Against Jamaica Tallawahs in their last match, the Royals came close to victory but were stopped in their tracks by the rain gods, who've been consistently making their presence felt throughout the tournament. But the rare defeat will hardly be a concern for the two-time champions, who have been in some serious form since the start of the season. Skipper Miller will hope the team continues to take positive steps towards their playoffs qualification as they focus on their next assignment on Sunday.
CPL 2022: Match 22 - Barbados Royals vs Guyana Amazon Warriors
Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
10:00 AM local time
Both teams are set to face off for the first time this year at a venue where none of the teams has played before in the season. The Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad has hosted three T20s, two of which have been won by the Warriors and the Royals took home one win. Overall, both sides have clashed in 19 T20s, with the Warriors having an upper hand in the head-to-head numbers, having won 13 of them so far.
The average first-innings score at this ground is 143/7, with captains opting to chase targets and have done so successfully on 17 of the 32 occasions. As for the bowlers, pace and spin have been equally successful here, picking 179 and 173 wickets respectively in 63 T20 innings. In the last matches though, spinners have dominated the wickets column more.
Team records at Brian Lara Stadium
|Guyana Amazon Warriors||12||6||6||0||0||50|
While the Royals are currently table-toppers, the Warriors are placed at the bottom of the table. The two teams are coming off a defeat in their respective previous matches and will be aiming to get some winning momentum back in their camps.
In the spotlight: Jason Holder
Until the rains played spoilsport against the Tallawahs, the Royals were sniffing victory thanks to Jason Holder's incredible three wickets, two of which came in the 13th over and swung the pendulum in his team's favour. With 11 wickets so far in the tournament, he's the joint-highest wicket-taker for the Royals, alongside pacer Obed McCoy. Jason's batting prowess is equally significant, which makes this power-packed line-up even more threatening. At this particular venue, the all-rounder has amassed 173 runs in 8 CPL innings at a stunning strike rate of 153.1.
• David Miller is 2 runs away from completing 500 runs in CPL
• Obed Mcoy needs 3 wickets for 100 T20 wickets