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Cricket Free Tips | St Lucia T10 Blast 2021, Match 19: Gros Islet Cannon Blasters vs Babonneau Leatherbacks

The 19th match of the St Lucia T10 Blast 2021 will be held at the Daren Sammy National Stadium, played between Gros Islet Cannon Blasters and Babonneau Leatherbacks. The match will be kicked off on 9th May (Sunday) at 21:30 (GMT+6).

Kimani Melius-led Gros Islet Cannon Blasters, have blown hot and cold in the St Lucia T10 Blast 2021, with just one victory in three matches at the time of writing. Despite winning their first game of the tournament, the Blasters lost their next two games, jeopardising their chances of progress to the playoffs.

On the other hand, Babonneau Leatherbacks struggled in the tournament as well, with just one victory in two matches. However, Shervon Joseph and his teammates impressed against Soufriere Sulphire earlier in the tournament, so they should be in good form for today’s match.

Weather
The temperature will stay around 25-29 Degrees Celsius, and a wind speed of 31 km/hr on matchday. During the game, there are 37% chances of rainfall.

Pitch
Although the bowlers have enjoyed the movement off the surface, the two teams will face a good batting track on today’s game at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium. Despite the early swing on offer, the ball will skid nicely on to the bat, resulting in an thrilling powerplay phase. The spinners will come into play as the match continues, but the dimensions of the field will go against them. After winning the toss, both sides will look to bat first, with 90-95 being par at this venue.

Probable Playing XIs

Gros Islet Cannon Blasters:

Khan Elcock, Kimani Melius (c),  yan Goodman, Jard Goodman, Vernilius Gabriel (wk), Larry Edwards, Lee Solomon, Kymani Sexius, Udell Preville, Dornan Edward and Bolton Sayers

Babonneau Leatherbacks:
Shervon Joseph (c), Quaine Henry (wk), Steven Abraham, Caleb Thomas, Alex Joseph, Stuart Calderon, Alvin Lafeuille, Nyeem Rosemond, Nehemiah Wilfred, Zayee Antoine and Jevaughn Charles

Gros Islet Cannon Blasters vs Babonneau Leatherbacks  – Match 19, Dream 11:
K Melius,(c), C Thomas (vc), Q Henry,  S Joseph, K Sexius Z Antoine, L Solomon, A Lafeuille, D Edward, L Edward and S Calderon

Prediction

Match winner 
Gros Islet Cannon Blasters

Winning the toss
Gros Islet Cannon Blasters

Top Batsman
Lee Solomon (Gros Islet Cannon Blasters), Shervon Joseph (Babonneau Leatherbacks)

Top Bowler 
Dornan Edward (Gros Islet Cannon Blasters), Stuart Calderon (Babonneau Leatherbacks)

Most Sixes  
Lee Solomon (Gros Islet Cannon Blasters), Shervon Joseph (Babonneau Leatherbacks)

Player of the Match 
Lee Solomon (Gros Islet Cannon Blasters)

Team Scores Batting First
Gros Islet Cannon Blasters 100+, Babonneau Leatherbacks 90+

Despite the fact that both sides are evenly matched on paper, the Gros Islet Cannon Blasters’ explosive batting unit can give them the advantage. On Sunday, we should be in for a thrilling match of T10 cricket at the Daren Sammy National Stadium, with 2 valuable points up for grabs.

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