Barbados Royals are dead last on the points table, having won just one of their opening half a dozen matches of CPL 2021.
The Royals started their campaign with twin defeats before beating Jamaica Tallawahs – their sole win so far – and have since lost three straight.
What’s hugely problematic is that it’s not like most of their defeats have been closely fought. In fact, apart from the defeat to the Patriots, the other four were lost by decent margins.
Despite their horrific form, they can still make it out of the round-robin stage, if they get their act together immediately. Another defeat, however, will begin to close the qualification door on them.
No prizes for guessing where their problems originate from. As is most often the case for struggling units, it’s Barbados’ batting that often betrays them.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Guyana Amazon Warriors find themselves right in the middle of the CPL points table, with three victories and three defeats in six matches.
Their upset of Trinbago in the tournament opener and two other wins later prove that they have talent but they are not as consistent as they’d like to be.
Furthermore, their batters are also struggling for runs, with their highest score of the tournament being a rather modest 166.
One positive for the Warriors is that they have won two of their last three matches, with their last win coming against none other than Barbados Royals.
It is pertinent to mention here tha this is another one of those back-to-back matches this tournament has plenty of. In their last meeting on Sept 4, Imran Tahir had helped Guyana restrict Barbados to just 130 before Chandrapaul Hemraj had gone on a rampage, scoring 105 of his team’s 136 in a successful run chase.