Guyana Amazon Warriors are set to cross swords with Barbados Royals in Qualifier 1 of the ongoing CPL 2022. The Warriors made a stunning turnaround in the business end of CPL. They won four games on the bounce and qualified for the playoffs. Momentum is clearly with the Warriors. The royals finished first on the points table and are the team to beat. Guyana Amazon Warriors registered their 3rd consecutive win in the last game as they knocked out TKR from the race to playoffs. This win ensured Guyana a spot in the playoffs and the outcome of their last match of the league stage will further solidify their position in the points table.
Played- 20 | BR – 07 | GAW– 13 | Tie- 0
Date: 27th September 2022
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
Rain earlier in the day will give way to cloudy but dry conditions during this match. The humidity level will touch 85% towards the end of the fixture.
The conditions in Guyana are expected to be clear for the most part although there is some rain around. The pitch has been on the slower side so far and offered help to the spinners. The scores have also gotten progressively lower in the previous three matches. We hope that the groundsman will provide a good batting surface for Qualifier 1 but there will still be something for the spinners to exploit.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope, Shakib Al Hasan, Shimron Hetmyer (c), Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Keemo Paul, Gudakesh Motie, Junior Sinclair, Imran Tahir
Rahkeem Cornwall, Kyle Mayers (c), Corbin Bosch, Harry Tector, Azam Khan, Jason Holder, Devon Thomas (wk), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hayden Walsh, Nyeem Young, Joshua Bishop
Having been delivering with both bat and ball in the last game is a great sign for the Warriors going ahead of the playoffs. His presence in the middle order will give confidence to the openers Gurbaz and Hemraj, the former already being the most consistent scorer in the side.
Though Miller is a big name in the T20 world and has been in incredible form for the past year, there are many other reliable batters in the Barbados lineup.
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They’ve got the momentum on their side and are also witnessing comebacks from players in every department. More and more players are stepping up as match-winners and this gives them an edge in our prediction. Barbados Royals are a mighty team with a deep batting lineup and a great variety in the bowling attack. It will be a close contest between the top two teams of the CPL with the Warriors starting with a slight advantage over the Royals. This is the team with momentum behind it. It has four consecutive wins heading into this match and its replacement players have made the team a lot stronger. The Barbados Royals will be without two of its best players and Kyle Mayers seems to have lost form as well.
Match Prediction: Guyana Amazon Warriors Will Win the Match