ABOUT THE MATCH
Guyana Amazon Warriors continue their run of home fixtures at the start of the Caribbean Premier League 2019 when they welcome St Kitts & Nevis Patriots to Providence Stadium. The match takes place on September 7.
The Warriors, last year’s runners-up, will look to make it two wins from two at the start of this year’s tournament after a 13-run win against St Lucia Zouks in their opener.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, meanwhile, suffered defeat in their first game – bowled out for 141 in reply to Trinbago Knight Riders’ 152/7. Their block of home fixtures starts next week and they will want to build some momentum before they head to Basseterre.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots won the toss in their opening game but the Guyana Amazon Warriors did not. The Warriors are due this one then and could look to field first, even if it proved an unsuccessful tactic for the Zouks last time out.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
Temperatures will still be in the high 20s in the evening for this game, with a very low chance of rain – though humidity will be high on an otherwise clear night.
The Guyana pitch has been a good one for bowling in recent times – on India’s tour of the West Indies and again in the first match of this tournament.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Guyana Amazon Warriors
Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shoaib Malik (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Chris Green, Ben Laughlin, Shadab Khan, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Kjorn Ottley, Evin Lewis, Mohammad Hafeez, Jason Mohammed, Devon Thomas, Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Usama Mir, Rayad Emrit, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell
Guyana Amazon Warriors
- Guyana Amazon Warriors did not need an extra bowler last time out, using just five as the part-time spin of Shoaib Malik went untested.
- It looks to be a good balance to the Warriors’ team, who could be unchanged this time out.
- Last year’s runners-up, Guyana Amazon Warriors started the CPL 2019 tournament with a win against St Lucia Zouks.
- After a sluggish start, some late-order hitting lifted them to 155/9 from their 20 overs against the Patriots.
- In reply, Shadab Khan (3-16), Romario Shepherd (2-18) and Chris Green (2-28) all helped to keep a lid on things to seal a 13-run win.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
- International and domestic commitments forced the Patriots into some late changes ahead of their first game.
- With Alzarri Joseph and Mohammad Hafeez both starting the first game after replacing Isuru Udana and Rassie van der Dussen in the squad.
- After defeat in the playoffs last season, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots started the new campaign with a loss to the same team – Trinbago Knight Riders.
- Sheldon Cottrell’s excellent 3-13 restricted them to 152/7 but the Patriots could not build on Evin Lewis’ 36 as they fell to 141 all out
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