About the Match
Table-toppers, Guyana Amazon Warriors, lock horns against third-placed, Jamaica Tallawahs, in the 15th match of the Caribbean Premier League 2016 on July 15th.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Winning five out of their first six fixtures, Guyana Amazon Warriors have beaten every team in the tournament except for Barbados Tridents who haven't faced off against the Warriors, yet, in the CPL 2016.
In the game against the Zouks recently, the Warriors were pitch perfect in their display of overall skills. Guyana won the toss and, while trusting in their sound bowling , put the Zouks in to bat first.
It was a bowling show from there on as the Pakistani-pacer, Sohail Tanvir, sent the opening pair of Shane Watson and Johnson Charles back to dugout at the scores of 0 and 4 respectively.
Austrlian-leggie, Adam Zampa, put a halt to the short stints of Andre Fletcher and David Miller at mere respective scores of 16 and 23. Veteran Mike Hussey scored the important 64 hard-battled runs before being dismissed by Rayad Emrit.
With 139 to chase, Amazon Warriors' openers came out to bat with positive intent. But the job was completed by Chris Lynn, 38, and Mr. Consistent, Jason Mohammed, 43, both of whom remained not-out as the Warriors chased down 138 on the second ball of the 18th over.
Unlucky in their last outing, Jamaica Tallawahs will be craving to make up for the much needed points they could not accumulate against Barbados Tridents that ended in a draw due to rain.
The rain washing out the match came as a blessing in disguise for the Tridents as Tallawahs were firing away with fours and sixes in the first innings.
With ten 10 overs bowled, Jamaica stood at 116/2 as Chris Gayle was still at the crease with 47 off 20 balls.
Nonetheless, the Tallawahs would feel they missed out on a real winning opportunity. Jamaica have played in four matches so far and have lost only once.
But the bad news is that their only loss came against the Warriors who bowled out the Jamaican-outfit at a mere score of 100 in the first innings.
Tallawahs have a strong batting lineup and rely too much on it whereas, on the contrary, Guyana Amazon Warriors are relying on their bowling strength. It is going to be a good contest between the two giants of CPL.
However, the venue for the fixture, the Sabina Park is a bowling paradise. In the last few games played there, it has been a bowling show flat-out which gives the Warriors an edge over the Tallawahs