Mon Repos Stars will take on Gros Islet Cannon Blasters in the 12th match of the St Lucia T10 Blast 2021 at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in the small hours of Thursday, May 6.
Gros Islet Cannon Blasters have made a winning start to their campaign as they defeated Choiseul Coal Pots by five wickets in a rain-curtailed game on Monday.
On the other hand, last year’s finalists Mon Repos Stars will play their first game of the season on Thursday. Mon Repos Stars had lost to the South Castries Lions by 33 runs in the St Lucia T10 Blast 2020 final.
The match is set to start at 12:00 AM IST (2:30 PM local time, May 5).
MRS vs GICB match prediction
While Mon Repos Stars reached the St Lucia T10 final last year, Gros Islet Cannon Blasters have a better-balanced squad this time around and they have already played a game. In the head-to-head record, both the teams have won one game apiece. GICB will start as favourites against MRS on Thursday.
MRS vs GICB best players
Top Tips: Best Batsmen
Mon Repos Stars will bank on wicket-keeper batsman Sabinus Emmanuel to score the most runs against Gros Islet Cannon Blasters. Sabinus Emmanuel was the leading top-scorer for his side last season, scoring 155 runs in the tournament.
On the other hand, Kimani Melius will be the batsman to watch out for Gros Islet Cannon Blasters. Melius had scored 18 runs off just 5 balls to guide his side to victory against Choiseul Coal Pots on Monday.
Top Tips: Best Bowlers
Mon Repos Stars’ Hazel Charlery is tipped to be the wrecker-in-chief for his side on Thursday. Charlery has always been an economical bowler for his side in the earlier edition of the tournament. The 33-year-old will once again play an important role for Mon Repos Stars this season.
For Gros Islet Cannon Blasters, Dornan Edward will be the bowler to watch out for. Edward had played a vital role for his side in the last game, giving away just 11 runs in two overs including claiming an important wicket.
MRS vs GICB probable playing XI
Mon Repos Stars playing XI: Sabinus Emmanuel (wicket-keeper), Evanus Emmanuel, Keon Gaston,Sadrack Descartes, Hazel Charlery, Rohan Lesmond, Kevin Augustin, Jamal Lesmond, Christian Charlery (captain), Dichege Henry, Craig Emmanuel
Gros Islet Cannon Blasters playing XI: Vernillius Gabriel (wicket-keeper), Khan Elcock, Lee Solomon, Kimani Melius (captain), Jared Goodman, Udell Preville, Larry Edwards, Royce Paul, Tyrel Chicot, Kymani Sexius, Dornan Edward
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