MATCH 1 (ECS21.748) ZAGREB SOKOL (ZAS) v BELGRADE (BEL) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
ZAS Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT
BEL Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT
ZAGREB SOKOL (ZAS)
Captain: Daniel Lazarides
Wicketkeeper: Mark Davies
Projected Top Four: Daniel Lazarides, Jai Thakur, Aman Maheshwari, Peter Armaan
Projected Opening Bowlers: Peter Armaan, MD Shaikat
Spin Options: Daniel Lazarides
ZAGREB SOKOL Key Players:
Daniel Lazarides, star all-rounder, Premier League player in the UK, the opener will be looking to provide brisk starts for his side and will be crucial with the ball in the middle overs with his left arm spin.
Aman Maheshwari, tall right arm fast bowler and a fine hitter.
Peter Armaan, power hitter, can provide the finishing touches to ZAS innings from the middle order.
MD Shaikat, right arm fast bowler, will be opening the bowling for ZAS, can consistently clock 120 kmph and deliver early wickets.
Captain: Robin Vitas
Wicketkeeper: Adrian Dunbar
Projected Top Four: Adrian Dunbar, Wintley Burton, Alex Dizija, Robin Vitas
Projected Opening Bowlers: Vukasin Zimonjic, Alister Gajic
Spin Options: Mark Pavlovic, Michael Dorgan, Slobodan Tosic
BELGRADE Key Players:
Adrian Dunbar, T20I world record-holder, hit a remarkable 104* to claim the record of highest score by a debutant in Serbia's first ever T20I match. The wicket-keeper batter will be eyeing for similar success in the ECS.
Vukasin Zimonjic, the 16-year old has already impressed on the international stage, having won the award for best young player at the Sofia T20I tournament earlier this year. The medium pacer returned figures of 4-5 including a HAT-TRICK in the Serbian league recently and is ready to take the ECS by storm!
Robin Vitas, Premier League winning captain in the UK, the tough right-handed opening batter will be keen to add another trophy to his cabinet by leading Belgrade to victory in Split.
Mark Pavlovic, tall right-arm offie, his greatest strength is his excellent economy in short-form cricket. The right hander is also capable of hitting big sixes.
Wintley Burton, star all-rounder from Antigua, can hit sixes effortlessly and is equally good with the ball with his medium pacers.
Belgrade is a touring all-stars club consisting of the best players from the Serbian League and are confident of a good showing on debut. Zagreb Sokol is one of the most successful clubs in Croatia winning numerous National Championships. Both sides will be keen to get off the mark quickly.
Match Prediction: These two sides may share the spoils with a win apiece.
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