JMS vs GUY Match Preview
Jamaica started its campaign on a sedate note, however, the team gradually picked up form. Brandon King has been excellent for the team as an opener and has scored consistently well. With 261 runs, he is the top scorer for Jamaica this season.
Rovman Powell has lent solidity to an otherwise weak middle order, which has been left lacking with the exit of Nkrumah Bonner. The bowling has been good for Jamaica so far, with Dennis Bulli being the pick of the bowlers. He has picked up 12 wickets from the 4 games he has played so far.
All the top-order batsmen have contributed to Guyana’s journey in this competition. Anthony Bramble and Kemol Savory have provided their team with quite a few good starts, while Tevin Imlach has been great in the number-3 position. Tagenarine Chanderpaul looked promising but had to leave for international duty.
Gudakesh Motie was the top wicket-taker the last season and has been in great form this time too.
The weather is expected to remain overcast, with occasional showers.
The pitch at the Viv Richards Stadium is perfectly balanced. The good and consistent bounce allows the batsmen to score freely, and at the same time offers ample opportunities for the quicker bowlers to take some wickets. The spinners won’t feel let down too, as they are likely to see some turn as the match progresses.
Jeavor Royal’s Economical Bowling
Jeavor Royal has been one of the most economical bowlers of the season so far. In the 6 matches, he has picked up 9 wickets with an economy rate of less than 4.
Rovman Powell's Good Batting
Powell has been quite effective for Jamaica lower down the order. He has scored 282 runs in the last 10 matches with an average of 35, and a strike rate of 116.
Both the teams won their latest matches, and are expected to field a similar playing eleven.
JMS vs GUY Probable 11
JMS Playing 11
- Brandon King
- Rovman Powell (C)
- Andre McCarthy
- Chadwick Walton (Wk)
- Alwyn Williams
- Odean Smith
- Dennis Bulli
- Pete Salmon
- Nicholson Gordon
- Jamie Merchant
- Jeavor Royal
GUY Playing 11
- Kemol Savory
- Anthony Bramble (Wk)
- Shimron Hetmeyer
- Leon Johnson (C)
- Kevin Sinclair
- Tevin Imlach
- Sherfane Rutherford
- Gudakesh Motie
- Romario Shepherd
- Nial Smith
- Veerasammy Permaul
While Jamaica has had an excellent run in the last few matches, we feel Guyana can win this match. When we do a man-to-man comparison, many players from the Guyana team are in good form. In comparison, Jamaica is reliant on the performances of a few players, and their failure can lead to a collapse.
Shimron Hetmeyer: On his day, Hetmeyer can be a devastating batsman against any opposition. He hasn’t been able to put up a good performance in the last few matches. Nevertheless, he averages 37.5 from the last 10 matches and has a strike rate of 111.
Gudakesh Motie: Motie has been pretty consistent in his performances in the last couple of years. In the last 10 matches, he has picked up 19 wickets and bowled with an economy rate of 4.29.
Dennis Bulli: He has been one of the best bowlers this season, and is second on the list of top wicket-takers. Bulli has scalped 12 wickets from the last 4 matches, with a strike rate of under 19.
JMS vs GUY Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: A Bramble, K Savory
Batters: S Hetmyer, B King (VC), T Imlach
All-rounders: O Smith, R Shepherd (C)
Bowlers: G Motie, J Royal, D Bulli, N Gordon