Hikers & Rangers battle for the spot in the finale!
LA SOUFRIERE HIKERS to win the match!
The second semi-final clash of the Vincy T10 League will be between La Soufriere Hikers and Botanical Garden Rangers. We expect this match to be a closely contested action-packed one as both the teams come after good wins in their group stages.
La Soufriere Hikers have dominated the group stages and have lost just one game so far. Botanical Garden Rangers have been through a roller coaster ride and failed to win any of their three games against top two ranked teams but won all their remaining four matches against the bottom-placed three teams. Hikers & Rangers will battle it out giving their best performance to enter the finals.
Hikers cruised through to win the rain-affected match by 9 wickets. Salvan Browne (203 runs), Dillon Doughlas (140 runs) and Desron Maloney (120 runs) have been superb with the bat scoring consistently at an impressive strike rate of over 160+. Their batting depends on these three players in the top order.
Othniel Lewis leads the bowling charge of the team with the new ball picking up 8 scalps so far. Jeremy Hayward (6 wickets) along with the duo of Kimson Dalzell (5 wickets) and Kenson Dalzell (6 wickets) has put on an impressive showing as a unit in the recent matches.
Salvan Browne – Browne is the second player to cross 200+ runs this season. He has an impressive strike rate of 174 with a high score of 68*runs. His start at the top will give more freedom to Doughlas and Maloney later in the match.
Othneil Lewis – Lewis has impressive bowling figures of 1/10, 2/11, 1/12, 2/15, & 2/6 in the last 5 matches. He has 8 wickets at an economy of just 6 RPO overall in this league so far.
Salvan Browne, Desron Maloney, Dillon Doughlas, Othneil Lewis, Tilron Harry, Casmus Hackshaw, Rawdon Bentick, Chris Caine, Rayan Williams, Jeremy Haywood, Kenson Dalzell
Botanic Garden Rangers batting depends heavily on Hyron Shallow to give a good start. They have won all the matches he has scored 20+ runs. Romel Currency (94 runs) and Kenneth Dember (82 runs) have come up with some good performances to help their team win. But, their batting need to contribute more runs consistently.
Kesrick Williams leads the bowling department with his 8 scalps so far. Romario Bibbly and Kenneth Dember have contributed with 6 & 5 wickets respectively. Kevin Abraham and Kimali Williams will play a vital role with the bat and ball for the team.
Hyron Shallow – Hyron Shallow has 193 runs at a strike rate of 141 so far. He has 173 runs in 5 winning matches with 20+ scores in all the matches. He will be vital to set the tone of the batting innings for the team.
Kenneth Dember –Dember played a brilliant 45*runs off 27 balls to take his team home in a last-ball thriller. He also took 2 wickets earlier in the match to put an all-round performance.
Expected Playing XI: Atticus Browne, Romel Currency, Hyron Shallow, Kevin Abraham, Kenneth Dember, Kesrick Williams, Oziko Williams, Romario Bibbly, Kimali Williams, Nigel Small, Casnel Morris
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||27||1.44 mm.||1.23 k/h||From: SE||69%|
|03h||26||2.59 mm.||1.03 k/h||From: ENE||87%|
|06h||24||0 mm.||0.6 k/h||From: ENE||96%|
|09h||24||0.64 mm.||0.75 k/h||From: ESE||100%|
|12h||25||0.65 mm.||1.29 k/h||From: ESE||100%|
|15h||31||0 mm.||3.18 k/h||From: SE||58%|
|18h||32||0 mm.||4.45 k/h||From: SE||66%|
|21h||30||0 mm.||3.88 k/h||From: SE||100%|
Kingston has cool, breezy and overcast conditions with possibilities of scattered showers. We don’t expect it to play a huge role in this match as this match happens in the afternoon time.
The pitch has spiced up little aiding the faster bowlers mainly due to the overcast conditions. We can expect average scores in the range of 80-90 runs in this match. Any score above 90 runs will be hard to chase.
Batting first is the safe option in big matches as the pressure of chasing haunts the team in the final stages of the matches especially.
Hikers are one of the complete teams with good batting and bowling units with form and momentum on their side. Garden Rangers have quality players who have contributed consistently and helped their team but the two losses against the Hikers will be a psychological disadvantage to them. But, these things matter very less as the best team on the day wins irrespective of other things.
LA SOUFRIERE HIKERS to win the match!