Guyana Amazon Warriors ended up as the second-best side in the ground stage to claim the position in the semi-finals where they will come face to face with St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, who also secured six wins from 10 games but were placed third due to the Net Run Rate difference. However, knockout games don’t look for those differences and it will all boil down to who handles the pressure better on Wednesday.
HEAD TO HEAD
OVERALL - 14 | GAW 10 WINS | SKNP 4 WINS
LAST FIVE MATCHES | GAW 3 WINS | SKNP 2 WINS
All the matches of the ongoing CPL 2021 have been played at Warner’s Park in St Kitts and 9035 runs have been scored at a run rate of 7.9. So it is not necessarily a bowling-friendly wicket as many made it out to be but there is a fundamental difference between this ground and other grounds on the Caribbean shore. It is toss agnostic and favours the pacers more than the tweakers.
The average first innings score here this CPL is 161 as compared to the average winning score of 174. However, chasing hasn’t been that easy here with 148 being the average target chased. It doesn’t matter what you opt for at the toss, with 49% of the matches won by the team batting 1st as compared to 51% chasing.
While 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.
Romario Shepherd has been extremely brilliant this season, with 18 wickets to his name. He is the top wicket-taker in the CPL, having picked a wicket at an average of 12.44 and an economy of 7.46. He has contributed decently with the bat as well and that has made him a strong contender for the captain role in your Fantasy team.
Our Criclytics Player Projections predict Shepherd to pick 1-2 wickets
Chandrapaul Hemraj scored a century already in the 2021 Caribbean Premier League and is one of the players who is expected to do well even in dire situations. He has 227 runs from 9 games so far and that gives hope to fantasy geeks like us.
Our Criclytics Player Projections predict Hemraj to score 18-28 runs
Evin Lewis is the second-highest run-scorer in the Caribbean Premier League 2021 so far, with 343 runs coming at 42.87. He has now been snapped up by Rajasthan Royals but before that he would want to put on a show of his own in the CPL semi-final to help guide his side to the finals.
Our Criclytics Player Projections predict Hemraj to score 36-54 runs
Here are the top-11 Criclytics Projections:
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Devon Thomas, Sherfane Rutherford, Dwayne Bravo (capt), Fabian Allen, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Dominic Drakes, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Paul van Meekeren, Fawad Ahmed
Guyana Amazon Warriors: Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shoaib Malik, Nicholas Pooran (capt), Anthony Bramble (wk), Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Gudakesh Motie, Naveen-ul-Haq, Imran Tahir.