St Lucia T10 Blast, 2020 – Match 13, Choiseul Clay Pots vs Mon Repos Stars: 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Keep an eye on Alvinaus Simon, who has been the bowler in the tournament thus far.
Published - Jun 29, 2020 12:48 pm | Updated - Jun 29, 2020 12:48 pm
The 13th match of the 2020 St Lucia T10 Blast will be played between Choiseul Clay Pots and Mon Repos Stars at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Ground in Gros Islet, St Lucia.
The match starts at 12:30 PM local time (10:00 PM IST) (4:30 PM UTC). This game can be streamed live on the Fan Code app.
The Mon Repos Stars did lose their last game, but quite clearly they’re one of the teams to watch out for in this season. They have great batting depth to go with an amazing bowling unit, which didn’t help their cause against the South Castries Lions, but they will be keen on getting back on winning ways.
They will be up against a side who are yet to face a defeat in the tournament. The Choiseul Clay Pots have been brilliant with the ball and defended two totals in their opening two games quite brilliantly. Their batting strength will be put to a test in this fixture and we are in for one tight contest.
Some showers are again predicted to interrupt the game but considering a fact that the weather gods have interrupted until now, we can hope for them to stay away again.
The pitch is a nightmare for bowlers, as flat as a highway road. Bounce on the track is pretty decent as well, which should make up for a really interesting contest.
Average first innings score: 112 (Last 12 matches in the tournament)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 9, Tied – 0
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Choiseul Clay Pots:
Jason Simon, Junior Henry, Audy Alexander, Vince Smith, Valange St Ange, Nick Joseph, Canice Richardson, Stephan Theophan, Alvinaus Simon, Bronte Bess, Sky Laffeuille.
Bench – Clem St.Rose, Quincy St.Rose.
Mon Repos Stars:
Shervin Charles, Sabinus Emmanuel (WK), Hazel Charlery, Kevin Augustin, Garey Mathurin, Sadrack Descartes, Rohan Lesmond, Mervin Wells, Kendal Samuel, Keon Gaston, Dichege Henry.
Bench – Christian Charlery, Jamal Lesmond, Craig Emmanuel, Evanus Emmanuel.
Shervin Charles smashed a brilliant half-century last game and will be crucial in this fixture as well. His opening partner Sabinus Emmanuel chipped in with a fine half-century when they posted 152 runs batting first and looks in good touch. Keon Gaston is another top pick from the Repos Stars, who registered figures of 4/9 in a losing cause.
Alvinaus Simon and Bront Bess picked up 4 wickets each in the tournament and are two of the best choices to have among all bowlers in this competition. Gary Mathurin and Hazel Charlery have been contributing well for their side and can be useful prospects in your fantasy team.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Shervin Charles, Alvinaus Simon
Vice-Captain options – Merwin Wells, Sabinus Emmanuel
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Sabinus Emmanuel
Batsmen – Shervin Charles (C), Merwin Wells (VC), Keon Gaston, Vince Smith
All-Rounders – Garey Mathurin, Hazel Charlery, Nick Joseph
Bowlers – Kevin Augustin, Bront Bess, Alvinus Simon.
12th Man – Junior Henry
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Sabinus Emmanuel (VC)
Batsmen – Shervin Charles, Merwin Wells, Valange St Ange, Vince Smith, Keon Gaston
All-Rounders – Garey Mathurin, Hazel Charlery
Bowlers – Kevin Augustin, Bront Bess, Alvinus Simon (C)
12th Man – Junior Henry
Although it is risky to choose a bowler as captain in this format, Alvinus Simon has earned more points than any of his batsmen and is capable of giving you an edge in the mega leagues.
Clay Pots might be unbeaten, but their batting strength will be exposed in this big game. We are predicting a close contest which will go in favor of the Mon Repos Stars, sheerly because of their all-round strength.