Saffron Strikers start as slight favourites against Bay Leaf Blasters - get predictions, tips
Bay Leaf Blasters (BLB) will take on Saffron Strikers (SS) in the 25th game of the Dream11 Spice Isle T10 on Tuesday, June 8, at the National Cricket Stadium in St George’s, Grenada.
Light rain is expected for this game. The pitch at the venue has aided batsmen as well as bowlers in the past with the average score being around the 97-run mark.
BLB vs SS Dream11 prediction
Saffron Strikers won their last match against Nutmeg Warriors by six wickets. On the other hand, Bay Leaf Blasters lost their previous match to Cinnamon Pacers.
Saffron Strikers have all the momentum on their side after winning two matches on the bounce. Meanwhile, Bay Leaf Blasters head into the game desperate for a win after losing their previous two games. However, they did beat the Saffron Strikers when the two teams met earlier in the competition. That said, given their recent run, table-toppers Saffron Strikers will have the edge over bottom-placed Bay Leaf Blasters.
BLB vs SS best players for fantasy team
Top tip: Best batsmen
Former West Indian opening batsman Devon Smith should be a part of all fantasy cricket teams. The BLB opener likes to attack in the powerplay as we have seen in the past. The southpaw made 65 against SS earlier in the competition and with more than 200 fantasy points with the willow, he remains an asset in this format.
St Nickozi Hillaire of SS can be a useful pick in fantasy teams. He has given more than 100 fantasy points and since he bats in the powerplay, Hillaire can contribute some quick runs.
Top tip: Best bowlers
Keron Charles of BLB has picked up four wickets in four games and has got close to 140 fantasy points. He got hammered in the last two matches, but his economy in the first two games was around six, for which he also earned bonus fantasy points.
John Olive was the star with the ball in the last game after picking two wickets. He has picked three wickets thus far in five matches and also scored 30 runs in the match against Ginger Generals.
Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
All-rounder Mickel Joseph of SS should be in your fantasy team as well. He is likely to continue batting at No. 3. Joseph has scored 135 runs in the first five games and his strike rate has consistently been over 200. He is also certain to bowl at least one over in the game and has got close to 300 fantasy points so far.
Lendon Lawrence from the Strikers will be the best choice as a wicket-keeper for this contest. He will open the batting and has scored 120 runs in the first five games of the competition. Lawrence has got close to 250 fantasy points till now.
BLB vs SS probable playing XI
BLB playing XI (probable): Devon Smith (captain), Markel Baptiste, Amikel Dubissette, Sharkim Edwards, Deron Hypolite, Josh Noel, Jalon Olive, Richard Rogers, Denis Smith (wicket-keeper), Craig Williams, Ronel Williams
SS playing XI (probable): Lendon Lawrence (wicket-keeper), St Nickozi Hillaire, Mickel Joseph, John Olive, Ryan John (captain), Shermon Lewis, Kem Charles, Samora Fraser, Alex Moses, Jenson Phillip, Laurie Williams
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