The 6th match of the 2020 St Lucia T10 Blast will be played between Mon Repos Stars and South Castries Lions at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Ground in Gros Islet, St Lucia.
The match starts at 2:30 PM local time (12:00 AM IST – Next Day) (6:30 PM GMT).
This game can be streamed live on Fan Code.
The South Castries Lions will kick start their campaign in the St Lucia T10 Blast on Thursday when they face the Mon Repos Stars in the game that starts at 2:30 PM local time. The Repos Stars got off to a flyer thanks to a huge 56-run win against the Mabouya Constrictors on the first day of the tournament. The South Castries Lions are boosted by the presence of the International players – Daren Sammy and Johnson Charles. The Castries Lions won two of the four practice matches and lost two which went down to the last ball.
The match between Mon Repos Stars and South Castries Lions will be played under clouds.
The Daren Sammy Stadium has not shown any signs of slowing down in the second match of the day. In fact, the pitches for the second game seem to be getting better for batting as the 2:30 PM matches on the first two days recorded 150+ totals by the teams batting first.
Average first innings score: 134
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 3
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Mon Repos Stars:
Shervin Charles, Sabinus Emmanuel (WK), Hazel Charlery, Kevin Augustin, Garey Mathurin, Sadrack Descartes, Rohan Lesmond, Mervin Wells, Kendal Samuel, Keon Gaston, Dichege Henry.
Bench – Christian Charlery, Jamal Lesmond, Craig Emmanuel, Evanus Emmanuel.
South Castries Lions:
Noelle Leo, Johnson Charles, Daren Sammy (C), Collinus Callendar, Alex Antoine, Tonius Simon, Kemron Charles, Kester Charlermagne, Malcolm Monrose, Tarrick Edward, Daniel Baptiste.
Bench – Aaron Joseph, Xavier Gabriel.
Shervin Charles smashed 65 from 26 balls in the first game with six fours and five sixes.
Sabinus Emmanuel struck an 18-ball 49 during their first match where he hit eight boundaries including four sixes.
Garey Mathurin conceded only 12 runs in the two overs he bowled in the first match and also picked up a wicket.
Alex Antoine recorded scores of 36, 21 and 28 in three practice matches and also picked up two wickets.
Kester Charlermagne took two wickets apiece in three practice matches also had scores of 31 and an unbeaten 10.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Shervin Charles, Johnson Charles, Kester Charlermagne
Vice-Captain options – Alex Antoine, Sabinus Emmanuel, Hazel Charlery
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Sabinus Emmanuel
Batsmen – Shervin Charles (C), Johnson Charles (VC), Daren Sammy
All-Rounders – Alex Antoine, Tonius Simon, Hazel Charlery
Bowlers – Kevin Augustin, Kester Charlermagne, Daniel Baptiste, Dichege Henry
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Sabinus Emmanuel (VC)
Batsmen – Shervin Charles, Johnson Charles, Collinus Callendar
All-Rounders – Alex Antoine, Tonius Simon, Hazel Charlery, Garey Mathurin
Bowlers – Kevin Augustin, Kester Charlermagne (C), Daniel Baptiste
It is unsure whether Daren Sammy will bat up the order and bowl a few overs. In the warm-up matches, he didn’t score much and didn’t pick a wicket. Hence, Collinus Callendar will be a better option from the category of the batsmen compared to Sammy.
South Castries Lions is likely to hold an edge over the Mon Repos Stars on Thursday.
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