Guyana Amazon Warriors take on St Lucia Kings in the 2022 Caribbean Premier League.
When is it taking place?
The match is scheduled to take place at 7pm local time (GMT-4) on Thursday, September 22.
Where is the match being played?
The game is due to be staged at the Providence Stadium, Guyana.
Who's got the form?
Whilst the St Lucia Kings have certainly had the stronger season, winning four of their games so far as opposed to the Guyana Amazon Warriors' two, the home side head into the match with much-needed winning momentum.
Jamaica Tallawahs' formidable bowling attack could not hold down Shai Hope (60 from 45 balls) and Odean Smith (42 from just 16 balls) as the Warriors posted 178 for 8 from their 20 overs, a score that proved defendable with the bowling of Imran Tahir, Shakib al Hasan and Gudakesh Motie spearheading their attack.
The Kings will rely heavily on their in-form openers Faf du Plessis and Johnson Charles, who average more than any other opening pair in the competition.
Imran Tahir was at the heart of the action as the Warriors picked up a much-needed win over Jamaica Tallwahs [CPL/Getty Images]
What's the match-up to watch?
Without a doubt, the question for the Warriors is whether Hope can hold an innings together two games in a row. If Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer and Hope can lay a base, they can be confident in the ability of Romario Shepherd and Smith to close out the innings. They will also need to find an answer to the classy Kings' top-order batters.
The Kings will likely use Roston Chase with the new ball to make early inroads and heap the pressure on the Warriors' middle order, as he did in their last game against Trinbago Knight Riders.
What's the news from the camps?
Guyana are unlikely to change a winning formula, bringing in Rahmanullah Gurbaz at the top of the order for Paul Stirling who was, up until the Tallawahs game, their opener of choice.
The Kings will continue to look to Adam Hose to fill the void left by Tim David who left the squad to join Australia in India last week.
Matches played: 19
Guyana Amazon Warriors wins: 12
St Lucia Kings wins: 7
No result: 0
Can I buy tickets?
Tickets are still available for this fixture, priced at $10. There is also the Premium All-Inclusive option at $150.
The forecast in Guyana is mostly cloudy with highs of 30 degrees Celsius and a chance of showers in the morning.
What are the squads?
Guyana Amazon Warriors: 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
St Lucia Kings: Roston Chase, Johnson Charles, Kesrick Williams, Alzarri Joseph, Mark Deyal, Jeavor Royal, Faf du Plessis, Adam Hose (replaces Tim David), David Wiese, Scott Kuggeleijn, Matthew Forde, Leroy Lugg, Preston McSween, Larry Edwards, Ackeem Auguste, Rivaldo Clarke, Roshon Primus, Niroshan Dickwella
The Kings will be hoping for a big performance from Faf du Plessis and fellow opener Johnson Charles [CPL/Getty Images]
St Lucia Kings: Faf du Plessis, Johnson Charles, Niroshan Dickwella, Adam Hose, Roston Chase, David Wiese, Roshon Priumus, Alzarri Joseph, Matthew Forde, Kesrick Williams, Larry Edwards
What are the odds?
Nothing in it: both teams priced at 10/11
What's the prediction?
Difficult to call given the Warriors' recent form on their home ground. However, even if they bring their spinners into the game early, the du Plessis-Charles partnership will be difficult to get past. Kings win.
Where can I watch the game?
BT Sport have the live broadcast rights to the competition in the United Kingdom.
Where can I watch elsewhere in the world?
Fancode - India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Myanmar and the Maldives
Sky NZ - New Zealand
Willow - USA
SuperSport - South Africa
Fox Sports - Australia
DAZN – Australia, Europe and South East Asia
SportsMax - Pan Caribbean
E-Networks - Guyana
Star Sports – India
CNC3 - Trinidad & Tobago
Etisalat - Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Syria, Tunisa, UAE, Yemen, West Bank, Gaza Strip and Palestine
TVG - Guyana
NCN - Guyana
National Television Network - Guyana
Little Rock Television Station - Guyana
CNS - Antigua and Barbuda
GBN - Grenada
Winners TV - St Lucia
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