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Pride fielding vs Scorpions in Super50 Cup match


Pride fielding vs Scorpions in Super50 Cup match
Match referee Michael Ragoonath and Jamaica Scorpions captain Rovman Powell watch Barbados Pride captain Jason Holder toss the coin. (Photo courtesy CWI Media/Philip Spooner)

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COOLIDGE – Barbados Pride will be fielding first, after Jamaica Scorpions won the toss and chose to bat in the final preliminary match of the West Indies Super50 Cup for the two teams at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.

Pride are unchanged from their previous match, but Scorpions made one change, replacing Paul Palmer with Romaine Morris.

Pride broke a spell of three consecutive losses with a 173-run win over Windward Islands Volcanoes in their previous match last Thursday at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground (VRCG).

Scorpions also broke a sequence of three successive losses, when they beat Leeward Islands Hurricanes by six runs under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern Method in their previous match the following day at the VRCG.

Pride are currently fourth in the standings with four points, the same number as fifth-placed Scorpions, but the Barbadian franchise have a superior net run rate (NRR).

Pride have a positive NRR of 0.579 and Scorpions have an NRR of minus 1.270.

Both teams need to win this match to confirm a place in the semi-finals for a chance to play for the title.

Teams:

PRIDE: Jason Holder (captain), Shai Hope (wicketkeeper), Justin Greaves, Shamarh Brooks, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Nicholas Kirton, Ashley Nurse, Akeem Jordan, Chemar Holder, Joshua Bishop.

SCORPIONS: Rovman Powell (captain), Aldaine Thomas (wicketkeeper), Brandon King, Romaine Morris, Andre McCarthy, Javelle Glenn, Fabian Allen, Derval Green, Jamie Merchant, Odean Smith, Jeavor Royal.

UMPIRES: Joel Wilson, Deighton Butler.

TV UMPIRE: Carl Tuckett.

MATCH REFEREE: Michael Ragoonath.

RESERVE UMPIRE: Nigel Duguid.

(AR)