The 3rd match of Vincy Premier T10 League 2020 will be played between Dark View Explorers and Fort Charlotte Strikers at the Arnos Valley Sporting Complex in Kingstown.
The match starts at 12:30 PM local time (10:00 PM IST) (4:30 PM GMT).
The opening day of the Vincy Premier T10 League will come to an end when Dark View Explorers and Fort Charlotte Strikers clash off in the game starting at 12:30 PM local time. Interestingly, none of the three West Indies International players part of the tournament is in either squad. The Dark View Explorers packed up with good all-rounders have Lindon James as their marquee player while the experienced all-rounder, Keron Cottoy will be Fort Charlotte Strikers’ marquee player.
The Arnos Valley is likely to stay away from any rain threat on Friday.
We can expect a dip in the totals compared to the first two matches as three matches will be played in space of six hours on the same pitch that too in peak temperature hours. The usual nature of pitches at the Arnos Valley Sporting Complex do suggest the venue to be spin-friendly more often.
Average first innings score: N/A
Record of chasing teams: N/A
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Dark View Explorers:
Lindon James, Deron Greaves, Andrew Thomas, Darius Martin, Shammon Hooper, Davian Barnum, Sealron Williaams, Kensley Joseph, Kody Horne, Ojay Matthews, Denson Hoyte.
Bench – Kemron Strough, Javid Williams.
Fort Charlotte Strikers:
Keron Cottoy, Gidron Pope, Ray Jordan, Ronald Scott, Rasheed Frederick, Kirton Lavia, Jahiel Walters, Sealroy Williams, Chelson Stowe, Sylvan Spencer, Renrick Williams.
Bench – Olanzo Bellingy, Kenroy Williams.
The famed all-rounder Keron Cottoy scored 115 runs at a strike rate close to 160 and bagged six wickets across the four local T20 matches. Gidron Pope is well known for his big-hitting skills which he showed during the Under-19 CWC in 2016 representing the West Indies. He is placed at 8.5 credits only and can be picked as captain or vice-captain considering his chances with the ball. Kensley Joseph will be unstoppable with both bat and ball on his day. Joseph scored 400 runs across 17 local T20 matches where he also took 12 wickets.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Gidron Pope, Deron Greaves, Keron Cottoy
Vice-Captain options – Kensley Joseph, Shammon Hooper, Lindon James
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Lindon James
Batsmen – Gidron Pope, Deron Greaves, Ronald Scott
All-Rounders – Shammon Hooper (VC), Keron Cottoy (C), Sealroy Williams, Kirton Lavia
Bowlers – Darius Martin, Ojay Matthews, Rasheed Frederick
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Lindon James
Batsmen – Gidron Pope (VC), Deron Greaves (C), Ronald Scott
All-Rounders – Shammon Hooper, Keron Cottoy, Sealroy Williams, Kensley Joseph
Bowlers – Darius Martin, Ray Jordan, Rasheed Frederick
A good 87% of fantasy teams have picked Kody Horne at the time of writing this article. The Explorers’ batsman costs 9 credits but his performance is far from that. He scored an unbeaten 119 in a local T20 game but at the same level, he scored less than 300 runs combined in 20 other innings without any 50+ score. He doesn’t have any great record with the ball either as he conceded 57 runs in 4 overs bowled.
The batting power of the Fort Charlotte Strikers could help them to start with a win.
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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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