The Guyana Amazon Warriors have performed very well in each season since the debut of CPL. But the team has maintained a streak of zero CPL titles until now. The GAW has appeared in playoffs in each season of the premier league, unlike other teams and also has played the most CPL finals in the tournament. Even with their domineering play, they have never won any title until now and have been runner-ups for four seasons. It looks quite promising in the CPL 2021 with the team led by Nicholas Pooran.
The Caribbean Premier League will be kicking off on August 26. The Guyana Amazon Warriors are hoping to take on the previous champions, the Trinbango Knight Riders. The entire season will be held with St. Kitts & Nevis as host.
There have been a few changes to the team, and a few of the key players from the year before are missing. But that isn’t going to stop the GAW as they have the experienced duo Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez to balance the team.
Let’s take a look at the squad before listing out their strengths:
Nicholas Pooran (Captain), Shoaib Malik, Imran Tahir, Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Waqar Salamkheil, Brandon King, Odean Smith, Ashmead Nedd, Kevin Sinclair, Anthony Bramble, Niall Smith, Mohammad Hafeez, Naveen ul Haq, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Gudakesh Motie
When it comes to the batting lineup, the GAW is all with excellent top six. Topping the list is Brandon King and Chanderpaul Hemraj, with Mohammad Hafeez, Shimron Hetmyer, Shoaib Malik, and Nicholas Pooran following close.
The left-right combo at the top is definite, and that will be followed by Malik or Hetmyer based on how the events turn out. As witnessed in all the recent matches, Hafeez has been in excellent form and can adapt any position to bat in the game. However, Nicholas Pooran’s form has been great only periodically. He is still a good bet in terms of winning the match.
Not only is the batting order all set, but the bowling unit is also packed with spinners who will dominate the game once the pitch is worn down. Ashmead Nedd and Kevin Sinclair have upped their abilities in the recent game, and Imran Tahir is always playing near the wickets. Furthermore, Hemrak, Hafeez and Malik are proficient in delivering their best bowling quota if the situation calls for it. All in all, the Guyana Amazon Warriors have the most multifaceted spin attack with off-spinners, a wrist spinner and a left-arm spinner in the squad.
Brandon King, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Naveen ul Haq, Ashmead Nedd, Kevin Sinclair, Imran Tahir
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