Match Preview: Dark View Explorers vs Botanical Gardens Rangers – 22nd Match VPL 4
Botanical Gardens Rangers has already qualified for the playoffs. Dark View Explorers haven’t secured their spot as yet but it looks highly unlikely at this point that they would miss out as they have a superior net run rate to the Divers. Hey, this is Cricket though, the game of glorious uncertainties so they wouldn’t want to leave it up to chance.
In The Spotlight
Explorers have won their previous two games, after losing 3 on the trot so they will be bubbling with confidence. Their batting is still struggling and they will be without Deron Greaves for the remainder of the tournament as he has left the state. Time is quickly running out and they would have to find their way back with the bat quickly as the playoffs is around the corner. Their bowling of late has been quite good. Sealron Williams, who didn’t start the tournament so well, has been leading them and inspired their comeback against the Rangers. With the pitches now wearing, they would be looking to him to continue to put the game in their favour.
Rangers have been found wanting against spin and they can rest assured that the Explorers will ensure that they face a lot of overs of spin. They have tried blocking against the spin and tried to attack the pace at the backend of the match but that won’t always work as the pitches are more spin friendly now and teams would have no issue bowling spin towards the backend of the match. This match will be a perfect test for Rangers and will help them to know what they would be up against in the playoffs. They have to do something sooner rather than later as it doesn’t appear as if it would be getting easier with facing the spin.
Botanical Gardens Rangers: W L W
Dark View Explorers: W W L
The weather forecast is looking fine with very little chance of rain playing any part in the match.
The pitches are offering assistance to spin bowlers and bowlers with variety.
Botanical Gardens Rangers: Kesrick Williams, Andre Fletcher, Salvan Browne, Wayne Harper, Keron Cottoy, Kenneth Dember, Razine Browne, Larry Edwards, Kimali Williams, Winston Samuel, Tijorn Pope
Dark View Explorers: Lindon James, Alick Athanaze, Dean Browne, Shamon Hooper, Urnel Thomas, Romano Pierre, Sealron Williams, Tilron Harry, Luke Wilson, Aleon Caesar, Darius Martin