About the Match
Amazon Warriors are sulking with only 8 points from 4 wins of the seven matches played so far and eagerly looking forward to change their fortunes and go higher up on the points table though they have no fear of getting qualified for the semifinals; they face Hawksbills, who have no points from 7 matches, at St. Kitts on 7th Aug. In the earlier encounter which was the tournament opener on 11th July, the Warriors defeated Hawksbills chasing 136; it will be a herculean task for the Hawksbills to come up trumps in this match.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
They have defeated all the teams except the Jamaica Tallawahs in the tournament and are equal in points with Barbados; the last match they played was against the Tallawahs on 2nd Aug in which they were put into bat first and could score only 137 for 9 which they failed to defend. The openers Guptill and Simmons are combining well and are steady in giving a solid foundation but the rest of the batsmen down the order are not delivering. Neesham, Ramdin and Barnwell are not consistent though they have the potential to take the team much above the present level of performance. Santokie is doing well with the ball, opening the attack with Permaul; Jacob and Neesham are lending good support in bowling economically. This is the penultimate match for the team in the league stage and difficult for them to enhance the position in the points table, but they need to improve their level of performance to be competitive in the knock out level, which is due next week. They have the resources to fare much better than what they have been demonstrating but unless they make a habit of delivering better performances, they cannot win crucial matches.
They are the underdogs, unable to register any win and having lost to Zouks the other day; their openers are not performing, with Dunk faring slightly better than Thomas. Unless they get a good foundation, they cannot expect the middle order to bat freely and raise a good total. Samuels, Hussey and Brathwaite are dependable and have capacity to improve the run rate provided they have something to bank upon, but with no support from top or tail, they cannot pile up a challenging total. They have a fairly good bowling attack but without a satisfactory total on board, they will not have space to tempt the opponents with variety and attract them to commit mistakes. Tonge and Cottrell have been able to control the opponents in the initial stages but without any good defending total they have no opportunity to challenge. While they don’t have anything to look forward to in the present tournament, with just one more match to be played, they will try to fight for redemption here.
Though the Hawksbills pose no threat to the Warriors, they will surely come out with all they have; while the match will be a well-fought one, the Amazon warriors are expected to win the contest in the end.
Guyana Amazon Warriors, 1.36 @ TitanBet