Match Preview – 3rd Match: Fort Charlotte Strikers vs Botanical Gardens Rangers

May 15, 2021

Match 3 of VPL 3.0 is nicely set, a match up between two teams who were severely humiliated on day 1. One of them will bounce back after this match, while the other, will sink further to the bottom, after both having a big blow to their net run rate.


In The Spotlight

Fort Charlotte Strikers just can’t seem to get things right at the top, regardless of opening combination used. Their innings tempo seems to be set based on what happens in their top 2 overs. If they have lost wickets, they continue to tumble. They simply aren’t giving their bowling unit anything to work with – the batting needs to step up more than ever.

Rangers were simply horrendous with the bat on day 1. They surely know where they need to improve and fully well that the outcome of this game, more than likely depends on who bats the best. They have a tough task ahead as their batting unit is totally new from ones of previous edition, that had dominating figures at the top.


Form Guide

Fort Charlotte Strikers: L L W
Botanical Gardens Rangers: L W L



The weather is set to be partly cloudy to sunny for most of the day, with very little chance of rain playing any part in the match.


Pitch Conditions

The surface is on the slower side, offering assistance to the slower bowlers.


Probable XI

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

Botanical Gardens Rangers: Keron Cottoy, Kesrick Williams, Wayne Harper, Urnel Thomas, Zimron Providence, Winston Samuel, Kimali Williams, Reshawn Lewis, Dorson Cottle, Donald Delpesche, Jaheil Walters