Powell’s Scorpions qualified for the final with a three-wicket win over the Guyana Harpy Eagles in Thursday’s semi-final at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
Harpy Eagles scored 318/7 in 50 overs, while Scorpions scored 322/7 in 48.1 overs. Powell scored an unbeaten 105 off 92 balls, including 7 fours and 3 sixes. Accordingly, the final will be played between the Red Force and the Scorpions at the Sir Vivian Richard Stadium, Antigua on Saturday at 2 pm.
Trinidad and Tobago Red Force coach David Furlong shared his thoughts ahead of the CG United Super 50 Cup Final clash with the Jamaican Scorpions. There he believes that the wicket will be in favor of the batsmen in the final.
Describing the mood in the camp, Furlong said, “The fellas are in good spirits. We just had a nice practice session.”
“Later on today (Friday) we will go through the Jamaica batting line-up. We are just waiting on some information from the analyst…and see how best we could plan and prepare for their batters. The semi-final wickets over here have been very batsman-friendly, so bowlers just have to be consistent, stick with the plan that we go out with.”
Also he is satisfied with the effort of the Red Force batsmen throughout the tournament.
On Wednesday, in the semi-final, Pooran hit 5 fours and 8 sixes in his innings of 111 off 82 balls to guide the Red Force to a competitive 312/6 in 50 overs against Barbados Pride at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. Opener Amir Jangoo scored 81 off 114 balls while senior Darren Bravo scored 54 off 65 balls.
“The batting has been good, and as I said, the wicket here is batsmen-friendly, so we hope that the batsmen can be consistent and maintain their form.”