Guyana Amazon Warriors have been absolutely flawless in the tournament, as Shoaib Malik has led his side with aplomb and hence they are rightfully present in the finals of the CPL as well. They have a chance of finishing the competition without a single defeat, with 12 straight victories. They have a fantastic record of three wins over the Tridents in the current edition of the competition, and look well on course to make it four out of four with a thumping victory in the ultimate encounter of the entire tourney.
Caribbean Premier League 2019
Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Barbados Tridents
Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad
September 13th, 2019
2:30 am IST
Mostly sunny weather with the temperature ranging around 30 degrees Celsius and 6% chances of rain is expected during the course of the game.
The track present over at the Brian Lara Stadium would be slightly on the slower side, with the spinners attaining a significant advantage through the same. Batting first on this pitch would be advisable.
Probable playing XI:
Guyana Amazon Warriors:
Shoaib Malik along with Shimron Hetmyer and Nicolas Pooran will shoulder the massive responsibilities in the middle order whereas Sherfane Rutherford would be banked upon to provide the finishing touch in the innings. Imran Tahir would be key with the ball for his side.
Chanderpaul Hemraj, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Shoaib Malik (c), Nicolas Pooran (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Chris Green, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Imran Tahir, Odean Smith
Alex Hales and Shakib al Hasan are the key batsmen in the Tridents’ team. Shai Hope would be expected to be play the anchor role in the middle-order, whereas the likes of Jason Holder and Ashley Nurse would have vital roles to play too.
Alex Hales, Johnson Charles (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Shai Hope, Jonathan Carter, Justin Greaves, Jason Holder (c), Hayden Walsh, Harry Gurney, Raymon Reifer, Ashley Nurse
Brandon King scored 132 runs against the same opposition in the first Qualifier, which helped his side reach a tremendous total of 218 runs in the first innings. He looks to be in a good enough touch to be considered for selection and even captaincy in this Dream XI unit. Shoaib Malik scored a quickfire 32 runs, and has generally been in laudable form and hence makes his way into this XI. Hayden Walsh notched two wickets, and can be looked up to as a prominent wicket-taking option in the middle stages of the innings. Alex Hales and Imran Tahir are others who warrant a justified selection in this team as well.
1: Brandon King
2: Shoaib Malik
3: Imran Tahir
Dream XI team & Points Projection:
S Hope, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
J Charles, Points: 74-76, Grade: A
A Nurse, Points: 64-66, Grade: A
A Hales, Points: 72-74, Grade: A
B King, Points: 78-80, Grade: A
S Hetmyer, Points: 64-66, Grade: A
S Malik, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
J Holder, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
I Tahir, Points: 64-66, Grade: A
C Green, Points: 52-54, Grade: A
H Walsh, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
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