Breakers aim to reach top of standings by beating Hikers - get tips and predictions
Salt Pond Breakers (SPB) will take on La Soufriere Hikers (LSH) in the 12th match of Vincy Premier League 2021 at the Arnos Vale Ground in Kingstown, on Thursday, May 20.
With both the Hikers and the Breakers unbeaten in the tournament so far, the top of the table Vincy Premier League clash is expected to be a battle of equals. After winning all their three matches, LSH sit atop the points table with six points and a net run rate of 2.656. SPB, who have played two matches so far, sit right behind them with four points and have a net run rate of 2.7.
SPB vs LSH Dream11 prediction
Given the strong manner in which both teams have started their respective campaigns, it is difficult to pick a favourite. However, Breakers' superior record against the Hikers, which sees SPB winning three and losing twice in their six encounters with LSH, gives them a slight edge going into the game.
SPB vs LSH best players for Vincy Premier League fantasy team
Top-Tip: Best batsmen
Breakers’ skipper Sunil Ambris will be the player to watch out for. In two matches, the swashbuckling Ambris has scored 55 runs and 53 of those runs came against the Explorers off just 18 balls.
Hikers' Dillion Douglas has been showing sparks of his talent in the tournament so far. In three matches, Douglas has scores of 21, 31 and 11. With 156 points to his name already, the batsman is a must-have for any fantasy team owner.
Top-Tip: Best bowlers
SPB's Jeremy Layne will be the bowler to keep an eye on in this crunch clash. The 22-year-old has been the best bowler from the two teams at this venue, averaging 1.3 wickets in 18 matches. He has already taken three wickets this season.
Hikers' Benniton Stapleton has surprised everyone with his consistency this season. In three matches, Stapleton has taken three wickets and is expected to continue his form against SPB as well.
Top-Tip: Best all-rounder, wicketkeeper
Ambris will head into the match as one of the best batsmen and the best all-rounder from both teams, given his holistic contributions. In two matches so far, Ambris has 55 runs and four wickets, fetching 105 fantasy points so far.
Seon Sween is easily the pick of the wicket-keepers from the two teams. The middle-order batsman has been in fine form so far, scoring 65 runs in two matches apart from his exploits from behind the stumps.
SPB vs LSH probable playing XI
Salt Pond Breakers probable XI: S Ambris (captain), D Johnson, S Sween (wicket-keeper), J Layne, J Haywood, A Thomas, D Hoyte, R Walker, K Joseph, S Hooper, J Samuel
La Soufriere Hikers 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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