Can Fort Charlotte Strikers get their first win?
LA SOUFRIER HIKERS to win the match!
Vincy T10 premier league is having a good fan following and attention all around the world due to the absence of international cricket currently. And the league is feasting the audience with close contests in the last two days.
Fort Charlotte Strikers are yet to make a strike in the points table after three matches and are struggling big time currently. They need to get their act right before their qualification chances take a beating.
La Soufriere Hikers succumbed to morale crushing defeat last night after two clinical wins in their first two matches. Hikers will look to regain momentum against the bottom-placed Strikers in this match.
Gidron Pope was the only batsmen to fare better last match scoring 59 runs off 30 balls in the stiff chase of 115 runs. No other player lent him support and they succumbed to lose by 22 runs. Chelson Stowe and Renrick Williams have played little cameos but are inconsistent with the bat.
Earlier their bowling unit was taken apart by the Divers batting unit. Rasheed Fredrick and KeronCottoy fared better with an economy rate of less than 8 RPO while the rest of bowlers gave away runs at an economy of 10+ RPO. Their players must stand up with spirited performances to help their team get the first point on board.
Gidron Pope – Gidron pope has 99 runs in three matches and has scored almost 40% of the team's total runs. He is their only player to cross the 25-run mark till now.
Ray Jordan – Ray Jordan has just 2 wickets to his name but an impressive economy rate of just over 6 RPO. He will need to pick wickets at the top to stop the opposition innings.
Olanzo Bellingy, Jahiel Walters, Gidron pope, Chelston Stowe, Renrick Williams, Kirton Lavia, Sealroy Williams, Sylvan Spencer, Rasheed Frederick, KeronCottoy, Ray Jordan
Hikers lost against Salt Pond Breakers by 25 runs chasing a massive 132 runs. Dillon Doughlas lead the chase with his 47 runs off 30 balls which included 3 boundaries and 3 sixes. Dean Browne, Salvan Browne, and Rawdon Bentick provided good support at the other end but not enough to go over the line.
Their bowling got a brutal assault of 132-run unbeaten partnership at the hand Breakers openers. They leaked 100+ runs for the second time in a row. Otheneil Lewis and Jeremy Hayward fared better in the first match but failed in the next two matches alongside other bowlers.
Dillon Doughlas – Doughlas has scores of 40* & 47 in the two innings he got the chance to bat. He has a strike rate of 175 with 5 sixes and 7 boundaries so far.
Othneil Lewis –Lewis had good figures of ¼ & 0/14 in the first two matches but was taken for 24 runs in his two overs the last match. He needs to get more wickets under his name consistently being a new ball bowler.
Expected Playing XI: Salvan Browne, Desron Maloney, Dillon Doughlas, Othneil Lewis, Tilron Harry, Casmus Hackshaw, Rawdon Bentick, Dean Browne, Rayan Williams, Jeremy Haywood, Kenson Dalzell
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||28||0 mm.||2.42 k/h||From: ESE||16%|
|03h||26||0 mm.||1.28 k/h||From: E||4%|
|06h||24||0 mm.||1.09 k/h||From: NE||9%|
|09h||23||0 mm.||1.28 k/h||From: NE||16%|
|12h||26||0 mm.||0.94 k/h||From: E||8%|
|15h||33||0 mm.||3.95 k/h||From: SE||0%|
|18h||33||0 mm.||5.13 k/h||From: SE||0%|
|21h||32||0 mm.||4.21 k/h||From: SE||14%|
Kingston is expected to have good weather to play cricket with temperatures at the early thirties. No rain forecast is predicted for the match day.
The average score increased by 30-odd runs from 75 in the first day to 107 yesterday. The batsmen are more confident as they are getting used to the track and we can expect scores in the range of 100-120 runs in this match.
Toss plays a very little factor in the T10 cricket owing to its very short nature. Chasing becomes tough once the target is above 100 so expect both teams to bat first if they win the toss.
La Soufriere Hikers have a good batting line-up and has scores of 100+ in the last two matches despite losing last night. Both teams have a bowling unit that is struggling to get regular intervals. No batsman except Gidron pope has made a mark in the Strikers team so far. We expect La Soufriere Hikers to win this contest as they have stronger batting line-up than the Strikers team on paper.
LA SOUFRIER HIKERS to win the match!