Guyana Amazon Warriors will lock horns with Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel in the second semifinal of the Caribbean Premier League 2015 at the at the Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain on Saturday.
The Denesh Ramdin-led Warriors played the Red Steel in the last match of the league stage of the CPL 2015, and they successfully topped the latter to cruise to the second semifinal. That loss cost Red Steel a place in the big final and therefore they had to play the eliminator against Jamaica Tallawahs.
Red Steel handed Tallawahs a defeat in the Eliminator, and now they are up against the Warriros once again in this CPL 2015. Whoever wins will get to play the Barbados Tridents, who have already reached the final after topping the points table.
Red Steel co-owner Shah Rukh Khan was extremely delighted after his team's performance in the eliminator. He posted a tweet on his Twitter handle about how excited and happy he is. Dwayne Bravo picked up a five-for and Darren Bravo scored a career best 86 runs in that all-important game.
Seems like the Bravo brothers r going to make sure I come to Fnals. Way to go Trinidad & Tobago….so proud & can't wait to dance with u all!
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 24, 2015
Meanwhile, Guyana Amazon Warriors are also in confident mood. Lendl Simmons and Brad Hodge have been brilliant with the bat throughout this tournament, and in the bowling department, Marchant De Lange, Devendra Bishoo and Sunil Narine have also bowled really well in this edition of the CPL.
The momentum is clearly with the Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, who have now won four out of their last five matches. The only defeat came in the last game of the league and that too in the hands of the Warriros.
So one might say that this will be a chance for revenge. Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel will also have the advantage of playing in front of their home crowd.
"We all enjoyed Darren batting and he is peaking at the right time. This was anogther match-winning innings and it is very important for us as a team for our best batter to be amongst the runs," Red Steel skipper Dwayne Bravo said after the eliminator game against the Tallawahs on Friday.
Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel: Jacques Kallis, Cameron Delport, William Perkins, Darren Bravo, Kamran Akmal(w), Dwayne Bravo(C), Johan Botha, Kevon Cooper, Derone Davis, Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Miguel Cummins, Jason Mohammed, Marlon Richards, Mark Deyal, Javon Searles.
Jamaica Tallawahs: Denesh Ramdin (C & wk), Lendl Simmons, Brad Hodge, Assad Fudadin, Umar Akmal, Sunil Narine, Merchant De Lange, Veerasammy Permaul, David Wiese, Devendra Bishoo, Chris Barnwell.
Where to Watch Live:
The second semi-final of the Hero Caribbean Premier League 2015 between Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel and Guyana Amazon Warriors is scheduled for 4:30pm local time (2am IST, 9:30pm BST) start with the live coverage in India on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Viewers can also stream the match live in Livsports.
Viewers in the US can switch to ESPN 3 and stream the same on Watch ESPN.