Guyana, Windwards play for fourth position in final round
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– Jamaica seeking momentum heading into T20 as they clash with Leewards
By Brandon Corlette
Having suffered a third defeat in four matches, Guyana will finish off their Super50 campaign against the Windward Islands at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground at Bourda on Monday, March 25.
Jamaica, meanwhile, will be seeking to gather momentum against the winless Leewards Islands heading into the T20 Blaze, after suffering consecutive defeats to Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados.
Speaking after the match against Barbados at the National Stadium, Guyana captain Shemaine Campbelle expressed grave disappointment at her team’s performance.
“The girls showed some effort against Barbados, (but) there is a lot of room for improvement, and we have to correct those mistakes”, Campbelle stated.
The batting of the Guyana team has continued to show signs of worry, with only Shemaine Campbelle and Shabika Gajnabi having crossed 50 in an innings. However, Campbelle has led from the front with the bat, scoring 201 runs in the tournament to become one of the four batters to achieve this feat.
As the most established player in the Guyana side, Campbelle lauded her new-ball bowlers, especially Erva Giddings, who has produced the early breakthrough in every match.
Heading into in the final round of the super 50 format, Campbelle declared that the Guyana team have nothing to lose, since they have only five points and are tied with the Windward Islands team. She lauded the bowlers, but called for the batters to step up and score runs to gather rhythm heading into the T20 tournament, starting from Thursday, March 28.
She emphasised on the batters the importance of getting confidence to play in the T20s, and admonished them to show more application in the middle.
Guyana’s next opponent, the Windward Islands, have one victory, scored against the Leeward Islands team. Both Guyana and the Windward Islands have defeated the Leeward Islands at the Enmore Community Centre ground.
The Windward Islands team are well led by Afy Fletcher, who has been picking up wickets and scoring vital runs with the bat for her team. However, Guyana may be the team with the edge to win the contest, since they will play with a nothing-to-lose mindset at Bourda.
Meanwhile, the Stafanie Taylor-led team have lost momentum heading into their final round of the Super50 tournament. They have the perfect opportunity to correct their mistakes. The Jamaicans are well led by the tournament’s leading run scorer, Stafanie Taylor, who has 239 runs, six more than Hayley Matthews’s 233.
Speaking after their defeat against Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica’s leading fast bowler Chinelle Henry said the batters lacked application in their fourth round. Jamaica have eight points in this tournament and are expecting to finish in third position. The right-arm speedster Henry, who spoke to CWI, said the team are aiming for momentum to retain the T20 title.
The match between Guyana and Windwards that will be played at Bourda will commence from 9:30h, while Jamaica will play Leeward Islands at the National Stadium at Providence. All T20 matches will be played at the National Stadium at Providence, with three matches being played in one day, starting from 9:00h.