The Vincy Premier League 2021 will begin on Saturday, May 15, with last season’s finalists La Soufriere Hikers (LSH) taking on Fort Charlotte Strikers (FCS) at Kingstown’s Arnos Vale Ground.
While LSH will be looking to go one step further after finishing second in the league stage and being the runners-up of the tournament last season, FCS will be hoping to improve from last year’s dismal show, where they finished at the bottom of the table.
LSH vs FCS Dream11 prediction
It goes without saying that the Hikers go into this match as the favourites. If history is anything to go by then LSH should get the better of FCS comfortably. LSH have always dominated games against FCS, winning all three of their previous encounters.
LSH vs FCS best players for Vincy Premier League cricket team
Top-Tip: Best batsman
Dillon Douglas will be the safest bet with the bat for the Hikers. Having already played 21 matches for the team, the player is well-seasoned and averages 23.2 at the Arnos Vale Ground at a strike rate of 177.09.
For the Strikers, their marquee player Gidron Pope will be in the limelight. He has played 19 matches at the venue, averaging 13 runs per game at a striker rate of 113.82.
Top-Tip: Best bowlers
LSH's Benniton Stapleton will be looking to extend his good form at the venue from the very beginning. Having played seven matches there, Stapleton averages 1.3 wickets a match while maintaining an economy rate of 9.
Strikers' Kirton Lavia might not be as efficient as Stapleton, but the bowler has been effective, averaging 0.9 wickets in 17 matches with an economy rate of 10.04.
Top-Tip: Best all-rounder-wicketkeeper
Kirton Lavia also comes as the highly-rated all-rounder into this clash. Apart from his bowling exploits, the player is handy with the bat as well, averaging 8.5 at the ground with a strike rate of 148.62.
Hikers' Salvan Browne will be the pick of the wicket-keepers going into the match. A lethal batsman as well, Browne averages 21.1 at the venue with a strike rate of 164.68.
LSH vs FCS probable playing XI
La Soufriere Hikers probable XI: SR Browne, D Browne, D Douglas, D Maloney (captain), C Hackshaw (wicket-keeper), C Cain, O Lewis, R Williams, J Haywood, Kimson Dalzell, Kenson Dalzell
Fort Charlotte Strikers probable XI: Sealroy Williams, O Belligy, GD Pope (captain), K Lavia, R Scott, S Caine, C Stowe, ROO Jordan, KJ Cottoy, R Frederick, J Walkters (wicket-keeper)
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