Match 5, GUY vs SKN: Preview, Match Details, Probable XIs, Fantasy Picks
Caribbean T20 League
Match 5: GUY vs SKN
GUY will lock horns with SKN in the sixth game of the ninth edition of the Caribbean T20 League. Having won their opening encounters, both teams will be coming into this game with supreme confidence. While GUY started their campaign with a 9 run win over defending champions- TKR courtesy Hetmeyer’s polished knock of 54, SKN triumphed over BR to open their account in the league. Sherfane Rutherford alongside Dwayne Bravo stitched a crucial partnership for SKN to hand over their first win. GUY’s strength lies in their batting and they would look to put on a dominant show with bat in hand. With the likes of Nicolas Pooran, Brandon King, Shoaib Malik in their ranks, the Amazons are certainly a batting powerhouse. However, the Guyanese side lacks quality in its bowling. The bowling department needs to devise a strategic plan and look to bowl accordingly. SKN on the other hand possess good all rounders in their lineup, giving skipper Dwayne Bravo with a wide range of alternatives with both bat and ball. Ahead of this cracking contest, let’s have a thorough look at what can we can expect from these two sides
Match: GUY vs SKN, 5th Match, Caribbean Premier League 2021
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
The pitch at the Warner Park has traditionally been generous to the teams batting second. However, in the ongoing Caribbean T20 League, the team batting first found it easier. In both the morning fixtures the chasing teams held sway. Putting runs on board should be the way forward.
GUY vs SKN Squads
GUY: Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ashmead Nedd, Imran Tahir, Gudakesh Motie, Anthony Bramble, Waqar Salamkheil, Kevin Sinclair, Nial Smith.
SKN: Devon Thomas (wk), Dwayne Bravo (c), Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Asif Ali, Sherfane Rutherford, Fabian Allen, Dominic Drakes, Sheldon Cottrell, Paul van Meekeren, Fawad Ahmed, Rayad Emrit, Ravi Bopara, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Joshua Da Silva, Colin Archibald, Mikyle Louis.
GUY vs SKP Probable XIs
GUY: Chandrapaul Hemraj, Brandon King, Mohammad Hafeez, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (w/c), Shoaib Malik, Romario Shepherd, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ashmead Nedd, Odean Smith, Imran Tahir
SKP: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Devon Thomas (w), Asif Ali, Sherfane Rutherford, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo (c), Dominic Drakes, Sheldon Cottrell, Paul van Meekeren, Fawad Ahmed.
SKP start favourites for this one. GUY possesses resources to pull off a win but the Dwayne Bravo led side just have enough firepower in their arsenal to keep the opposition at bay. We predict the SKP to get over the line.
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