We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
First innings average score: 129
Second innings average: 123
Type: Sluggish wicket. Rewards patient batters.
Time: September 15, 4.30 AM IST
Sunil Narine was demoted down the order. Nicholas Pooran was promoted to open the innings.
Probable XI for Trinbago: Tion Webster, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard (c), Seekkuge Prasanna, Jayden Seales, Ravi Rampaul, Daryn Dupavillon
Probable XI for Guyana: Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope, Colin Ingram, Shimron Hetmyer (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Keemo Paul, Gudakesh Motie, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi
Colin Ingram has been struggling with the bat on this tour of the Caribbean. His recent scores read 1, 1, and 6.
Kieron Pollard is yet to get past the 10-run mark in three attempts in this edition. He hasn’t made any contribution with the ball either.
After failing in the first three games, Nicholas Pooran finally managed to turn things around with the bat with a 43-ball 52 against Barbados. The decision to promote him up the order perhaps helped him play freely.
The slow wickets haven’t allowed Andre Russell to break free. However, we know it only takes a few overs for him to change the complexion of the game.
Although Ravi Rampaul has picked up a few wickets, he hasn’t been at his best in this edition. However, when he last bowled against Guyana in 2021, he ended up with a four-wicket haul.
The Guyanese spin trio of Tabraiz Shamsi, Imran Tahir, and Gudakesh Motie have been regularly striking and maintaining a decent economy. Between them, they have taken 10 wickets in 3 games. They tend to operate across various stages of the game.
Heinrich Klaasen could be a handy pick in the wicketkeeper category. After scores of 22* and 10, he smashed 61* off 46 balls against Saint Lucia. With the gloves, he has inflicted 5 dismissals.
Lately, Romario Shepherd has been contributing with both bat and ball. Besides adding 200 runs at 47, he has taken 6 wickets in his last 10 white-ball games.
Barring the knock of 30 against Barbados, Sunil Narine hasn’t done any damage with the bat. With the ball, though, he has been impressive (4 wickets in 5 games). In 2021, he took 2 wickets in both outings against Guyana.
Whether it is to hold the innings together or go hammer and tongs, Shimron Hetmyer has been doing it all. He has added 117 runs at 39 including the highest score of 46.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
The wickets have been very slow in the Caribbean and both sides boast of some quality spinners. They could be your trump cards.