Guyana looking to end CLT20 with a win
Johannesburg, South Africa: Guyana will be looking to end their campaign at the Airtel Champions League on a high when they play their last match against South Australia Redbacks at the Wanderers in Johannesburg, on Tuesday. First ball is 1.30 pm (7.30 am Eastern Caribbean Time/6.30 am Jamaica Time). The Guyanese have been outplayed in all three preliminary matches so far but will be looking for a change in fortune and take home a win.
Ahead of the match, skipper Ramnaresh Sarwan said his players must step-up for the final encounter. He also noted that some changes might be made to the batting order, as they try to get a solid start at the top. The former West Indies captain said he might even bite the bullet and open the innings.
“We thought of changing the opening pair for the last game but then Narsingh Deonarine got injured and we decided to use them at the top again,” Sarwan said. “Richard Ramdeen is the only other specialist opener on tour and maybe I can open the batting. In the last match I came out with the mindset to be positive from the start and was really timing the ball well. Even if I open I will look to be aggressive and if can bat most of the overs should get a big score.”
Ramdeen could make his debut while Lennox Cush, Chris Barnwell or keeper Derwin Christian could be asked to open with him, if Sarwan opts to remain in his preferred position at Number 3.
The Redbacks have been in very good form so far and will look to keep their unbeaten record intact. Their main bowling option is Shaun Tait, the world’s quickest bowler while the batting has been led by Michael Klinger and he will be looking for his fourth half-century.