After winning 11 matches on the trot in the 2019 CPL, Guyana Amazon Warriors will now play a 12th – the final of the tournament – against Barbados Tridents at Tarouba on October 12. Ahead of the match, here is a statistical preview.
0 instances of a side winning every group match in a single edition of the CPL before Guyana this time. The previous lowest defeat count was 2. Guyana have won all 11 of their matches including Qualifier 1.
0.4 Barbados’ win-loss ratio against Guyana (4 wins, 10 defeats), their worst against any side. Guyana’s ratio against Barbados, 2.5, is their 3rd best: they have won all 3 matches against the now-defunct Antigua Hawksbills and have a ratio of (4, 8 wins, 2 defeats) against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
2 four-wicket hauls for Hayden Walsh Jr, the joint 2nd most. Dwayne Bravo leads with 5, followed by Ravi Rampaul (3). Tabraiz Shamsi, Kieron Pollard, Sohail Tanvir, and Krishmar Santokie also have 2 four-fors each.
3 wickets needed by Imran Tahir (15) to become the 2nd-highest wicket-taker in a single season for Guyana. However, the record is likely to remain with Tanvir (20 in 2016).
3 dismissals needed by Nicholas Pooran (39 catches, 8 stumpings) to reach the 50-mark in CPL. Only Denesh Ramdin (40 catches, 17 stumpings) has more.
4 CPL finals for Guyana Amazon Warriors, in 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2018, the most for any side. They have lost all of these, to Jamaica Tallawahs, Barbados, and (twice) to Trinbago Knight Riders, in that order. The Tridents, on the other hand, beat the Amazon Warriors in the 2014 final but lost to Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel (now TKR) in 2015.
4 fifty-plus scores for both Brandon King and Shimron Hetmyer, the joint 3rd-most for Guyana. Only Lendl Simmons (8) and Martin Guptill (7) have more.
6 runs needed by King (453) to go past Chris Lynn (454 in 2016), Glenn Phillips (457 in 2018), and Chadwick Walton (458 in 2017) and become the 2nd-highest scorer in a single CPL edition. However, Colin Munro’s record (567 in 2018) is some distance away. Walton’s 458 is also the record for Guyana.
6 runs needed by Jason Holder (494) to become the 5th batsman to reach 500 runs for the Tridents, after Dwayne Smith (1,305), Shoaib Malik (1,271), Pollard (1,081), and Nicholas Pooran (635).
11 wins on the trot for Guyana Amazon Warriors, the joint 7th most by any side and the most by a West Indian side. Only Sialkot Stallions (25), Kolkata Knight Riders (14), Karnataka (14 and counting), Surrey (13), Sydney Sixers (12), and Afghanistan (12) have had longer streaks.
12 catches for Hetmyer this season, the joint 3rd most for a non-wicketkeeper in a single edition. Pollard had held 14 catches in 2013 and Jason Mohammed 13 in 2016. Holder has 11.
21 wickets for Walsh Jr in CPL 2019, the joint 3rd-most for anyone in a single edition. Dwayne Bravo had 28 in 2015 and 21 in 2016, while Fawad Ahmed had 22 in 2018.
31 sixes for both King and Hetmyer, the joint 3rd-most for Guyana. Only Simmons (43) and Guptill (37) have hit more.
31 runs needed by Johnson Charles (376) to become the highest run-scorer for the Tridents in a single edition. He will have to go past Malik (406 in 2014).
47 runs needed by King (453) and 68 needed by Malik (432) to reach 500 runs for Guyana. Simmons (1,029), Guptill (862), Mohammed (777), and Hetmyer (655) are the only ones to have done this.
49 wins for Guyana, the most in CPL history. They need 1 more to become the first franchise to win 50 matches.