Guyana and St Kitts & Nevis are scheduled to play the second semi-final of the Caribbean T20 League 2021. The match will take place at the Warner Park Stadium in St Kitts on Wednesday, 15th of September at 12:00 AM IST. A 14-run win against the Tallawahs helped Guyana to secure the second top position in the points table, just behind Trinbago. On the other hand, St Kitts had a smooth start in the beginning as they won five matches in a row but the road got bumpier later on in the league and they finished third on the points table before the semis.
In their match against Jamaica, Romario Shepherd helped Guyana big time as he struck 72 off just 31 deliveries and remained unbeaten. Moreover, in the second innings he took 3 wickets dismantling Jamaica to its core. Romario's contribution helped Guyana reach a total of 142 which they succeeded in defending quite easily as Tahir and Odean took 2 & 3 wickets respectively along with Romario's 3 wicket.
St Kitts are emerging in the semis after a loss in their previous game against Trinbago. Joshua Da Silva, the top scorer managed to get a fifty but it didn't help St Kitts to preserve as other batsmen failed to perform. Their bowlers couldn't stop Pollard and his tremendous knock was another factor that derived their loss in their previous match.
The temperature will hover around 30 degrees and the probability of rain ruining the game is high during the first part of the game as the cloud cover will remain throughout the game.
The pitch has become slower as we are at the end of the tournament and many matches have been played. Nevertheless, we have seen plenty of runs scored by the batsmen in the first innings compared to the second. Though batting first is recommended, you can not underestimate spinners and slow pace bowlers on this pitch. If the team manages to put up a good score, it would be tough for the chasing team as the pitch will get even slower providing much assistance to the spinners.
Probable Playing XI for Guyana Amazon
Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (Wk & C), Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Gudakesh Motie, Kevin Sinclair, Imran Tahir.
Probable Playing XI for St Kitts & Nevis
Joshua Da Silva (wk), Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Fabian Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Dwayne Bravo (C), Dominic Drakes, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Fawad Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Paul van Meekeren.