With each match having enormous importance, CPL 2020 is entering the business end. One such confrontation pits the Guyana Amazon Warriors against the St. Lucia Zouks in Trinidad's Brian Lara Stadium.
The Zouks were the season's surprise package and created a series of superb results.
The Zouks have 5 wins in 7 games led by the charismatic Daren Sammy and are on course for a top-two finish. Their previous game saw them defending 92 against the Tridents, highlighting what kind of shape their bowlers are in currently.
On the other side, even though they are squarely in the running for a semi-final spot with six points in seven games to date, Guyana has blown hot and cold.
The bowlers of the Zouks will come up against a wild Nicholas Pooran, who scored a breathtaking hundred times earlier against the Patriots in the tournament. All the signs point to a highly competitive game on Wednesday with the likes of Ross Taylor and Shimron Hetmyer itching for a big win.
The weather forecast with rain predicted to play a part is not too pleasant. Both teams will chase for a winning toss, with the possibility of rain and DLS looming high.
The pitch at the Brian Lara Cricket Stadium was in support of the spinners, while at this venue pacer like Keemo Paul and Scott Kuggeleijn used rhythm changes to perfection.
While the ball should come comfortably onto the bat, the batsmen will also need to be careful of holding the oddball short.
Probable Playing XIs:
Guyana Amazon Warriors:
Chris Green (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Ross Taylor, Kevin Sinclair, Keemo Paul, Brandon King, Romario Shepherd, Ashmead Nedd, Imran Tahir, Naveen-ul-Haq
St Lucia Zouks:
Daren Sammy (c), Andre Fletcher (wk), Leniko Boucher, Roston Chase, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rakheem Cornwall, Javelle Glen, Kesrick Williams, Zahir Khan, Scott Kuggeleijn
Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Lucia Zouks Dream 11:
Shimron Hetmyer (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ross Taylor, Najibullah Zadran, Javelle Glen, Roston Chase, Mohammad Nabi, Rakheem Cornwall, Imran Tahir, Kevin Sinclair, Scott Kuggeleijn
This will be a tough match for both teams as both of the teams are in good form. But as our cricket expert review, the Guyana Amazon Warriors are most likely to win this match. Don't hesitate to bet on baji.livenow for the best cricket odds on the market!