Cricket Prediction – Tallawahs take on Guyana Warriors in a clash to finish at the top – September 9, 2018
Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs Info:
Date of match: September 9, 2018
Time of Match: 05:30 IST
Location of Match: Providence Stadium, Guyana
Stage: Group Stage
Tournament: Caribbean Premier League
Team A: Guyana Amazon Warriors
Team B: Jamaica Tallawahs
Team A Captain: Rayad Ryan Emrit
Team B Captain: Andre Russell
When these two teams met earlier in the tournament Guyana Amazon Warriors had smashed Tallawahs by a huge margin of 71 runs. Shimron Hetmyer had played a remarkable inning of a 100 of just 49 deliveries. He along with Shoaib Malik who scored a 50 in that game took Guyana to a score of 209 runs. Then with their collective bowling effort, they restricted Tallawahs to 138 and won the game.
However, since then Tallawahs have recovered to win 5 games out of 9 and are in a very good position. Their run in the tournament has been a roller coaster ride. While it consists of a remarkable high of chasing a mammoth score of 223 against Trinbago Knight Riders from a hopeless situation, it also consists of a low of falling short of the total of 156 set by Barbados Tridents despite having 7 wickets in hand.
The resources haven’t been an issue for Tallawahs, it’s the use of those resources that have cost them some of the games. In the game against Tallawahs, they couldn’t even use their own skipper Andre Russell while chasing the par total. It understandably made him furious, but the part of the blame lied with him. If Jamaica is to do well in the knockouts they will have to be careful about where they position whom while batting.
Guyana Amazon Warriors, on the other hand, haven’t had such issues. They have a settled and destructive opening combination of Luke Ronchi and CAK Walton. In their last games against the Barbados Tridents, they put on 96 runs partnership in just 9 overs against a bowling line-up consisting of Mohammed Irfan, Jason Holder and Wahab Riaz. They have easily been the most destructive and effective opening combination in the tournament so far.
In their middle order as well the presence of Hetmyer, Delport presents a good reliability in case the openers were dismissed cheaply. Their bowling too has been effective with the presence of skipper RR Emrit and Imran Tahir. Their all-around combination is the reason why they are sitting pretty in top 4 and with three more games in their kitty, they could easily finish at the top of the table.
Jamaica Tallawahs will take on Guyana Amazon Warriors in a clash that will take one of them to top of the points table. Currently, both these teams are at number 3 and number 4 respectively. St Kitts has already played their number of scheduled games in the group stages. Hence, there is an opportunity for both these teams to take over St Kitts and finish in top 2. Both these teams currently have 5 wins on the board. While Guyana still has three more games to play and increase the win count, for Jamaica it will be the last game and the last opportunity to register one more win. The semi-finalists are already decided with St Lucia Stars and Barbados Tridents crashing out with least number of wins.
GUYANA AMAZON WARRIORS STARTING LINEUP
- CAK Walton
- Luke Ronchi
- SO Hetmyer
- CS Delport
- JN Mohammed
- RS Primus
- CJ Green
- RR Emrit
- V Permaul
- Imran Tahir
- Sohail Tanvir
JAMAICA TALLAWAHS STARTING LINEUP
- GD Philips
- J Charles
- K Lewis
- Rovman Powell
- David Miller
- Andre Russell
- Colin De Grandhomme
- SR Taylor
- K Santokie
- Adam Zampa
- O Thomas
In the three games played on this ground teams batting second have lost two games while Guyana won the game chasing against the ST Kitts earlier in the tournament. Clearly, the team winning the toss would like to bat first keeping the track record in mind.
MATCH CONDITIONS AND PITCH
This ground hasn’t quite seen the big scores that we have seen in some of the other venues. The highest score so far has been of 185 set by Barbados Tridents. Rest of the scores have been in 140s and 150s. So, we can expect the maximum score of around that with a dry pitch. The game is expected to be rain-free.
BETRALLY INDIA`S PREDICTION
Guyana Amazon Warriors will be our pick for this game. They are in a much better momentum than Tallawahs who have only won 2 out of their last 5 games. So, going by the current form and all-around abilities we are going with Warriors as our team.