JT vs GAW Match Preview

The Guyana Amazon Warriors were easily the best team during the group stage as they topped the table with just one loss. As a result, despite the loss against the Knight Riders in Qualifier 1, they have a second chance to reach the finals.

It has been a brilliant batting effort by the Amazon Warriors so far, especially by Shai Hope and Saim Ayub. Both of them are the top two scorers for the tournament by quite a margin and the team will bank on them to play another good inning in this match.

Shimron Hetmeyer, Keemo Paul, and Azam Khan have done a decent job in the middle order but have lacked consistency. Another weakness for the Amazon Warriors is the lack of a good opening partner for Saim Ayub. They have tried several players including Gudakesh Motie and Odean Smith, but to no avail.

The pace attack will be led by Dwaine Pretorius, who is also the top wicket-taker for the team with 14 wickets. He has received good support from all-rounder Romario Shepherd. Skipper Imran Tahir has bowled well over the last week, picking up 7 wickets in the last 3 matches. He, along with Gudakesh Motie, has picked up 25 wickets between them.

The Jamaica Tallawahs barely made it through to the playoffs after back-to-back wins towards the end of the group stages. They trumped the St. Lucia Kings in an Eliminator and will try to make it through to their second consecutive finals.

The batting has been a bit of a letdown for the Tallawahs so far. Captain Brandon King is the top-scorer for the team with 283 runs and will look to give the team a brisk start with Alex Hales. However, the middle order consisting of Steven Taylor, Shamarh Brooks, and Raymon Reifer hasn’t been in the best of forms.

Imad Wasim has been a reliable all-rounder, scoring 270 runs while also picking up 14 wickets. He, along with Chris Green and Fabian Allen makes up for a potent spin attack. Mohammad Amir has consistently bowled well and is among the top wicket-takers for the tournament.

However, he did pull a hamstring in the Eliminator, and updates regarding his health are awaited. In his absence, Salman Irshad might lead the pace attack alongside Shamar Springer and Raymon Reifer. 


Weather Report

The skies are likely to remain overcast and there is a prediction for few showers. However, we should expect a full match. The weather is expected to remain warm and humid. 


Pitch Report

5 of the 8 matches at the Providence Stadium this season were won while chasing so opting to field first might be a good idea. The pitches are usually good to bat on and the average first-inning score here is around 175. There are some cracks and rough spots for the spinners to exploit. The outfield is quick and the boundaries are on the smaller side. 


Notable stats

Romario Shepherd’s all-round performance

Romario Shepherd has picked up 10 wickets so far this season. He has also scored 98 runs at a strike rate of 245.00.

Team News

Mohammad Amir was injured in the last match and updates regarding his health are awaited. 


JT vs GAW Probable 11

JT Playing 11

  • Brandon King (C)
  • Alex Hales
  • Shamarh Brooks (Wk)
  • Steven Taylor
  • Imad Wasim
  • Fabian Allen
  • Shamar Springer
  • Raymon Reifer
  • Chris Green
  • Salman Irshad
  • Nicholson Gordon

GAW Playing 11

  • Saim Ayub
  • Odean Smith
  • Shai Hope
  • Azam Khan (Wk)
  • Shimron Hetmeyer
  • Kevlon Anderson
  • Romario Shepherd
  • Gudakesh Motie
  • Shamar Joseph
  • Imran Tahir (C)
  • Dwaine Pretorius
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

We are backing the Guyana Amazon Warriors to win this match. They have been clinical in their performance so far and the top-order batting is in especially good touch. Also, the team has a good record against the Tallawahs, winning 3 of the last 4 encounters against them. 


Top Picks

Imad Wasim: Imad Wasim is a reliable all-rounder for the Tallawahs, picking up 14 wickets and also scoring 270 runs at a strike rate of 129.80.

Shai Hope: Shai Hope is a consistent performer with the bat. He has scored 4 half-centuries and a century in his 10 innings so far and has a strike rate of 147.12.

Imran Tahir: Imran Tahir will be quite effective as the pitch slows down. He has picked up 13 wickets this season at a strike rate of 17.60. 


JT vs GAW Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: S Hope

Batters: A Hales, B King, S Ayub

All-rounders: I Wasim (C), R Shepherd, F Allen, D Pretorius (VC)

Bowlers: C Green, I Tahir, G Motie

JT vs GAW Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction