MATCH 6 (SCW21.006) PAK I CARE (PIC) v SPORTING ALFAS (SPA) 0900 GMT | 1000 CET | 1430 IST
PIC Last Five Matches: W W L L W (Avg Score For 101, Avg Score Against 99)
SPA Last Five Matches: W W W L W (Avg Score For 99, Avg Score Against 136)
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. The hard hitting opener mustered 44 runs in two games at a strike rate of 210.
Muhammad Kamran, canny left arm pacer, has good pace and loves bowling bouncers, troubled most batsmen on Saturday with his pacy inswinging deliveries picking up FOUR wickets in two games at an ER of 6.00. He is equally good with bat taking scoring a fine half century (55* off 30 balls) to take his side to victory against MIN. The newly appointed Spanish Coach Corey Rutgers was certainly impressed by his all-round skills.
Muhammad Babar, the skipper wil contribute with both bat and ball and has good numbers to show for his all-round skills. The all-rounder plundered an 8-ball 22 vs SPA.
Adeel Shafqat, right arm spinner, is very accurate with his line and length, returned figures of 2-0 vs MIN and was the most economical bowler on Saturday conceding at 3.50 runs per over.
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. He was expensive but did manage to pick up a wicket.
SPORTING ALFAS (SPA)
Captain: Phill Pennick
Wicketkeeper: Rhys Fowler
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 and in the just concluded FanCode ECS Spain L’Alfas. Top scored for SPA on Saturday racking up 70 runs including a match winning knock of 59 off 24 balls vs CDS. He also picked up a couple of wickets to bag a player of the match award for his all-round effort.
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. Second highest scorer for SPA racking up 45 runs in two games.
Pak I Care made a blistering start but faltered in the middle overs giving CDS their maiden ECN win. PIC bounced back to trump MIN keeping their hopes alive. Hosts Sporting Alfas did not enjoy a good day losing to MIN by a massive 80-run margin and almost choked against CDS. With PIC and SPA placed third and fourth respectively, this game is a virtual eliminator.
Match Prediction: Pak I Care (PIC) to stay alive in the competition.
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