Match Preview – 25th Match: Bay Leaf Blasters vs Saffron Strikers
Saffron Strikers who already booked their spot into the knockout round of the tournament will be coming against Bay Leaf Blasters who will be desperate for 2 points to improve their chances to reaching the tournament second round.
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Saffron Strikers won their previous match against Cinnamon Pacers a close affair by 3 Wickets, in that match their openers did they bulk of the scoring with Lendon Lawrence 48 and Nickozi St. Hillaire 47 not out. The Strikers will be looking for their openers to get them off to another good start when they face off against the Blasters. They bowlers have been on the expensive side as off late and the team will be hoping for a more disciplined effort in the matches ahead.
Bayleaf Blasters recorded an important victory in their previous match to keep them in the hunt for the semi-finals, they will need to win this match up to maintain the distance between themselves and the bottom two teams. Bay Leaf Blasters preference is to chase and would be hoping to win the toss and bowl first. Their most recent opening pair Devon Smith and Sharkim Edwards put together an unbeaten partnership of 60 in their previous match and would be hoping for more of the same from the openers if they are to be in a shot for victory.
There weather is forecasted to be overcast with the chance of rain.
The pitch should continue to be a good one for batting, however, the climatic conditions may provide some assistance to the bowlers.
Saffron Strikers: Ryan John (C), Kem Charles, Ray Charles, Samora Fraser, Jelani George, Mickel Joseph, Lendon Lawrence, Shermon Lewis, Alex Moses, John Olive, Jenson Phillip
Bayleaf Blasters: Devon Smith (C), Markel Baptiste, Keron Charles, Leon Chichester, Amikel Dubissette, Sharkim Edwards, Deron Hypolite, Josh Noel, Jalon Olive, Alvin Ramnauth, Richard Rogers, Denis Smith (wk) Craig Williams, Ronel Williams