BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Guyana Jaguars captain Leon Johnson and Jamaica Scorpions captain Nikita Miller spoke to CWI Media on the eve of the first semi-final between their two sides in the Super50 Cup on Thursday at Kensington Oval here.
The match looks like it could be a showdown between the bowling strength of the Jaguars and the batting depth of the Scorpions.
Two of the Jaguars bowlers – Jamaica-born off-spinner Ramaal Lewis with 12 wickets at 15.16 apiece and fast-medium bowler Clinton Pestano with 11 wickets at 16.90 each – are in the top 10 bowlers in the tournament following the group stage, with only Christopher Barnwell featuring among the top 10 batsmen.
Three of the Scorpions’ batsmen – led by WINDIES Test cap Jermaine Blackwood with 315 runs at an average of 45 flat – are in the top 10 batsmen in the tournament following the group stage, with only Miller featuring among the top 10 bowlers with 11 wickets at 21.18 apiece.
This will be the 25th meeting of the two sides in this format in regional competition with the Scorpions holding the edge, having won 12 of the previous matches to the Jaguars’ 11.
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LEON JOHNSON AUDIO
CUE OUT: . . .and support us.
DURATION: 2 mins, 46.967 secs
NIKITA MILLER AUDIO
CUE OUT: . . .we should be fine.
DURATION: 2 mins, 58.849 secs
|Wed, Oct 3||WINDIES “B” beat Canada by 10 runs||Brian Lara Cricket Academy|
|Fri, Oct 5||Volcanoes beat Canada by 73 runs||Brian Lara Cricket Academy|
|Sun, Oct 7||Jaguars beat WINDIES “B” by 9 wickets||Brian Lara Cricket Academy|
|Tue, Oct 9||Jaguars beat Canada by 7 wickets||Brian Lara Cricket Academy|
|Thu, Oct 11||Jaguars beat Volcanoes by 93 runs||Brian Lara Cricket Academy|
|Sat, Oct 13||Jaguars beat Red Force by 75 runs||Brian Lara Cricket Academy|
|Mon, Oct 15||WINDIES “B” beat Volcanoes by 3 wickets||Brian Lara Cricket Academy|
|Wed, Oct 17||Red Force beat Volcanoes by 7 wickets||Brian Lara Cricket Academy|
|Fri, Oct 19||Red Force vs WINDIES “B”, no result||Brian Lara Cricket Academy|
|Sun, Oct 21||Guyana vs WINDIES “B”||Brian Lara Cricket Academy|
|Wed, Oct 3||Red Force beat Volcanoes by 75 runs||Queen’s Park Oval|
|Fri, Oct 5||Red Force beat Jaguars by 35 runs||Queen’s Park Oval|
|Sun, Oct 7||Red Force beat Canada by 2 wickets||Queen’s Park Oval|
|Tue, Oct 9||WINDIES “B” vs Volcanoes, no result||Queen’s Park Oval|
|Thu, Oct 11||Red Force beat WINDIES “B” by 70 runs||Queen’s Park Oval|
|Sat, Oct 13||Canada beat Volcanoes by 18 runs||Queen’s Park Oval|
|Mon, Oct 15||Jaguars beat Canada by 4 wickets||Queen’s Park Oval|
|Wed, Oct 17||Canada vs WINDIES “B”, no result||Queen’s Park Oval|
|Fri, Oct 19||Volcanoes vs Jaguars, no result||Queen’s Park Oval|
|Sun, Oct 21||Red Force vs Canada||Queen’s Park Oval|
|Thu, Oct 4||Scorpions beat Marooners by 7 wickets||Three Ws Oval|
|Sat, Oct 6||Marooners beat United States by 59 runs||Three Ws Oval|
|Mon, Oct 8||Hurricanes beat Maroons by 9 runs||Three Ws Oval|
|Wed, Oct 10||Marooners beat Pride by 7 wickets||Three Ws Oval|
|Fri, Oct 12||Scorpions beat Hurricanes by 7 wickets||Three Ws Oval|
|Sun, Oct 14||Marooners beat Scorpions by six wickets||Three Ws Oval|
|Tue, Oct 16||Pride beat United States by 4 wickets||Three Ws Oval|
|Thu, Oct 18||Hurricanes beat United States by 47 runs (D/L/S)||Three Ws Oval|
|Sat, Oct 20||Marooners vs United States, no result||Windward Cricket Ground|
|Mon, Oct 22||United States beat Scorpions by 74 runs||Three Ws Oval|
|Thu, Oct 4||Pride vs Hurricanes, no result||Kensington Oval|
|Sat, Oct 6||Scorpions beat Pride by 33 runs||Kensington Oval|
|Mon, Oct 8||Scorpions beat United States by 7 wickets||Kensington Oval|
|Wed, Oct 10||United States beat Hurricanes by 88 runs||Kensington Oval|
|Fri, Oct 12||Pride beat United States by 3 wickets||Kensington Oval|
|Sun, Oct 14||Pride beat Hurricanes by 3 wickets||Kensington Oval|
|Tue, Oct 16||Hurricanes vs Scorpions, no result||Kensington Oval|
|Thu, Oct 18||Marooners beat Pride by 125 runs||Kensington Oval|
|Sat, Oct 20||Pride beat Scorpions by 39 runs||Kensington Oval|
|Mon, Oct 22||Marooners beat Hurricanes by 8 wickets||Kensington Oval|
- Matches starting at 2 pm, except where indicated in brackets; televised on ESPN Caribbean
|Thu, Oct 25||SEMI-FINAL #1 – Jaguars vs Scorpions||Kensington Oval|
|Fri, Oct 26||SEMI-FINAL #2 – Marooners vs Red Force||Kensington Oval|
|Sun, Oct 28||GRAND FINAL – WINNER SF1 vs WINNER SF2||Kensington Oval (11:30 am start)|
- Visit the CWI website, www.windiescricket.com, for series and ticket information, plus “live” scoring