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CPL 2021 Preview: GUY vs BR

Guyana Amazon Warriors will look to make the most of the opportunity against Barbados Royals in the Match No 16 of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021 tournament, to be played at the Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts, on Saturday.

Both the teams have played five matches each but Guyana Amazon Warriors have a better record when compared with Barbados Royals. The Guyana Amazon Warriors team has so far registered two victories and three losses as they are placed at the fourth position in CPL 2021 points table with four points in their kitty and a net run rate in negative of -0.587.

On the other hand, Barbados Royals are clearly struggling since they are languishing at the bottom of the pool with only one win in five matches and four defeats giving them only two points to contend with, and a negative run rate of -0.605.

Barbados Royals are coming off a defeat against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, a contest which they lost by two wickets despite making the best effort with the bat by posting a total of 160/8. 

On the other hand, the Guyana Amazon Warriors team suffered a defeat at the hands of St Lucia Kings by a huge margin of 51 runs. The Guyanese side was bowled out for a poor total of 98 from 16.5 overs while they were chasing 150 to win. 

Head-to-Head 

Played: 17

GUY won: 12

BR won: 5

NR: 0

CPL 2020 Recap 

  • Guyana Amazon Warriors defeated Barbados Royals in both the matches these two teams played in the Caribbean Premier League 2020. 
  • In the first game between these two teams, Guyana Amazon Warriors bowled out Barbados Royals for 92 and chased the target with only two wickets down.
  • In the next contest, the team remained the same as Barbados Royals could manage only 89/9 and in their reply, Guyana Amazon Warriors scored 90/4 in 14.2 overs to record a big win once again.

CPL 2021 Stats 

Most runs: GUY – Shimron Hetmyer (146 runs); BR – Azam Khan (129 runs)

Most wickets: GUY – Romario Shepherd (9 wickets); BR – Mohammad Amir (6 wickets) 

Most sixes: GUY – Shimron Hetmyer (5 sixes); BR – Azam Khan (10 sixes)

Most fours: GUY – Mohammad Hafeez (13 fours); BR – Glenn Phillips (12 fours)

Most catches: GUY – Odean Smith (4 catches); BR – Jason Holder (5 catches) 

Top five fantasy points scorers per team: 

GUY: Odean Smith (137 pts), Romario Shepherd (82 pts), Nicholas Pooran (65 pts), Shimron Hetmyer (15 pts), Naveen-ul-Haq Murid (13 pts)

BR: Nyeem Young (106 pts), Smit Patel (73 pts), Raymon Reifer (58 pts), Jake Lintott (56 pts), Jason Holder (52 pts)

Teams (likely XIs)

Guyana Amazon Warriors (GUY): Chanderpaul Hemraj, Mohammed Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon king, Nicolas Pooran (c&wk), Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Naveen-ul-Haq Murid, Gudakesh Motie, Imran Tahir. 

Barbados Royals (BR): Johnson Charles, Shai Hope, Smit Patel, Glenn Phillips, Azam Khan (wk), Jason Holder (c), Raymond Reifer, Nyeem Young, Ashley Nurse, Jake Lintott, Oshane Thomas.  

 

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