Strike the Hikers while they are hot!
LA SOUFRIERE HIKERS to win the match!
Vincy T10 league has come to the final day of the league phase with two teams in contention for one qualification spot. And the two teams playing in this match has no business in that qualification race.
La Soufriere Hikers are in red hot form winning almost all their matches in the league phase with only one loss so far. They will look to win this match and give themselves a chance to finish as the table-toppers. Fort Charlotte Strikers ended their six-match losing streak with their maiden win last night against the Dark View Explorers. They will look to finish the group phase on a high with yet another win.
Hikers are in a 4-match winning streak and will hope to go into the knockouts with the streak intact. The trio of Salvan Browne (173 runs), Desron Maloney (120 runs), and Dillon Doughlas (122 runs) have their batting stalwarts scoring consistent runs at a strike rate of over 150.
Othneil Lewis (7 wickets) and Jeremy Layne (6 wickets) have been their bowling spearheads taking wickets consistently at the top. The duo of KensonDalzall and KimsonDalzall have come up with good performances with the ball of late.
Desron Maloney – Maloney ahs played quickfire knocks to finish the innings with a flourish in the last three matches at a strike rate of over 170. He has an overall run tally of 120 runs at a strike rate of 165.
Kimson Dalzell – Kimson has been a welcome addition to the team in last three matches with figures of 1 /4, 1/11, & 3/12 respectively. Look out for his bowling in the coming matches.
Salvan Browne, Desron Maloney, Dillon Doughlas, Othneil Lewis, Tilron Harry, Casmus Hackshaw, Rawdon Bentick, Dean Browne, Rayan Williams, Jeremy Haywood, Kenson Dalzell
Strikers' openers Sealroy Williams (18 runs) and Olanzo Bellingy (32 runs) played contrasting innings to put a 50-run opening partnership for the team. Ronald Scott`s blistering 10-ball 26 runs took their team to a good total of 92 runs. Strikers might miss in-form Olanzo Williams who retired hurt the last match due to concussion.
Chelston Stowe was the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets while Ray Jordan and Kirton Lavia chipped in with combined match figures of 4-0-18-2 with a wicket each. Sealroy Williams and Rasheed Fredrick are the other bowlers to complete the bowling attack of the team.
Kirton Lavia – Lavia has 55 runs and 8 wickets in the league so far. He is yet to make a big contribution with the bat& will leads the bowling chart of the team. We expect him to finish the season with a good all-round showing with bat and ball.
Gidron Pope – Gidron Pope is having quiet second half with just 49 runs in 4 matches while he scored almost 100 runs in the first 3 matches. He will look to resurrect himself with a good knock in the final stages of the league.
Expected Playing XI: Gidron Pope, Kirton Lavia, Sealroy Williams, Renrick Williams, Keron Cottey, Chelston Stowe, Ray Jordan, Kenroy Williams, Ronald Scott, Sylvan Spencer, Rasheed Frederick
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||28||1.45 mm.||0.28 k/h||From: NE||87%|
|03h||26||0.34 mm.||0.86 k/h||From: N||85%|
|06h||25||0.17 mm.||1.35 k/h||From: N||92%|
|09h||24||0 mm.||1 k/h||From: NNE||99%|
|12h||26||0 mm.||0.83 k/h||From: NNE||100%|
|15h||32||0 mm.||0.52 k/h||From: WSW||100%|
|18h||32||1.66 mm.||2.02 k/h||From: SE||100%|
|21h||29||4.52 mm.||0.98 k/h||From: SE||100%|
Kingston has cold and breezy weather with little showers due to scattered rains around the region. But it won’t stop the progress of the games.
We may have overcast weather which will help the faster bowlers to a certain extent. We can see total scores come down in the range of 80-90 runs in this match.
Both batting first and chasing have seen 50-50 results in the last two days, but teams will still stick to batting first as 80+ runs ae chased only twice till now.
Hikers are the in-form team and are currently in a four-match winning streak. Strikers have nothing to lose and will play with more freedom and confidence after their maiden win last night. Hikers have the edge over Strikers owing to their form, momentum, and player contributions so far. We expect Hikers to win yet another league game this year.
LA SOUFRIERE HIKERS to win the match!