All stats updated till CPL 2021, Match 24
Jamaica Tallawahs (JT) will take on Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) in Match 29 of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021 at Warner Park, St Kitts. Both teams have eight points from as many matches but the Tallawahs have a significantly better net run-rate (+0.536) compared to the Amazon Warriors (-0.248).
The Amazon Warriors have won 12 out of the 20 matches in the CPL and have also won four out of their five matches against the Tallawahs.
Overall matches: 20 | Guyana 12 wins | Jamaica 8 wins
Last 5 matches: Guyana 4 wins | Jamaica 1 win
Suggested teamWhile you could go for the above team, you also have the option of choosing your own team from Cricket.com’s Fantasy Research Centre. You can use this tool to build your team with the help of algorithms. Based on your preferences, the platform will guide you to create the ideal fantasy XI.
While pace dominated the initial stage of the competition, the spinners have had their say in the last 10-15 matches or so. Overall, while the pacers have picked up over 60% of the wickets this season, in the last 10 matches, their wicket is just a tad over 50% and average (24.5) significantly more than the spinners (19). But, the fast bowlers have struck every 17.1 deliveries, compared to the spinners who have picked up a wicket every 17.9 balls. In the same time frame, while the fast bowlers have conceded runs at 8.6, the spinners have gone for just 6.4.
Looks like it is time to stock your team with a few more spinners than you would have done at the start of the tournament. The last five matches have been won by the team defending a total, hence the team winning the toss will look to bat first.
Since scoring 89 against the Royals, Kennar Lewis has not been in the best of forms but managed to hit a vital 56 in Tallawahs’ 55-run over the Kings to return to form. He is Tallawahs’ leading run-getter this season with 243 runs at an impressive strike rate of 166.43. Added to that, he is also a safe wicketkeeper and has either at least taken a catch or inflicted a stumping since he has taken over the gloves, which is an added incentive for you to have Lewis in your team.
Our Criclytics Player predictor predicts Charles could score 21-31 runs in this match
Andre Russell has contributed with both bat and ball in the last couple of matches, which is terrific news for the Tallawahs, given that their star batsman is returning to form just at the right time. He scored a 15-ball 31 and picked up two wickets to help his side to a huge 55-run win in the previous match against the Kings. However, he was the player of the match two matches ago against the Patriots, scoring 28 off 17 and then removed the dangerous Fabian Allen. He could once again be quite a handful in this game.
Our Criclytics Player predictor predicts Charles could score 15-23 runs and pick up 0-1 wickets in this match
Fast bowler Romario Shepherd has been in terrific form this season, having picked up 14 wickets at 11.57 to go with a strike rate of 9.8. Barring the last match against the Kings in which he went wicketless, Shepherd has picked up at least two wickets in all the matches in CPL. The West Indies international who made his debut in 2019 has been spot on with his execution this season and we could expect him to continue his excellent form in this match as well.
Our Criclytics Player predictor predicts Shepherd could pick up 1-2 wickets in this match
With spin playing a huge factor in the last few matches, picking Mohammad Hafeez in your team could turn out to be a sensible option. The experienced Pakistan all-rounder has had a relatively quiet season so far, yet he is the Amazon Warriors’ second-highest run-getter with 179 runs at 29.83. He has been excellent in keeping the runs down with the ball as well, conceding at well under six an over and has also picked up five wickets at 22.40. Will Hafeez be the difference between the two sides?
Our Criclytics Player predictor predicts Hafeez could score 19-29 runs and pick up 0-1 wickets in this match