PITCH AND CONDITIONS
Rain the previous day and cloud earlier on Thursday will all have burned away by the time the match starts in the evening in gloriously warm and sunny conditions in Guyana.
The Guyana wicket was one of those used on India’s tour of the West Indies, with the pacemen in the wickets during the T20i match at Providence Stadium. It has been a month since, however, so this pitch should be in tip-top condition.
- Guyana Amazon Warriors have retained key players from last seasons, such as their top runscorer Shimron Hetmyer while adding key new signings too.
- The most notable of those is Nicholas Pooran, as wicket-keeper-batsman, while Shadab Khan bolsters the spin-bowling department.
- Guyana Amazon Warriors were runners-up in the last season of Caribbean Premier League.
- They finished second in the group with six wins and four defeats narrowly pipping Jamaica Tallawahs on net run rate and then beat Trinbago Knight Riders in the first qualifier.
- In the final, however, their score of 147/9 was not enough as they suffered an eight-wicket defeat to the Knight Riders with 2.3 overs remaining.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Guyana Amazon
Keegan Simmons, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shoaib Malik (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Chris Green, Ben Laughlin, Shadab Khan, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd
St Lucia Zouks
- St Lucia Zouks’ return to the CPL has seen them already rip up their plans once Lasith Malinga, Niroshan Dickwella and Beuran Hendricks will miss the entire tournament and Thisara Perera is unavailable for the first two games.
- For these first two games, the named replacements are Krishmar Santokie, Najibullah Zadran, Cameron Delport, and Kavem Hodge.
- Colin de Grandhomme is not yet available and nor is Hardus Viljoen.
- St Lucia Zouks are back in the Caribbean Premier League, having replaced St Lucia Stars the franchise which had, in turn, replaced them in 2016.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF St Lucia Zouks
Cameron Delport, Andre Fletcher (wk), John Campbell, Darren Sammy (c), Kavem Hodge, Nitish Kumar, Rahkeem Cornwall, Obed McCoy, Krishmar Santokie, Kesrick Williams, Fawad Ahmed
OUR FANTASY LEAGUE PICKS FOR Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Lucia Zouks IN CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE 2019 ARE MENTIONED BELOW:
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Shoaib Malik (C)
- Andre Fletcher
- Fawad Ahmed
- Sherfane Rutherford
- Shadab Khan
- Nicholas Pooran (VC)
- Obed McCoy
- Cameron Delport
- Keemo Paul
- Romario Shepherd
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*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own*