The Guyana Jaguars were humbled by the Barbados Pride in their opening match in the 2017 Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional Super 50 one-day tournament at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.
The home team destroyed the Jaguars batting line up, bowling them out like novices. The Jaguars lost by a massive 145 runs.
This poor performance by the Jaguars was due to the fact that they dropped their most experienced and reliable batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, without any explanation.
Barbados Pride took first strike and hammered the Jaguars bowling all over the field as they made a massive 302 runs for the loss of seven wickets off their allotted 50 over’s. Barbados’ slow, but sure Kraigg Braithwaite scored a solid 101 for his team. While the more aggressive Jonathan Carter slammed a magnificent 75, and they received valuable support from the power hitters Ashley Nurse and Skipper Jason holder scoring 28 and 31 respectfully.
Bowling for the Jaguars, Devendra Bishoo and Veerasammy Permaul took two wickets each. However, it must be noted the Jaguars’ fielding was atrocious and their batting was equally atrocious, with only skipper Leon Johnson scoring a steady half- century.
Young Shimron Hetymer was unfortunately dismissed without scoring. While the other batsmen failed miserably with the bat.
The Guyana Jaguars lacked confidence and appeared to be clueless during the match. The bowlers were not bowling to the field, while the fielding was sickening. As for the batting, the Coach examine carefully the batting order.
Chanderpaul must bat very high or open the batting. Most disturbing was the fact that the Caribbean ‘pensioner’ Sulieman Benn and the up and down Nurse captured eight wickets on a wicket that was very good for batting.
The Jaguars will have to make significant improvements if they are to qualify for the quarter finals. The Jaguars were scheduled to play the Jamaicans Scorpions in their next match.
The Scorpions also suffered a first match defeat and a keen contest was anticipated.