Guyana Amazon Warriors is a popular team and one of the six franchise cricket teams of the Caribbean Premier League created back in 2013 for the inaugural season of CPL. The team Guyana Amazon Warriors is the representative cricket team of Guyana in the CPL. Shoaib Malik captained the team in the previous season of CPL. The franchise has not announced the team captain for the 2020 CPL season till now. Guyana Amazon Warriors have no CPL title until now, but the team performed well in each season of CPL.
Guyana Amazon Warriors also holds the record of appearing in playoffs in each season of the tournament and holds the record of playing most CPL finals. From the very first CPL season of 2013, they have always given a hard time to their competitors. GAW has consistently maintained a dominant nature in CPL, but it is their bad luck that they never won any title. Hopefully, the 2020 CPL could be the season for Guyana Amazon Warriors to lift the CPL championship trophy.
At present, Johan Botha is the head coach of the team, and the captain is not announced by the team's franchise.
Guyana Amazon Warriors Team 2020 - GAW CPL T20 Squad List
Guyana Amazon Warriors Past Performances Year Wise
Ramnaresh Sarwan captained the Guyana Amazon Warriors for their maiden CPL season. Guyana Amazon Warriors also included overseas stars like James Franklin, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lasith Malinga, and West Indian stars like Lendl Simmons and Sunil Narine. They won their first CPL match against Trinbago Knight Riders by 19 runs. The team had got a very good tournament start and won 5 games out of 7 in the league stage. Guyana Amazon Warriors finished the group stage at 1st position and qualified for the semi-final match. The team played against Trinbago Knight Riders in the semi-final. It was a low scoring game, and GAW had easily won the match by 7 wickets and reached the final of maiden CPL season. In the season finale, the team played against Jamaica Tallawahs. Guyana Amazon Warriors batting had failed to score good runs and finished their innings on the score of 128 only. Jamaica Tallawahs easily won the game and lifted the championship trophy. Guyana Amazon Warriors had finished the CPL 2013 as runners up. Krishmar Santokie of Guyana Amazon Warriors had taken the most wickets (16) in the season and had won player of the series award.
Due to the unavailability of Ramnaresh Sarwan in CPL 2014, the franchise had to change the captain of the team and had named wicket-keeper batsman Denesh Ramdin as the new captain of the team. The team had maintained his winning form like the previous season and won 6 games out of 9 and had finished the league stage at 2nd position in the standings table. They had directly qualified for round 2 of playoffs. Guyana Amazon Warriors had clashed with Jamaica Tallawahs at the semi-final match. It was the time for GAW to take revenge of the loss of CPL 2013 season by eliminating Jamaica Tallawahs. Guyana Amazon Warriors had defeated Jamaica Tallawahs by 10 wickets and had reached to their 2nd consecutive CPL final. Guyana Amazon Warriors was against Barbados Tridents in CPL 2014 final. It was once again the bad luck of Guyana Amazon Warriors that they had lost the final again by (D/L) method. Barbados Tridents had won the match by 8 runs (D/L), and Guyana Amazon Warriors had again finished as runners up. Lendl Simmons of Guyana Amazon Warriors had scored most runs (446) in the season and won player of the series award.
Denesh Ramdin had maintained his captaincy in CPL 2015 season for Guyana Amazon Warriors. He had captained the team very well and finished the league stage, holding the 2nd position on the point table. Guyana Amazon Warriors had won their 5 games out of 10 in which one match was affected by rain. The team had qualified for playoffs for the 3rd time. At knockout games, GAW had played against Trinbago Knight Riders. It was the semi-final match of CPL 2015. Guyana Amazon Warriors batsmen had failed to score good runs in the semi-final, and the team could score 108 runs only in their 20 over. Trinbago Night Riders had won the match by 6 wickets and reached the final of CPL 2015. Guyana Amazon Warriors had finished the season at 3rd position. Lendl Simmons had scored most runs (317) for Trinbago Knight Riders with batting avg. of 39.62, and Sunil Narine had taken most 14 wickets for Guyana Amazon Warriors.
The franchise had picked some experienced overseas cricketer on their side, like Chris Lynn, Martin Guptill, etc. The franchise also changed the captain of the team and had made Martin Guptill the new captain of the team. The team had begun the tournament with winning momentum and won 7 games out of 10 in the league stage. Guyana Amazon Warriors had finished the league stage at the 1st position on the point table. It was 4th time that team was in playoffs. They had played against Jamaica Tallawahs in qualifier 1. Guyana Amazon Warriors had won the match by 4 wickets and moved to the final of CPL 2016. It was the 3rd time that the team was in the final match of CPL. Jamaica had defeated Trinabgo Knight Riders and qualified to the final against GAW. Jamaica Tallawahs had already defeated Guyana Warriors in 1st season of CPL. It was challenging for Guyana Warriors to defeat Jamaica Tallawahs. The final was played in Saint Kitts, and Jamaica Tallawahs had won the toss and decided to bowl first. Jamaican Bowlers had bowled extremely well and all-out Guyana Warriors on just 95 runs. Jamaica Tallawahs had won the final for the 2nd time against Guyana Amazon Warriors easily by 9 wickets. It was very disappointing for the fans of Guyana Amazon Warriors. Guyana Warriors had again finished the season as runners up. Chris Lynn had scored most runs (454) in the season.
In CPL 2017, Martin Guptill was maintained as the captain of the team, and he had shown trust in young talented players and had begun the championship with very good cricket. The team had won 5 matches out of 10 in the league stage and attained 4th position on the point table. Guyana Amazon Warriors had qualified for playoffs for the 5th time in CPL. They had played their eliminator match against Jamaica Tallawahs, won the game by 5 wickets, and reached the qualifier 2 of CPL 2017. It was between Trinbago Knight Riders and Guyana Amazon Warriors in qualifier 2. But unfortunately, the team was defeated by Trinbago Knight Riders in qualifier 2 and finished the CPL 2017 with 3rd position. Chadwick Walton of Guyana Amazon Warriors had scored most runs (458) in the championship and won the player of the tournament award.
The franchise had changed the captain and made Shoaib Malik as captain of the team. They had won 6 games out of 10 in the league stage and had finished at 2nd position and qualified for playoffs. Guyana Amazon Warriors ahd defeated Trinbago Knight Riders in qualifier 1 and reached the final of CPL 2018. It was for the 4th time that the team had reached the final of CPL. They had played against Trinbago Knight Riders again in the final. Guyana Amazon Warriors had scored 147 runs in their 20 overs, and Trinbago Knight Riders easily chased the target in 18th over and won the title again. Guyana Amazon Warriors had once again lost the title match and finished the season as runners up. Shimron Hetmyer had scored most runs (440) for Guyana Amazon Warriors.
Shoaib Malik was the captain of Guyana Amazon Warriors for one more time. This season was like a dream for Guyana Amazon Warriors. They had won their all 10 league matches and qualified for playoffs. They had clashed against Barbados Tridents in the qualifier 1 and won the match by 30 runs and reached the final of CPL for the 5th time. For the first time in the history of CPL, the team had reached the final of the season without losing even a single match. They had again played against Barbados Tridents in the final. To win the 1st CPL title, 172 runs were needed for Guyana Amazon Warriors in their 20 over. The team could manage up to 144 only and had lost the title for the 5th time. It was very hard to face failure for the 5th time. Most runs (496) scored by Brandon King of Guyana Amazon Warriors in CPL 2019.
Guyana Amazon Warriors team Official Home Venue
Guyana Amazon Warriors plays their home matches at Guyana National Stadium, Providence Stadium, located in Guyana. The winning rate is very good for Guyana Amazon Warriors at home. The ground has a capacity of 15,000 spectators.
Guyana Amazon Warriors Team Owner
Dr. Ranjisingh “Bobby” Ramroop’s New GPC Inc. owns the CPL team Guyana Amazon Warriors.
Guyana Amazon Warriors Winning History
Guyana Amazon Warriors has a record of qualifying to playoffs in each season of CPL.
Guyana Amazon Warriors have played 5 finals and lost all 5 finals.
They have 100 percent losing record in final games.
They are the runners up in 5 seasons of CPL.
Guyana Amazon Warriors Team Captain
Ramnaresh Sarwan captained the team for the maiden season of CPL. The franchise changed many captains, but for the last 2 seasons, Shoaib Malik was the team skipper. The franchise has not announced the current captain of the team till now.
Guyana Amazon Warriors Team Best Players
Shimron Hetmyer is the young left-handed West Indian batsman. He is currently one of the best T20 batsmen who can hit big sixes. He has also scored the most runs for Guyana Amazon Warriors in CPL 2018. He is the key player and a game-changer for Guyana Amazon Warriors.
Brandon King is an aggressive T20 batsman who bats like a king or boss. He has also scored most runs for Guyana Amazon Warriors in previous seasons of CPL. He is a player in form, and it can be said that if he performs well, the team will perform well. He is a West Indian right-handed batsman.
The franchise also added Ross Taylor to the team for CPL 2020. He is an experienced Kiwi cricketer. His experience will be beneficial for the team, and he is also a very good middle-order batsman. He will provide stability to the team with his presence.