Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions: Super50 Cup 2021- Leeward Islands vs Barbados Pride – Match 18
The 18th match of the Super50 Cup 2021 will be played between Leeward Islands and Barbados Pride at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua.
This match is a 5th place playoff and both teams would like to claim the match to end the tournament on a high note.
Current Form Barbados Pride:
Barbados Pride lost their last match against Jamaica Scorpions by 51 runs in a dramatic fashion.
After losing the toss, Barbados Pride were asked to field first by Jamaica Scorpions captain. Barbados bowlers started off very well as they rocked the top order of Jamaica Scorpions. Joshua Bishop bowled brilliantly and picked up 5 wickets for just 35 runs. At one point, Jamaica Scorpions were 87 for 8 in the 25th over and were struggling to reach even 100. However, the 9th partnership of 79 runs between Jamie Merchant and Odean Smith revived the innings and got Jamaica back into the game. Jeavor Royal and Odean Smith then capitalized on the momentum and took the team’s total to a competitive 218 before being bowled out.
Chasing 218, Barbados Pride started off very well as the opening pair of Justin Greaves and Shai Hope put together a stand of 52 runs for the 1st wicket. Shamarh Brooks at number 3 played a fine knock of 27 and was involved in a vital stand of 66 runs for the 2nd wicket with Shai Hope. Until this point, Barbados Pride were simply cruising towards the target. Then, an unbelievable collapse happened and Barbados Pride went from 118 for 1 to 167 all out. None of the middle order showed any intent to chase the total and lost wickets in a reckless manner. Andre McCarthy was the hero of the match for Jamaica with the ball as he picked up 6 wickets in his spell.
Current Form Leeward Islands:
Leeward Islands lost their last match against Jamaica Scorpions by 6 runs.
After winning the toss, Leeward Islands invited Jamaica Scorpions to have a bat first. Jamaica got off to a terrible start as they lost 4 wickets at a total of 62. Rovman Powell played a good hand with his knock of 29 in 30 deliveries to steady the ship. However, it was the innings of 44 played by Fabian Allen that really rescued the innings. His partnership with Jeavor Royal for the 9th wicket proved to be decisive in the end as Jamaica posted 220 on the board before being bowled out.
Chasing 220, Leeward Islands lost Kieron Powell and Ross Powell at a total of 47. The middle order contributed very well and Nitish Kumar top scored with 51 runs to his name. Devon Thomas also played very well for his 49 runs. However, once the middle order was removed and the lower order was exposed, Jamaica Scorpions proved to be too hot for Leeward Islands. Due to a rain interruption, the target was revised and Leeward Islands needed 49 runs off 6 overs. Colin Archibald tried really hard with his knock of 18 runs but it was not enough as Leeward Islands were restricted to 187 for 8 in 43 overs, losing the match by 6 runs in accordance with the DLS calculation.
Leading Run Getters:
Nitish Kumar is the leading run getter for Leeward Islands with 233 runs to his name in 5 matches.
Shamarh Brooks is the leading run getter for Barbados Pride with 225 runs in 5 matches so far.
Leading Wicket Takers:
Quinton Boatswain is the leading wicket taker for Leeward Islands with 11 wickets in 4 matches so far.
Joshua Bishop is the leading wicket taker for Barbados Pride with 8 wickets in 4 matches so far.
Let us have a look at the squads:
Leeward Islands Hurricanes: Devon Thomas (captain), Montcin Hodge (Vice Captain), Colin Archibald, Sheno Berridge, Quinton Boatswain, Keacy Carty, Nino Henry, Amir Jangoo, Nitish Kumar, Jeremiah Louis, Ashmead Nedd, Kieran Powell, Ross Powell, Hayden Walsh Jr, Terance Warde
Barbados Pride: Jason Holder (Captain), Joshua Bishop, Shamarh Brooks, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Dominic Drakes, Jonathan Drakes, Justin Greaves, Keon Harding, Chemar Holder, Akeem Jordan, Nicholas Kirton, Zachary McCaskie, Ashley Nurse, Tevyn Walcott
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Barbados Pride
Who will win? – Barbados Pride
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Shamarh Brooks (Barbados Pride), Nitish Kumar (Leeward Islands)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Joshua Bishop (Barbados Pride), Quinton Boatswain (Leeward Islands)
Most Sixes – Shamarh Brooks (Barbados Pride), Nitish Kumar (Leeward Islands)
Player of the Match- Shamarh Brooks (Barbados Pride)
Team Scores Batting first – Barbados Pride 270+, Leeward Islands 240+
Match Handicap- Barbados Pride
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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