2018 Caribbean Premier League – Jamaica Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors Preview

AT A GLANCE

When? Sunday 19th August, 01:00 (UK)

Where? Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill

Weather? 29-32c with sunshine all day

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream the match? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

Are tickets still available? https://wi.bookmyshow.com/sports/caribbean-premier-league

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings: Jamaica Tallawahs W6, Guyana Amazon Warriors W8, No result 1

THE TEAM NEWS

JAMAICA TALLAWAHS

Coach: Mark O'Donnell

Captain: Andre Russell

  • The Tallawahs remain the only unbeaten team in CPL 2018 as they have won all three matches so far and their confidence is flying after some spectacular performances by some of their key players.

  • The switch to Lauderhill should see a quicker wicket and more runs scored, and they may factor that into their selection in this game but there will not be any radical changes considering their superb form.

  • David Miller is available for selection now after international duty with South Africa ended so he could potentially come into the side and it could be Andre McCarthy who makes way due to his average form.

GUYANA AMAZON WARRIORS

Coach: Johan Botha

Captain: Shoaib Malik

  • The Amazon Warriors lost last time out to the Barbados Tridents and they will be looking to get back to winning ways and pick up their third victory in four matches as they travel to Florida for this match.

  • Their batting has not been firing albeit on a slow pitch in Guyana and they will look to improve as they have only managed 148/4, 141/4 and 155/8 in their three innings so far and that has to improve.

  • Walton, Ronchi and Shoaib Malik have not been scoring quick enough so far but this pitch should favour the two openers especially so look for them to get off to a fast start here which has not been the case so far.

THE PREDICTION

This is Guyana’s first match on their travels and they will have to adapt to significantly different conditions in Jamaica. The Tallawahs have produced a mixture of performances in their three matches but have emerged victorious in each of them and their confidence is flying right now. Andre Russell has got his men firing, and they are the ones that are enjoying some big hitting and the same cannot be said for the Amazon Warriors. Unless they can raise their game and improve their power hitting, they may struggle to contain the hosts, especially if their batsmen get hold of the Guyana spinners.