MATCH 9 (ECS21.009) CYPRUS EAGLES (CES) v NICOSIA TIGERS (NCT) 0730 GMT | 0830 CET | 1300 IST
CES Last Five Matches: W W L W W (Avg Score For 126, Avg Score Against 111)
NCT Last Five Matches: L L L W L (Avg Score For 92, Avg Score Against 100)
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.
Jawad Shah, star all-rounder for CES, top scorer and wicket taker for his side mustering 77 runs and picking up FOUR wickets in two games.
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. Has managed 67 runs in two games so far.
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. Looked good scoring an unbeaten 20 vs SLL.
NICOSIA TIGERS (NCT)
Captain: Faysal Mia
Wicketkeeper: Abid Ali
Projected Top Four: Roman Mazumder, Shakhawat Hossain, Rashidul Hasan, Abid Ali
Projected Opening Bowlers: Jahid Hassan, Tomal Aminul
Spin Options: Faysal Mia, Roman Mazumder
NICOSIA TIGERS Key Players:
Roman Mazumder, right handed opener, leading run scorer for NCT in the European Cricket Series in August 2020 racking up 305 runs in 10 innings. Didn’t look comfortable scoring just 17 runs in two games on the opening night. He will look to make a strong comeback and get his team off to a flier.
Anowar Hossain, the all-rounder finished top wicket taker for NCT on Thursday picking up TWO wickets and also scored 26 runs with the bat.
Iftekhar Janeman, valuable all-rounder, has mustered 207 runs in 12 innings at an average of 41.40 and SR of 203. Can also chip in with timely wickets. Was economical with the ball conceding at just 5.67 runs vs BCP.
Habibur Rahman, right arm medium pacer, top wicket taker for NCT at European Cricket Series in August 2020 scalping SEVEN wickets with a best return of 3-15.
Yasir Khan, destructive batsman, leading scorer for NCT in ECS amassing 590 runs in 18 innings across two tournaments. Can also roll his arm over when needed.
Cyprus Eagles started off in style winning both their games convincingly, while Nicosia Tigers were honours even with Black Caps in the opening double header. These two sides are evenly matched and could rack up a win a piece.
Match Prediction: Cyprus Eagles and Nicosia Tigers to share the spoils with a win apiece.
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