CPL 2023 | BR vs GUY, Match 23 - Top Captain and Vice-captain Picks

image-lmc1f2gyGuyana Amazon Warriors (GUY) will play against the Barbados Royals (BR) in the 23rd match of CPL 2023 (Source: Twitter)

The 23rd match of the Caribbean Premier League 2023 will be played between the Barbados Royals and Guyana Amazon Warriors (GUY). The match will be played at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad on 10th September 2023 at 7:30 PM IST. Here are the top captain and vice-captain picks for this game.

BR vs GUY, Match 23: Venue Analysis

The pitch at the Brain Lara Stadium has traditionally being on the slower side. Spinners and bowlers with good variations have been successful at the venue and run scoring is difficult as the ball stops and turns quite a bit here. This will be a morning game so the pitch may help the pacers initially in the first innings and it may slow down a bit as the game progresses. The average first innings score here is 140 runs and teams batting first have won 56% of the games played here.

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BR vs GUY, Match 23: Toss Factor

Toss will play a crucial role in selecting the Captain and Vice-Captain. Bowlers who will bowl in the death overs of the first innings will be top C/VC choices alongside spinners & all-rounders. It will help us in picking up bowlers who will bowl in the first innings and in deciding many other things.

Scenario: BR Wins the Toss

Barbados may field first if they win the toss and in that case the likes of Jason Holder, Qais Ahmad, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Keemo Paul and Romario Shepherd will be the top C/VC picks. 

Scenario: GUY Wins the Toss

Guyana may also look to bowl first to exploit the moisture in the first innings. Dwaine Pretorius, Romario Shepherd, Imran Tahir and Gudakesh Motie will be excellent captain or vice-captain options. 

BR vs GUY, Match 23: Top Captain and Vice-Captain Choices

If Barbados Royals Bats First

Romario Shepherd

Romario Shepherd will bowl with the new ball and he is a capable batter as well. He has been in good form with both bat and ball. Shepherd can pick up a few wickets and score some crucial runs. He will fetch points from both bat and ball which makes him an ideal captain or vice-captain pick. 

Imran Tahir 

Imran Tahir is an experienced campaigner and he is in good form as well. Tahir picks up wickets in clusters when he gets going and will be a top captain or vice-captain choice against Barbados' middle-order who are very vulnerable to wrist spin. 

If Guyana Amazon Warriors Bats First

Saim Ayub 

Saim Ayub will open the innings for Guyana & he has been in great touch. He has 145 runs in 5 innings including 2 fifties to his name. Ayub likes to bat aggressively and he can score big in the power play itself. He is a good player of spin bowling and will be a top C/VC pick in fantasy cricket. 

Jason Holder

Jason Holder is the highest wicket-taker of the tournament with 12 wickets in 7 games. He has picked up wickets in almost every game. Holder is capable with the bat as well and he has played a couple of good cameos in the middle order. Holder will be the most C/VC choice for this game. 

BR vs GUY, Match 23: Big Risk, Big Return Choice

Gudakesh Motie

Gudakesh Motie can pick up wickets in clusters. He can be very lethal against the Royals as their whole middle order struggles against the ball turning away and he can pick up 2-3 wickets easily. Motie will be our high risk captain pick for this game.