Two time Caribbean Premier League finalists and inform Guyana Amazon Warriors are set to meet St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the 10th match of CPL 2016 on Saturday. Probably it is going to be one sided game as home team Guyana is in terrific form while Patriots have been struggling in the competition from the last season when they made debut in CPLT20.
Winning their three successive matches in this edition, Guyana Amazon Warriors are looking ahead to register their fourth win of the tournament against St. Kitts. Eventually this is the second meet between two sides in this year’s Caribbean Premier League as both sides faced off each other in the 2nd game of league in which Warriors beat Patriots easily by 4 wickets in an exciting thriller with one ball left in the match.
Guyana skipper Martin Guptill believes that players are feeling well and enjoying the games which the best thing happening with the side. Players know their potential and playing according to that.
Guptill said, “Just take your time and enjoy the atmosphere out there. It is tough wicket to bat on and to bowl on as well, we are going to have to execute our plans and our skills to the best of our abilities. Most of the guys have played here before, there is only one or two that haven’t played so it is a new thing for them, but I am sure they are going to go great. With the batting we have is explosive all the way down the order. We have just to score one more run than the opposition.”
Coach Harper also agrees with Guptill’s statement and said that team is doing good because of atmosphere in the camp and players are playing as per their potentials.
Harper said, “While we did pretty well in winning our first games I think in each of the areas there are little things that we can do a little better. Good teams actually perform better than the sum of their individual parts and that is what we are trying to achieve. We have some pretty good players but if we work well as a team we can appear to be even better than we look on paper.”
On the other side, St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots have been struggling a lot in the competition. They have won just 1 game in played 4 matches. Devon Thomas and Evin Lewis are the only batsmen who have taken charge for St. Kitts in the competition. Team will definitely be looking to see their captain Faf du Plessis and two West Indies destructive batsmen Lendl Simmons and Carlos Brathwaite to perform well and win matches for the side.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Martin Guptill (Captain), Dwayne Smith, Chris Lynn, Jason Mohammad, Chris Barnwell, Anthony Bramble (wk), Sohail Tanvir, Steven Jacobs, Rayad Emrit, Veerasammy Permaul, Adam Zampa.
St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots
Faf du Plessis (Captain), Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, JJ Smuts, Jonathan Carter, Devon Thomas (wk), Carlos Brathwaite, Thisara Perera, Krishmar Santokie, Samuel Badree, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Guyana Amazon Warriors are hot favorites to win against St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the tenth match of 2016 CPL. As per our predictions, GAW have got 70 percent winning chances over SKNP.