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GAW vs SNP – Match 8 of CPL 2021 – Match Preview, Dream11 Team Predictions, and Fantasy Tips

This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for Match 8 of the CPL 2021 between Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Kitts & Nevis Patriots that is scheduled to take place on the 29th of August 2021.

It will be a repeat of Saturday’s clash when The Guyana Amazon Warriors led by Nicholas Pooran take on St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in their 3rd game of the league. SKNP led by Dwayne Bravo emerged victorious in their yesterday’s encounter to make it 2 on 2.

Choosing to bat first after winning the toss, the GAW team manage to post 146/8 in their 20 overs with Chandrapaul Hemaraj top-scoring for them with 39 coming as an opener. Mohammad Hafeez who didn’t shine in the 1st game scored 38 while Pooran made a 10-ball 23 which took them to that score. For the Patriots, Dominic Drakes was once again amongst the wickets as he took 3/23 while Fawad Ahmed chipped in with 2 wickets.

Nevis Patriots, chasing 147 to win had a great start from their openers Devon Smith, Evin Lewis, who scored half-centuries each and added 113 for the opening wicket. Even though Lewis got out for 39-ball 62, Devon Thomas stayed till the end to help the team win by 8 wickets with 7 balls to spare.

Match Details

Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts

Pitch and Weather: Likely to be a typical Caribbean pitch that will offer something to the bowlers and batsmen can score big once settled. We can’t expect a high-scoring affair and the scores could be in the range of 140-150 as we saw in the last game between the teams. No rain is expected on the match-day and the temperature will be around 30 with a mostly cloudy sky.

Date & Time: August 29, 14.30 PM Local time, 12.00 AM IST

Probable Playing XIs 

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots will likely stick with the same that they field in their previous game vs the Amazon Warriors. They would expect a similar kind of complete performance from the team to make it a hat trick of wins in the competition.

The Amazon Warriors won the first game but poor batting from their top-order in the 2nd game meant they couldn’t post a huge score for their potent bowling to defend. Shoaib Malik and Brandon King had another disappointing outing with the bat but the bowling was much better.

Guyana Amazon Warriors 

Nicholas Pooran (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Romario Shepherd, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Odean Smith, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Imran Tahir, Naveen-Ul-Haq,  Ashmead Nedd

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 

Even Lewis, Sherfane Rutherford, Devon Thomas(WK), Joshua Da Silva/Chris Gayle, Asif Ali, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Paul Van Meekeren, Fawad Ahmed. 

Match Prediction

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots who are on the back of 2 consecutive wins in the lead up to this game will start as favorites to repeat Saturday’s performance. So we can expect them to make it 3 on the bounce when they once again face the GAW on Sunday.

Fantasy Tips 

Batsmen: Shimron Hetmyer played a match-winning knock in GAW’s 1st match. So he is an obvious pick. Evin Lewis made a 39-ball 62 in the last game. So he can be picked in the fantasy. Another player who can be selected is Sherfane Rutherford who scored a half-century in this tournament before.

Wicket-Keeper: Nicholas Pooran is an obvious pick in any fantasy team if it is a T20 match. He made a 10-ball 23 in the last game and looked in good form. Along with him, Devon Smith the SKN keeper who made 55 in the last game in the chase can be picked.

All-rounders: Odean Smith has been good with both bat and ball this CPL. He scalped 2 wickets to go along with the 24 he made with the bat in the 1st game. Fabian Allen is another player who can be picked along with veteran Dwyane Bravo. Both of them had a great couple of games which eventually tilted the result in their favor.

Bowlers: Dominic Drakes of SKNP took 2/13 and 3/26 in the 2 games, so he is an ideal pick along with his teammate Sheldon Cottrell who is a genuine wicket-taker. Imran Tahir is the last pick from the bowlers’ section.

Captaincy Choices 

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Fantasy Team:  Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis(C), Sherfane Rutherford, Nicholas Pooran(VC), Devon Smith, Odean Smith, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Dominic Drakes, Sheldon Cottrell

Captain – Even Lewis 

The SKNP opener is a prolific scorer in the shortest format of the game and usually scores big once settled. So he can be made the skipper of the side. He showed a glimpse of it in the last game as well.

ViceCaptain: Dominic Drakes

He took 5 wickets in the 2 games thus far and has been a star of the Patriots’ bowling attack.

Dream11 Team

GAW vs SNP Dream11 Team

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