St Lucia Stars vs Guyana Amazon Warriors: Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips
St Lucia Stars won by 6 wickets
(with 11 balls remaining)
- Date: August 24, 2018
- Time: 1:00 AM UTC
- Venue: Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia.
St Lucia vs Guyana Betting Odds
St Lucia vs Guyana Betting Tips –
- Guyana Amazon Warriors have a 7-3 win record against St Lucia Starts and have won against them on last three occasions
- Guyana Amazon Warriors are the table toppers this season and have won three of their four games so far
- St Lucia Stars are in poor form having lost five out of their six games this season in fact they have just one win in their last 17 games in CPL.
- Warriors have a better batting side with Shimron Hetmyer being in sublime form this season.
- St Lucia Stars have been bowled out for less than 100 runs twice this season which is a testament to their poor run
Our Prediction St Lucia Stars vs Guyana Amazon Warriors:
Guyana Amazon Warriors will win this match
We are nearly done with the first leg of round robin league matches in Caribbean Premier League 2018. All teams have earned their places in the points table and going by the performances we have seen so far it won’t be difficult to pick which sides are shaping as well as those that are struggling to find their form. It is in this context that the game between Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Lucia Stars assumes importance. While the former is sitting at the top of the table with some brilliant performances so far the latter is lagging at the bottom with a single win so far. However in this format previous performances count little and we expect to see a great encounter at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
The Shoaib Malik led side has had a wonderful run so far in the league. While a title crown has evaded them so far they have been the most consistent team in the league with two runners-up titles and finishing third on two other occasions. In this edition so far they have comfortably won against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Jamaica Tallawahs by 6 wickets and 71 runs respectively and won a thriller versus St Lucia Stars by 3 runs. Their only loss came against an upbeat Barbados Tridents but Malik would have faith in his squad to take them beyond the finishing line in the next game.
As far as the form of the players go Shimron Hetmyer has been in the form of his life having already scored a hundred in the tournament so far. Openers Luke Ronchi and Chadwick Walton have had good knocks in two games while Sherfane Rutherford and captain Malik himself lend strength to the batting order. If these men fire the side would see it though the game with a win. Talking about their bowling Sohail Tanvir and Imran Tahir would be expected to lead the attack while the skipper would expect a repeat performance from Chris Green where he bowled an incredible spell against Jamaica Tallawahs.
St Lucia Stars
There wasn’t much expected of this side coming into the tournament as they have always set at the bottom of the table in the five previous editions. Kieron Pollard led side has done little to change that impression in their six preceding games. They started the tournament on woeful form with four straight losses against Trinbago Knight Riders, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs and again against TKR. Pollard’s brilliant hundred saw them win against Barbados Tridents but they surrendered meekly against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots getting bowled out for merely 69 runs their second score below 100 this season.
Opener Andre Fletcher has looked on and off this season and so has David Warner someone who was expected to demolish opposition attacks. Rahkeem Cornwall along with Pollard seems to be the only people in the batting order who are showing some kind of consistency. This has hurt their performance in the tournament so far. The team has shown a habit of getting into batting collapses which would worry the skipper more than anything. Mitchell McClenaghan their strike bowler has let them down in the tournament so has Mohammad Sami. This has been their weakest link as the St Lucia bowlers have looked anything but threatening in this tournament.
Strange things can happen in a T20 contest but going by the form and the relative strengths of the two sides Guyana Amazon Warriors are ahead and expected to win this game.