Match Preview: Finals – Salt Pond Breakers vs la Soufriere Hikers
VPLT10 2.0 boils down to this moment, where both finalists from the first edition lock horns again. Can the Breakers make it two in a row, or will the Hikers finally get their hands on the coveted trophy?
In The Spotlight
Salt Pond Breakers will go into this match as the clear favourites, having the best win record in VPL’s history. They have only lost 2 matches, the next best is their opponent with 6 losses. Breakers has proven to have the answer for any occasion. Even when their skipper doesn’t score, you have to contend with the likes of Ricavo Williams, who lit up the qualifier game. There is also the big hitting of Ryan John, Delorn Johnson and Seon Sween at the backend to make bowlers quake in their boots. Then, there is their versatile bowling attack. While most teams utilise a spin based attack, Breakers utilises pace for at least 60% of their bowling innings, the most of any team in the competition.
Hikers are the underdogs going into this final, and it’s not a bad tag to have. They will have their work cut out for them as the Breakers have gotten the upper hand of them on most occasions. Dillon Douglas will be the man to steer the Hikers, as he is their most in form batsmen and has the ability to decimate any attack in his way. However, in these matches, getting contribution from others are usually pivotal to the match. The effect of Salvan Browne against Ryan John & Delorn Johnson may very well determine the outcome of the match. Hikers will continue to deploy their spin base attacked that has worked wonderfully for them during the backend of the tournament, but one reckons, that maybe the least of their worries and it will all boil down to how well they bat.
Salt Pond Breakers: W W W
La Soufriere Hikers: W W W
The weather is set to be partly cloudy but the chances of rain falling is extremely low.
The pitch looks in good condition for T10 cricket, good for batting and not much assistance for the seamers.
Salt Pond Breakers: Sunil Ambris, Leshawn Lewis, Urnel Thomas, Jeremy Layne, Ricavo Williams, Ryan John, Delorn Johnson, Seon Sween, Romano Pierre, Javid Harry, Tijourn Pope
La Soufriere Hikers: Desron Maloney, Silvan Browne, Dillon Douglas, Kavem Hodge, Cosmus Hackshaw, Beniton Stapleton, Othneil Lewis, Jeremy Haywood, Tilran Harry, Anson Latchman, Rayan Williams