GUY vs SKN Dream11 Preview, Dream11 Prediction & analysis:

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CPL 2021: GUY vs SKN 

Last year we saw some very low scoring games due to pitches being dead & slow. But this CPL will be a totally different ball game, like literally. ‘Smart ball’ will be used for the first time in a professional cricket tournament (was used for testing purpose in Marsh Cup) which has a chip inside (an original chip, not the 2000 Rs note chip) and will share data both after the release till pitching and also data after pitching. The smart ball will calculate speed, spin & power/bounce. 

Section 1: Venue 

Warner Park, St Kitts 

Average score batting first: 154 

Average winning score batting first: 176

Average score batting second: 134 

Average score batting first in CPL 2019: 180 

Average winning score batting first in CPL 2019: 186 

Average score batting second: 178 

Pace vs Spin (CPL 2019) 

Pace wickets: 62.5% 

Spin wickets: 37.5% 

Best bowling type at the venue: (CPL’19)

Most wickets: RAP & RALB (31 & 14) 

Best SR: RALB & RAP (13.7 & 18.5) 

Bat 1st or 2nd pattern at the venue: 

Overall: 

Bat first won: 14, bat second won: 25 

CPL 2019: 

Bat first won: 1, bat second won: 4

Advantage to the side chasing. 

Team Results at the venue: 

GAW: 10/13, SKN: 12/25 

H2H at the venue: 5/5 GAW 

H2H results: 

GAW: 10/12, SKN: 2/12 

Match odds: 1.80 GAW 

Section 2: Predicted Playing11 

GAW Last XI: 

Brandon King (RHB) 

C Hemraj (LHB, LAO) 

Odean Smith (RAM,RHB) 

Shimron Hetmyer (LHB) 

Shoaib Malik (RHB, RAO) 

Mohammad Hafeez (RHB, RAO) 

Nicholos Pooran (LHB, C, WK) 

Romario Shepherd (RAM, RHB) 

Naveen ul Haq (RAM) 

Imran Tahir (RALB) 

Ashmead Nedd (LAO) (E) 

*Odean Smith was sent as a pinch hitter in the last game and scored 24(15) and also picked a couple of wickets. But will GUY continue to do this experiment? 

*As we discussed in the first game, Guyana’s number 3,4,5,6 will be very flexible and their order will depend on the matchups and the match situation in every game. 

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Last XI: 

Evin Lewis (LHB) 

Devon Thomas (RHB) (WK) 

Chris Gayle (LHB) 

Asif Ali (RHB) 

Sherfane Rutherford (LHB) 

DJ Bravo (RAM, RHB) (C) 

Fabian Allen (LAO, RHB) 

Dominic Drakes (LAM, LHB) 

Sheldon Cottrell (LAM) 

Paul Van Meekeren (RAM) 

Fawad Ahmed (RALB) 

Section 3: Player Battles: 

(Refer PDF) 

Batsmen with favourable matchups and no major wicket taking threats: 

Pooran (only Bravo) 

Hetmyer (only Fawad) 

Evin Lewis 

Bowlers with favourable matchups & with multiple dismissals: 

Tahir 13 dismissals 

Bravo 11 dismissals 

Fawad 8 dismissals

Hafeez 7 dismissals 

Cottrell 4 dismissals 

Section 4: Player performance against the opposition 

(Refer PDF) 

Pooran chasing ✅

Hetmyer chasing ✅ (No bat first data)

Tahir bowling first ✅ (No bowling second data) 

Bravo bowling in both ✅

Fawad in second innings ✅

Cottrell in both ✅

Emrit bowling first ✅

Section 5: Player performance at the venue

Gayle bat first ✅

Allen bat second ✅

Bravo bowling first ✅

Allen bowling second ✅

Section 6: Finding the fantasy value: 

Mohammad Hafeez: As we discussed in the last game as well, he is not in the best of form with the bat but is bowling regularly, has favourable matchups against the opposition lineup and is giving you all round value. Infact, even on an average day he earned 40 points in the last game. Default choice in small leagues. 

Captaincy suitability: Both small & grand leagues. 

Dwayne Bravo (bowling first): Having Bravo as captain when he is bowling first, is a no brainer. In the last game, contributed with the bat as well with a well made 47*(35) 

Captaincy suitability: Both small & grand leagues. 

Imran Tahir (bowling second): Was one of our top captaincy choice in the last game as well and with his current form and the opposition matchups, has to be one of your captaincy picks once again, if he bowls second. 

Captaincy suitability: Both small & grand leagues. 

Romario Shepherd: Another quality and underrated allround option, is a big power hitter lower down the order and of course, a quality bowler. Earned 117 points in the last game, and will be a good captaincy choice once again, especially, bowling first. (along with Naveen) 

Captaincy suitability: Mini GL & GL.