Match Preview – 34th Match – 3rd Place Playoff: Saffron Strikers vs Ginger Generals
Saffron Strikers and Ginger Generals the beating semi-finalist will meet for the 3rd time in the tournament, this time the teams will meet for the rights to finish 3rd in the tournament.
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Saffron Strikers whose bowling was pummeled in the later stage of the semi-final match against Nutmeg Warriors would be hoping to finish the tournament on a winning note when they battle for the 3rd place spot. The Strikers bowlers put under the pump had no answers to the onslaught and conceded the second highest total of the tournament. Their batsmen have not been at their fluent best in recent matches and will be hoping that they can come to the party for a final time in the tournament.
Ginger Generals who would be bitter after a stunning defeated against Cinnamon Pacers in semifinal 2. The Pacers needing 39 runs from the final 12 balls lost the match with 1 ball to spare. The batting of the Generals has not been able to put competitive totals on the board would be hoping for their batter to produce a strong response in hopes of finishing 3rd on the final tournament table.
The weather is forecasted to be sunny and with a slim chase of rain.
The pitch should be good for batting, there should be some assistance early on for bowlers but should settle into a good batting track.
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
Ginger Generals: Roland Cato (C), Sheon Andrew, Wavel Benjamin, Jahiem Brathwaite, Reynold Charles, Larry Edward, Michael Fraser, Randol Garcia, Keone George, Anil Matthew (wk) Daniel Mc Donald, Sunil Narayan, Nelon Pascal, Nicklaus Redhead