3/4 PLACE PLAYOFF - MATCH 43 (ECS21.043) NICOSIA TIGERS (NCT) v SRI LANKAN LIONS (SLL) 1600 GMT | 1800 CET | 2130 IST
NCT Last Five Matches: W L L W L (Avg Score For 96, Avg Score Against 99)
SLL Last Five Matches: L W W W L (Avg Score For 96, Avg Score Against 93)
NICOSIA TIGERS (NCT)
Captain: Faysal Mia
Wicketkeeper: Abid Ali
Projected Top Four: Roman Mazumder, Shakhawat Hossain, Rashidul Hasan, Abid Ali
Projected Opening Bowlers: Jahid Hassan, Tomal Aminul
Spin Options: Faysal Mia, Roman Mazumder
NICOSIA TIGERS Key Players:
Roman Mazumder, right handed opener, highest run scorer for NCT racking up 219 runs in 10 innings including three man of the match awards.
Anowar Hossain, the all-rounder is the second highest wicket taker for NCT with EIGHT wickets and has scored 71 runs in nine innings.
Abid Ali, wicket keeper batter, second highest scorer for NCT scoring 134 runs in 11 innings.
Iftekhar Janeman, valuable all-rounder, capable of chipping in with timely wickets. Top wicket taker for NCT scalping 12 wickets and has also scored 127 runs.
Faysal Mia, decent all-rounder, the captain has contributed with bat and ball, scoring 68 runs and picking up SEVEN wickets so far.
SRI LANKAN LIONS (SLL)
Captain: Nalin Pathirana
Wicketkeeper: Nalin Pathirana
Projected Top Four: Mangala Gunasekara, Chamal Sadun, Nalin Pathirana, Roshan Sirwardana
Projected Opening Bowlers: Kamal Raiz, Ruwan Manawasingha
SRI LANKAN LIONS Key Players:
BLCS Kumara, classy left handed batsman, highest scorer for SLL racking up 226 runs in 11 games.
Chamal Sadun, left handed opening batsman, second highest scorer for SLLscoring 204 runs in 12 games and has also picked up 11 wickets.
Kamal Raiz, right arm pacer, second highest wicket taker in the tournament picking up 15 wickets in 12 games including tournament best figures of 5-12.
Ruwan Manawasingha, right arm off-spinner, second highest wicket taker for SLL scalping 10 wickets in 12 games with a best return of 3-7.
Nicosia Tigers and Sri Lankan Lions shared the spoils in the group stages. These teams finished with the same win-loss record, 7-5 and are two evenly-matched teams.
Last time they met: CTT21.030 | SLL 105 def NCT 80 (1 Oct 2021)
Match Prediction: Nicosia Tigers can edge a close contest but a slight preference is given to the team batting first.
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