MATCH 15 (ECS21.762) BELGRADE (BEL) v SPLIT INDIA BRODOSPLIT (SIB) 1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST
BEL Last Five Matches: L W W W (Avg Score For 109, Avg Score Against 95)
SIB Last Five Matches: W L L L L (Avg Score For 83, Avg Score Against 86)
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:
Wintley Burton, star all-rounder from Antigua, can hit sixes effortlessly and equally good with the ball with his medium pacers. Second highest scorer for BEL amassing 127 runs in four games, including a well compiled 64 off 32 balls vs LJU.
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 similar success in the ECS. Has scored 56 runs in four games.
Alexander Dizija, the top order batter has looked solid, top scoring for BEL with 139 runs in four games including an unbeaten 49 off 27 to earn his first player of the match award.
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! Joint top wicket taker for BEL picking up FOUR wickets with a best return of 3-24.
Slobodan Tosic, right arm off-spinner, has the best economy rate in the tournament so far conceding at just 4.00 runs per over. He is also joint top wicket taker for BEL taking FOUR wickets.
SPLIT INDIA BRODOSPLIT (SIB)
Captain: Vasu Pulibanti
Wicketkeeper: Pashe Sadagopan
Projected Top Four: Sellamuthu Ramaswamy, Mohan Karanam, Achari Sethunathan, Kuruvilla Abraham
Projected Opening Bowlers: Vasu Pulibanti, Kuruvilla Abraham
SPLIT INDIA BRODOSPLIT Key Players:
Mohan Karanam, left handed batter and left arm fast bowler, the all-rounder has scored 57 runs and picked up FOUR wickets in six games.
Kuruvilla Abraham, one of the best all-rounders in the SOS side, will be taking the new cherry and bat in the middle order. Second highest scorer in the tournament so far scoring 179 runs in six games. Also picked up FIVE wickets.
Amal Manuel, right arm fast bowler, second highest wicket taker for SIB picking up FIVE wickets in six games with a player of the match return of 3-5 vs SOS.
Achari Sethunathan, the right hander is a solid technical top order batter who will be looking to impress on the big stage of European Cricket. Has looked solid racking up 92 runs in six games and is second highest run scorer for SIB.
Frajeesh Vallupara, a decent right handed batter and a talented medium pace bowler. Second highest wicket taker in the tournament picking up EIGHT victims with a best return of 4-12 vs LJU.
After an impressive opening day, SIB have slipped to four consecutive defeats. In contrast, after losing their opening game, Belgrade are on a roll winning three on the trot, and look a much more formidable side.
Match Prediction: Belgrade (BEL) to bag two comfortable wins.
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