This tournament has been a tough outing for the Soufriere Sulphur City Stars, who lost both their opening games by a huge margin. It is hard to find the right mix of players in a tournament like this where there is very little time on and off the pitch for a side to settle in, but that’s the challenge and this side hasn’t lived up to it. Making their job a bit more tough, they next up face the Mon Repos Stars.
The Repos Stars are oozing quality in every department and have already established themselves as one of the favorites in the tournament. They smashed 152 runs in their opening fixture and despite losing their second, they brought an end to the winning run of Clay Pots. They got all boxes ticked and as the tournament is progressing, they are gaining more confidence.
This is one great opportunity for the side to make it 3 wins out of 4 games, with their opponents still struggling to find their feet. The Repos Stars are heavily dependent on their openers to get the runs and up until now, Shervin Charles and Sabinus Emmanuel have delivered big time. The likes of Hazel Charlery and Keon Gaston are doing pretty well with the ball, supplementing their teammates in every way possible.
The only way the Soufriere can get something out of this game is with their batsmen putting up a decent performance. They do have decent bowlers at disposal and all they need right now is push from their top order, which could change their fate in the tournament. However, it is tough for that to happen in this game.
Probable Playing XIs:
Soufriere Sulphur City Stars:
Bradely Tisson, Xytus Emmanuel, Sanjay Pamphile, Denver Didier, Wayne Prospere, Julian Sylvester, Tennacy Hippoltye, Ashley Hippoltye, Shani Mesmain, Kevin Gassie, Dalius Monrose.
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.
Stats to remember
The Repos Stars are in great form and have found a stellar balance in their playing XI.
Our bet is on them to win this game comfortably.