FANTASY Dashboard - Match 21 - FanCode ECS Malta Encore - T10 CRICKET LIVE
MATCH 21 (ECS21.896) MARSA (MAR) v ATLAS UTC KNIGHTS (AUK) 0730 GMT | 0830 CET | 1300 IST
MAR Last Five Matches: WW L L L (Avg Score For 85, Avg Score Against 76)
AUK Last Five Matches: W L W L W (Avg Score For 74, Avg Score Against 64)
Captain: Haroon Mughal
Wicketkeeper: John Grima
Projected Top Four: Fanyan Mughal, Zeeshan Khan, Niraj Khanna, Gurjeet Singh
Projected Opening Bowlers: Fazil Khan, Waseem Abbas
Spin Options: Sidharth Anand
MARSA Key Players:
Nowell Khosla, a handy all-rounder, is a natural strokemaker with the bat and a quality spin bowler. He picked up SEVEN wickets and scored 120 runs in the previous edition.
Zeeshan Khan, one of the top players for Marsa, is fearless and loves to take on the new ball bowlers, was top run scorer for Marsa in the previous edition with 206 runs from nine matches with 15 LONG maximos.
Niraj Khanna, right-handed batsman, second highest scorer for MAR racking up 176 runs in eight innings including a crafty half century and was named man of the match for this effort.
Waseem Abbas, national team opening bowler, gets good movement off the seam, his height helps extract good bounce off the pitch that troubles batsmen. Top wicket taker for Marsa at FanCode ECS Malta 2021 with 11 scalps from nine matches, can also give it a whack with bat in hand.
ATLAS UTC KNIGHTS (AUK)
Captain: Sujesh Appu
Wicketkeeper: Avinash Dileep
Projected Top Four: Samuel Stanislaus, Manoj Panicker, Basil George, Avinash Dileep
Projected Opening Bowlers: Asif Sha, Justin Shaju
Spin Options: Samuel Stanislaus
ATLAS UTC KNIGHTS Key Players:
Basil George, star all-rounder, powerhouse of AUK with the bat, has the ability to smash all around the park. Was impressive with both bat and ball earlier in the year picking up SIX wickets and scoring 109 runs.
Samuel Stanislaus, Knight's Mr Dependable, has been the leading run scorer for AUK in both the previous ECS editions. He can also roll his arm when needed.
Sujesh Appu, the AUK skipper led from the front scalping most wickets for his side in the FanCode ECS Malta 2021. He picked up 13 wickets in 11 games with a best return of 4-12.
Justin Shaju, another valuable all-rounder, can swing the ball around at a decent pace and score handy runs down the order.
Marsa and AUK have enjoyed a good run in both the previous ECS events. While MAR won the ECS Malta in 2020 and reached the quarter finals with a 6-2 win record earlier this year. AUK finished runners-up in ECS Malta 2020 and won the Bronze Final in the FanCode ECS Malta 2021. Both sides have some proven performers in their ranks and will be keen to start off on a positive note.
Last time they met: ECS21.465 | MAR 92(8.3) def AUK 88 (22 Jun 2021)
Match Prediction: Marsa to kick start the season with a comprehensive win.
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