Match Preview – Qualifier 2: Dark View Explorers vs Fort Charlotte Strikers

May 28, 2021

The do or die match up of the day. Winner goes to the final while the loser settles for the 3rd place spot.

 

In The Spotlight

Fort Charlotte Strikers are on a winning streak at the moment, winning their previous six matches. What’s evident is once they have runs on the board, their bowling attack has come up trumps in defending it. They have looked shaky when chasing a few times so they’ll look to bat first once winning the toss. Miles Bascombe is in terrific form and his wicket will be key. The opening partnership of Bascombe and Hackshaw have been good for Strikers and has been laying the platform for their recent performances.

Explorers was probably the best team during the round robin stage but they have fallen off the boil in their last two matches, suffering sizeable defeats. They will want to regroup quickly as this is the game that matters the most at this time. Strikers have a 3-2 win record against Explorers so they will have to be on top of their game for an opposition that’s rolling with confidence. The Explorers batting line up has been fading and costing them games in their previous matches. The bowling has been good but haven’t had enough runs to work with.

 

Form Guide

Fort Charlotte Strikers: W W W
Dark View Explorers: L L W

 

Weather

The weather is set to be sunny for a perfect day of Cricket.

 

Pitch Conditions

The surface is good to bat on in general.

 

Probable XI

Fort Charlotte Strikers: Miles Bascombe, Leshawn Lewis, Gidron Pope, Kirton Lavia, Sealroy Williams, Cosmus Hackshaw, Nigel Small, Ray Jordan, Rasheed Fredericks, Geron Wyllie, Shaquille Browne

Dark View Explorers: Lindon James, Dean Browne, Shamon Hooper, Deron Greaves, Romano Pierre, Alex Samuel, Sealron Williams, Jade Matthews, Maxwell Edwards, Luke Wilson, Rayan Williams