GAW vs BR Match Preview
The Guyana Amazon Warriors have been excellent in the last few weeks of CPL 2022. They have won their previous four matches and adapted very well to playing in home conditions. The remaining matches are also scheduled to be played in Guyana and that should be seen as a big advantage for the Warriors.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Shakib Al Hasan are world-class players. With Shakib, you also get a genuine spin-bowler very helpful in the slow conditions that Guyana offers.
Add Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope and three fantastic all-rounders to the mix and you have a very strong batting lineup.
Romario Shepherd picked up three wickets in the previous match and leads a bowling unit that is finding its rhythm. Shakib AL Hasan, Imran Tahir, and Keemo Paul will all play a crucial role for the Guyana Amazon Warriors as well.
The Barbados Royals have lost two very important players to international duty. David Miller and Quinton de Kock will travel to India for South Africa's series and they are going to be hard to replace.
The bulk of the runs will have to come from Kyle Mayers, Corbin Bosch, Azam Khan, and Jason Holder while Obed McCoy and Jason Holder are the two bowlers to focus on.
The conditions in Guyana are expected to be clear for the most part although there is some rain around.
The pitch has been on the slower side so far and offered help to the spinners. The scores have also gotten progressively lower in the previous three matches. We hope that the groundsman will provide a good batting surface for Qualifier 1 but there will still be something for the spinners to exploit.
Wickets galore for McCoy and Holder
Both Obed McCoy and Jason Holder have picked up 15 wickets a piece in CPL 2022. That is a brilliant return so far and puts them head and shoulders above the rest of the players in the lineup.
Quinton de Kock and David Miller are not going to be available for selection for the Barbados Royals and that is a massive loss.
GAW vs BR Probable 11
GAW Playing 11
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Wk)
- Chandrapaul Hemraj
- Shai Hope
- Shakib Al Hasan
- Shimron Hetmyer (C)
- Keemo Paul
- Romario Shepherd
- Odean Smith
- Gudakesh Motie
- Junior Sinclair
- Imran Tahir
BR Playing 11
- Rakheem Cornwall
- Kyle Mayers (C)
- Harry Tector
- Azam Khan
- Jason Holder
- Najibullah Zadran
- Devon Thomas (Wk)
- Joshua Bishop
- Mujeeb ur Rahman
- Obed McCoy
- Ramon Simmonds
We think the Guyana Amazon Warriors have momentum on their side and are likely to emerge victorious. The Dream11 team should focus on them a bit more.
Shakib Al Hasan - Shakib was already making a big impact with his bowling but now he is scoring runs as well. He is an excellent player to have in the lineup.
Kyle Mayers - He may have lost some form in recent matches but he is not someone you can really afford to leave out. Another quality all-rounder that will play a major role with both bat and ball.
GAW vs BR Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: R Gurbaz
Batters: S Hope, K Mayers, A Khan
All-rounders: S Al Hasan (C), J Holder (VC), O Smith, R Shepherd
Bowlers: I Tahir, O McCoy, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman