Guyana Amazon Warriors

The Guyana Amazon Warriors is a franchise cricket team of the Caribbean Premier League based in Providence, Georgetown, Guyana. The team is the representative cricket team of Guyana in the Caribbean Premier League. It was one of the six teams created in 2013 for the inaugural season of the tournament.

Guyana Amazon Warriors
CPL GUY.svg
Nickname(s)Warrior Nation
Personnel
CaptainNicholas Pooran
CoachRayon Griffith
Team information
Colours  Gold   Green   Red   Black   White
Founded2013; 8 years ago (2013)
Home groundProvidence Stadium
Capacity15,000
History
CPL wins0
Official websiteGuyana Amazon Warriors

T20 kit

The team plays its home games at Providence Stadium, located in Guyana and like the league's other franchises, draw the majority of its players from West Indian domestic teams. It has appeared in five of the seven CPL finals, but has lost in the finals all five times.

Former Guyanese cricket legend Roger Harper was confirmed as the franchise's inaugural coach in early February 2015.

HistoryEdit

The Guyana Amazon Warriors were one of the six teams created for the Caribbean Premier League's inaugural 2013 season. In 2013, they were runners up in the first tournament and were defeated by the Jamaica Tallawahs by 7 wickets at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad.[1] The team was captained by Ramnaresh Sarwan which included overseas star like Tillakaratne Dilshan, James Franklin, Lasith Malinga as well as West Indian stars Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons, Denesh Ramdin etc. Krishmar Santokie was leading wicket-taker in the season.[2]

In 2014, they finished second in the group stage behind the Barbados Tridents and were again defeated by the Barbados Tridents by 8 runs (D/L) in the final played at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts.[3] The team was captained by Sunil Narine which included overseas stars like Martin Guptill, Mohammad Hafeez, Jimmy Neesham as well as West Indian stars Krishmar Santokie, Lendl Simmons, Denesh Ramdin etc. Lendl Simmons with his 445 runs in the season was Player of the series.[4][5]

In 2015, they again finished second in group stage behind Barbados Tridents but lost to Trinbago Knight Riders in semi-final by 6 wickets played at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad.[6] The team was captained by Denesh Ramdin which included overseas star like Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Brad Hodge, Marchant de Lange, David Wiese and Umar Akmal as well as West Indian stars Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Veerasammy Permaul, Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine etc.

For 2016 Caribbean Premier League, Amazon Warriors roped in Martin Guptill as their captain replacing Denesh Ramdin and was joined by International cricketer like Sohail Tanvir, Dwayne Smith, Chris Lynn and Adam Zampa as well as some local star like Chris Barnwell, Jason Mohammed, Rayad Emrit etc.[7][8]

Current squadEdit

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.

As of 29 May 2021

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting style Bowling style Signed year Notes
Batsmen
5 Shoaib Malik   (1982-02-01) 1 February 1982 (age 39) Right-handed Right-arm off-break 2021 Overseas
11 Chandrapaul Hemraj   (1993-09-03) 3 September 1993 (age 28) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox 2019
53 Brandon King   (1994-12-16) 16 December 1994 (age 26) Right-handed N/A 2019
2 Shimron Hetmyer   (1996-12-26) 26 December 1996 (age 24) Left-handed N/A 2016 Vice-Captain
All-rounders
8 Mohammad Hafeez   (1980-10-17) 17 October 1980 (age 41) Right-handed Right-arm off-break 2021 Overseas
Wicket-keepers
N/A Anthony Bramble   (1990-12-11) 11 December 1990 (age 30) Right-handed N/A 2020
2 Nicholas Pooran   (1995-10-02) 2 October 1995 (age 26) Left-handed N/A 2019 Captain
Spin Bowlers
99 Imran Tahir   (1979-03-27) 27 March 1979 (age 42) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2018 Overseas
N/A Gudakesh Motie   (1995-03-29) 29 March 1995 (age 26) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox 2021
N/A Kevin Sinclair   (1999-11-23) 23 November 1999 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2020
N/A Ashmead Nedd   (2001-01-10) 10 January 2001 (age 20) Right-handed Left-arm orthodox 2020
N/A Waqar Salamkheil   (2001-10-02) 2 October 2001 (age 20) Right-handed Left-arm unorthodox 2021 Overseas
Pace Bowlers
N/A Romario Shepherd   (1994-11-26) 26 November 1994 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2018
N/A Nial Smith   (1995-10-22) 22 October 1995 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2021
N/A Odean Smith   (1996-11-01) 1 November 1996 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2020
N/A Naveen-ul-Haq   (1999-09-23) 23 September 1999 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2020 Overseas
Source: Guyana Amazon Warriors Players

Results summaryEdit

CPL summary of results
Year Played Wins Losses Tied NR Win % Position
2013 9 6 3 0 0 66.67% 2/6
2014 11 7 4 0 0 63.63% 2/6
2015 11 5 5 0 1 50% 3/6
2016 12 8 4 0 0 66.67% 2/6
2017 12 6 6 0 0 50% 3/6
2018 12 7 5 0 0 58.33% 2/6
2019 12 11 1 0 0 91.67% 2/6
2020 11 6 5 0 0 54.54% 3/6
2021 11 6 5 0 0 54.54% 4/6
Total 101 62 38 0 1 62%
Last updated : 15 September 2021
Source:ESPNcricinfo[9]
  • Abandoned matches are counted as NR (no result)
  • Win or loss by super over or boundary count are counted as tied.
  • Tied+Win - Counted as a win and Tied+Loss - Counted as a loss
  • NR indicates no result

Administration and support staffEdit

Position Name
Owner   Dr. Ranjisinghi Ramroop[10]
Head Coach   Rayon Griffith
Assistant Coach
Mentor   Roger Harper
Batting coach
Bowling coach
Physio
Trainer
Analyst

StatisticsEdit

Most runsEdit

Nat. Player Span Matches Innings Runs Average HS 100 50
  Lendl Simmons 2013–2015 29 29 1029 41.16 97 0 8
  Shimron Hetmyer 2016–present 37 37 985 30.78 100 1 7
  Martin Guptill 2013–2017 32 31 862 31.92 90 0 7
  Jason Mohammed 2016–2018 35 33 777 33.78 66 0 3
  Chadwick Walton 2017–2018 24 24 625 28.40 92 0 3

Source: ESPNcricinfo, Last updated: 26 August 2021

Most wicketsEdit

Nat. Player Span Matches Wickets Avg BBI Econ SR 4w 5w
  Imran Tahir 2018–present 33 49 14.93 4/22 5.71 15.6 1 0
  Sohail Tanvir 2016–2018 35 49 19.12 5/3 7.07 16.2 1 1
  Rayad Emrit 2016–2018 35 39 25.92 4/35 8.42 18.4 1 0
  Veerasammy Permaul 2013–2018 56 37 33.10 3/20 6.81 29.1 0 0
  Krishmar Santokie 2013–2014 20 33 16.63 4/11 6.99 14.2 1 0

Source: ESPNcricinfo, Last updated: 26 August 2021

SeasonsEdit

Year League standing Final standing
2013 1st out of 6 Runners-up
2014 2nd out of 6 Runners-up
2015 2nd out of 6 Playoffs
2016 1st out of 6 Runners-up
2017 4th out of 6 Qualifier
2018 2nd out of 6 Runners-up
2019 1st out of 6 Runners-up
2020 2nd out of 6 Semifinalists
2021 2nd out of 6 Semifinalists

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2013 Caribbean Premier League - Final
  2. ^ "Caribbean Premier League, 2013 / Records / Most wickets". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  3. ^ 2014 Caribbean Premier League - Final
  4. ^ "Tridents win rain-marred CPL final". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Caribbean Premier League, 2014 / Records / Most runs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  6. ^ 2015 Caribbean Premier League - semi-final
  7. ^ "Caribbean Premier League squads finalised". Cricinfo. ESPN. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  8. ^ Guptill named captain of Guyana Amazon Warriors
  9. ^ "Caribbean Premier League Cricket Team Records & Stats | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  10. ^ "Private Sector Commission hails acquisition of CPL franchise by NEW GPC/ Limacol". Retrieved 25 September 2020.

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