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After a long league stage featuring as many as 42 action-packed games, we are finally coming towards the business end of the tournament. There are still two games remaining in the group stage and we already have our final four. However, the next two games will be pretty important for all the three sides involved as the qualifier-eliminator format will allow the top two finishers a luxury of an additional chance to qualify for the final. The first of the remaining two games will be played between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Jamaica Tallawahs on 9th September at Providence. While a win for the Tallawahs won't ascertain their top-two finish with Warriors having one more game to go, a win for the Warriors will seal the position and therefore the playoff fixtures.
Despite facing a heavy defeat in their last game, the Amazon Warriors are in a pretty good position as far as the points table is concerned. With two matches to go, they are third in the points table and unless they lose to Tallawahs by a big margin, if they do at all, they'll get into the top two with a win in any of their games.
A crushing defeat in their last match should act as a wake-up call for them, considering they appeared to be losing momentum with playoffs getting closer. The Kiwi batsman, Colin Munro, had been in excellent form for Knight Riders and was pretty severe against the Warriors. The Warriors failed to contain him, let alone dismiss, after picking Chris Lynn's wicket early in the game. Rayad Emrit was struck for 19 runs in the 14th over of the innings which caused the momentum shift.
Guyana Amazon Warriors failed miserably with the chase as no batsman looked comfortable enough against the Knight Riders' bowlers. They were eventually dismissed for a total of 103 with RS Primus top-scoring for them with a 30-ball 36.
CAK Walton, Luke Ronchi, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Mohammed, C Delport, Christopher Green, S Tanvir, Roshon Primus, Keemo Paul, Imran Tahir, V Permaul.
Although it hasn't been rosy for Jamaica Tallawahs while playing at home ground in Florida, they've done pretty well elsewhere. However, the Tallawahs will be pretty upset about sliding to the fourth place after being at the top position before losing the advantage at home. The Tallawahs have shown glimpses of brilliance which have been shadowed by their ordinary play more often than not in the tournament and the same pattern was followed in their last game as well.
Batting first after losing the toss, Jamaica Tallawahs got off to a decent start, but lost wickets and therefore momentum as they approached the half-way mark in their innings. Glenn Phillps played superbly for his 29-ball 40 before he was trapped in front by Joseph. Rovman Powell and David Miller then counter-attack their way out of trouble before Miller perished for a personal score of 32. Powell continued on his merry way and blasted 84 runs in just 40 deliveries to take Jamaica's total to 206.
While the target looked enough even for the Chris Gayle led side, the rain even things out as the target was reduced to a manageable 53 runs off 4.3 overs post the rain break. The Tallawahs appeared to be in control as they picked up two crucial wickets, but their failure to contain Mahmudullah led yet another loss. Mahumudullah played a vital innings of 28 off just 11 deliveries to take Patriots home with five balls to spare. Oshane Thomas, however, did pretty well to build on his good form. He has been the best bowler for the Tallawahs in the past week with excellent performances both in the opening overs and at the death.
GD Phillips, J Charles, Rovman Powell, Ross Taylor, David Miller, Andre Russell, Colin de Grandhomme, IS Sodhi, Steven Jacobs, Samuel Badree, Oshane Thomas.
Although the upcoming fixture won't have any impact on the qualification to the top-four, it could make a massive difference in the tournament. If the Tallawahs somehow manage to defeat the Warriors by a big enough margin, they will have a realistic chance to end up in top-two. Considering the form of Guyana Amazon Warriors in the last match, it is certainly possible. Jamaica Tallawahs have an excellent battery of pace bowling with Thomas in superb form. They have one of the most explosive batting lineups in the tournament with Russell available as a finisher. For those reasons, the Tallawahs are better placed to emerge victorious in this important match.