After the success of CPL 2019, the West Indian cricketers are back as the Super50 Cup 2019-20 gets underway on Wednesday. The first match is between the Leeward Islands and Combined Campuses and Colleges side at the Warner Park in St Kitts. CCC is the defending champions from last year but do not possess the same firepower as last season with the likes of Amir Jangoo and Jaggesar leaving the side for greener pastures. On the other hand, Leeward Islands will be looking to make amends for a dismal showing last season as they finished fourth in Group B. Nevertheless, Leeward Islands should fancy its chances with a lot of experience and firepower in the side although Carlos Brathwaite and his men aren’t ones to be taken lightly.
Leeward Islands vs Combined Campuses and Colleges, Match 1
November 6th, 11:00 PM IST
Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts.
Spin should play a major part in this game in spite of the venue playing host to a couple of high scoring games in the past. While the pacers should get some swing upfront, 250 should be par on this surface with the pitch slowing down as the game progresses.
The weather is clear for this game with there being no chance of rain on Wednesday. With the temperature being in excess of 30 degrees in the afternoon, teams might prefer to bat first with some clouds also making an appearance during the course of the match
Injuries: No injuries are reported from either side
Probable Playing XI
Leeward Islands has a lot of experience to bank on with the likes of Kieran Powell and Rakheem Cornwall in their ranks. Their batting will be key with Jahmar Hamilton and Devon Thomas expected to feature in the top order. Jeremiah Louis, who first made his mark in the Global T20 League 2018, will lead the bowling attack with the duo of Jason Campbell and Yannick Leonard also capable of picking wickets in the middle overs.
Kieran Powell, Devon Thomas, Jahmar Hamilton, Montcin Hodge, Akeem Saunders, Rakheem Cornwall, Keacy Carty, Jason Campbell, Jeremiah Louis, Yannick Leonard and Amir Jangoo
Combined Campuses and Colleges:
Led by Carlos Brathwaithe, CCC has a good mix of youth and experience in its ranks. Jonathan Drakes and Kyle Corbin will be the ones to watch out for in the batting unit while Akeem Jordan, who impressed in the recently concluded CPL 2019, should complement his captain, Brathwaithe with the ball in hand. Abhijai Mansingh, who is yet to make his List A debut, is a handy player to have for CCC, who will rely heavily upon their captain to deliver the goods on Wednesday.
Jonathan Drakes, Kyle Corbin, Romaine Morris, Paul Palmer, Abhijai Mansingh, Carlos Brathwaite, Sadique Henry, Akeem Jordan, Jalarnie Seales, Larry Joseph and Ojay Shields
Two wicket-keepers in Devon Thomas and Romaine Morris are good options for this game. Devon Thomas, who played for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in CPL 2019 scored 180 runs in 11 games and did impress with a couple of fifties initially. Along with the duo, the likes of Kieron Powell and Jeremiah Louis also find a place in the fantasy side while Akeem Jordan, who picked four wickets on his CPL 2019 debut is another good option. The allrounder duo of Carlos Brathwaithe and Rakheem Cornwall is a must have in the fantasy side around whom the entire team is to be built around. Watch out for Jonathan Drakes, who has the ability to score big runs for CCC in this game.
1. Rakheem Cornwall
2. Carlos Brathwaithe
3. Devon Thomas
Devon Thomas, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
Romaine Morris, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
Kieron Powell, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
Amir Jangoo, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
Akeem Saunders, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
Carlos Brathwaithe, Points: 100-102, Grade: A
Jason Campbell, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
Jonathan Drakes, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
Rakheem Cornwall, Points: 94-96, Grade: A
Akeem Jordan, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
Jeremiah Louis, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
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