Clear weather is on the cards for this game with a no chance of rain interrupting the game. According to AccuWeather, humid conditions are expected with a humidity percentage around the 70-run mark. The temperatures should hover between 28 and 30 degrees Celsius during the course of the match.
The pitch favours the spinners with turn found in abundance at the Providence Ground. Inspite that, it is traditionally a high-scoring pitch with scores of over 150 being a common sight. The relatively shorter boundaries also favour the batsmen which bodes well for a competitive game of cricket.
Average first innings score:163 (3 CPL 2019 Matches at Providence Ground)
Record of chasing teams:Won – 4, Lost – 4 (Matches since the start of CPL 2018)
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Guyana Amazon Warriors:
Keegan Simmons, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Shoaib Malik (C), Nicolas Pooran (WK), Sherfane Rutherford, Chris Green, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Qais Ahmed and Ben Laughlin
Bench: Imran Tahir, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Odean Smith, Anthony Bramble, Veerasammy Permaul, Clinton Pestano
Chris Gayle, Glenn Phillips (WK), Dwayne Smith, Liton Das, Chadwick Walton (C), Trevor Griffith, Imran Khan, Shamar Springer, Ramaal Lewis, Zahir Khan, Jade Dernbach.
Bench: Daniel Christian, Josh Lalor, Leniko Boucher, Josh Bishop, Chemar Holder, Roshon Primus
In spite of Jamaica Tallawahs’ troubles on the pitch, one shining light for them has been Glenn Phillips. With 353 runs to his name, Phillips has held one end up for the Tallawahs without much support from the other in CPL 2019. Shimron Hetmyer managed to score some runs against TKR earlier in the week and will relish a return to his home ground. Another Guyana player who made an impact against TKR is Chris Green. The Aussie picked two wickets and would certainly be a threat at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Green, Glenn Phillips
Vice-Captain – Sherfane Rutherford, Chris Gayle, Shoaib Malik
Shimron Hetmyer’s ability to go big against the spinners makes him the preferred choice over Glenn Phillips as the top pick.
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper –Glenn Phillips (VC), Liton Das
Batsmen – Sherfane Rutherford, Shimron Hetmyer (C), Chris Gayle