The Caribbean Premier League heads back to Providence for the next few matches and on Thursday night we get the penultimate regular season match as the Guyana Amazon Warriors take on the Jamaica Tallawahs.
In terms of the table and the competition this is a dead rubber but the Guyana Amazon Warriors are currently unbeaten and they will want to extend their 100% record for as long as they possibly can. Jamaica Tallawahs conclude their campaign here.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
It has been an amazing season so far for the Guyana Amazon Warriors. They have played eight matches and won them all and have completed a clean sweep of wins on the road, which in this competition is really quite something. They now have two matches at home to conclude the regular season before playing in the first qualifier which is also on home soil so there is a lot to like about the Amazon Warriors at the present time.
We’ve been saying it all season about the quality of their bowling attack and how it has not only been restricting sides but also taking wickets and that is never a bad combination in this format of the game. What we haven’t done is pay homage to their batting line up which has been getting better and better with every match that has been played. They look the real deal currently.
There isn’t really much that can be said about the season the Jamaica Tallawahs are having that hasn’t already been said. To say it has been disappointing is an understatement and I would imagine the sooner it ends the better. It is probably a good thing for them then that it will end after this match, whether they will win or lose. You would think there will be huge implications moving forward after such a poor season too.
If there is a positive for the Tallawahs going into next season it is that they know exactly where they need to improve. They have to find a better bowling attack because theirs just hasn’t been at the races this season. It is all well and good relying on the likes of Chris Gayle and Andre Russell to overpower sides but this tournament doesn’t work like that. They need to find some good quality spin options if they are to be competitive next term.
As we have been saying in recent matches, you would think that Guyana Amazon Warriors will continue to give their squad an outing and ensure everyone who needs game time ahead of the finals will get it.
Anything could happen with the Jamaica Tallawahs line up here. They haven’t been good enough regardless of who has been picked but you would expect them to load up with the spinners that they do have in these slow conditions.
I wanted to take the sixes in this match because I sense that the Jamaica Tallawahs are going to play with a real freedom in this match, especially with the bat, but sadly no great lines and prices are around to inspire me so I’m going to slightly change my tact and head for the runs line instead, where the line is more appealing.
That line is just 311.5 which is only a first innings score of 156 if the chasing side wins and you would think even in these slower conditions that is a possibility just purely because of the make up of the Jamaica side. Their bowling has gone round the park but their batting can blast any team away. Guyana don’t lack for firepower with the bat and given that there is nothing on this and that this square has to stage four matches in the next four nights I think conditions will suit a high scoring game.
Back Over 311.5 runs for a 4/10 stake at 1.83 with Bet365