MATCH 3 (SCW21.003) PAK I CARE (PIC) v MINHAJ (MIN) 1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST
PIC Last Five Matches: W W W W L (Avg Score For 109, Avg Score Against 80)
MIN Last Five Matches: L W W W W (Avg Score For 119, Avg Score Against 90)
PAK I CARE (PIC)
Captain: Muhammad Babar
Wicketkeeper: Muhammad Ihsan
Projected Top Order: Muhammad Ihsan, Muhammad Babar, Sikandar Ali, Aabid Mahboob
Projected Opening Bowlers: Muhammad Kamran, Muhammad Babar
Spin Options: Adeel Shafqat, Sikandar Ali
PAK I CARE Key Players:
Muhammad Ihsan, the experienced wicket keeper batter is one of the top run scorers in ECS plundering 1104 runs in 36 matches at staggering strike rate of 231.
Muhammad Kamran, canny left arm pacer, has good pace and loves bowling bouncers, has picked up 23 wickets at an ER of just 6.07. He can also hit the long ball and has mustered 474 runs with the bat.
Muhammad Babar, the skipper wil contribute with both bat and ball and has good numbers to show for his all-round skills, scoring 208 runs and picking up 10 wickets in 15 ECS matches.
Atif Muhammad, a proven left arm fast bowler, he has picked up 30 wickets in 32 ECS matches with a best return of 4-3.
Captain: Amar Shahzad
Wicketkeeper: Khizar Ali
Projected Top Order: Khizar Ali, Alumdar Hussain, Asjad Butt, Usman Mushtaq
Projected Opening Bowlers: Muhammad Riaz, Amar Shahzad
Spin Options: Alumdar Hussain, Usman Mushtaq
MINHAJ Key Players:
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. Has plenty of T10 experience racking up 783 runs in 29 ECS games mustering about 81% of his runs in boundaries.
Alumdar Hussain, the left handed opener has impressed in Barcelona events in the last two years. He has scored 294 ECS runs and can also bowl left arm medium pace, bringing variety to the MIN bowling lineup.
Usman Mushtaq, all-rounder, generally an anchor, he can play big shots if needed and is a handy off-spin bowler. He has scored 276 runs and picked up 10 wickets in 26 ECS matches.
Yasin Javaid, the right arm pacer finished as the leading wicket taker for Minhaj at ECS Barcelona earlier this year picking up 14 wickets in 10 matches with a best return of 3-6.
Pak I Care and Minhaj are two of the vastly experienced T10 sides having featured in the ECS tournaments in the last two years. The two sides have only met once before with PIC beating MIN in a one-sided affair.
Last time they met: PIC 50(4.1) def MIN 46 (9 Nov 2020)
Match Prediction: Pak I Care (PIC) to edge a narrow win.
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