BRW vs GAWW Match Preview

The Barbadian captain Hayley Matthews will be expecting a quick turnaround after their recent loss against Trinbago women when they were chasing a victory target of 156 runs. Apart from their captain Hayley Matthews and her partner at opening the innings, Gaby Lewis the remaining batting order could not rise to the occasion. Laura Harris and Erin Burns played a crucial part in the successful run chase by Royals against Guyana women. Harris and Burns both appeared threatening against the Guyanese team and they will be the key players in the middle order.

This game will be hosted at the Brian Lare Stadium in Trinidad. This is the first game to be played at the venue. It is a slow surface and the teams batting first will need to put up a big score on the board. The Barbados skipper Hayley Matthews will be keen to extract a lot of effort from her bowlers. She will be looking to get some help from the Aussie right-arm leg-break bowler Amanda Wellington. Erin Burns can be pretty handy with her off breaks. There is a lot of variety in this bowling attack but Barbados will need consistency from the bowlers.

The Guyana Amazon Warriors team kicked off their campaign this year with a couple of losses against the same opposition. Yet they managed to stage a brilliant comeback in the competition against Trinbago women to secure a position in the finals. Even though Barbados women lost a couple of matches initially, their batting was in good shape. Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine are the key batters for them near the top of the order. These openers managed to hit 69 and 74-run partnerships against Barbados.

More specifically Devine appears to be in great shape. She played an attacking and confident innings in a recent victory over Trinbago while chasing down a smallish score. Although the Guyana skipper did not do a good job in the number 3 position, Stefanie Taylor played a vital role in batting in the number 3 slot. Shreyanka Patil is a reliable bowler for Guyana and has looked threatening many times. Other key bowlers for Guyana are Karishma Ramharack and Sophie Devine. Guyana has a good bowling attack that can make a difference in the end.

Weather Report

We are expecting temperatures in the region of 30 degrees during this final. You can get partly cloudy weather and some wind in the region of 11 km/hr. The relative humidity during the game will be close to 70% and there are not too many chances of players perspiring during the game. There doesn't seem like too much possibility of getting rain during this match.

Pitch Report

Due to the turn, on offer for the spinners from the track, batting will not be so easy for either of the teams. Both teams are laced with spinning options and a score over 150 runs will be tough to chase on this track. The 22-yard pitch on offer at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba is unlikely to offer too much help for the faster bowlers. But they can get lateral movement if other conditions such as weather are in their favor.

Notable stats

Laura Harris has a terrific strike rate with the bat for Barbados.

Laura Harris has a strike rate of 182.75 in this year's CPL.

Sophie Devine has a terrific average.

Sophie Devine has a batting average of 115.5 in the WCPL 2023 at the moment.

Team News

There are no injury updates on the eve of the finals. You can expect entire sides to be up for selection for this game.

BRW vs GAWW Probable 11

BRW Playing 11

  • Hayley Matthews (C)
  • Gaby Lewis
  • Rashada Williams (Wk)
  • Erin Burns
  • Laura Harris
  • Chinelle Henry
  • Aaliyah Alleyne
  • Chedean Nation
  • Amanda Jade-Wellington
  • Afy Fletcher
  • Jannillea Glasgow

GAWW Playing 11

  • Sophie Devine
  • Suzie Bates
  • Stafanie Taylor (C)
  • Shemaine Campbelle (Wk)
  • Natasha McLean
  • Shabika Gajnabi
  • Shreyanka Patil
  • Sheneta Grimmond
  • Karishma Ramharack
  • Shabnim Ismail
  • Shakera Selman
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

The Guyana women's team appears to be better on paper at least. Although they have lost both their last couple of games against the same opposition there is a good chance that they might pull one across the Barbados women. This is the competition final and both teams are likely to put in their best effort. We expect Barbados Royals women to win this game and lift the Caribbean Premier League women's trophy for the 2023 season.

Top Picks

Hayley Matthews: Hayley Matthews has scored 195 runs in her last 7 games with an average of 27.86. She has also picked up 10 wickets in this period with a strike rate of 15.6.

Sophie Devine: Sophie Devine has scored 231 runs in the competition so far with an incredible average of 115.5 and a strike rate of 142.59.

Shreyanka Patil: Shreyanka Patil has picked up 8 wickets from her last 4 games in the competition with a strike rate of 10.5.

Stephanie Taylor: Stephanie Taylor has scored 113 runs in her last 6 appearances for Guyana with an average of 37.67.

BRW vs GAWW Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: N MacLean

Batters: S Taylor, S Bates, G Lewis

All-rounders: H Matthews (VC), S Devine (C), E Burns

Bowlers: S Ismail, A Wellington, K Ramharack, S Patil

BRW vs GAWW Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction