The much anticipated clash on Tuesday evening between the Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Lucia Stars at the Providence National Stadium will be a tale of the two bottom-placed teams in the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Warriors have only won two of their seven matches while the Stars lost six of their seven, with their only point coming via a washout against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.
One of the home side’s wins came against the said opponent and given that it is another must-win match for the Warriors, Manager Omar Khan told the media on Monday that they will not be taking the Stars lightly.
Khan explained that the St Lucian franchise have nothing to lose and will play fearless cricket.
With no areas left for mistakes now, Khan underscored the importance of the Warriors building on the momentum of their spirited performance on Sunday evening against the Barbados Tridents, to keep their title hopes alive.
However, the Manager is yet to be impressed that they have produced a complete performance given that there were numerous mishaps in the field.
Opener Chadwick Walton blazed to a 52-ball 92 against the Tridents which Khan rated as a magnificent innings but still was puzzled at his dismissal given that there was no scoreboard pressure .
The manager further called on the fans to continue coming out in their numbers to provide the extra encouragement for their home team.
On the other side of the coin, newly installed captain Shane Watson admitted it has been a disappointing season. Walton adjudged the performance to some players having injuries and them just not having luck in their favour.
Watson revealed that though a play-off spot is out of the question The Stars want to win their remaining three matches as they looked to build for the next season.
Three matches on the newly re-laid Providence pitches have produced varying scores. However on Sunday the National Stadium recorded its highest total of 160 which Watson hopes can continue to provide a balanced contest with bat and ball.
The match on Tuesday commences at 18:00 hrs and gates will open from 15:45 hrs.
Guyana Amazon Warriors: Martin Guptill (c), Steven Jacobs, Rashid Khan, Jason Mohammed, Veerasammy Permaul, Sohail Tanvir, Chadwick Walton, Roshon Primus, Gajanand Singh, Keon Joseph, Assad Fudadin, Ryad Emrit, Steven Taylor, Steven Katwaroo, Keemo Paul Ali Khan.
St. Lucia Stars: Shane Watson (c), Darren Sammy, Rahkeem Cornwall, Andre Fletcher, Kyle Mayers, Jerome Taylor, Marlon Samuels, Shane Shillingford, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jesse Ryder, Johnson Charles, , Eddie Leie, Obed Mccoy, Timil Patel, Kamran Akmal, Keddy Lesporis.