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CPL 2022, Qualifier 2: GAW vs JMT Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs (GAW vs JMT)

Date: September 29, Thursday, 4.30 AM IST

Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana

Jamaica Tallawahs will go head to head with Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Qualifier 2 of the Caribbean Premier League 2022 at Providence Stadium, Guyana. The Warriors succumbed to a comprehensive defeat at the hands of Barbados Royals in the Qualifier 1, but stand another chance to make it to the finals by winning the Qualifier 2.

A poor batting performance was what led to their big loss in the Qualifier 1. Chasing 196 runs to win, the Warriors were bowled out for a mere 108 runs after six of their batsmen scored in single digits. Shakib Al Hasan’s poor form with the bat continued, as he managed to score only a single run. Skipper Shimron Hetmyer, meanwhile, was the lone warrior with a 29-ball 37. Earlier in the game, Romario Shepherd was their best bowler with a spell of 2 for 29 in his four overs.

The Tallawahs, on the other hand, finished fourth in the league table and defeated Saint Lucia Kings in the previous match. Mohammad Amir their leading wicket taker while Brandon King is their third leading run-scorer.

When the two teams met earlier in the tournament, the Warriors won by 12 runs. Shai Hope top scored with a knock of 60 runs while Odean Smith scored 42 runs off 16 balls to take the team to a total of 178/8, which Gudakesh Motie, Imran Tahir, and Odean Smith helped defend.

Ahead of the Qualifier 2 of CPL 2022, let’s look at the head to head of both the teams, pitch report, weather update, top picks for your MPL fantasy team and more.

Weather update and pitch report for GAW vs JMT, CPL 2022 Qualifier 2

The pitch at Providence Stadium in Guyana is balanced and offers assistance to both the bowlers as well as the batsmen. The fast bowlers get better assistance from the pitch as compared to the slow bowlers. A total of 25 T20Is have been played at this venue, of which 9 have been won by the teams bowling first. The average first innings score is 124, while the average second innings score is 93. The highest and lowest total recorded is 194 for 5 and 46 for 10.

The weather in Guyana will be pleasant. The temperature will fluctuate between 24 to 29 degrees Celsius.

Jamaica Tallawahs team news and predicted XI

Team news: Jamaica Tallawahs are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI. Sharmarh Brooks is likely to continue batting at No.3 in place of Kirk Mckenzie.

Squad:  Rovman Powell, Fabian Allen, Brandon King, Kennar Lewis, Shamarh Brooks, Mohammad Amir, Sandeep Lamichhane (arriving September 3)/Abhijai Mansingh, Imad Wasim, Chris Green, Miguel Pretorius, Raymon Reifer, Jamie Merchant, Amir Jangoo, Shemar Springer, Nicholson Gordon, Kirk McKenzie, Joshua James

Predicted XI:  Brandon King, Kennar Lewis, Sharmarh Brooks, Rovman Powell, Raymon Reifer, Imad Wasim, Fabian Allen, Chris Green, Mohammed Nabi, Mohammed Amir, Nicholas Gordon

Guyana Amazon Warriors team news and predicted XI

Team news: Tabraiz Shamsi has returned home for international duty and has been replaced by Shakib Al Hasan, who is yet to deliver a good performance in three games.

Squad: Shimron Hetymer, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Keemo Paul, Gudakesh Motie, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi, Colin Ingram, Paul Stirling, Heinrich Klaasen, Shai Hope, Jermaine Blackwood, Veerasammy Permaul, Ronsford Beaton, Matthew Nandu, Junior Sinclair

Predicted XI: Paul Stirling, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Keemo Paul, Shimron Hetmyer (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Jermaine Blackwood, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Junior Sinclair, Imran Tahir, Shakib Al Hasan

Head to head record

Guyana Amazon Warriors and Jamaica Tallawahs have played 24 games between them, of which the Warriors have 15 wins and Tallawahs have nine wins.

Total matches – 24

Guyana Amazon Warriors – 15

Jamaica Tallawahs – 9

Five players to watch out for

Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for GAW vs JMT, CPL 2022

Odean Smith– batsman, Guyana Amazon Warriors

When Warriors and the Tallawahs met earlier in the tournament, Smith put up a sensational batting performance. He scored 42 off just 16 balls which includes five maximums in a single over. He also picked up two wickets with the ball. The batting all-rounder has more than 60 wickets in his T20 career and a batting strike rate of almost 142.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz – wicketkeeper batsman, Guyana Amazon Warriors

Although Rahmanullah Gurbaz has played just four matches for the Amazon Warriors this season, he has impressed with 135 runs at an average of 27 and a strike rate of 140.62. This includes two half-centuries.

Shimron Hetmyer – batsman, Guyana Amazon Warriors

Shimron Hetmyer was the lone warrior in the last game in which he made 37 runs off 29 balls. He is the leading run-scorer for the Amazon Warriors with 266 runs in ten matches at an average of 26.6 and a strike rate of 126.06. The southpaw has a batting strike rate of almost 132 in his T20 career and will be the key for the Warriors in the knockout game.

Mohammad Amir – bowler, Jamaica Tallawahs

Mohammad Amir has been the standout bowler for the Tallawahs. He is the leading wicket-taker for the team with 15 wickets in 11 matches at an average of 15.6, an economy of 6.32, and a strike rate of 14.8. In 50 T20 internationals for Pakistan, the pacer took 50 wickets.

Mohammad Nabi – all-rounder, Jamaica Tallawahs

Mohammad Nabi was named the Player of the Match award in the last game against Saint Lucia Kings. With the bat, he scored 31 runs off just 15 balls to help the team reach 148 runs and with the ball, he picked up three wickets for just ten runs in four overs.

MPL fantasy XI – GAW vs JMT, CPL 2022

GAW vs SLK – where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The GAW vs JMT gameat the Men’s CPL 2022 will not be televised live in India. But you can catch the live action on the Fancode app. The match will begin at 4.30 AM IST on September 29.

Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks. https://www.mpl.live/blog/todays-match-prediction/ 

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. 

Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.

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