MATCH 29 (CTT21.073) CYPRUS EAGLES (CES) v SRI LANKAN LIONS (SLL) 1600 GMT | 1800 CET | 2130 IST
CES Last Five Matches: W L W W W(Avg Score For 109, Avg Score Against 100)
SLL Last Five Matches: L W W W W (Avg Score For 101, Avg Score Against 85)
CYPRUS EAGLES (CES)
Captain: Manikanta Ranimekala
Wicketkeeper: Naseer Ahmed
Projected Top Four: Jawad Shah, Manikanta Ranimekala, Naseer Ahmed, Rajashekhar Poluri
Projected Opening Bowlers: Charan Nalluri, Jawad Shah
Spin Options: Srinivas Angarekkala, Manikanta Ranimekala
CYPRUS EAGLES Key Players:
Jawad Shah, star all-rounder, top scorer for CES muscling 241 runs in six games including an unbeaten 73 off 32 vs BCP. He has bagged three player of the match awards in the Encore.
Srinivas Angarekkala, right handed batter and right arm slow bowler, took his side home with a classy 41* off 29 balls vs NCT. Joint top wicket taker for CES picking up FIVE wickets in six games.
Naseer Ahmed, the wicket keeper batter is the second highest scorer for CES racking up 92 runs including a blistering 59* off 33 balls vs AMD.
Umar Shah, right arm medium pacer, joint top wicket taker for CES scalping FIVE wickets in four games.
SRI LANKAN LIONS (SLL)
Captain: Sachithra Pathirana
Wicketkeeper: Sachithra Pathirana
Projected Top Four: Sachithra Tharanga, BLCS Kumara, Roshan Siriwardana, Sachithra Pathirana
Projected Opening Bowlers: Kamal Raiz, Roshan Siriwardana
SRI LANKAN LIONS Key Players:
Chamal Sadun, left handed opening batter, highest scorer for SLLscoring 189 runs in eight games. Has also picked up 11 wickets.
Sachithra Tharanga, experienced right handed batter, second highest scorer for SLL muscling 175 runs in eight games including a match winning 57 off 30 balls vs NCT.
Samith Mapalagama, right arm medium pacer, joint second highest wicket taker for SLL picking up 11 victims in eight games.
Roshan Siriwardana, the right arm medium pacer is the top wicket taker for SLL picking up 13 wickets in eight games with a best return of 3-11. Has also scored 73 runs.
Sri Lankan Lions and Cyprus Eagles are enjoying a good run in the Encore sitting pretty at second and third place respectively. While SLL will have a chance to make a firm hold on the second spot, CES will be keen to swap places with their opponents with a couple of wins.
Last time they met: CTT21.004 | CES 103 def SLL 89 (17 Sep 2021)
Match Prediction: Cyprus Eagles and Sri Lankan Lions to rack up a win each.
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