The 15th match of the Caribbean Premier League 2019 will see Jamaica Tallawahs hosting Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Sabina Park in Kingston on September 19.
The conditions of these two teams are exactly opposite. Guyana Amazon Warriors have won all of their first four matches and are on fire. On the other hand, Jamaica Tallawahs have managed to win only one so far out of their five fixtures. This time Tallawahs have the advantage of playing at their home ground where they have defeated Barbados Tridents in their last match on September 15.
Jamaica Tallawahs are the bottom last team on the league table even after managing a win last time. Their star all rounder Andre Russell is currently recovering from injury after receiving a blow on the head while batting in the game against St Lucia Zouks last Thursday. He seems to be fine although will undergo fitness assessment ahead of this game. Oshane Thomas will sit this game out as well with Jade Dernbach putting on a masterclass in the death overs on Sunday.Tallawahs will definitely depend on their batting department Chris Gayle and Chadwick Walton featuring in the top five list of highest run getters currently.
Guyana Amazon Warriors are the current league toppers with eight points from four matches, and clearly will focus on clinching another win as well. The dominating win against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots convincingly by seven wickets is undoubtedly a major boost for the team. There were a couple of changed where Shadab Khan and Odean Smith were dropped and a couple of leg-spinners in Qais Ahmad and Imran Tahir were included. Both had a good game with the ball last time, sharing five wickets between them. These two are expected to retain their places in this match. While they have a strong bowling squad, players like Chandrapaul Hemraj and Shimron Hetmyer have to extra responsibility to deliver with bat.
This match in all likelihood will be a battle between Jamaica Tallawahs batting department and Guyana Amazon Warriors bowling unit.
Head to head
Jamaica Tallawahs and Guyana Amazon Warriors have faced each other 16 times in the Caribbean Premier League so far. The scoreline is pretty tight as Guyana have won nine matches and Jamaica have won seven.
Zahir Khan (Jamaica Tallawahs)-The left-arm chinaman bowler has so far done a pretty decent job with the ball for Jamaica Tallawahs. He has taken four wickets in two matches at an average of 15.50. He was the standout bowler for the team in the last fixture and finished with impressive 3/20 from four overs to hand over a much-needed win to the team. No wonder the team will expect him to replicate a similar one.
Chandrapaul Hemraj (Guyana Amazon Warriors)- When it comes to batting the Warriors depend a lot on their one of mainstays, Chandrapaul Hemraj. With 138 runs in four matches and one half-century against Barbados Tridents, Chandrapaul Hemraj has scored the most runs for Guyana Amazon Warriors in this edition of the league so far. The left-handed opener will play an important role during batting.
Jamaica Tallawahs- Chris Gayle, Glenn Phillips (wk), Chadwick Walton (c), George Worker, Dwayne Smith, Javelle Glen/Andre Russell, Jade Dernbach, Derval Green, Ramaal Lewis, Christopher Lamont, Zahir Khan
Guyana Amason Warriors- Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shoaib Malik (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Chris Green, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Qais Ahmad, Imran Tahir
Guyana Amazon Warriors to win.