Can Explorers hang onto their qualification chance?
Dark View Explorers will win the match!
Teams are putting their best performances in the last two days of the league stage with the qualification chances at stake. Five teams compete for the four spots available for knockouts.
Fort Charlotte Strikers are the only team to be out of the qualification race with 6 losses so far. Dark View Explorers were pushed to the fifth place in the points table after their loss to Botanical Garden Rangers last night and Grenadines Divers climbed to the fourth spot in the points table.
Dark View Explorers are in a spot of bother as they need to win both their matches and hope Grenadines Divers lose one of their two remaining matches. Fort Charlotte Strikers will look to play spoilsport in the qualification of the Explorers.
Fort Charlotte Strikers losing streak seem unending with 6 on a trot now. They will look to achieve their maiden victory before the league phase gets over. Gidron Pope has been the lone savior for them with the bat but is a bit inconsistent considering his 59 runs in a single match. No other batsmen made a telling contribution with the bat. The bowling has given 100+ runs in three of their last four matches. Kirton Lavia (7 wickets) and Ray Jordan (4 wickets) are the only bowlers to fare reasonably well with the ball. Fort Charlotte Strikers can eliminate Explorers with a win in this match.
Gidron Pope– Gidron Pope has scored 146 runs at a strike rate of 131 in the league scoring the lone fifty for his team. He crossed 20+ runs thrice in the six matches he played while the rest of the batting unit also crossed 20-run mark thrice only.
Kirton Lavia–Kirton Lavia has 7 wickets at an economy rate of 8.5 RPO in the 6 matches. He had good figures of 2-0-11-2 in the last match and is improving as the tournament progresses.
Gidron Pope, Kirton Lavia, Sealroy Williams, Renrick Williams, KeronCottey, Chelston Stowe, Ray Jordan , Kenroy Williams , Ronald Scott , Sylvan Spencer , Rasheed Frederick
Explorers lost their crucial encounter against Botanical Garden Rangers by 8 wickets. Shammon Hooper scored 31 runs off 27 balls to build their innings alongside cameos from Lindon James (13 runs) and Deron Greaves (12 runs) to take their team total to 80 runs in 10 overs. Their bowling unit was never going to defend the target with the Rangers openers putting on 50+ partnerships. Sealron Williams and Maxwell Edwards chipped in with a wicket each, but it was too late.
Their bowling unit needs to stand up as a group to defend targets in coming matches. Explorers need to beat Strikers and unbeaten Breakers to claim a chance at qualification to the knockouts.
Deron Greaves– Deron Greaves leads the batting charts for Explorers with 125 runs at a strike rate of 125 and is the second-highest wicket-taker with 7 wickets at an economy rate of 9.5 RPO.
Sealron Williams – Williams took his wicket tally to 8 scalps with an impressive spell of 2-0-15-1 in the previous match. He will look to give his best to help his team qualify for knockouts.
Deron Greaves, Shammon Hooper, Sealron Williams, Lindon James, Javid Williams , Ojay Matthews , KemranStrough, Andrew Thomas, Davian Barium, Kody Horne, Maxwell Edwards
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||28||3.04 mm.||0.5 k/h||From: ENE||86%|
|03h||26||1.39 mm.||0.37 k/h||From: N||85%|
|06h||25||0 mm.||0.43 k/h||From: N||93%|
|09h||24||0 mm.||1 k/h||From: NNE||100%|
|12h||26||0 mm.||0.58 k/h||From: N||99%|
|15h||33||0 mm.||0.87 k/h||From: SW||100%|
|18h||32||0.62 mm.||0.61 k/h||From: SSW||100%|
|21h||30||2.26 mm.||1.82 k/h||From: SSE||100%|
Kingston has a good weather touching early 30s on the match day. We can look forward for a match with full quota of 85 runs.
The ball is doing a lot in first two overs when is brand new and the batsmen may enjoy the pitch if they weather the storm early on. The average score in this pitch his 85-90 runs.
Teams batting first has won more matches predominantly and chasing team is yet to chase a target in excess of 85 runs so far. We expect Both captains to bat first if they win the toss.
Explorers team has three batsmen scoring over 100+ runs this season(Deron greaves, Lindon James, &Shammon Hooper) compared to only 1 player (Gidron Pope) from the Strikers team. Both teams have an inconsistent bowling attack which lacks discipline in their lien and lengths.
We expect Dark View Explorers to win this match and stay in contention for the playoffs moving forward.
Dark View Explorers will win the match!