Match Preview: 1st Match – Grenadines Divers vs Botanical Garden Rangers
The first match of the much anticipated 2nd edition of the Dream11 Vincy Premier League is the match between Grenadines Divers & Botanical Garden Rangers, 3rd and 4th place finishers respectively in the tournament’s first edition.
In The Spotlight
The batting of Grenadines Divers was the main worry in the 1st edition. They will be feeling more settled this time as they acquired Tyrone Theophile, Windward Islands opening batsman and Kadir Nedd, 6th on the runs chart in the previous edition. Their bowling attack is still very formidable with West Indies fast bowler Obed McCoy set to lead the attack again and backed by the stifling left arm spin of captain Asif Hooper.
For Botanical Garden Rangers, they have a new captain in Kenneth Dember – Kesrick Williams being unavailable on duty with the West Indies T20 team in New Zealand. Their team continues to be one that is built around the fast bowlers but they have also bolstered the spin department with Keron Cottoy, Zimron Providence and Richie Richards being picked up in the draft to compliment skipper Kenneth Dember. The batting will continue to rely on the ever prolific Hyron Shallow. Former Windward Island batsman Donwell Hector and Emmanuel Stewart, current Windward Island wicket keeper batsman was also picked up in the draft strengthening their batting options.
Conditions will be cloudy tomorrow with rain schedule to play it’s part.
Conditions are expected to be docile, more favouring the batting than the bowlling.
Grenadines Divers: Asif Hooper, Tyrone Theophile, Shem Browne, Kadir Nedd, Kevin Abraham, Wayne Harper, Romario Grant, Razine Browne, Braxie Browne, Geron Whyllie, Obed McCoy
Botanical Garden Rangers: Hyron Shallow, Atticus Browne, Donwell Hector, Emmanuel Stewart, Kenneth Dember, Keron Cottoy, Richie Richards, Donald Delpesche, Romario Bibby, Winston Samuel, Kimali Williams