MATCH 31 (ECS21.031) NICOSIA FIGHTERS (NFCC) v BLACK CAPS (BCP) 1600 GMT | 1800 CET | 2130 IST
NFCC Last Five Matches: W L L L L (Avg Score For 85, Avg Score Against 101)
BCP Last Five Matches: L L W W W (Avg Score For 93, Avg Score Against 89)
NICOSIA FIGHTERS (NFCC)
Captain: Alvi Chowdhury
Wicketkeeper: Noori Chowdhury
Projected Top Four: Parvez Miah, Kamrul Mahmud, Abdullah Al Tasmin, Alvi Chowdhury
Spin Options: Munna Rahman, Mahamudul Sajib
NICOSIA FIGHTERS Key Players:
Abdullah Al Tasmin, right handed batsman and left arm fast bowler, Top scorer for NFCC so far scoring 145 runs in six games including a fighting 68 off 26 balls vs CYM. Has taken a wicket as well.
Munna Rahman, another decent all-rounder, has scored 63 runs in five innings and has picked up two wickets.
Monirul Islam, right arm pacer, top wicket taker for NFCC so far picking up SIX wickets in six games.
Kamrul Mahmud, right handed batsman, second highest scorer for NFCC racking up 72 runs in five innings.
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. Highest scorer in the tournament racking up 252 runs in 10 games and is the highest wicket taker for BCP picking up 10 wickets with a best return of 2-14.
Qasim Anwar, right arm pacer, second highest wicket taker for BCP scalping EIGHT wickets in 10 games with a best return of 3-12. He has also scored 78 runs.
Resham Singh, opening bowler with decent pace who will be eyeing early wickets. Has picked up six wickets so far and has also scored 49 runs in five innings.
Atta Ullah, swashbuckling left handed batsman who mullered a record individual score of 251* off just 80 balls in a Cyprus T20 match. Second highest scorer for BCP scoring 216 runs in 10 games.
Nicosia Fighters haven’t enjoyed a good season winning just a solitary game in six attempts. Black Caps have been in good form of late winning three consecutive games and a couple of wins here would boost their chances of a top two finish.
Match Prediction: Black Caps (BCP) to do a double over Nicosia Fighters.
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