• Today
    August 05

  • 06:27 PM

Spin, runs up front, key to Warriors’ success

EZRA STUART, ezrastuart@nationnews.com

Added 07 October 2019


Brandon King has been the find of this year’s CPL with the highest ever individual score of 132 not out and the most runs. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/Getty Images)

Guyana Amazon Warriors’ captain Shoaib Malik has revealed the secret behind their unprecedented 11-match winning streak in this year’s Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 Cricket Competition.

The former Pakistan Test skipper said the two key factors in the Amazon Warriors’ unbeaten run have been getting one of their main batsmen to make a significant score in each match and their successful spin bowling in the early overs.

“From the first six batters, I think if we look at all the games, one was scoring 50-plus runs. That was one of the keys and the second element was our spinners,” Malik said after they defeated the Barbados Tridents by 30 runs in Sunday’s Qualifier 1 at the National Stadium in Providence to reach their fifth CPL final.

Malik pointed to the role played by veteran South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir and Australian off-spinner Chris Green. (EZS)

Subscribe now to our eNATION edition for the full story.

For the latest stories and breaking news updates download the Nationnews apps for iOS and Android.

Spin, runs up front, key to Warriors’ success



Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus


Is enough done to mark Emancipation Day in Barbados?