The 28th match of Vincy Premier League 2021, which is also the second eliminator of the tournament, will see Dark View Explorers (DVE) taking on Fort Charlotte Strikers (FCS) at the Arnos Vale Ground in Kingstown on May 30, Sunday.
Both the Explorers and the Strikers have finished on 12 points after their eight league matches, having won six games each. DVE finished above third-placed FCS by virtue of their superior net run rate of 1.517. FCS have an NRR of 0.813.
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It will be difficult to separate the two most in-from sides in the Vincy Premier League this season, as far as the total number of wins are concerned. However, the Dark View Explorers have a clear advantage over the Fort Charlotte Strikers when it comes to head-to-head this season. While both the teams have won three matches each in their six encounters overall, DVE have beaten FCS by 19 runs in the one match they have played in the league this year and will be the favourites to repeat the feat yet again on Sunday.
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Top Tip: Best batsmen
Romano Pierre will be expected to be at his destructive best like the last time DVE took on FCS. Whacking 44 runs off 22 balls, Pierre had hit four boundaries and four sixes to help his side post a winnable total of 95 runs. The opener has 319 fantasy points so far.
Miles Bascombe will be the man to watch out for, from the FCS camp. The opener had started strongly against DVE in their last encounter, hitting 30 runs off 24 balls. After his dismissal, no batsman could steady FCS' ship last time and the batsman will hope to bat longer this time. The 35-year-old has 437 fantasy points.
Top Tip: Best bowlers
Strikers' skipper Kirton Lavia was the best bowler for his side in their last match against DVE. He had scalped one wicket and conceded eight runs in the only over he bowled. Lavia has five wickets in the last five matches and 353 fantasy points.
FCS' batting line-up had suffered hugely against Luke Wilson's bowling last time, with the player scalping three wickets in his two overs and conceding only three runs. The 16-year-old youngster has garnered 399 fantasy points so far.
Top-Tip: Best all-rounder and wicketkeeper
DVE's Shammon Hooper has quite clearly been their best player this season. From batting to bowling, the middle-order batsman cum all-rounder's contribution cannot be denied. He has 646 fantasy points so far and is selected as the captain by 66.7% of VPL fantasy team owners.
FCS' lower-order batsman Casmus Hackshaw has been an efficient wicket-keeping option for fantasy team owners this season. With the willow, the 35-year-old has consistently hit runs in the double digits and has 244 fantasy points so far.
Get DVE vs FCS playing XI (probable)
DVE probable playing 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
FCS probable playing XI: C Hackshaw (wicket-keeper), G Pope, M Bascombe (captain), L Lewis, K Lavia, C Stowe, S Williams, R Jordan, R Fredericks, S Browne, G Whyllie
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