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La Soufriere Hikers vs Dark View Explorers, free match prediction 23 May 2020

23 May 2020 | 18:00 | Arnos Vale Ground, Kingston, St.Vincent
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Explorers and Hikers look to build momentum!

  • Dark View Explorers beat Fort Charlotte strikers by 8 wickets
  • La Soufriere Hikers smashed Botanical garden rangers by 9-wicket margin
  • Both teams chased down the target to win the match

LA SOUFRIERE HIKERS to win the match!

  • Tournament: Vincy Premier League T10
  • Format: T10
  • Venue: Arnos Vale Ground, Kingston, St.Vincent
  • Toss: To Bowl

Match Preview

Vincy T10 league has been much welcomed by the Caribbean public and we see a good fan following across the media too. The first day of the T10 league has some good exciting three matches and this league promises to be a big hit.

Both Dark View Explorers and La Soufriere Hikers ran through their opponents with ease to chase down the total in their respective opening matches. They will look to build momentum with yet another win on the second day of the tournament. We can expect the competition to get intense as the league enters the middle phase.

Teams Preview

La Soufriere Hikers Preview

Hikers openers Desron Maloney and Salvan Browne shared a 50-run opening partnership and almost sealed the victory for their team. Their middle order was untested as no other player faced even a single ball as the chase ended inside 6 overs.

Earlier, their bowlers restricted the Rangers team to 70/5 in their 10 overs. Jeremy Hayward was the pick of the bowlers scalping 3 wickets and giving away just 12 runs in his 2 overs. Othneil Lewis, Dillon Douglas, and Kenson Dalzell contributed with good economical overs to strangle the opposition. Hikers will hope to put up another clinical performance in this match.

Key Players:

Desron Maloney – Maloney was superb with the bat scoring 41 runs off just 20 balls with 4 boundaries and 3 sixes in the match. He remained unbeaten to finish off the chase with ease.

Othneil Lewis – Lewis became the first bowler to bowl a maiden in the T10 league. He has amazing figures of 2-1-4-1 in the match.

La Soufriere Hikers Predicted Playing XI:

Desron Maloney, Dean Browne, Dillon Douglas, Othneil Lewis, Salvan Brown, Rayan Williams, Rawdon Bentick, Kenson Dalzell, Jeremy Haywood, Tilran Harry, Casmus Hacksaw

Dark View Explorers Preview

Explorers batting unit chased down the total on the back of two effective 30+ partnerships in their opening match. Openers Deron Greaves (11 runs) and Kensely Joseph (13 runs) set the platform with 37-run opening partnership. After they fell in quick succession, Lindon James (18 runs) and Andrew Thomas (17 runs) led their team across the line.

Darius Martin and Sealron Williams were instrumental in the bowling department picking 2 wickets each. All their bowlers bowled pretty economically not giving away too many runs in their over.

Key Players:

Deron James – James started off the innings on an aggressive note with 2 boundaries early in the match. His partnership with Greaves took their team to 37 runs in just 3 overs.

Darius Martin – Martin had amazing figures of 2-0-5-2 in the match and to add to it he bowled the first and last overs of the match.

Dark View Explorers Predicted Playing XI:

Deron Greaves, Kensely Joseph, Lindon James, Andrew Thomas, Kody Horne, Denson Hoyte, Shammon Hooper, Sealron Williaams , Darius Martin, Davian Barnum, Kemran Strough

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 28 2.17 mm. 1.23 k/h From: ENE 86%
03h 26 0.27 mm. 1.03 k/h From: ENE 92%
06h 26 0.26 mm. 0.81 k/h From: ENE 97%
09h 25 0 mm. 1.17 k/h From: NNE 97%
12h 25 0 mm. 1.23 k/h From: NE 98%
15h 30 0 mm. 1.04 k/h From: ESE 96%
18h 31 0 mm. 2.69 k/h From: SE 98%
21h 29 0.52 mm. 1.73 k/h From: ESE 100%

Weather Conditions

Kingston has cool breezy and overcast weather on the match day. We don’t expect any weather interruptions on the match day.

Venue Details

The overcast conditions have made the pitch little spicy and we have seen average scores in the range of 70-80 runs in all the matches played so far. Chasing becomes easier unless a big score is put on the scoreboard.

Toss: To Bowl

Chasing teams have won all the matches so far in the league. Any score less than 85 runs will be hard to defend in this format.

Winning Prediction

Both teams come into this match after getting their first victory and have momentum and confidence on their side. Hikers put up a good all-round show but their middle order is untested while Explorers strolled their way through the chase with ease. These two teams have very little things to separate.

LA SOUFRIERE HIKERS to win the match!

Author: Dhinesh Kumar