Caribbean T20 League 2023, Qualifier 2: JAM vs GUY Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Caribbean T20 League

Qualifier 2- JAM vs GUY



The second qualifier of the Caribbean T20 League 2023 is set to take place between Jamaica vs. Guyana at Providence Stadium, Guyana on Saturday, 23rd September at 04:30 AM. It will be a second opportunity for GUY who lost the qualifier first against TKR, who has sealed the final spot already after beating GUY by 7 wickets on Thursday. On the other hand, Jamaica will be heading for this after beating Saint Lucia in the eliminator of the tournament. 

The winner of the second qualifier will face Knight Riders in the final on Sunday. Guyana won both matches against Jamaica and this will make the side confident for heading into this virtual semifinal 2. GUY's batters have done well, and they have the home advantage leading into this game. Jamaica's top order has been in poor form, and it is a big problem for the side. The stakes are high for both teams and we expect a close contest between JAM and GUY. However, Guyana finished on the top of the table after winning eight matches out of 10, whereas, Jamaica barely secured 4th spot in the league after winning four matches out of 10.

The right-handed batter Brandon King's side defeated the SLK by 5 wickets in the Eliminator after successfully chasing 126 runs. It was a textbook performance from the side with the ball after restricting the opponents to 125 runs. JAM has struggled with the bat in most games and the skipper will expect a good show from the top order. They have a poor record against the Warriors and King would like to put those losses behind them.

The leg-spinner and the captain of GUY Imran Tahir's side went down against the Knight Riders by 7 wickets in the 1st Qualifier after setting the target of 167 runs. GUY's captain will be worried about the form of his bowlers. It is the side’s main strength, and GUY took a huge hit in the last game. Imran Tahir-led side has defeated Jamaica twice in this competition and the veteran bowler would like his players to take inspiration from those victories.

JAM and GUY have played 26 matches in the Caribbean T20 League. GUY has a better record with 16 victories while JAM has won 9 matches and one game has ended without a result.


Match Details

Match: JAM vs GUY, Qualifier 2, Caribbean T20 League 2023

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023

Time: 4:30 AM (Sep 23)

Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana


Pitch and Conditions

This track is known for its good surface for T20 cricket, and we have seen good contests between the bat and the ball. Seamers can generate pace on this wicket, and it is easy to hit through the line of the ball. The shorter boundaries also make run-scoring easy. The spinners get some assistance as the game progresses.

This track would be good to bat on, but the seamers will also love bowling under the cloud cover in this game. The batting side will be eyeing to post 180+ on this track for a safer side.

JAM vs GUY Squads

JAM: Kirk McKenzie, Alex Hales, Steven Taylor, Shamarh Brooks(w), Imad Wasim(c), Fabian Allen, Raymon Reifer, Shamar Springer, Chris Green, Mohammad Amir, Hayden Walsh, Ben Cutting, Jermaine Blackwood, Brandon King, Amir Jangoo, Salman Irshad, Nicholson Gordon, Kelvin Pitman

GUY: Azam Khan (wk), Imran Tahir (c), Saim Ayub, Odean Smith, Shai Hope, Kelvon Anderson, Shimron Hetmyer, Dwaine Pretorius, Shamar Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Ronsford Beaton, Keemo Paul, Hazratullah Zazai, Romario Shepherd, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Matthew Nandu, Kevin Sinclair, Junior Sinclair


JAM vs GUY Probable Playing XIs

JAM: Brandon King (c), Alex Hales, Steven Taylor, Shamarh Brooks (wk), Imad Wasim, Fabian Allen, Shamar Springer, Raymon Reifer, Chris Green, Mohammad Amir, Nicholson Gordon

GUY: Saim Ayub, Shai Hope, Azam Khan (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Dwaine Pretorius, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Gudakesh Motie, Junior Sinclair, Imran Tahir (c)


Match Prediction

It is going to be a tough battle as both sides will be eyeing the final spot. However, GUY will have an upper hand in this match after beating JAM twice in the Caribbean T20 League 2023. We expect GUY to beat JAM in this match and secure final berth.


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