Match Preview: Salt Pond Breakers vs Grenadines Divers – 17th Match VPL 5

April 16, 2023

Salt Pond Breakers is in a spot of bother. They will be without captain Sunil Ambris for the remainder of the tournament and they have lost their last two matches. They need to win another game to feel safer of making it to the playoffs. The likes of Delorn Johnson and Seon Sween have pulled them out of jams recently but they are not picked mainly for batting, therefore, they will need the likes of Ricarvo Williams, Kadir Nedd, Ryan John and Kadeem Alleyne to take the attack to the opposition. Ryan John and Delorn Johnson has been bowling really good in their past few matches, with Delorn Johnson starting to look back like his former self with the ball. With Rasheed Fredericks and Jomel Warrican to bowl spin, their bowling outfit is decent so once their batting plays to potential, they could be finalist contenders, even in the absence of captain Sunil Ambris.

Another loss for Grenadines Divers will see them out of the playoffs so they need to win their remaining games to stand a chance of qualifying – it’s that simple. This is the perfect match to try and turn things around, as their opposition has come off the back of two losses and will be without their captain. Divers have a well balanced team and it’s amazing that they have not won a game as yet. But a wounded animal is a dangerous animal and the Breakers will under estimate Divers at their own peril. Cricket is full of incredible come back stories, and we wonder, if one of these is around the corner for the Divers.


Form Guide

Salt Pond Breakers: L L W
Grenadines Divers
: L L L



The weather forecast for this match is good with very little chance of rain. Whatever rain that maybe lingering about will be brief.


Pitch Conditions

The same strip that was used for day 7 will be used for this match, which had good even bounce.


Probable XI

Salt Pond Breakers: Delorn Johnson, Ryan John, Kadeem Alleyne, Kadir Nedd, Anson Latchman, Seon Sween, Ricarvo Williams, Jeremy Layne, Daveian Barnum, Jomel Warrican, Rasheed Fredericks

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