FINAL - MATCH 8 (SCW21.008) PAK I CARE (PIC) v COSTA DEL SOL (CDS) 1430 GMT | 1530 CET | 2000 IST
PIC Last Five Matches: W L L W W (Avg Score For 103, Avg Score Against 89)
CDS Last Five Matches: W L W W (Avg Score For 108, Avg Score Against 100)
PAK I CARE (PIC)
Captain: Muhammad Babar
Wicketkeeper: Muhammad Ihsan
Projected Top Order: Muhammad Ihsan, Muhammad Babar, Sikandar Ali, Aabid Mahboob
Projected Opening Bowlers: Muhammad Kamran, Muhammad Babar
Spin Options: Adeel Shafqat, Sikandar Ali
PAK I CARE Key Players:
Muhammad Ihsan, the experienced wicket keeper batter is one of the top run scorers in ECS. The hard hitting opener mustered 53 runs in three games.
Muhammad Kamran, canny left arm pacer, has good pace and loves bowling bouncers, has troubled most batsmen with his pacy inswinging deliveries picking up SIX wickets in three games at an ER of 4.33. He is equally good with bat top scoring for PIC racking up 71 runs in three games including a fine half century (55* off 30 balls) to take his side to victory against MIN.
Muhammad Babar, the skipper wil contribute with both bat and ball and has good numbers to show for his all-round skills. The all-rounder is the second highest scorer for PIC mustering 68 runs including a match winning knock of 22-ball 46 against SPA earlier in the day..
Adeel Shafqat, right arm spinner, is very accurate with his line and length, second highest wicket taker for PIC picking up FIVE wickets at an ER of 4.75, returned figures of 2-0 vs MIN and 3-12 vs SPA.
COSTA DEL SOL (CDS)
Captain: Richard Hatchman
WicketKeeper: Andrew Cromb
Projected Top Order: Richard Lake, Avinash Pai, Sameer Nayak, Lee Rimmer
Projected Opening Bowlers: Paul Edgeller, Sameer Nayak
Spin Options: Lorne Burns, Maanav Nayak, Ian Higgins
COSTA DEL SOL Key Players:
Sameer Nayak, ex UAE international and ACC level 3 coach, hits the mean ball for his stature and is the most accomplished all-round player in the club. Scored 81 runs in four games and picked up three wickets.
Lee Rimmer, a crafty all-rounder, enjoys scoring runs in all formats, second highest scorer for CDS on racking up 99 runs in four games. He also picked up SIX wickets.
Lorne Burns, a creative batter, never shy of bringing in a ramp or reverse sweep shot, a fine leg-spinner who can be damaging and often provides vital wickets when needed most. Joint top wicket taker for CDS scalping SIX wickets in two games. Top scorer for CDS scoring 104 runs.
Pak I Care recovered quickly after a shocking defeat to CDS in their opening game to top the standings. Costa Del Sol have defied all odds beating a strong MIN side twice in two attempts today to make their way into the final of the Spanish Championship Weekend. The two sides are just one win away from bagging the honour of representing Spain in ECL22 and will be giving their all to win this contest.
Last time they met: SCW21.002 | CDS 96(8.5) def PIC 92 (30 Oct 2021)
Match Prediction: Pak I Care (PIC) to win in a tight contest.