MATCH 13 (BTT21.013) CATALUNYA TIGERS (CAT) v CATALUNYA CC (CTL) 1600 GMT | 1700 CET | 2130 IST
CAT Last Five Matches: W W W L W (Avg Score For 114, Avg Score Against 77)
CTL Last Five Matches: L L L NR NR (Avg Score For 121, Avg Score Against 147)
CATALUNYA TIGERS (CAT)
Captain: Ghulam Sarwar
Wicketkeeper: Awais Ahmed
Projected Top Four: Awais Ahmed, Sheraz Iqbal, Asjad Butt, Muhammad Aqsam
Projected Opening Bowlers: Zulqarnain Haider, Umer Mughal
Spin Options: Ghulam Sarwar
CATALUNYA TIGERS Key Players:
Awais Ahmed,a well established opening batter for Spain, has performed exceptionally well in the T10 format. Second highest scorer for CAT racking p 53 runs in three games.
Asjad Butt,prolific run scorer, regularly going big in Barcelona events. Can clear the fence with ease and also chip in with useful wickets with the ball if needed. Top scorer for CAT scoring 59 runs in two innings including an unbeaten 45 off 23 balls vs HIS to bag a player of the match award.
Zulqarnain Haider, right arm fast bowler, can generate good pace and bounce, impressed at ECC scalping 14 wickets in 16 games. He can be a handy batter lower down the order. Returned figures of 1-5 vs FTH.
Waqas Meraj, right arm medium pacer, returned tournament best figures of 4-15 vs FTH to bag a player of the match award. Leading wicket taker so far scalping SEVEN wickets in three games.
CATALUNYA CC (CTL)
Captain: Armghan Khan
Wicketkeeper: Rauf Zaman
Projected Top Four: Armghan Khan, Yasir Ali, Nisar Ahmed, Rauf Zaman
Projected Opening Bowlers: Ali Azam, Asim Raja
Spin Options: Yasir Ali, Ameer Abdullah
CATALUNYA CC Key Players:
Armghan Khan, fondly known as the BIG MAC, he has been in the Spanish cricket scene for quite a while now. The hard hitting right handed batter has scored 519 runs and picked up SEVEN wickets in 23 ECS games.
Yasir Ali, consistently one of the best batsmen in Spain over the last decade and can chip in with vital wickets with the ball. The all-rounder has amassed 1055 runs in 28 ECS matches at an average of 44 and SR of 217 and has taken 20 wickets as well.
Razaqat Ali, a crafty off-spinner and a handy batter, has racked up 186 runs and picked up 23 wickets in 28 ECS games.
Rauf Zaman, wicket keeper batter, featured for CTL in ECL19 and in ECS Barcelona events in 2020 playing a few impactful knocks.
Catalunya Tigers are placed third with two wins in three games. Catalunya CC are yet to play a game in this tournament. CTL had to share a point each in their two games after no play was possible due to rain on Wednesday. Both sides are evenly matched and will be keen to win this Catalunya derby.
Last time they met: CAT 111 def CTL 101 (23 Nov 2020)
Match Prediction: Catalunya Tigers (CAT) to edge a narrow win.
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