The Guyana Amazon Warriors is on a real high. The team, well blended with youth and experience, won their first three matches convincingly and they are fully motivated and pumped up for the next five games.
The Warriors won their first match against St Lucia Zouks by thirteen runs. The top-order batsmen struggled to score runs freely. However, the young “turks” flourished at the end of their batting as the team was able to get a challenging total. Winning by thirteen runs was tight but the team’s spirit was high.
The St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, with their strong bowling lineup, lost by eight wickets. It was the masterstroke player, Shimron Hetmyer, with an attractive undefeated brilliant half-century that ensured the Warriors’ victory. During their batting session, the Nevis Patriots struggled to get runs as the Warriors’ bowlers were well supported with some magnificent fielding.
Barbados Tridents won the toss and sent the home team to take first strike. The Warriors lost Brandon King early. However, Chandrapaul Hemeraj hit a brilliant half-century, which was punctuated with six fours and three sweetly timed sixes. The home team lost Hetmyer and Skipper Shoaib Malik cheaply. However, the diminutive Nicholas Pooran and Sherfane Rutherford blasted the Tridents’ bowling to all parts of the ground. The two young Warriors took the fight to the visitors and sent the massive Providence crowd to their toes and had them screaming for joy. They hammered 78 runs off a mere 29 balls. Pooran’s magically undefeated half-century contained five massive sixes and four blistering fours. Young Rutherford blasted four Hugh sixes.
The Warriors, with three wins, have captured the heart of all Guyanese and it is most heartening to see the franchise holder investing in Imran Tahir as the replacement for Shadab Khan. The effective Afghan leg spinner Quasi Ahmad is also coming to play for the Warriors.
Guyanese will be following the Warriors in the away matches. All eyes and all roads will lead to Guyana National Stadium on October 3 and 4 when Guyana Warriors will take on Jamaica Tallawahs and Trinbago Knight Riders.
The massive crowd support along with our people’s passion and appreciation for our Amazon Warriors is a manifestation of our people’s unity and interest for a better Guyana.