Match Preview: 9th Match – Grenadines Divers vs Fort Charlotte Strikers
The Divers has been playing some good Cricket but have only won one of their first three matches, and will be looking to make amends as the tournament is getting at the half way mark. The Strikers are still a struggling unit and one would hope that their fortunes would turn around for this game.
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The Divers batting was in full flow for the earlier matches, but when it came to chasing an average score, they bucked under pressure and lost by two runs. They employed a majority spin attack and it paid off and with the pitch that is being used today, that don’t seem like it will change.
The Strikers made a fight in their first game after posting a very low total, and almost managing to sneak a win. That would have them boosted to think that their bowling attack can raise themselves to any challenge. However, the batting has been miserable in both innings that was played. Expect a rejig of the batting line up today, and a bit more risk taking in the powerplay, were they have been the poorest of all the teams in the VPL history.
The weather is fair today with a slight chance of rain but there is no indication that we wouldn’t get a full match at this time.
The pitch is flat and will be offering no assistance to fast bowling. Change of pace and the spinners will be the order of the day for the bowling attack.
Grenadines Divers: Shem Browne, Asif Hooper, Kadir Nedd, Tyrone Theophile, Wayne Harper, Kevin Abraham, Romario Grant, Razine Browne, Braxie Browne, Geron Whyllie, Obed McCoy
Fort Charlotte Strikers: Gidron Pope, Rickford Walker, Roland Cato, Alex Samuel, Sealroy Williams, Kirton Lavia, Chelson Stowe, Andrew Thomas, Rasheed Fredericks, Nigel Small, Ray Jordan