MATCH 17 (ECS21.764) ZAGREB SOKOL (ZAS) v LJUBLJANA (LJU) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
ZAS Last Five Matches: L W W W W (Avg Score For 113, Avg Score Against 92)
LJU Last Five Matches: L W W W L (Avg Score For 100, Avg Score Against 96)
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. Top scorer in the tournament muscling 223 runs in five innings including THREE fifties.
Aman Maheshwari, tall right arm fast bowler and a fine hitter. Picked up THREE wickets in six games.
Peter Amaan, power hitter, can provide the finishing touches to ZAS innings from the middle order. Second highest scorer for ZAS racking up 70 runs in four innings. The all-rounder is also leading the wickets column scalping NINE wickets including a tournament 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.
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 193 runs in six 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. Second highest scorer for LJU with 79 runs in six games.
Ayush Pandey, talented left arm spinner, joint top wicket taker for LJU picking up THREE wickets. He has also scored 55 runs.
ZAS have lost only once so far, while LJU had a three-game winning run busted by bottom side SOS. ZAS will be eyeing two huge wins to boost their inferior NRR as they battle Belgrade for top spot in the standings.
Match Prediction: Zagreb Sokol (ZAS) to do a double over Ljubljana.
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