Bottom-placed Barbados Royals (BR) meet Guyana Amazon Warriors (GUY) in match 20 of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021. Three consecutive defeats have left Barbados Royals’ semi-final hopes in the balance. They have picked up just two points so far and need a win to keep their knockout stage hopes alive. Meanwhile, Guyana Amazon Warriors are fourth in the points table with six points from as many matches.
Barbados Royals’ top-order failed to spark in the nine-wicket defeat at the hands of Guyana Amazon Warriors. They lost three wickets in the powerplay as Johnson Charles, Smit Patel, and Glenn Phillips returned to the pavilion within the first five overs. A 26-ball 28 from Azam Khan and 22 from Raymon Reifer helped them post a modest 130. But Barbados Royals bowlers were thrashed to all parts of the ground by Chandrapaul Hemraj.
A destructive hundred from Hemraj set up a big win for Guyana Amazon Warriors against Barbados Royals. Chasing 131, the 28-year-old notched up a brilliant 105* off just 56 balls. Earlier in the match, Imran Tahir and Romario Shepherd did the damage with the ball. The former South Africa spinner grabbed a three-wicket haul, while Shepherd grabbed the key wickets of Jason Holder and Azam.
Top Five Fantasy Points scorers (previous match)
BR: N Young (49 pts), A Khan (38 pts), J Charles (32 pts), S Hope (29 pts), R Reifer (28 pts)
GUY: C Hemraj (149 pts), I Tahir (95 pts), R Shepherd (70 pts), B King (49 pts), G Motie (43 pts)
CPL 2021 Stats
Most Runs: BR – A Khan (157 runs); GUY – C Hemraj (178 runs)
Most Wickets: BR – M Amir (6 wickets); GUY – R Shepherd (11 wickets)
Most Sixes: BR – A Khan (12 sixes); GUY – N Pooran (11 sixes)
Most Fours: BR – G Phillips (12 fours); GUY – C Hemraj (19 fours)
Most Catches: BR – J Holder (5 catches); GUY – B King (6 catches)
BR (likely): S Hope, A Khan; J Charles, G Phillips, S Patel; J Holder, R Reifer; O Thomas, H Walsh, N Young, J Lintott
GUY (likely): N Pooran; S Malik, S Hetmyer, C Hemraj, B King; O Smith, M Hafeez, G Motie; I Tahir, R Shepherd, K Sinclair