MATCH 13 (ECS21.760) SIR OLIVER SPLIT (SOS) v LJUBLJANA (LJU) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
SOS Last Five Matches: L L L L (Avg Score For 76, Avg Score Against 110)
LJU Last Five Matches: L L W W (Avg Score For 90, Avg Score Against 92)
SIR OLIVER SPLIT (SOS)
Captain: Nikola Davidovic
Wicketkeeper: Sam Houghton
Projected Top Four: Sam Houghton, Nikola Davidovic, Drazan Jakolis, Ornob Masum
Projected Opening Bowlers: Nikola Davidovic, Josip Jukic
SIR OLIVER SPLIT Key Players:
Nikola Davidovic, star-allrounder, the captain will lead by example with both bat and ball. He is the all-time leading run scorer for SOS. Top wicket taker for SOS picking up FOUR wickets. He has also scored 33 runs.
Sam Houghton, New Zealand born wicket keeper batter, is an experienced campaigner having played cricket for about 18 years, also represented NZ U15 indoor cricket team. Top scorer for mustering 109 runs in four games including unbeaten scores of 50 and 49 on Wednesday against a strong ZAS side.
Ornob Masum, handy all-rounder, second highest scorer for SOS scoring 43 runs and has picked up THREE wickets in four games so far.
Jovan Reb is one of the few players to have featured in all international matches for Serbia, troubles the batters with his movement and accuracy. The 20-year old is also nicknamed "Mr Sixit" for his lower-order fireworks with the bat. He has picked up three wickets so far.
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 130 runs in four games including a player of the match performance of 56 off 29 balls vs SIB. He has picked up a couple of wickets as well.
Nilesh Ujawe, left hand middle order batter and right arm medium pacer, the skipper is good with the ball sticking to his line and length and is hard to get away. He is also a useful middle order batter able to score quick runs. Joint top wicket taker for LJU scalping THREE victims.
Shahid Arshad, another valuable all-rounder, technically sound and dependable with the bat, good in the field and a useful bowler. Has scored 47 runs in four games.
Ayush Pandey, talented left arm spinner, joint top wicket taker for LJU picking up THREE wickets. He has also scored 32 runs.
SOS badly need a win to kick start their campaign, while LJU turned things around on Wednesday with a couple of wins after a slow start. With SOS struggling, LJU will be looking to bag two more wins and improve their NRR in the process.
Match Prediction: Ljubljana (LJU) to extend their winning streak to four with a couple of wins.
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