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Explorers pegged to stay atop league table with win over Hikers - get VPL 2021 tips and predictions

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The 25th match of Vincy Premier League 2021 will see Dark View Explorers (DVE) taking on La Soufriere Hikers (LSH) for the third time this season, at the Arnos Vale Ground in Kingstown on May 28, Friday.

With six wins from eight games, the Dark View Explorers sit at the top of the table with 12 points and a net run rate of 1.517. They are joint-top on points with second-placed La Soufriere Hikers, who have a net run rate of 1.158.

DVE vs LSH Dream11 prediction

Both the Explorers and Hikers have been in tremendous form this season as the league table suggests, making it difficult to pick a favourite for the match. Both DVE and LSH  have beaten each other once this season, making the third match a close fight. However, DVE lead LSH 3-2 in the head-to-head and after winning two matches against Hikers last season, the Explorers are expected to repeat that feat.

DVE vs LSH best players for Vincy Premier League fantasy team

Top Tip: Best batsmen

Quite expectantly, Romano Pierre was the standout performer for DVE in their last match against the Hikers. His 31-ball-34 had put DVE in a strong position before the match went out of hand. Pierre, who has a fantasy tally of 297 points, will look to repeat his performance on Friday.

LSH's Dillon Douglas has been one of the best batsmen in the tournament so far, averaging 25.2 runs per match at the venue with a strike rate of 183.87. The middle-order batsman has 551 fantasy points so far and is a must-have for any fantasy team.

Top Tip: Best  bowlers

DVE's Dearon Greaves was the best bowler for his team in the last game. He conceded just six runs in two overs and took a wicket as well to take his fantasy points tally to 442. He should be a pick for any VPL 2021 fantasy cricket team.

LSH's Ojay Matthews was the star of the match last time. The 18-year-old bowler returned with figures of 3/8 in a crucial tie and will be the biggest catch with both the teams facing again.

Top-Tip: Best all-rounder and wicketkeeper

DVE wicket-keeper Lindon James hasn’t been in the thick of the runs coming down the batting order, but his ability to finish off games cannot be underestimated. James has 122 fantasy points so far and with LSH experimenting with a new keeper, James will be a handy option for any fantasy team owner.

Othniel Lewis is becoming a regular standout performer for the Hikers against the Explorers. While the first clash saw the bowler produce two maiden overs while taking a wicket, the second match saw the all-rounder score a quickfire 31 runs in 15 balls. Lews has garnered 333 fantasy points so far.

DVE vs LSH playing XI (probable)

DVE probable XI: D Greaves, R Pierre, S Hopper, D Browne, L James (captain) (wicket-keeper), R Williams, K Horne, Drumi Toney, J Matthews, S Williams, L Wison

LSH probable XI: S Browne, D Maloney (captain), D Douglas, A Latchman (wicket-keeper), C Cain, B Stapleton, S Spencer, O Matthews, J Harry, O Lewis, K Strough

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