CPL showdown: Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Barbados Tridents today
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – Guyana Amazon Warriors will try to compensate for last year’s heartbreak, when they clash with a buoyant Barbados Tridents in the final of the Caribbean Premier League in St Kitts today.
The two teams took contrasting paths to the final – Amazon Warriors battling through the playoffs and Tridents booking a direct spot – but this will account for little when they pit their strengths against each other in the 4:00 pm contest (local time)at Warner Park.
Amazon Warriors, in particular, will be highly motivated, especially against the backdrop of their loss in the final of the inaugural tournament to Jamaica Tallawahs.
They have already remedied this in part by beating Tallawahs in Thursday’s second playoff but a win in the final will put the finishing touches on an impressive campaign.
Amazon Warriors coach Roger Harper is mindful of not repeating the same mistakes of last year, which saw them falter in Port of Spain.
“This time around we will be looking to produce our best cricket when it counts,” he stressed.
“We will not necessarily be looking to do anything different to what we have done previously in the tournament, but we will think about the Barbados Tridents today (Friday) and fine tune our plans so we are ready for tomorrow.”
Amazon Warriors finished second on 12 points with a 6-3 record that was shared by the top four finishers. Tridents, however, topped the standings courtesy of a superior net run rate and booked their spot in the final.