The race for the semifinal is going to wind up with only one place is left in the top four with Trinbago, St Lucia and Guyana qualified for the semifinals. Today’s second game of the day is quite interesting to figure out the final spot in the semifinals. Jamaica would take on the Patriots and Barbados would expect Jamaica to lose to stay alive in the tournament. The defending champions put a disaster show in the previous two outings, scoring below 100 twice against St Lucia and Guyana. They failed to chase a mere total of 93 against St Lucia and in the next game, they were bowled out on 92 after losing 8 wickets on just 29. They are on the verge of elimination now and if they lose today, they will be out of the competition.
Meanwhile, Guyana are boosted up after three straight wins and they moved to second in the table. In the previous encounter, they overcame St Lucia Zouks by 7 wickets with yet another excellent bowling display to enter in the semifinal. Guyana restricted St Lucia on just 109 and chased down the target, riding on Hetmyer’s comeback innings of 56 off 36 balls. They have earlier faced Barbados and humiliated them with a proper bowling display and Thursday’s fixture would give them an upper hand over the defending champions. It will be the final league game for Guyana and they might face St Lucia Zouks in the semifinal.
Being the second game of the day, it would be another low-scoring game. The surface gets a bit dryer and slower later in the day. Spinners might play a crucial role in the game. Any score around 140 would be a competitive total. The weather is pretty cloudy, a perfect condition for the bowlers.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Brandon King, Kevin Sinclair, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ross Taylor, Keemo Paul, Chris Green (c), Romario Shepherd, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kissoondath Magram/Ashmead Nedd, Imran Tahir
Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (wk), Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder (c), Jonathan Carter, Justin Greaves, Ashley Nurse, Raymon Reifer, Mitchell Santner, Rashid Khan, Hayden Walsh