After getting their first win of the campaign against the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, the Guyana Amazon Warriors look to pick up another win against a Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel team looking for their first win of the tournament. The Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel v Guyana Amazon Warriors betting tips are as follows.
Trinidad & Tobago won by three wickets and with a ball to spare. Lendl Simmons top-scored for Guyana as we predicted,
The Guyana Amazon Warriors have had a difficult campaign to date. After being soundly beaten by the Barbados Tridents in the first game of the 2015 CPL, they also lost to the St. Lucia Zouks by a mere 2 runs (D/L Method).
While they were able to rebound defeating the Patriots by 7 wickets with 24 balls remaining, the Amazon Warriors are looking to continue their upward progression against a Red Steel team also trying to find their footing in this tournament.
While the Amazon Warriors were able to restrict the Patriots to 149 runs, Lendl Simmons and captain Dinesh Ramdin were able to steer their team to victory scoring 41 and an unbeaten 54 runs respectively.
On the bowling end, while Ronsford Beaton took 3 wickets, Sunil Narine and Devendra Bishoo were able to take 2 wickets each, and Marchant de Lange and Tillakaratne Dilshan took 1. Although only Veerasammy Permaul did not take a wicket, no bowler had an economy rate over 10.00.
In the last match for the Red Steel, they by eight wickets with 41 balls remaining. While only Dwayne Bravo was able to put up much of a fight against the Tridents by scoring 30 runs, it should be noted that only two Red Steel members were able to achieve strike rates of greater than 100.00.
After being restricted by the Tridents to only 95 runs, Red Steel bowler Sulieman Benn was the only wicket taker, taking the two wickets of Smith and Dilshan Munaweera. With this being the only first real match of the tournament as their first match against the Zouks was rained out and each team given one point for the No Result, the Red Steel will need time to come into their own.
In this first meeting of these two teams, while it is expected that the Amazon Warriors will continue their winning ways, the margin of victory should be less than the Tridents’ victory over the Red Steel, as they look to continue to settle into the 2015 tournament?
Players to watch out for:
Lendl Simmons (Guyana Amazon Warriors):
The man-of-the-match of the 2014 tournament, Lendl Simmons has not yet had the opportunity to continue the same form that he had in the recently concluded IPL. Being a key member of the Mumbai Indians squad that won the eighth edition of the IPL, Simmons is one that has to perform well for the Amazon Warriors to do well in this tournament.
While he has not yet been at his best, his score of 41 against the Patriots in the Amazon Warriors’ victory bodes well for him, and for his team.
Dwayne Bravo (Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel):
Although not taking any wickets in the one game of mention for the Red Steel, Bravo did achieve the top score for his team against a strong Barbados Tridents’ attack. As the captain of his team, Bravo is one to watch out for in all aspects of the game. As a respectable batsman, an accomplished bowler and a well-known fielder, Bravo is a legitimate all-rounder, game-changer and team leader.
For the Red Steel to have any hope of getting to their first win of the tournament, the strong and versatile Bravo needs to be involved positively in all aspects of the Red Steel’s game.
Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel v Guyana Amazon Warriors head to head:
Of the five matches between these two teams, both have won two apiece in regulation time with the fifth having ended in a tie. Guyana had won that Super Over to make it 3-2 in their favour.
Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel v Guyana Amazon Warriors betting tips:
Guyana to win: 10/11
Lendl Simmons to be Guyana’s top batsman: 3/1
Bravo to be T&T’s top batsman: 17/2
Match starts at 4 pm local time (2000 hours GMT) on July 4.