Fort Charlotte Strikers (FCS) will take on Botanical Gardens Rangers (BGR) in the third match of the Vincy Premier League 2021 at the Arnos Vale Ground in Kingstown.
Having finished at the bottom of the Vincy Premier League points table last season, FCS will be hoping to make a solid start to their campaign. This will also be the second match of VPL 2021 for BGR, who had finished third last time.
FCS vs BGR Dream11 prediction
Despite finishing two spots above the Strikers in last season's points table, the Rangers ended their campaign with four losses in their last five matches. What makes picking a favourite for this clash difficult is the close FCS vs BGR head-to-head. Both the teams have won, drawn one and lost one in their last three matches. However, based on recent form - two wins in the previous five matches - the Rangers are predicted to win this match.
FCS vs BGR best players for Vincy Premier League cricket team
Top-Tip: Best batsman
Gidron Pope should be the pick of the batsmen from the Strikers team. FCS’ marquee player has played 19 matches at the venue so far, averaging 13 runs per game at a striker rate of 113.82.
For the Rangers, Keron Cottoy could be a handy option in any fantasy cricket team. Despite not playing many games at the Arnos Vale Ground, Cottoy enjoys a strike rate of 178.82 in 11 matches at the venue.
Top-Tip: Best bowlers
For the Strikers, Kirton Lavia will be the player to watch out for. The bowler was effective last season at the venue, averaging 0.9 wickets in 17 matches with an economy rate of 10.04.
BGR will be relying more on their strike bowler Kimali Williams for most of the matches this season. While Williams could average only 0.6 wickets per match at this venue, his economical bowling of 8.35 saw the Rangers restricting opponents to low scores.
Top-Tip: Best all-rounder-wicketkeeper
FCS all-rounder Sealroy Williams could be a real point-getter for fantasy team owners. The 22-year-old was instrumental in Strikers' third-place finish last season, scoring 114 runs in five matches, and enjoys a strike rate of 132.66 on the ground.
Unfortunately, both the last sides come to this season with new wicket-keepers with no prior history in the tournament. However, FCS' Casmus Hackshaw could be a popular pick among fantasy owners, given his ability to bat in the middle-order.
LSH vs FCS probable playing XI
Botanical Garden Rangers probable XI: Eaton Gibson, Jaheil Walters, Urnel Thomas, Wayne Harper, Donald Delpleche, Kesrick Williams, Kimali Williams, Zemron Providence, Dorson Cottle, Keron Cottoy, Winston Samuel
Fort Charlotte Strikers probable XI: Sealroy Williams, O Belligy, GD Pope, K Lavia, R Scott, S Caine, C Stowe, ROO Jordan, KJ Cottoy, R Frederick, J Walkters
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