Both Guyana and St Lucia would be high on confidence coming into this game as they are in top 3 in the points table at the moment. However, St Lucia would have the opportunity to displace the Warriors from the top if they manage to beat them this game.
Both the teams have got 4 points out of 3 games so far, but the Warriors, because of their better run rate, are sitting at the top. Here are our fantasy cricket tips for this top of the table clash –
The pitch played fairly well in the first game yesterday, but it slowed down considerably in the second game and the warriors managed to defend a score less than 120. Since the same strip is going to be used for this game as well, it’s not expected to offer a lot of pace which means playing the big shots will be difficult.
The spinners will have a major role to play and given the fact that both the teams have decent spinners and spin bowling all-rounders, it promises to be a cracker of a game.
Predicted playing XI of both teams
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Brandon King, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Ross Taylor, Nicholas Pooran, Sherfane Rutherford, Chris Green (C), Keemo Paul, Imran Tahir, Romario Shepherd and Naveen-ul-Haq
St Lucia Zouks
Rakheem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher, Mark Deyal, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Darren Sammy (C), Scott Kuggeleijn, Roston Chase, Obed McCoy, Zahir Khan and Kesrick Williams
Brandon King could score only 29 last night against Jamaica Tallawahs, but the way he timed the ball on a very difficult pitch, it was an ominous signs for all the other teams in the tournament. King had dominated the last season of the CPL and if last night was a sign of things to come, he is all set to set the stage ablaze again.
Mark Deyal got the opportunity to bat at no. 3 yesterday against St Kitts and he repaid the faith of the management with a blistering 30 off 17 with three sixes. He might not be a very popular pick, but given the current form, he can earn you some really useful points in the fantasy.
Roston Chase has been used very strategically with the ball in the ongoing CPL by the St Lucia skipper Darren Sammy and the off spinner has returned some fantastic figures. Chase grabbed three wickets in the last game at the cost of just 12 runs. He also has a fifty to his name in CPL 2020.
Mohammed Nabi, being the man of the match in the last two games, would also be an automatic pick from the all-rounder’s category alongside Chase.
From the bowlers’ category, you should go with Naveen ul Haq and Scott Kuggeleign. They have proved to be the two best medium pacers in the tournament so far, bowling at the difficult stages of the innings. Kuggeleijn finished with a 4-wicket haul in the previous game against St Kitts.
Captaincy Pick: Brandon King
Vice-captaincy Pick: Mohammed Nabi
Fantasy XI: Nicholas Pooran, Ross Taylor, Brandon King (C), Mark Deyal, Keemo Paul, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Mohammed Nabi (VC), Roston Chase, Imran Tahir, Naveen ul Haq, Scott Kuggeleijn