Match Preview: Grenadines Divers vs Fort Charlotte Strikers – 21st Match VPL 5

April 18, 2023

Grenadines Divers are out of the playoffs so they will play their remaining games just trying to please their fans. The only game they have won, they have won by the biggest margin in this VPL edition. Both the team and the fans would be disappointed with their season as they have too many quality players to have struggled the way they have done. We saw glimpses of their best but they couldn’t get over the line. Chadwick Walton is up there with the most runs and Dean Browne is a contender for most wickets, just to show that they possess quality players in their ranks.

Strikers are having a wonderful season so far, already qualifying for the playoffs. At this point, it looks as if the batting is too reliant on Salvan Browne and Carlos Brathwaite. They have not won a game where one of those didn’t make a sizeable contribution with the bat. Gidron Pope is overdue and he need to step up. They may also look to experiment with Sealroy Williams at the top to give themselves more options heading into the playoffs. Their bowling does not have much to worry about, as all of their bowlers have been putting in good performances, except Ray Jordan who has struggled this season, which is quite unusual, as he has bowled so well in the past four editions.


Form Guide

Grenadines Divers: W L L
Fort Charlotte Strikers
: L W W



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 strip that was used on day 9 is being used for this match – generally a good batting surface with not much in it for the bowlers.


Probable XI

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

Fort Charlotte Strikers: Gidron Pope, Salvan Browne, Hiram Shallow, Carlos Brathwaite, Sealroy Williams, Donwell Hector, Kevin Abraham, Winston Samuel, Alston Bobb, Ray Jordan, Jerome Jones