Micoud Eagles (ME) will face Choiseul Coal Pots (CCP) in the final of St Lucia T10 Blast 2021 at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium on Friday, May 14.
Both ME and CCP registered comprehensive wins in their respective semi-final matches on Thursday. While the Eagles saw off Mon Repos Stars with a nine-wicket win, the Coal Pots restricted South Castries Lions to 78 runs as they successfully defended their total of 114 runs.
ME vs CCP Dream11 prediction
While Micoud Eagles and Choiseul Coal Pots both remained unbeaten in their respective groups, the comprehensive manner in which Eagles have performed cannot be overlooked. Both ME and CCP had six points after three group stage matches but the Eagles boast a superior net run rate (NRR) of 3.567 as opposed to CCP's 2.660. Picking a favourite for the title is a difficult proposition, but some brilliant individual performers in CCP’s side slightly tip the balance in their favour.
ME vs CCP best players for St Lucia T10 Blast cricket team
Top tip: Best batsmen
Without a doubt, Eagles' Murlan Sammy will be the player to watch out for in the summit clash. The batsman has scored 124 runs in five matches so far, garnering 363 fantasy points in the process.
For the Coal Pots, Junior Henry comes close to matching Murlan Sammy for runs. While the batsman has tallied 139 runs in five matches, his lack of contribution with the ball means he has 234 fantasy points so far.
Top tip: Best bowlers
For the Eagles, the responsibility to take wickets will fall on Lanse Sammy. The bowler has taken 11 wickets in five matches so far, which includes a three-wicket haul in the semi-final. With 380 fantasy points, Lanse is clearly the best bowler from both teams.
In Clem St. Rose, the Pots have a real match-winner with the ball. The player has scalped eight wickets in five matches so far, garnering 300 points. He will clearly be the biggest threat for the Eagles' batsmen.
Top tip: Best all-rounder, wicketkeeper
If there is one player who could take the game away from a star-studded Eagles side into Pots' favour, it is Audrey Alexander. The all-rounder has scored 141 runs and taken six wickets in five matches for his team, garnering 453 points in the process.
Eagles' Shervin Charles should be the pick among the wicket-keepers mainly due to his batting prowess. In the five matches that he has played, Charles has 81 runs and 232 points.
ME vs CCP probable playing XI
Micoud Eagles probable XI: Garvin Serieux Jr (wicket-keeper), Murlan Sammy, Shervin Charles, Travis Gifford, Tarrique Edward, Darren Sammy Jr, Michaell Charlery, Shem Paul, Kuston Jules, Garvey Mitchell, Earvin Frederick
Choiseul Clay Pots playing XI: Junior Henry, Audy Alexander, Jason Simon (wicket-keeper), Vince Smith, Alvinaus Simon, Canice Richardson, Valange St. Ange, Tristan Norbal, Bronte Bess (captain), Stephane Theophane, Clem St. Rose
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