MATCH 2 (CTT21.002) NICOSIA TIGERS (NCT) v BLACK CAPS (BCP) 1830 GMT | 2030 CET | 0000 IST
NCT Last Five Matches: W L L L L (Avg Score For 114, Avg Score Against 122)
BCP Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT
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, leading run scorer for NCT in the European Cricket Series in August 2020 racking up 305 runs in 10 innings.
Yasir Khan, destructive batsman, leading scorer for NCT in ECS amassing 590 runs in 18 innings across two tournaments. Can also roll his arm over when needed.
Iftekhar Janeman, valuable all-rounder, has mustered 207 runs in 12 innings at an average of 41.40 and SR of 203. Can also chip in with timely wickets.
Habibur Rahman, right arm medium pacer, top wicket taker for NCT at European Cricket Series in August 2020 scalping SEVEN wickets with a best return of 3-15.
BLACK CAPS (BCP)
Captain: Rajwinder Brar
Projected Top Four: Waqas Akhtar, Pawandeep, Nithesh Sharma, Deepinderjeet Singh
Projected Opening Bowlers: Resham Singh, Waqas Akhtar
Spin Options: Gagandeep Singh
BLACK CAPS Key Players:
Rajwinder Brar, all-rounder, the captain will be looking to lead by example with bat and ball.
Waqas Akhtar, right arm fast bowler with previous ECS experience playing for Punjab Lions. Leading wicket taker at European Cricket Series in July 2020 picking up 15 wickets with a best return of 4-17. Will also open the batting and look to give a flying start to his side.
Resham Singh, opening bowler with decent pace who will be eyeing early wickets.
Black Caps make their ECS debut against one of the most vastly experienced teams in Cyprus, Nicosia Tigers, who were runners-up in the July tournament and finished fourth in August. NCT will be keen on going all the way this time around.
Match Prediction: Nicosia Tigers (NCT) to do the double over BCP.
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