Match: Barbados Royals vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, (GAW vs BBR, 30th Match)
Date: September 25, 2022 – 7 PM AST / September 26 – 4:30 AM IST
Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
The match no. 30 – final group match of the CPL 2022 will witness Guyana Amazon Warriors take on the table-toppers Barbados Royals. The two sides will clash at Providence Stadium in Guyana on Sunday, September 25th.
Barbados Royals have been the only standout team in the CPL 2022 group stage with the rest of the teams battling hard for the remaining three spots in the playoffs. Royals have 16 points to their credit, having won eight out of nine matches. They’re coming off a 36-run victory over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
Harry Tector remained unbeaten on 47 off 44 but the star with the bat was Azam Khan who scored 64 off 42 to push Barbados to 156/3. Mujeeb Ur Rahman then snared 3 for 18 in four overs while Nyeem Young bagged 3 for 5 in 15 balls as they bowled out Patriots for 120.
Guyana Amazon Warriors have made a great turnaround to secure a place in the playoffs with three back to back victories. They have 9 points from nine games and a win in this group match will offer them a double shot at making the final.
Warriors defeated Trinbago Knight Riders by 37 runs on Saturday. Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 60 off 42 while Shakib Al Hasan 35 off 25 as they posted 173/6 in 20 overs. Shakib then bagged 3 for 20 with the ball, with Junior Sinclair and Imran Tahir picking two scalps each to bowl out Knight Riders for 136.
Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for GAW vs BBR, 30th Match
The Providence Stadium in Guyana is usually a difficult surface for batters with plenty of grip for bowlers. The pitches in the ongoing CPL, however, have been decent. The average first innings score from five games played in the season reads 173. The overall average first innings score at the venue stands at 144.
The weather in Guyana on Sunday evening could be partly cloudy but with no big threat of rain. There’s a 17% chance of precipitation with the temperature around 28°C.
Guyana Amazon Warriors – Expected XI and Team News
Guyana Amazon Warriors have got the services of Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Shakib Al Hasan after Heinrich Klaasen and Tabraiz Shamsi left for international duties. They have a four-way spin bowling attack of Shakib, Imran Tahir, Gudakesh Motie and Junior Sinclair.
Probable XI – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Chandrapaul Hemraj, 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 made four changes to the playing XI last game. Quinton de Kock and David Miller flew back home for international commitments and were replaced by Harry Tector and Devon Thomas. Fast bowlers Obed McCoy and Ramon Simmonds were rested, with Nyeem Young and Joshua Bishop getting opportunities.
Probable XI – Kyle Mayers (c), Rahkeem Cornwall, Corbin Bosch, Harry Tector, Azam Khan, Devon Thomas (wk), Jason Holder, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Joshua Bishop, Nyeem Young, Hayden Walsh
Head to head record of GAW vs BBR
Total Encounters – 20
Guyana Amazon Warriors Won – 13
Barbados Royals – 7
Guyana Amazon Warriors lead the last five encounters by 3-2.
30th Match: Five players to watch out for in the GAW vs BBR match
Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:
Kyle Mayers: Batter, Barbados Royals
Kyle Mayers had a great start to the season but has had four low scores in the last five games, with his 36-ball 79 versus Knight Riders being the exception. He has scored 311 runs at an average of 36 and strike rate of 134, including three fifties while also picking five wickets.
Shakib Al Hasan: All-rounder, Guyana Amazon Warriors
The Bangladesh all-rounder was terrific in the last game, scoring 35 runs with the bat and then picking 3 for 20 in four overs. Shakib Al Hasan has claimed 425 wickets in 372 matches at an economy of 6.77 with 14 four-fors. He also has over 6000 runs at an average of 21 and strike rate of 122.
Jason Holder: All-rounder, Barbados Royals
Jason Holder is the second highest wicket-taker this season with 14 wickets from nine games at an economy of 7.10. He has also scored 88 runs with the bat at 133 strike rate. Holder has taken 188 wickets in his T20 career at 7.96 economy while scoring 1620 runs at an average of 16.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz: Wicketkeeper Batter, Guyana Amazon Warriors
The Afghanistan batter has been in outstanding form in recent times. He smashed 52 off 26 versus St Lucia Kings and followed it up with 60 off 42 against TKR. The 20yr old has 2368 runs in the format at an average of 27 while striking at 154, including one hundred and 16 fifties.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman: Bowler, Barbados Royals
The Afghanistan spinner has been outstanding in the ongoing CPL since joining Barbados, picking 7 wickets in four games at an economy of 4.56. He’s coming off 3 for 18 in the last game. Mujeeb has 210 scalps in T20 cricket at 6.57 rpo, including five four-fors.
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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 4:30 AM 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.