Sabina Park might receive a decent amount of rain over the next week. Scattered thunderstorms are expected on Wednesday. However, the highest possibility of rain is during the afternoon and things could settle down by 7 PM which is the scheduled start of play.
After two high-scoring matches, the Sabina Park witnessed a low-scoring match. However, it was played during the day time. During the night matches, the dew quickens up the track and also makes it tough for the bowlers to grip the ball. Hence, we could be in for another run-fest in Kingston.
Average first innings score: 185 (CPL matches since 2017)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 4
Andre Russell suffered a blow on the head and Jermaine Blackwood has been named as temporary cover.
Jade Dernbach added to Jamaica Tallawahs squad in place of Kennar Lewis.
Dwayne Smith replaced injured Rovman Powell in the squad.
Probable Playing XIs:
Chris Gayle (C), Glenn Phillips (WK), Chadwick Walton, George Worker, Jermaine Blackwood, Javelle Glen, Ramaal Lewis, Derval Green, Jade Dernbach, Zahir Khan, Oshane Thomas.
Bench – Shamar Springer, Jerome Taylor, Dwayne Smith, Christopher Lamont, Imran Khan, Xavier Marshall, Steven Jacobs, Andre Russell.
Guyana Amazon Warriors:
Chandrapaul Hemraj, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Sherfane Rutherford, Shoaib Malik (C), Chris Green, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Qais Ahmad, Imran Tahir.
Bench – Ben Laughlin, Veerasammy Permaul, Anthony Bramble, Saurabh Netravalkar, Odean Smith, Keagan Simmons, Clinton Pestano, Shadab Khan.
The Afghanistan wrist spinners Qais Ahmad and Zahir Khan had a brilliant last match and are likely to be among top bowlers in the game on Wednesday. Chandrapaul Hemraj’s fantasy potential is quite high as he bowls a couple of overs when needed. George Worker could get a chance to bowl more after taking two wickets in the last match.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain –Glenn Phillips, Shimron Hetmyer, Chadwick Walton, Nicholas Pooran
Vice-Captain – Chandrapaul Hemraj, Chris Gayle, George Worker, Qais Ahmad
Glenn Phillipsis a safe option as captain or vice-captain for all the matches to be played at the Sabina Park.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper –Glenn Phillips (C), Nicholas Pooran
Batters – Chris Gayle, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Brandon King, George Worker, Chadwick Walton (VC)