Super50 2021 – 2nd Semi-Final
Trinidad & Tobago vs Jamaica Scorpions Match Prediction – Thu, 25th February
Guyana managed to win 4 out of the 5 league games comfortably and sealed their place in this semi finale.
The batting looks rock-solid despite being hustled out for less than 200 in the recent game. With Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, and in-form Chris Barnwell, the batting lineup looks resolved. Romario Shepherd has been brilliant with the new ball and Kevin Sinclair, but the superstar has been the left-arm spin bowler Gudakesh Motie, the highest wicket-taker far.
Possible playing XI: Tevin Imlach, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Akshaya Persaud, Leon Johnson (C), Chris Barnwell, Kemol Savory (wk), Ramaal Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Kevin Sinclair, Keon Joseph, Gudakesh Motie.
Despite winning only 2 games in the league stage, Windward Islands qualified for the knockouts owing to a decent NRR. The Windward Islands faced Guyana earlier on Monday and lost the game in a one-sided affair by 9 wickets.
They have a strength-packed batting lineup with experienced Andre Fletcher and young Kimani Melius at the beginning. Skipper Sunil Ambris will again be entrusted to monitor the middle order while Keron Cottoy has scored runs steadily down the batting order. The bowling seems reliable, with Preston McSween bowling some remarkable overs with the new ball. Larry Edwards has been extraordinary, too, with his left-arm spin bowling.
Possible playing XI: Andre Fletcher, Alick Athanaze, Keron Cottoy, Emmanuel Stewart (wk), Kenneth Dember, Roland Cato, Ryan John, Sunil Ambris (C), Kevin Stoute, Larry Edwards, Obed McCoy.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
Guyana Jaguars will take on the Windward Islands in the second semi finale of the 2021 Regional Super50 Cup at the Coolidge Ground in Antigua on 25th February Thursday.
The wicket was a batting-welcoming one at the start of the campaign, but we anticipate Thursday’s game to be a low-scoring situation. The wicket has gotten slow over weeks and has witnessed plenty of spin and ball movement over the wicket. Therefore, the spin bowlers will come into play in the match proceedings.
The toss will play a critical role, and both sides will want to bat first upon winning it.
Guyana Jaguars enters this clash as the absolute favourites at the odds of 1.34. No doubt on that preference, but the odds of 2.75 for the fluent Windward Islands seem unfair. Nevertheless, we reckon, owing to the latest form and circumstances, waiting for the toss to position your bets.
The toss could play a vital role as batting first appears to have a rightful benefit. The batting depth retained by Guyana Jaguars will be exciting to watch for this match. Chandrapaul Hemraj and Shimron Hetmyer, in specific, will be the match-changers.
With a position in the final at the prospect, an exhilarating game is on the cards.