CPL 2017: Warriors fully geared up to outperform!
Guyana extends a warm welcome to their home t eam, t he Guyana Amazon Warriors.
The Hero Car i bbean Premier League 2017 brings to the Guyana National Stadium excitement, thrilling performances and high expectancy that the Warriors will outshine their opponents.
The massive crowd will be looking forward to outstanding performances by Gajanand Singh, Martin Guptil, Chadwick Walton, posssible Babar Azam, Keemo Paul, Jason Mohaammed, along with Rashid Khan, Roshan Primus,rayad Emrit, Veerasammy Permaul and Sohail Tanveer.
The Warriors are expected to be difficult to defeat at Providence. The bowlers will be more effective on the pitch. All eyes will be on Rashid Khan, who should be able to get more turns and bounces on the wicket. As for the immaculate line and length of Steven Jacobs, he should be able to bowl four good early overs, while Permaul could be a match winner on the pitch. Emrit and Tanveer must be very effective as the quicker bowlers and will receive valuable support from Primus. The Warriors will have to bowl smart and the fielding must improve.
Their batting will have to come good. The Providence wicket will be high-scoring and the senior batsmen must make runs.
Meanwhile, the Guyana Under- 19 team whipped their friends in the Caribbean, winning the 2017 Regional three- day title. It was indeed a fantastic tournament and the young Guyanese went into their final match knowing that they had to beat Jamaica outright to capture the title. The bowling of Ronaldo Ali Mohamed and Ashmed Nedd was very impressive. Nedd, in particular, looks like a future test player. The batting of Richie Looknauth and Ramnarine Chaturamade and the other middle order batsman was very important for the team to score enough runs for the bowlers to put pressure and win matches.
However, t he young Guyanese team will be looking to win their fourth consecutive Regional under-19 one-day title. The winning three- day champions will be further strengthened with the addition of West Indies Under-19 players Bhaskar Yadram and Joshua Persaud. Yadram is in good form with the bat and the ball, being the most successful West Indies player in the just-concluded tour in South Africa and Zimbabwe.
All eyes will be on the Guyanese players.
Also, the West Indies will be playing the strong English test team in England. However, the Barbadian players went to ‘town’ in their last preparation match against Derbyshire county side. The ‘Derby bowling attack was extremely weak and the Barbadians took valuable batting practice.
The wicket and bowling in Edgbaston will be far more difficult to handle and all eyes will be on the West Indies players and their ability to play for five days. This current West Indian team’s performance (on tour) will determine the faith of the West Indies Cricket Administrators.
Again, we say down with insularity.
Let West Indies cricket regain its former glory.
Choose players based on performance and merit. Not nationality and favouritism.