MATCH 4 (SCW21.004) COSTA DEL SOL (CDS) v SPORTING ALFAS (SPA) 1330 GMT | 1430 CET | 1900 IST
CDS Last Five Matches: ECN DEBUT
SPA Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 114, Avg Score Against 84)
COSTA DEL SOL (CDS)
Captain: Richard Hatchman
WicketKeeper: Andrew Cromb
Projected Top Order: Richard Lake, Avinash Pai, Sameer Nayak, Lee Rimmer
Projected Opening Bowlers: Paul Edgeller, Sameer Nayak
Spin Options: Lorne Burns, Maanav Nayak, Ian Higgins
COSTA DEL SOL Key Players:
Richard Lake, the hard hitting opener with plenty of power, always has one eye on the boundary marker and doesn't waste time with dots or singles. He is also a tidy medium pace bowler and generally keeps the scoring rate in check.
Avinash Pai, a strong batter with a knack of scoring big runs, is technically gifted and has an incredible eye for the ball with an array of shots in his armoury. Expect to see some smart, stylish batting during the weekend.
Lorne Burns, a creative batter,never shy of bringing in a ramp or reverse sweep shot, a fine leg-spinner who can be damaging and often provides vital wickets when needed most.
Paul Edgeller, the big hitting fast bowling allrounder is a fine cricketer and is always up for a challenge. Expect fireworks if he gets into a groove.
SPORTING ALFAS (SPA)
Captain: Phill Pennick
Wicketkeeper: Awais Ahmed
Projected Top Four: Awais Ahmed, Christian Munoz-Mills, Jack Perman, Jamie Roper
Projected Opening Bowlers: Waqar Ashraf, Ahmad Jamshaid
Spin Options: Jack Perman
SPORTING ALFAS Key Players:
Awais Ahmed, a well established opening batter for Spain, has performed exceptionally well scoring 1227 runs in 51 ECN matches. He is a great asset behind the wickets as well.
Jack Perman, the Spanish International has been in tremendous form with the bat scoring heavily in the ECC. He top scored for SPA in the just concluded FanCode ECS Spain L’Alfas racking up 176 runs in eight games. He can also roll his arm and bowl some wrist spin.
Ahmad Jamshaid, the right arm medium pacer finished top wicket taker for SPA in theFanCode ECS Spain L’Alfas picking up EIGHT wickets. He returned tournament best figures of 5-5 vs INT on Friday.
Christian Munoz-Mills, captain of Spanish National Team, a fine batter who scored over hundred runs in the ECC batting in the lower middle order. Looked in solid touch in the FanCode ECS Spain L’Alfas as well cracking 75 runs in three games.
Costa Del Sol shocked Pak I Care earlier in the day and will be booming with confidence. Sporting Alfas looked hapless against a strong Minhaj batting lineup losing by a whopping 80 runs. SPA will be keen to move on from that loss as soon as possible because a slip up here will make things difficult for them.
Match Prediction: Sporting Alfas (SPA) to win a close contest.
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