The 8th match of the 2020 St Lucia T10 Blast will be played between Laborie Bay Royals and Vieux Fort North Raiders 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 match can be streamed live on Fancode.
Match 8 of the ongoing St Lucia T10 Blast will see the Vieux Fort North Raiders locking horns against the Laborie Bay Royals on Friday. This is the first match for the Royals in the tournament while the Raiders have already played a game against Gros Islet Cannon Blasters and lost it by a huge margin of 63 runs. They will be keen to get off the mark in the tournament.
There is a very slim chance of rain in St Lucia today while the temperature is expected to hover around 31 Degrees Celsius during the match.
In four out of five matches played thus far, the side batting first has crossed the 100-run mark quite comfortably. Rather the top two high scores of the tournament have been 166 and 152. Expect the trend to continue on Friday as well.
Average first innings score: 113 (Five matches played thus far in the tournament)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 1; Lost – 4
Injury and Availability News
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Probable Playing XIs
Vieux Fort North Raiders
Jevin Isidore, Junior Peter (WK), Curtly Johnny, Shem Paul, Al Prince (C), Jermain Harding/Chrislon Fanis, Travis Gifford, Ernell Sextius, Atanus Alberson, David Naitram, Ricky Hippolyte.
Bench – Chrislon Fanis, Garvey Mitchel.
Laborie Bay Royals
Denlee Anthony (C & WK), Rick Moses, Awene Edward, Zephaniah Edwin, Nick Andrew, Shervin George, Daran Jn Pierre, Murlan Sammy, Tracy Peter, Tyran Theordore, Michael Francois.
Bench – Kamanie Laure, Ulric George
Jevin Isidore opened the innings in the previous game for the Raiders and scored an impressive 32 off 19 balls. He might continue in the same vein. Shem Paul seems to be the best player for them having scored an unbeaten 50 in the last outing and also bowled his two overs. Curtly Johnny is an all-rounder and batted at three scoring only 6 runs but is expected to bounce back. He didn’t bowl in the previous game as well.
Ernell Sextius opened the bowling in last match and was economical enough compared to other bowlers. Expect him to pick wickets. Similar is the case with Travis Gifford who conceded 23 runs in his two overs but can pick wickets in this match. He can also tonk the ball if needed and scored 10 runs in the first match.
Denlee Anthony is a decent player having scored 17 and 20 runs (format unknown) in his last two innings. He is the captain of the Royals as well which makes him crucial. Nick Andrew too is a good enough batsman it seems. He mustered 27 and 29 runs in his last two outings (format unknown). Zephaniah Edwin retuned with the figures of 5/20 in one of the previous matches and could be an important pick for this match.
Murlan, is brother of Daren Sammy and is a decent player. He was the highest run-getter and Most Valuable Player of the MRECCU T20 Cricket tournament. He had scored 216 runs and picked four wickets in the competition. Shervin George is also a good bowler and scored 94 runs besides picking 11 wickets in non-limited overs format.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options –Shem Paul, Denlee Anthony
Vice-Captain options – Nick Andrew, Murlan Sammy
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Junior Peter, Denlee Anthony
Batsmen – Jevin Isidore, Chrislon Fanis, Awene Edward
All-Rounders – Curtley Johnny, Nick Andrew (VC), Shervin George
Bowlers – Shem paul (C), Murlan Sammy, Tyran Theordore
Suggested Playing XI for Grand/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Junior Peter, Denlee Anthony
Batsmen – Jevin Isidore, Rick Moses, Zephaniah Edwin
All-Rounders – Curtley Johnny, Ernell Sextius, Jermain Harding
Bowlers –Atanus Alberson, Shem Paul (C), Murlan Sammy
Not much stats are available of the players from Royals. For now, it would be wise for the users to pick more players from Raiders’ team who have already played one match.
Vieux Fort North Raiders are expected to win this match.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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