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BBR vs GAW, Qualifier 1, CPL 2022 – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Barbados Royals vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, (BBR vs GAW, Qualifier 1)

Date: September 27, 2022 – 10 AM AST / September 27 – 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana

Following a grueling group stage, the CPL 2022 has its four playoffs teams in Barbados Royals, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs and St Lucia Kings.

The Royals and Warriors will collide in the Qualifier 1 for a direct entry into the final, with the loser getting another opportunity later. Guyana Amazon Warriors will hope for huge support in the Qualifier 1 as they take on Royals at their home Providence Stadium on Tuesday, September 27th.

Barbados Royals were outstanding in the group stage, topping the table with 16 points with eight victories out of 10. Warriors, on the other hand, had a terrible start but forced their way into the top two with four wins on the trot. The two teams faced each other in the final group fixture on Sunday, where Warriors smashed Royals by five wickets.

Barring Jason Holder’s 42, none of the Barbados batters could cross the 20-run mark. Romario Shepherd bagged 3 for 14 while Keemo Paul and Odean Smith picked two each they shot out Royals for just 125 in 17.3 overs. Shakib Al Hasan then struck 53 off 30 to help his side chase down the target in 14.3 overs.

Barbados Royals, who have lost key players at a crucial stage, will need to put up a better performance in the Qualifier 1 versus the home side Guyana Amazon Warriors, who have picked up form just at the right time.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for BBR vs GAW, Qualifier 1

Providence Stadium in Guyana is usually very spin friendly and a nightmare venue for batters. However, the pitches this season have been pretty good. The average first innings score in six matches played here in the CPL 2022 stands at 164. The team batting first has won four out of these six games.

The weather in Guyana could play spoilsport on Tuesday morning as there could be showers in some parts. There’s a 55% chance of precipitation with 42% cloud cover during the match hours. 

Guyana Amazon Warriors – Expected XI and Team News

Guyana Amazon Warriors were unchanged in the last game and are likely to remain the same. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Shakib Al Hasan have strengthened the batting unit. The bowling attack has three seam bowling all-rounders and four spinners.

Probable XI – Chandrapaul Hemraj, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Shai Hope, Shakib Al Hasan, Shimron Hetmyer (c), Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Keemo Paul, Gudakesh Motie, Junior Sinclair, Imran Tahir

Barbados Royals – Expected XI and Team News

Barbados Royals brought back Obed McCoy and Ramon Simmonds after resting them for a game. Corbin Bosch was rested in the last game and is likely to slot back in ahead of Najibullah Zadran. Jason Holder, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Joshua Bishop are the other bowling options.

Probable XI – Kyle Mayers (c), Rahkeem Cornwall, Corbin Bosch, Harry Tector, Azam Khan, Devon Thomas (wk), Jason Holder, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Joshua Bishop, Obed McCoy, Ramon Simmonds

Head to head record of BBR vs GAW

Total Encounters – 21

Guyana Amazon Warriors Won – 14

Barbados Royals – 7

Guyana Amazon Warriors lead the last five encounters by 3-2.

Qualifier 1: Five players to watch out for in the BBR vs GAW match

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:

Shakib Al Hasan: All-rounder, Guyana Amazon Warriors

Shakib Al Hasan has been brilliant for Guyana since his arrival. He has picked seven wickets in four games at an economy of 6.55, with best figures of 3 for 20. Shakib has scored 35 off 25 and 53 off 30 in the last two games. The all-rounder has over 6000 runs and 426 wickets in the shorter format.

Jason Holder: All-rounder, Barbados Royals

Jason Holder is the joint second highest wicket-taker in the CPL 2022, with 15 scalps in 10 games at an economy of 7.12. He has also scored 130 runs in seven innings at a strike rate of 124 while being dismissed twice. Overall, Holder has 189 wickets and 1662 runs in the shorter format.

Odean Smith: All-rounder, Guyana Amazon Warriors

Odean Smith has done a decent job for Guyana with bat and ball. He has bagged 10 wickets at a strike rate of 12.5, with best figures of 2 for 12. With the bat, he has smashed 102 runs in six innings at a strike rate of 208, including 42 off 16 versus Jamaica.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz: Wicketkeeper Batter, Guyana Amazon Warriors

Rahmanullah Gurbaz smashed 52 off 26 against St Lucia Kings and followed it up with 60 off 42 versus Trinbago Knight Riders. The Afghan batter has scored 2390 runs in the shorter format at an average of 27 while striking at 153.

Obed McCoy: Bowler, Barbados Royals

Obed McCoy is on level with Jason Holder on the bowling charts, having snared 15 wickets in nine games at a strike rate of 11.4. The left arm pacer has picked at least two wickets in each of the last five innings. McCoy has 101 wickets in 66 T20 matches at 13.3 strike rate.

MPL Fantasy XI

Where and what time to watch the match live in India

For those in India, you can watch all the live action of the Caribbean Premier League on the online streaming platform FanCode. Catch the Barbados Royals vs Guyana Amazon Warriors men’s clash at 7:30 PM IST.

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

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