BRONZE FINAL - MATCH 37 (BTT21.037) GRACIA (GRA) v CATALUNYA CC (CTL) 1600 GMT | 1700 CET | 2130 IST
GRA Last Five Matches: L W W L L (Avg Score For 113, Avg Score Against 89)
CTL Last Five Matches: W NR W W L (Avg Score For 89, Avg Score Against 99)
Captain: Heera Mahey
Wicketkeeper: Prasanna Jathan
Projected Top Four: Gurwinder Bajwa, Mukhtiar Singh, Heera Mahey, Prasanna Jathan
Projected Opening Bowlers: Trilochan Singh, Harkamal Singh
Spin Options: Heera Mahey
GRACIA Key Players:
Gurwinder Bajwa, world record holder with the highest individual score (156* off 45 balls) in T10 cricket, the only player to score two centuries in a single ECS edition. Second highest scorer for GRA racking up 156 runs in five games including a 29-ball 61 vs PUW.
Manish Manwani, ultra talented youngster, scored an unbeaten 34 off 22 balls on Tuesday. He has also picked up a couple of wickets.
Heera Mahey, skipper, right arm medium pacer, top wicket taker for GRA scalping SIX wickets in five games at an economy rate of just 4.90. He has also scored 104 runs including an unbeaten 50 off 30 balls vs HAW.
Trilochan Singh, loves bowling with the new cherry, second highest wicket taker for GRA scalping FIVE wickets in five games.
CATALUNYA CC (CTL)
Captain: Ameer Abdullah
Wicketkeeper: Rauf Zaman
Projected Top Four: Armghan Khan, Rauf Zaman, Nisar Ahmed, Ameer Abdullah
Projected Opening Bowlers: Ali Azam, Asim Raja
Spin Options: Ameer Abdullah
CATALUNYA CC Key Players:
Armghan Khan, fondly known as the BIG MAK, he has been in the Spanish cricket scene for quite a while now. The hard hitting batter is the top scorer for CTL mustering 123 runs in five innings.
Syed Sherazi, experienced left arm medium pacer, top wicket taker for CTL picking up FOUR wickets.
Rauf Zaman, wicket keeper batter, featured for CTL in ECL19 and in ECS Barcelona events in 2020 playing a few impactful knocks. Second highest scorer for CTL scoring 103 runs in five innings.
Gracia are coming into this game on the back of a couple of losses. GRA have dearly missed the services of star all-rounder Kuldeep Lal who is on National duty. That said, GRA will be keen for a podium finish.
Catalunya CC were unlucky to have lost out three games to rain, the most of any side in the tournament but they managed to finish fourth. Apart from the abandoned games, CTL have looked good winning three of five remaining games.
Last time they met: BTT21.024 | CTL 86(8.5) def GRA 85 (12 Nov 2021)
Match Prediction: Catalunya CC (CTL) to bag bronze medal honours.
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