We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
1st innings average score: 124
2nd innings average score: 93
Type: Spinner-friendly wicket.
Time: September 22, 4.30 AM IST
Shakib Al Hasan and Rahmanullah Gurbaz are expected to take the field for Guyana in the absence of Tabraiz Shamsi and Heinrich Klaasen, who will be joining the South African T20 squad for the tour of India.
Probable XI for Guyana: Chandrapaul Hemraj, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Jermaine Blackwood, Shakib Al Hasan, Colin Ingram, Shimron Hetmyer(c), Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Junior Sinclair, Imran Tahir
Probable XI for Jamaica: Brandon King, Amir Jangoo (wk), Shamarh Brooks, Rovman Powell (c), Raymon Reifer, Fabian Allen, Imad Wasim, Chris Green, Migael Pretorius, Mohammad Amir, Nicholson Gordon
It has been a rough time for Shamarh Brooks with the bat. He has managed only 38 runs in 4 innings.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz will be high on confidence after an impressive Asia Cup: 152 runs at an average of 30 and a strike rate of 163. He is likely to open the batting and explode from the word go.
Rovman Powell has collected 219 runs at 44, including 2 fifties. He has been a part of the Ultimate Team on 4 occasions. He has also produced bonus points for hitting 16 sixes.
Amidst three single-digit scores, Brandon King has also registered knocks of 89, 32, and 46. Although reckless at times, he has been generating useful fantasy points through his boundary hitting (22 fours and 9 sixes).
Shimron Hetmyer might not have registered a half-century thus far, but has been successful in generating bonus points for crossing the 30-run mark on 4 out of 6 occasions.
Imad Wasim (11) and Imran Tahir (5) wickets will have a huge role to play for their respective sides on the sluggish wicket at Guyana. While Imad has added handy points for an economy of 6.27 RPO, Tahir is yet to go wicketless.
Despite getting out for consecutive single-digit scores, Raymon Reifer will remain a dark horse in fantasy leagues. We cannot overlook the fact that he also registered scores of 62, 28, 41, and 40* earlier in the tournament.
Mohammad Amir has been the No.1 strike bowler for Jamaica and is the second-highest wicket-taker (12) in this edition. Incidentally, his best figures of 3 for 22 came against Guyana.
Shakib Al Hasan will be the biggest threat on the spinner-friendly pitches of Guyana. He holds the record for the best bowling figures of 6 for 6 in the tournament history. He is expected to slot in at No.3 with the bat.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
Both sides have a shaky top order. Meanwhile, their spinners have been impressive and are likely to make further inroads in Guyana.