MATCH 3 (CTT21.003) SRI LANKAN LIONS (SLL) v CYPRUS EAGLES (CES) 0730 GMT | 0830 CET | 1300 IST
SLL Last Five Matches: L W L L W (Avg Score For 94, Avg Score Against 123)
CES Last Five Matches: W W W W L (Avg Score For 150, Avg Score Against 123)
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 Riaz, 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.
Chamal Sadun, left handed opening batsman, second highest scorer for SLLat European Cricket Series August 2020 racking up 136 runs. Has amassed a total of 352 runs in 18 ECS games and picked up 11 wickets.
Sujith Tennakoon, an effective all-rounder with 94 runs and six wickets in four ECS games.
CYPRUS EAGLES (CES)
Captain: Murali Alanki
Wicketkeeper: Naseer Ahmed
Projected Top Four: Umar Shah, Jawad Shah, Manikanta Ranimekala, Rajashekhar Poluri
Projected Opening Bowlers: Charan Nalluri, Jawad Shah
Spin Options: Srinivas Angarekkala, Manikanta Ranimekala
CYPRUS EAGLES Key Players:
Murali Alanki, captain, right arm medium pacer, joint leading wicket taker for CES at European Cricket Series August 2020 picking up EIGHT wickets.
Rajashekhar Poluri, hard hitting batsman, top scorer for CES at European Cricket Series August 2020 racking up 213 runs at a strike rate of 263. Can also chip in with a few wickets.
Srinivas Angarekkala, right arm slow bowler, didn’t enjoy much of an opportunity last year but will be keen to impress here. Scalped four wickets in three overs at European Cricket Series August 2020.
Manikanta Ranimekala, decent right hand batsman, played for Cyprus Moufflons at European Cricket Series July 2020 racking up 89 runs in nine games including an unbeaten 52 off 18 balls.
These two sides both enjoyed good runs at European Cricket Series August 2020 with Cyprus Eagles finishing runners-up , while Sri Lankan Lions secured Bronze Final honours. Both SLL and CES will look to start on a positive note on the second night of action.
Last time they met: CES 109 def SLL 89 (30 Aug 2020)
Match Prediction: Sri Lankan Lions and Cyprus Eagles to share the spoils with a win apiece.
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