Match Preview: Grenadines Divers vs Fort Charlotte Strikers 5th Place Playoff – 27th Match VPL 4
This is the 3rd time that Strikers and Divers are playing for the 5th place, albeit not against each other all the time. The Divers has won all of their 5th place playoff match and will be looking to continue that trend. If the Strikers lose, they will be the first team to finish bottom of the table twice in VPL history.
In The Spotlight
Divers have lost their way due to poor batting at the top – too many dot balls being soaked up and they became worse as the tournament progress. Geron Wyllie and Wesrick Strough has been outstanding with the ball and Asif Hooper was his usual self being tidy as well. Cato has looked the only form batsman of late but a game with little pressure can well see a different story from the others.
When Strikers bat well, they usually bowl bad, and when they bowl well, they usually bat badly. It’s been that kind of a season for them. They haven’t managed to click as a team throughout the whole tournament else they may have won a few more games and stood a chance of making it to the playoffs. Their bowling has been good in the last few games and a decent showing from them is surely if Strikers are to avoid being bottom placed twice in VPL history.
Grenadines Divers: L L L
Fort Charlotte Strikers: L W L
The weather forecast is looking fine with very little chance of rain playing any part in the match.
The pitch for this match is usually good to bat on but there is assistance for the spin bowlers.
Grenadines Divers: Asif Hooper, Roland Cato, Shem Browne, Imran Joseph, Hiram Shallow, Wesrick Strough, Kevin Abraham, Geron Wyllie, Denson Hoyte, Bracie Browne, Kody Horne
Fort Charlotte Strikers: Miles Bascombe, Cosmus Hackshaw, Kirton Lavia, Sealroy Williams, Richie Richards, Joshua James, Kirton Lavia, Ray Jordan, Javid Harry, Reynolly Hillocks, Rasheed Fredericks