Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Lucia Zouks, Tarouba
Our XI: Andre Fletcher, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shimron Hetmyer (capt), Mark Deyal, Mohammad Nabi (vice-captain), Imran Tahir, Chris Green, Keemo Paul, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kesrick Williams
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Captain: Imran Tahir
Tahir will be a force to reckon with against the Zouks. The Zouks average just 18.22 against spin compared to an average of 32.83 against pace. Tahir’s googly will be hard to pick and there is a good chance that he could be among the wickets against them.
Vice-Captain: Shimron Hetmyer
Hetmyer is striking well and in T20 leagues, and it is best to go with the form player. He scored an unbeaten 63 from 44 against a strong TKR attack and a 71 against St Kitts. He is an automatic choice for a vice-captain.
Man-of-the-Match in two successive games for the Zouks and an allrounder – St Lucia are using him more in the right role and he is the best player of spin in the line-up. He has an excellent record against left-hand batsmen (averages 21.54) compared to right handers (26.57), and Guyana have a few of them at the top.
He has had a slow start to the tournament but Pooran is too risky to leave out of your fantasy XI. If he gets cracking, you are sure to earn many points because of his strike rate. He is up against a team that is owned by his IPL franchise and he would want to display what he can do.
Mark Deyal has been impressive for the Zouks in this edition. He has struck the ball very well in the limited chances he has got. Deyal came in at No. 3 and scored 30 of 17 deliveries in the match against the Patriots on Saturday. He has also countered spin well in the series so far, which would be useful against Guyana.
He has five wickets so far in the tournament. Paul’s variations are not easy to pick – the slower the pitch the tougher it gets to hit him. He has dual skills and that will help you fetch maximum points in this game.
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