Choiseul Clay Pots will take on defending champions South Castries Lions in the second semi-final match of the St Lucia T10 Blast 2021 at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet on Thursday, May 13.

The Bronte Bess-led side has been on a roll since losing their opening match of the tournament. The Clay Pots finished at the top of the Group B points table with three wins and one defeat.

On the other hand, the South Castries Lions have been equally impressive in the ongoing edition so far, winning three encounters while suffering only one defeat. Led by Johnson Charles, the Lions ended the league phase in the second spot in Group A only behind table-toppers Micoud Eagles.

CCP vs SCL Dream11 prediction

In the Choiseul Clay Pots vs South Castries Lions head-to-head record in St Lucia T10 Blast, the latter won their only meeting in the last edition of the tournament. The Lions had thrashed the Clay Pots by 40 runs. The defending champions have been in this situation before and they will look to capitalise on this advantage against Choiseul Clay Pots in the second semi-final on Thursday.

CCP vs SCL dream team picks

Top tips: Best batsmen

Choiseul Clay Pots will once again depend on their opener Junior Henry to provide a good start against South Castries Lions in the St Lucia T10 Blast semi-final 2. The 26-year-old has been a consistent performer with the bat, scoring 121 runs in just four matches at a staggering strike rate of 217.39

On the other hand, Wade Clovis will be the batsman to watch out for South Castries Lions against Micoud Eagles. The 38-year-old opening batsman is due for a big score in the tournament. Clovis is tipped to come good against Choiseul Clay Pots on Thursday.

Top tips: Best bowlers

In the bowling department, Choiseul Clay Pots’ Clem St. Rose has been one of the standout bowlers in the tournament so far. Rose has already bagged six wickets with best figures of 3 for 8 that came in their last group fixture.

For South Castries Lions, Xavier Gabriel is tipped to be the wrecker-in-chief for his side in the second semi-final. Gabriel has always been an economical bowler for his side, also claiming two wickets so far. The 35-year-old will be a good pick in the CCP vs SCL dream team.

Top tips: Best wicket-keeper and all-rounder

South Castries Lions captain Johnson Charles will be the preferred choice for the wicket-keeper position. Johnson Charles has been the player of the tournament so far, amassing 234 runs in just five matches. He has also been magnificent behind the stumps for the defending champions.

As far as all-rounders are concerned, Choiseul Clay Pots skipper Audy Alexander is the player to pick in your fantasy team. Alexander has contributed both with the bat and the bowl, scoring 104 runs and picking five wickets in the ongoing edition.

CCP vs SCL probable playing XI

Choiseul Clay Pots playing XI: Junior Henry, Audy Alexander (captain), Vince Smith, Jason Simon (wicket-keeper), Valange St. Ange, Nick Joseph, Clem St. Rose, Canice Richardson, Stephane Theophane, Sky Lafeuillee, Alvinaus Simon

South Castries Lions playing XI: Johnson Charles (captain/wicket-keeper), Wade Clovis, Kemrol Charles, Collinus Callendar, Wendell Inglis, Xavier Gabriel, Shervon Leo, Avalinus Callendar, Aaron Joseph, Daniel Jn Baptiste, Rumario Simmons 

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