About the Match
Amazon Warriors managed to open their points tally with a victory against St. Lucia Stars; they now have 2 points and are placed 5th on the table, and will take on Jamaica Tallawahs on 17th August at Guyana. The Tallawahs are currently in the 3rd spot with 6 points and have won two consecutive matches recently against Knight Riders and St. Lucia Stars. The upcoming match will be interesting as the Warriors try to get a stronger foothold in the league with a much-needed win on their home turf. The Jamaicans though, who are on a winning roll, will leave no stone unturned to keep the momentum going.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Chasing 153 against St. Lucia Stars, the batting line-up performed well to set a solid foundation thanks to players like Chadwick Walton, Jason Mohammed, and Gajanand Singh, who contributed with 30+ runs each. Captain Martin Guptill also scored well, pitching in with 23 runs and they won the match by 6 wickets. Earlier, the bowlers kept the pressure on the opposition with speedster Rayad Emrit taking 4-35 and spinner Rashid Khan dismissing 2 batsmen. Sohail Tanvir and Roshon Primus also did well taking 1 wicket each; they provide variety to the attack and can strategize well here too.
In the match against Knight Riders, the bowlers failed to defend 156 runs despite Steven Jacobs, Primus and Sohail Tanvir providing regular breakthroughs. Earlier, Chadwick Walton and Martin Guptill posted a 40-run opening stand while others like Jason Mohammed, Roshon Primus, and others in the lower order kept the scoreboard ticking but the total wasn’t enough to win.
They have good resources with bat and ball and have registered their first win the players will be motivated to keep the momentum going.
Chasing 174 runs against St. Lucia Stars, Andre McCarthy continued his good form with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 61 off 37 to help the team cross the finish line. Glenn Phillips, Jonathan Foo, Imad Wasim and Lendl Simmons contributed well to keep the scoreboard ticking and they won the match by 5 wickets. Fast bowlers Mohammad Sami, Kesrick Williams and Rovman Powell took quick wickets to restrict the opponents to 173 runs, and are in good form to repeat the performance again.
Against Knight Riders, they easily chased down a target of 148 without a sweat, thanks to Sangakkara’s well-made 47 and Lendl Simmons quick fire 38 off just 18 balls. All-rounders like Rovman Powell, Shakib Al Hasan, and Jonathan Foo kept the scoreboard ticking and steered the team towards victory by 4 wickets. Fast-bowlers Kesrick Williams, Odean Smith and Krishmar Santokie outwitted the opponents, taking consistent wickets through the innings; spinner Imad Wasim and pacer Mohammad Sami also contributed with a wicket each to restrict the Riders to 147 runs.
Overall, the Jamaicans have performed well to keep themselves in the top half of the table; they are likely to come out all guns blazing on Thursday to accumulate 2 more points through a win here.
Jamaica Tallawahs are favorites to win here due to the in-form bowling as well as batting unit, but we feel that with the home advantage to their side, Amazon Warriors can be a force to reckon with. Jamaica Tallawahs are on a rampage with both batting and bowling doing exceedingly well and they are our pick for this match.