Match Preview: Clove Challengers vs Saffron Strikers – 5th Match Spice Isle T10 2nd Edition
Clove Challengers and Saffron Strikers aims to bounce back from their first day losses with a victory in their 2nd match of the 2nd edition of the Dream XI Spice Isle T10 tournament.
The Clove Challengers who went down by 7 wickets against the Bayleaf Blasters in match 1 will be hoping for a better performance from their batting unit which mustered 73 runs in their first match. The Inclusion of Junior Henry for the next match should add more fire power than would need to string partnerships together.
Teddy Bishop the West Indies U19 player would be expected to put on a better show along with the likes of Darron Nedd and Ronald Ettienne with the bat. Their bowlers have should that they can be effective with the ball but needs their batsmen to come to the party.
Saffron Strikers one of the pre-tournament favorites suffered defeat in their first match and will be looking to get back to winning ways. The Strikers faltered with the bat in the first match and will be hoping for a stronger effort from their batsmen, they will be banking on the opening pair to lay a foundation in which their explosive middle order can build on.
Captain Ryan John will be expecting a more disciplined effort from his bowlers in the second match, as a unit they were expensive towards the back end of the innings.
Weather: There is expected to be overnight and early morning rain followed by overcast conditions early in the day, the chance off an odd shower.
Pitch: The teams will play on a fresh pitch which would offer extra bounce to the quick bowlers, should be a good pitch for batting and winning the toss will be crucial in determining the match outcome.