Match Preview: Grenadines Divers vs Dark View Explorers – 7th Match VPL 5

April 13, 2023

Both teams are going into this game winless – the positive is one of these team will collect their first win. The bad news is, one of them will be one step closer to missing out on a spot for qualification.

Grenadines Divers will be boosted by the return of Bennitton Stapleton, Rodrigo Thomas and Romario Bibby. Divers looked down on confidence but they will be playing at full strength during this match and will be looking desperately for their first win. Chadwick Walton hasn’t fired as yet but this surface will be to his liking and they will need him to be at his best to try and dig them from the hole they’re currently in.

Dark View Explorers have lost both their games but they would be higher on confidence than their opposition as they narrowly lost both games. Shadrack Descarte has been playing like a man possessed, pulverising attacks with his quick bat swing. Explorers got slow starts in both games which pretty much cost them their matches. They may feel tempted to push both Descarte and Stewart at #3 and #4 to ensure that the runs keep ticking over. Their bowling has been a big area of concern as they have conceded over 115 runs in both matches. Nothing has really worked for them with the ball.


Form Guide

Dark View Explorers: L L L
Grenadines Divers
: L L L



The weather forecast for this match is good with little chance of rain. However, there has been the odd unexpected brief shower passing during the day.


Pitch Conditions

The pitch for this match is the same as was used on day 3. It’s hard and well grassed providing so bounce with the new ball but has been good for batsmen to hit through the line. This strip traditional has been the best for batting in VPL.


Probable XI

Dark View Explorers: Romano Pierre, Deron Greaves, Sealron Williams, Tilron Harry, Shadrack Descarte, Shaman Hooper, Rickford Walker, Darius Martin, Denson Hoyte, Navin Stewart, Kenson Dalzell

Grenadines Divers: Chadwick Walton, Cosmus Hackshaw, Asif Hooper, Bennitton Stapleton, Ryshon Williams, Rodrigo Thomas, Dean Browne, Romario Bibby, Richie Richards, Geron Wyllie, Wesrick Strough