Cricket match date: 06th September 2019
Cricket match time: 03:30 am IST
Cricket match location: Providence Stadium, Guyana
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Caribbean Premier League
Team A: Guyana Amazon Warriors
Team B: St Lucia Zouks
Team A Captain: Shoaib Malik
Team B Captain: Darren Sammy
Cricket Match Preview:
Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) will begin their campaign this year with a cricket game against St Lucia Zouks (SLZ). GAW will be playing in front of their home crowd and will be looking to get off to a good start. SLZ will begin with an away game and it is going to be important for a side which has not tasted a lot of success to begin well.
The biggest change for GAW is going to be the absence of Luke Ronchi, who was the catalyst of their success last year. Luke Ronchi had opted for Euro T20 slam, which was supposed to begin in August but has been cancelled this year. It remains to be seen if the players like Ronchi, Chris Lynn and Rashid Khan, who had opted for Euro T20 slam will now be available to play in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
SLZ are expected to be led by Darren Sammy once again. The T20 legend of West Indies has already retired from the international cricket but has continued playing the franchise cricket. Apart from Sammy, SLZ will once again have the services of recently retired Lasith Malinga and he is going to be crucial for their success this year.
It will not be unfair to say that had it not been for Trinbago Knight Riders, GAW would have been the most successful CPL side. Unfortunately, the temperament and big stage failure have led GAW to not winning any trophy to date. However, the tide can turn anytime and GAW would once again be going after their first-ever title. SLZ, on the other hand, would be eyeing the playoff spot to begin with and take it from there.
Cricket Match Information:
Guyana Amazon Warriors will take on St Lucia Zouks in their opening game of 2019 edition of CPL. GAW are the three-time runners-up of the CPL and are one of the most consistent sides of the tournament. SLZ, on the other hand, have not quite managed to get a lot of success as of yet.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Guyana Amazon Warriors are expected to be led by Shoaib Malik once again. They ended up as runners-up last year and would be looking to go one better final. Our prediction is of the inclusion of Shahdab Khan and Ben Laughlin in the playing eleven.
Here is our prediction of Guyana Amazon Warriors’ playing XI:
- Shoaib Malik
- Shadab Khan
- Chris Green
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Keemo Paul
- V Permaul
- Nicholas Pooran
- Sherfane Rutherford
- Clinton Pestano
- Brandon King
- Romario Shephard
St Lucia Zouks
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
St Lucia Zouks are expected to be led by Darren Sammy this year. They could not reach the top four last year and have not had a lot of success in the past few years. Our prediction is of the inclusion of Thisara Perera and Niroshan Dickwella in the playing eleven.
Here is our prediction of St Lucia Zouks’ playing XI:
- Darren Sammy
- Thisara Perera
- Niroshan Dickwella
- Andre Fletcher
- Kesrick Williams
- Lasith Malinga
- Fawad Ahmed
- John Campbell
- Rahkeem Cornwall
- Christopher Barnwell
- Obed McCoy
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Lasith Malinga has now retired from international cricket. However, the form of the limited overs legend is still very good. If he continues the form that he has shown in the cricket World Cup, then SLZ are in for a treat in this tournament. Our prediction is of a good tournament and a good cricket game for Lasith Malinga.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last T20 cricket game played on this ground was between Jamaica Tallawahs and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. St Kitts won the game by two wickets after chasing down 192 runs. Our prediction is of the score of around 180 in this game of cricket. Conditions are expected to be good for cricket.
Guyana Amazon Warriors will begin this cricket game as favourites. They are three-time runners-up in this league. They have won three out of the last five cricket games between the two sides. Hence, our prediction is of a fantastic start to GAW.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Shimron Hetmyer (GAW) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Lasith Malinga (STL) – 2 wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Shimron Hetmyer (GAW)
Guyana Amazon Warriors – 1.58
St Lucia Zouks – 2.40
*odds may change anytime