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SKN vs GAW, 7th Match, CPL 2022 – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Guyana Amazon Warriors, (SKN vs GAW, 7th Match)

Date: September 4, 2022 – 7 PM AST / September 5 – 4:30 AM IST

Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre

Guyana Amazon Warriors will take on the defending champions St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in match no. 7 of the Caribbean Premier League 2022. The two teams will meet at Warner Park in Basseterre on Sunday, September 4th.

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots are yet to open their account this season after playing three matches. They lost the first two games while the most recent fixture against Trinbago Knight Riders was abandoned due to weather without a ball being Bowler.

Earlier, Patriots suffered a 47-run hammering at the hands of Jamaica Tallawahs in the season opener and then lost by seven wickets versus Barbados Royals in a rain-reduced 17 overs match. Andre Fletcher was the lone warrior in that contest, scoring 81 off 55 while the other batters and bowlers were mostly ineffective.

Guyana Amazon Warriors didn’t have a great start to their campaign either as they went down by four wickets against Jamaica Tallawahs. Batting first, they struggled to get any kind of momentum and could only manage 142/6. Shimron Hetmyer scored 39 but it took him 45 balls whereas Romario Shepherd smashed 36 off 17.

Their spinners did an exceptional job while defending the target, picking 4 for 56 in 12 overs. However, two pacers were taken apart. Tallawahs needed 39 off 18 when Shepherd was smashed for 23 runs as Warriors eventually lost with four balls remaining.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for SKN vs GAW, 7th Match

Warner Park in Basseterre is a decent venue for batting in recent times but also offers grip for bowlers. The average first innings score from 36 matches played here since last year reads 162. In the four matches played here this season, the average batting first score reads 163.

Much like Saturday, the weather does not look good at Basseterre on Sunday with around 55% chance of precipitation and 99% cloud cover in the evening.

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots – Expected XI and Team News

Patriots had named Evin Lewis in the playing XI for the match against Knight Riders which was washed out. Joshua Da Silva was left out along with Jaden Carmichael, who made way for debutant Jeremiah Louis. Dominic Drakes remained out of the XI for reasons unknown.

Probable XI – Evin Lewis, Andre Fletcher (wk), Dewald Brevis, Darren Bravo, Sherfane Rutherford, Dwayne Bravo (c), Duan Jansen, Dwaine Pretorius, Sheldon Cottrell, Jeremiah Louis, Akila Dananjaya 

Guyana Amazon Warriors – Expected XI and Team News

Guyana Amazon Warriors have four quality overseas players in Paul Stirling, Heinrich Klaasen, Tabraiz Shamsi and Imran Tahir. Colin Munro was the unfortunate one to miss out. The local talent includes the likes of Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Romario Shepherd, Gudakesh Motie and Odean Smith. 

Probable XI – Chandrapaul Hemraj, Paul Stirling, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Keemo Paul, Gudakesh Motie, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi

Head to head record of SKN vs GAW

Total Encounters – 15

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Won – 5

Guyana Amazon Warriors – 10

Guyana Amazon Warriors lead the last five encounters by 4-1.

7th Match: Five players to watch out for in the SKN vs GAW match

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

Romario Shepherd: All-rounder, Guyana Amazon Warriors

Romario Shepherd was terrific with the bat in the first game, smashing 36 in just 17 balls. While he picked a wicket with the ball, he was very expensive as usual. However, he remains a valuable pick. Shepherd has 490 runs in T20 cricket at 27 average and 156 strike rate while also picking 66 wickets in 57 matches.

Shimron Hetmyer: Batter, Guyana Amazon Warriors

Shimron Hetmyer struggled to get going in the first game, managing 39 runs in 45 balls. The left hander had earlier smashed 32 off 18 in his last game of the 6ixty league. Hetmyer has scored over 2800 runs in the shorter format at an average of 26 while striking at 132, including one hundred and 15 fifties. 

Andre Fletcher: Batter, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

Andre Fletcher started the campaign with a scrappy 31 off 34 in the first game but hammered 81 off 55 in the next against Barbados. Earlier Fletcher had scored 130 runs in five games in the 6ixty league at a strike rate of 171. He has amassed over 5900 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 27.5, including two hundreds and 31 fifties.

Tabraiz Shamsi: Bowler, Guyana Amazon Warriors

The left arm wrist spinner from South Africa has been in superb form, picking 14 scalps in the last 10 T20 fixtures including 5 for 24 against England. Shamsi picked a wicket in the first CPL 2022 game and conceded 24 in four overs. Overall, he has 226 wickets at 7.25 economy.

Dwayne Bravo: All-rounder, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

Dwayne Bravo has picked 9 wickets in his last six innings in the shorter format, including 2/33 against Barbados Royals. Bravo has an incredible record to his name, having claimed 607 wickets at 8.23 rpo with 13 four-fors and over 6800 runs at an average of 23.

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 St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 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.

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