26th September 2019
3:30 AM IST
Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
St Lucia Zouks hosts leaders Guyana Amazon Warriors in the 22nd match of the Caribbean Premier League 2019. The Warriors haven’t lost a single game in this campaign and will look to further extend their lead at the top with another away victory here. After their morale-boosting triumph against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in their last game, the home side will have their work cut out for them against their unconquerable visitors.
Clear Sunny conditions with little to no chances of rain and temperature ranging around 29 degree Celsius expected during the game.
Chasing is a difficult task on this surface due to its tendency to slow down during the latter stages of the game. Taking the pace off the ball is a smart ploy on this pitch and if executed well, it can prove to be the difference-maker.
No major injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
St Lucia Zouks:
After plenty of experimentation, it appears that the Zouks have finally struck the right balance in their team selection. There is considerable depth in both the batting and bowling departments whilst they also possess several match-winners. After being awarded the man of the match award in the previous game, Hardus Viljoen will be key against an intimidating opposing batting unit.
Andre Fletcher(w), Rahkeem Cornwall, Colin Ingram, Colin de Grandhomme, Andre McCarthy, Daren Sammy(c), Christopher Barnwell, Jeavor Royal, Hardus Viljoen, Kesrick Williams, Fawad Ahmed
Guyana Amazon Warriors:
Brandon King has been a revelation at the top and has consistently delivered the goods with the willow in hand. Elsewhere, Shoaib Malik and Nicholas Pooran are equally impressive batters in the middle order whilst Chris Green will shoulder the bowling responsibilities.
Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shoaib Malik(c), Nicholas Pooran(w), Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Chris Green, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Imran Tahir
Brandon King and Hardus Viljoen would be sensible picks given their incredible consistency levels in their respective arenas. Ashley Fletcher needs to be considered after reliable displays in the past couple of games. The knack of picking up wickets regularly and maintaining a shrewd economy while doing so warrants a place for Chris Green in your Dream11 Team.
1: Brandon King
2: Hardus Viljoen
3: Chris Green
N Pooran, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
A Fletcher, Points: 52-54, Grade: A
B King, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
S Hetymer, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
C Hemraj, Points: 38-40, Grade: A
S Malik, Points: 56-58, Grade: A
C de GrandHomme, Points: 56-58, Grade: A
R Cornwall, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
C Green, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
H Viljoen, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
F Ahmed, Points: 46-48, Grade: A