For the last game in Basseterre, St. Kitts, the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots will once again host the Guyana Amazon Warriors. As the Guyana Amazon Warriors look to stop their skid having lost to the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel in dramatic fashion with one ball left, the Patriots will look to continue their winning streak. St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Guyana Amazon Warriors betting tips can be checked below.
Guyana won by 23 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis system.
Having demolished the Jamaica Tallawahs by 119 runs and beaten the Barbados Tridents by 8 wickets with 17 balls remaining, the Patriots will look to do something they have not yet done this CPL – defeated the Amazon Warriors.
With a rampant 54-ball 71 by captain Marlon Samuels against the Tridents and an aggressive 82 by Evin Lewis has led the Patriots to their two impressive victories. Bowlers Tabraiz Shamsi and Shahid Afridi were also rampant with the former taking 4 wickets in each of the last Patriots’ victories and latter taking 5 wickets in the 2 matches.
As one of the leading wicket takers in the CPL with 10 wickets, Shamsi should continue to lead the Patriots bowling attack from the front with Marlon Samuels leading his team from the front with 3 half-centuries, 2 of which were unbeaten.
On the other hand, the Guyana Amazon Warriors continue to struggle through this CPL season. While opener Lendl Simmons was able to get to a half-century, the rest of the team struggled with the next closest score being a mere 19 runs.
On trying to defend their total of 118 runs, the Amazon Warriors allowed all the top to middle order batsmen to score in double figures. With all this, however, this was a nail biter as the Amazon Warriors only lost the game with2 runs needed off the last 2 balls and being able to end the match with a maximum score of six.
In their last match, the Amazon Warriors were able to restrict the Patriots to 149 runs with the top score being 34 for the two openers – Martin Guptill and Evin Lewis. Only losing 3 wickets, captain Denesh Ramdin was able to lead his team to victory with a measured 54 runs en route to the needed 150 for victory.
In this encounter, look to the Patriots to continue on their upturn in fortunes and restrict the Amazon Warriors’ batsmen as they look to find form. Although a dominant victory by 7 wickets with 24 balls remaining, look to the Patriots to achieve the vengeance for that loss and the Amazon Warriors to continue on their downward slide in this 2015 CPL tournament.
Players to watch out for:
Tabraiz Shamsi (St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots):
It cannot be coincidental that the Patriots’ upturn in form has coincided with Shamsi’s. Having taken 4 wickets in each of the last matches, which happened to be dominant victories for the Patriots, Shamsi’s steadiness and consistency has proven crucial for the Patriots.
The top wicket-taker to date in the 2015 CPL, having taken 10 wickets from the first six matches, Shamsi should continue to prove his worth in this new Patriots squad.
Denesh Ramdin (Guyana Amazon Warriors):
Having been key in the last victory the Amazon Warriors had (and ironically, it was over the Patriots), Ramdin should be looked upon to lead his team. Hitting a remarkable and unbeaten 35-ball 54, Ramdin should look to contribute not only with the bat and as captain, but also behind the stumps
With that 54 being the only score worthy of mention in this CPL season, Ramdin seemed to have been able to figure out, and manipulate the Patriots’ bowling. If he is able to do that again, he could prove troubling for the Patriots. This, of course, would help to solve even some of the Amazon Warriors’ troubles and stem the bleeding – this losing streak that sees them at the 2015 CPL table.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Guyana Amazon Warriors head to head:
In their only previous match that they played earlier this season, Guyana defeated the Patriots.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Guyana Amazon Warriors betting tips:
St Kitts & Nevis to win: 1/1 (Paddy Power)
Ramdin to be Guyana’s top batsman: 6/1
Match starts at 6 pm local time (2200 hours GMT) on July 6.