MATCH 19 (ECS21.766) BELGRADE (BEL) v SIR OLIVER SPLIT (SOS) 1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST
BEL Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 117, Avg Score Against 84)
SOS Last Five Matches: L L L L W (Avg Score For 85, Avg Score Against 114)
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 140 runs in five innings, including a well compiled 64 off 32 balls vs LJU.
Gaurav Chopra, all-rounder, joint top wicket taker for BEL picking up FIVE wickets with a best return of 3-6. He has also scored 25 runs in the only game he batted.
Alexander Dizija, the top order batter has looked solid, top scoring for BEL with 210 runs in five innings including an unbeaten 71 off 31 balls vs SIB.
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 second highest wicket taker for BEL taking FOUR wickets.
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. He is the second highest scorer for SOS this tournament racking up 120 runs including a player of the match effort of unbeaten 78 off 37 balls. He is also the second highest wicket taker for SOS picking up FIVE wickets.
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 SOS mustering 137 runs in six 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 45 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. Top wicket taker for SOS picking up SIX wickets and scored 46 runs so far.
SOS grabbed their first victory of the tournament against Ljubljana on Wednesday to remain in with a chance of reaching Finals Day. SOS will find it tough to replicate that success against high-flying Belgrade who boast a much better NRR. Two wins for Belgrade will probably mean top spot in the standings.
Match Prediction: Belgrade (BEL) to win both games comfortably.
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