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Guyana Amazon Warriors

History of Guyana Amazon Warriors

Guyana Amazon Warriors is one of the 6 cpl teams based out of Providence, Georgetown, Guyana. The franchise plays its home games at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. They have had a rich legacy of players and have been an iconic and exciting team but are yet to win a single title.
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Guyana Amazon Warriors Owner

The owner of Guyana Amazon Warriors is Dr Rajisanghi Ramroop.

Guyana Amazon Warriors Players

The current squad is a beautiful mix of youth and experience. For this season, they will likely be led by the young pocket dynamite Nicholas Pooran and coached by Johan Both and Rayon Griffith. The rest of the squad has the following players:
  • Mohammed Hafeez
  • Imran Tahir
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Brandon King
  • Shimron Hetmyer
  • Romario Shepherd
  • Anthony Bramble
  • Waqar Salamkheil
  • Niall Smith
  • Naveen Ul Haq
  • Chandrapaul Hemraj
  • Kevin Sinclair
  • Ashmeade Nedd
  • Odean Smith
  • Gudakesh Motie
  • Shoaib Malik
These have been the most iconic players of GAW over the years:

Most Runs

Nationality Player Years 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

Most wickets

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

Guyana Amazon Warriors Previous Coaches and Captains

Before Nicholas Pooran, Guyana Amazon Warriors had 6 previous captains. In the integral season, their captain was the legendary West Indian batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan. Since then, they have had a new captain almost every season, and the last one before Nicholas Pooran was Australian All-rounder Chris Green. This is the record of all the captains Guyana has had up till now.
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Player Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR %
RR Sarwan 2013-2013 9 6 3 0 0 66.66
D Ramdin 2014-2015 21 11 9 1 0 54.76
MJ Guptill 2016-2017 14 8 6 0 0 57.14
RR Emrit 2016-2018 13 8 5 0 0 61.53
Shoaib Malik 2018-2019 17 14 3 0 0 82.35
CJ Green 2018-2020 15 8 7 0 0 53.33
N Pooran 2021-2021 11 5 5 1 0 50.00
Johan Botha and Rayon Griffith have been the coaches since 2018.

Past performance of Guyana Amazon Warriors in the caribbean premier league

Guyana Amazon Warriors has been a consistent team right from season 1. They have made as many as 5 finals but are yet to win a single title. They have always done well in the group stages, making the top 4 every year, but have choked in the crucial moments. This has been their final standing in the last 9 years of the cpl t20 series
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 Semi-Finalist
2021 2nd out of 6 Semi-Finalist

Key players of Guyana Amazon Warriors

Captain Nicholas Pooran, the highest run-getter for the franchise last season with 263 runs, is a crucial player and probably their most important player. He is a complete cricketer, and his ability to be aggressive from ball 1 is unparalleled. He will hold the key to the middle order of Guyana.
His West Indies teammate, the franchiser's second-highest run-getter last season Shimron Hetmyer will be equally important. If Pooran and Hetmyer can find some form, they will form an enviable partnership. Both of them can take on all kinds of bowling and will be instrumental in taking the team to a high score every game.
On the bowling front, Odean Smith and Romario Shepherd, who were the joint second highest wicket-takers last year with 18 apiece, will be critical to Guyana's bowling exploits. Both the players bowl a heavy ball and searing yorkers towards the end. Their pace is also complemented by their ability to strike a long ball. Both of them are complete all-rounders, and Guyana will rely on them to take care of the death bowling and batting.
Like every year, Guyana will go into 2022, being one of the favourites. A lot of their local talent would have gotten international and IPL experience before the 2022 season. With all the talent and firepower they possess, expect them to make the top 4 again. Whether they can go the extra distance and lift the trophy in the 10th season is anybody's guess.
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