting only one wicket.
Fabian Allen has been good with the bat, but he needs to contribute with the ball as well. In the batting unit, Laurie Evans has got into the scheme of things, having scored at an average of 52.50. Evin Lewis and Devon Thomas remain the key in their batting. Brooks and Mohammed need to be on their mark as well. Dominic Drakes may get a promotion after his quickfire 34 versus the Tridents.
Devon Thomas (wk), Evin Lewis, Laurie Evans, Jason Mohammed, Shamarh Brooks, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite (C), Usama Mir, Dominic Drakes, Rayad Emrit, Alzarri Joseph
Guyana Amazon Warriors
The Warriors’ batting is a major reason why the team is unbeaten. Shadab Khan has left the franchise after getting seven wickets in the first three games. Even as Imran Tahir and Qais Ahmed have come in, chance of the former breaking into the eleven is high. Tahir was a key element in Guyana’s bowling in the last season. Chris Green and Romario Shepherd have been excellent.
Keemo Paul needs to find a bit more accuracy. In the batting department, Chandrapaul Hemraj has looked impressive at the top and it’s time for Brandon King to step up. The onus will again be on Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran to steady the ship in the middle overs. Sherfane Rutherford has scored at a strike-rate of 200. Malik has been good as a captain, but is yet to fire with the bat.
Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shoaib Malik (C), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Chris Green, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Imran Tahir, Odean Smith/Ben Laughlin
Probable Top Performers
Evin Lewis – St Kitts and Nevis Patriots | Nicholas Pooran– Guyana Amazon Warriors
TV – Star Sports 2
Match Timings – 05:30 IST (September 15) and 20:00 local (September 14)
The prediction is for Guyana Amazon Warriors to win the match.