MATCH 5 (ECS21.752) LJUBLJANA (LJU) v BELGRADE (BEL) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
LJU Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT
BEL Last Five Matches: L W (Avg Score For 105, Avg Score Against 107)
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, has good accuracy with his line and lengths and is consistent with the bat too.
Ayyaz Ahmed Qureshi, right hand top order batter, has solid technique and can score all around the wicket, is regarded as the backbone of LJU. He is also a handy bowler with an ability to swing the ball both ways.
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 can be hard to get away. He is also a useful middle order batsman with an ability to score quick runs.
Shahid Arshad, another valuable all-rounder, technically sound and dependable with the bat, good in the field is a useful bowler.
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. After scoring a golden duck in the opener, he returned well to score a crucial 30 off 16 balls in the next game.
Alexander Dizija, the right handed top order batter looked solid on the opening day, top scoring for BEL with 75 runs in two 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!
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. Scored 38 runs in two games.
Ljubljana from Slovenia make their debut against Belgrade from Serbia who enjoyed a decent opening day sharing the spoils with a strong Zagreb Sokol side. BEL will know the conditions better and will start favourites for the first game. A strong side themselves, LJU will be keen to adapt and get off the mark.
Match Prediction: Belgrade and Ljubljana to win a game each.
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