Guyana Amazon Warriors and Jamaica Tallawahs played out a humdinger on a slow wicket on Saturday with the Guyana spinners helping them reign supreme over the powerful Tallawahs. The low-scoring game was an aberration to the normal T20 games we are used to, but in the Caribbean Premier League this season, that trend could be persistent.
A few hours before this clash, Barbados Tridents take on a winless St Kitts and Patriots. In three matches, the Patriots haven’t won a single game and are well behind the pack in the CPL season this time around. The Tridents have a long array of all-rounders and can be genuine contenders to retain the title again.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have won seven of the 11 matches against Barbados Tridents while Guyana have a superior record to the Tallawahs
The overall head-to-head record between these teams is far from close with the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots winning seven matches while Barbados Tridents winning just four matches. However, earlier in the season, the Tridents registered a win against the Patriots and are in the top half of the table. In the last three years, the Patriots still stand ahead with a 3-2 win-loss ratio.
Guyana Amazon Warriors have consistently gotten better off Jamaica Tallawahs. In 2019 they won both clashes against the Tallawahs and this season, they defended a total of 118 against the Tallawahs to register a hat-trick of wins. Overall, the Tallawahs have just seven wins against Guyana while they have lose 11 matches.
RECOMMENDED BET: Barbados Tridents to win the title at 4.50
The recent head-to-head matches have been dominated by Guyana and they stand a chance to win this encounter yet again.
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The Guyana spinners: From Chris Green to Imran Tahir and Chanderpaul Hemraj, and the rookie Ashmead Nedd who started brilliantly in the last game against Tallawahs, Guyana have a plethora of slow bowling options. They bowled spinners in all six overs of powerplay against the Tallawahs in the encounter earlier this season. Countering power hitting with spin is an new age tactic in T20s and Guyana have been pioneers of this.
Johnson Charles: The Barbados Tridents opener is a regular in the starting XI and one of the few pure batsmen in the line-up. Johnson Charles played an attacking knock of 35 (19) in the match against Zouks. He has an incredible record against the Knight Riders too. Against a below par Patriots, Charles could be a handful.
Featured Bet: Barbados Tridents are priced at 1.74 to beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
Guyana Amazon Warriors are priced at 1.80 to beat Jamaica Tallawahs.
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