FINAL - MATCH 24 (ECS21.771) ZAGREB SOKOL (ZAS) v LJUBLJANA (LJU) 1000 GMT | 1200 CET | 1930 IST
ZAS Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 120, Avg Score Against 91)
LJU Last Five Matches: L L L W W (Avg Score For 96, Avg Score Against 98)
ZAGREB SOKOL (ZAS)
Captain: Daniel Lazarides
Wicketkeeper: Mark Davies
Projected Top Four: Daniel Lazarides, Jai Thakur, Aman Maheshwari, Peter Amaan
Projected Opening Bowlers: Peter Amaan, MD Shaikat
Spin Options: Daniel Lazarides
ZAGREB SOKOL Key Players:
Daniel Lazarides, star all-rounder, Premier League player in the UK, the opener provides brisk starts for his side and is crucial with the ball in the middle overs with his left arm spin. Second highest scorer in the tournament muscling 263 runs in eight innings including THREE fifties.
Aman Maheshwari, tall right arm fast bowler and a fine hitter. Has picked up THREE wickets and also plundered 85 runs at a SR of 212.5.
Peter Amaan, power hitter, can provide the finishing touches to ZAS innings from the middle order. Second highest scorer for ZAS racking up 183 runs in seven innings including a fine 53 off 17 balls in the first qualifier. The all-rounder is also leading the wickets column scalping 10 wickets including a best figures of 5-16 vs BEL.
Arpit Shukla, right arm medium pacer, returned player of the match figures of 3-5 against SIB on Tuesday. He is the joint second highest wicket taker for ZAS scalping SEVEN victims at an ER of seven.
Suresh Shanmugam, the right arm medium pacer has impressed with his consistent line and lengths. He has picked up SIX wickets in eight overs at an economy rate of just 5.75.
Captain: Nilesh Ujawe
Wicketkeeper: Waqar Khan
Projected Top Four: Dinesh Matla, Shoaib Siddiqui, Nilesh Ujawe, Shahid Arshad
Projected Opening Bowlers: Shoaib Siddiqui, Mirwais Shinwari
Spin Options: Rizwan Zahoor, Ayush Pandey
LJUBLJANA Key Players:
Shoaib Siddiqui, a highly talented all-rounder, accurate with good line and length and consistent with the bat too. Top scorer for LJU scoring 250 runs in 10 games and has picked up NINE wickets. Returned tournament best figures of 5-4 in the Eliminator earlier in the day.
Nilesh Ujawe, left hand middle order batter and right arm medium pacer, has picked up SIX wickets with a best return of 2-4.
Shahid Arshad, another valuable all-rounder, technically sound and dependable with the bat, good in the field and a useful bowler. Second highest scorer for LJU with 149 runs in nine innings.
Om Raj, the right arm medium pacer has picked up NINE wickets and is the joint highest wicket taker for LJU.
Ljubljana made a late surge to reach the finals and will take on Zagreb Sokol who were outstanding through the tournament. While LJU will be looking to make a major upset, ZAS will hope to complete a great season on a high.
Last time they met: ECS21.765 | ZAS 80(7) def LJU 79 (15 Oct 2021)
Match Prediction: Zagreb Sokol (ZAS) to be crowned champions in Croatia.
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