About the Match
Jamaica Tallawahs, fresh after inflicting a crushing defeat on Antigua Hawksbills in a rain affected 17 overs and with 8 points on board, are now facing Guyana Amazon Warriors, who have same number of points, on 2nd Aug at Sabina Park, their home ground. The Tallawahs have defeated the Warriors narrowly in the earlier encounter on 20th Jul and would look to repeat the same in order to be abreast with their rival Red Steel, having played one match less than them. Whereas the Amazon Warriors though equal in points, have played one more match and hence would like to avenge the earlier defeat to give close fight to other rivals among the top four. With both teams trying to outwit the other, a very well fought contest is on the cards.
They have so far proved to be good chasers, with 3 wins while chasing and one in defending and that win was against the Warriors. Walton and Gayle have put on 44 runs as openers for the 1st wicket in the match against Hawksbills on 31st July in the rain curtailed 17 overs match where Gayle was at his best with a breezy 59 off 31 balls with 6 sixes, which helped the team win the game in style with 18 balls to spare. Taylor came out with 4 wickets supported by Miller with 3 wickets to reduce the Warriors to 89 for 9. They are up against strong opening pair of Simmons and Guptill who have the capacity to put the opponent on mat as Simmons demonstrated against most of the teams but the Tallawahs have experienced bowlers to handle them effectively. Voges and Russell are good in the middle order to maintain the momentum set by the top and help the team chase any target or set a formidable target.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
They have the will power and determination to trounce any team, but this time they are up against a team who have defeated them earlier and are now playing in their home ground. The Jamaicans are known supporters of the game and they will certainly back their side, which will serve as a morale booster for the opponents. Simmons and Guptill are good openers with the in-form Ramdin lending support in the top order, as he did with his hurricane knock of 84 off 45 balls with 12 smashes clearing the rope, six of them aerially against the Red Steels. He can retrieve any situation and with Neesham and Barnwell, he can rotate the strike and mount pressure on the opponents. Santokie with 3 wickets against Red Steel was the key bowler with adequate support from Permaul, Hafeez and Neesham. The Warriors have good all-round performers who have demonstrated their capabilities and are sure to give the Tallawahs batsmen a scare and struggle for every run.
Both teams are equally placed with the Tallawahs having the home advantage here; however, the Warriors are eager to avenge their previous defeat and look more determined to emerge victorious at the end.
Guyana Amazon Warriors, 2.00 @ Bet365