Caribbean Premier League 2014, which commenced on Saturday, will see its fifth match as Guyana Amazon Warriors go up against Red Steel of Trinidad and Tobago.
Both sides won their opening encounters. The Warriors defeated the Marlon Samuels-led Antigua Hawkbills in a hard-fought match. Red Steel picked up a comprehensive victory against Kieron Pollard's Barbados Tridents after overcoming some early jitters while batting.
Denesh Ramdin, West Indies wicketkeeper and skipper, leads the team from Guyana while star Windies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo captains Red Steel.
Denesh Ramdin came good for the Warriors after they had lost openers Lendl Simmons and New Zealander martin Guptill cheaply. Ramdin who made 51 off 36 deliveries saw to it that his team pulled through.
The star of he game was none other than spinner Sunil Narine whose amazing return of a mere 3 runs in 4 overs tied the Hawkbills in knots as they could only make 136.
For Red Steel, the elegant Darren Bravo and New Zealand's Ross Taylor registered half-centuries and chased down 125 after they were in a spot of bother early on.
The two sides will be confident after their opening wins as their squads appear to be well-balanced. Guyana have a trump card in the T20 spin king Narine, whose extremely miserly bowling stifled the opposing team in the last game.
Mohammad Hafeez's presence with both bat and ball bolsters the squad. Ramdin and the Pakistan veterean steadied the ship against the Hawkbills. Lendl Simmons is anoher useful addition to the batting lineup.
Guyana have James Neeshan, the New Zealander who can bowl medium pace and bat as well. He bowled well as he picked three wickets in the last game, including two wickets in two balls towards the end of the innings. Krishmar Santokie's presence adds to their side as they more often than not will look to stifle opposing sides.
Dwayne Bravo's Red Steel is a team with a suitable degree of flair. The batting lineup features left-hander Darren Bravo and the aggressive Kiwi Taylor. The Kiwi if he gets going can be hard to contain. Kevin 'O' Brien, the hard-hitting Irishman, can hit the ball a long way. Nasir Jamshed's presence too adds to the squad.
Amongst the bowlers, both Fidel Edwards and Kevon Cooper will be hoping to strike. Spinners Suleiman Benn and Samuel Badree can restrict sides as well, with the latter one of West Indies' premier bowlers in the T20 format.
Where to Watch Live
The game will start at 7:30 pm local time (5 am IST) with coverage on Sony Six in India. The match is available live online HERE. US viewers can catch the action on ESPN3, with the option to live stream HERE.