We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
First innings average score: 144
Second innings average: 129
Type: Slow wicket. Helps the slow bowlers.
Time: September 8, 7.30 PM IST
Probable XI for Guyana: Chandrapaul Hemraj, Paul Stirling, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Keemo Paul, Gudakesh Motie, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi
Probable XI for St Kitts and Nevis: Andre Fletcher, Dewald Brevis, Darren Bravo, Sherfane Rutherford, Dwayne Bravo (c), Joshua Da Silva (wk)/Evin Lewis, Dwaine Pretorius, Duan Jansen, Jaden Carmichael, Akila Dananjaya, Sheldon Cottrell
Darren Bravo’s form with the bat has been anything but dismal. His recent scores in the Caribbean read 8, 4, 11, 1, and 7.
Dewald Brevis too has been experiencing a lean run with the bat. He has managed a mere 23 runs, including four single-digit scores in his last five white-ball games.
Wickets have been consistently eluding Keemo Paul lately. He has managed to strike only once in his last five attempts with the ball.
Odean Smith has a happy knack for breaking partnerships with the ball. He finished the 2021 edition as the second-highest wicket-taker (18). He can also be a floater in the batting order, given his reputation as a six-hitter.
Dwaine Pretorius hasn’t quite managed to carry on his momentum from the 100 League, but he has enough experience and skills to soon find his feet in new conditions. He remains an asset with the ball in the death overs. Moreover, he can also be used as a pinch-hitter in times of need.
In Guyana’s opening game against Jamaica, Gudakesh Motie was a surprise package in fantasy leagues for his impressive spell of 4-0-10-2. The spinner-friendly wickets in the Caribbean suits his style of bowling.
Although Guyana lost to Jamaica, Romario Shepherd stood out by smashing a 17-ball 36 (3 fours and 3 sixes). Later, he also got the solitary wicket of Fabien Allen.
Guyana’s fortunes with the ball will largely depend on how the South African spinners Imran Tahir and Tabraiz Shami go about their business. Besides being economical, they picked a wicket each in the first game.
Andre Fletcher has already set the stage on fire with scores of 31 and 81. Before the tournament, he had added 120 runs in the final three games of the Sixty. Ominous signs for the bowlers!
Since July, Dwayne Bravo hasn’t gone wicketless in a single game that he has been a part of. For nothing is he the leading wicket-taker (117) ever in the history of the Caribbean T20 League.
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