MATCH 23 (ECS21.023) SRI LANKAN LIONS (SLL) v BLACK CAPS (BCP) 1600 GMT | 1800 CET | 2130 IST
SLL Last Five Matches: L W W W W (Avg Score For 91, Avg Score Against 91)
BCP Last Five Matches: W W W L L (Avg Score For 86, Avg Score Against 91)
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, top scorer for SLL at at European Cricket Series August 2020 amassing 284 runs in nine innings. Second highest scorer for SLL racking up 63 runs in five games.
Chamal Sadun, left handed opening batsman, highest scorer for SLLscoring 80 runs in six games and has also picked up FOUR wickets.
Kamal Raiz, right arm pacer, highest wicket taker in the tournament picking up 12 wickets in six games including tournament best figures of 5-12.
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:
Waqas Akhtar, right arm fast bowler with previous ECS experience playing for Punjab Lions. Second highest scorer for BCP racking up 137 runs in six games and is the joint highest wicket taker for BCP picking up SEVEN wickets with a best return of 2-14.
Qasim Anwar, right arm pacer, joint top wicket taker for BCP scalping SEVEN wickets in six games with a best return of 3-12.
Resham Singh, opening bowler with decent pace who will be eyeing early wickets. Has picked up a couple of wickets so far. Has also scored 33 runs in three innings.
Atta Ullah, swashbuckling left handed batsman who mullered a record individual score of 251* off just 80 balls in a Cyprus T20 match. He will be aiming to light up the FanCode European Cricket Cyprus T10 with his powerful hitting. Top scorer for BCP scoring 144 runs in six games.
After losing the first two games, Sri Lankan Lions are on a roll winning four consecutive games and will fancy their chances against newcomers Black Caps who are coming into this game on the back of two losses.
Match Prediction: Sri Lankan Lions and Black Caps to win a game each.
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