Seven top Cypriot teams feature over 12 days in 45 hotly-anticipated T10 matches from Cyprus. Every game will be live streamed worldwide on the European Cricket Network and on FanCode - a multi-sport aggregator platform, from the house of Dream Sports for the Indian Sub-Continent.
European Cricket Network live broadcasts three T10 matches on Day 10 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Cyprus on Thursday 18 November.
Leaders Black Caps can cement top spot and a place in the FInal while Cyprus Moufflons and Haidree Lions are both eyeing second place.
BCP Black Caps (9-1, 18pts, NRR+3.926)
CYM Cyprus Moufflons (5-4, 10pts, NRR+1.232)
HAL Haidree Lions (5-3, 10pts, NRR+0.612)
NCT Nicosia Tigers (5-7, 9pts, NRR-1.109)
LIZ Limassol Zalmi (4-5, 8pts, NRR-0.266)
CES Cyprus Eagles (4-6, 8pts, NRR-1.265)
NFCC Nicosia Fighters (3-9, 6pts, NRR-1.690)
MATCH 36 (ECS21.866)
LIMASSOL ZALMI (LIZ) v CYPRUS MOUFFLONS (CYM)
0630 GMT | 0730 CET | 1200 IST
LIZ Last Five Matches: L L W W L (Avg Score For 106, Avg Score Against 109)
CYM Last Five Matches: W W W L L (Avg Score For 124, Avg Score Against 100)
LIMASSOL ZALMI (LIZ)
Captain: Murtaza Khan
Wicketkeeper: Umar Shah
Projected Top Four: Umar Shah, Murtaza Khan, Ahsan Ullah, Jawad Shah
Projected Opening Bowlers: Murtaza Khan, Jawad Shah
Spin Options: Ahsan Ullah, Muhammad Fazil, Hassan Shah
LIMASSOL ZALMI Key Players:
Jawad Shah, star all-rounder, featured for CES earlier in the year, highest scorer for LIZ plundering 268 runs in seven games at a SR of 227. He has also scalped EIGHT wickets.
Umar Shah, another all-rounder who featured for CES, second highest scorer for LIZ racking up 220 runs in nine games.
Arshad Khan, talented medium pacer, has looked impressive with the ball, second highest wicket taker for LIZ scalping SEVEN wickets in seven games.
CYPRUS MOUFFLONS (CYM)
Captain: Muhammad Hussain
Wicketkeeper: Muhammad Hussain
Projected Top Four: Minhas Khan, Mehran Khan, Muhammad Bilal, Muhammad Hussain
Projected Opening Bowlers: Kamal Riaz, Waqar Ali
Spin Options: Riyaz Kajalwala, Muhammad Husain
CYPRUS MOUFFLONS Key Players:
Waqar Ali, aggressive fast bowler who performs best under pressure, top wicket taker for CYM scalping 12 wickets in eight games.
Mehran Khan, Moufflons’ run machine, best batter in the Cyprus domestic circuit over the last three years, has scored 149 runs in four games at an average of 74.50 and a SR of 237.
Minhas Khan, aggressive right handed batter, second highest scorer for CYM scoring 154 runs in five innings. He scored a 38-ball 79 vs BCP on Wednesday.
Two-time champions Cyprus Moufflons suffered against the might of leaders BCP losing both games by a fair margin. CYM are now out of contention for top spot but will be determined to finish second to reserve a direct spot in the qualifier. Limassol Zalmi have enjoyed a mixed tournament winning four and losing five games. With only three more games to play, LIZ will be keen to make the top four.
Last time they met: ECS21.859 | CYM 108(9) def LIZ 106 (16 Nov 2021)
Match Prediction: Cyprus Moufflons (CYM) to get back on track with a win.
MATCH 37 (ECS21.867)
HAIDREE LIONS (HAL) v BLACK CAPS (BCP)
0830 GMT | 0930 CET | 1400 IST
MATCH 38 (ECS21.868)
HAIDREE LIONS (HAL) v BLACK CAPS (BCP)
1030 GMT | 1130 CET | 1600 IST
HAL Last Five Matches: L W W W W (Avg Score For 108, Avg Score Against 102)
BCP Last Five Matches: L W W W W (Avg Score For 140, Avg Score Against 101)
HAIDREE LIONS (HAL)
Captain: Rauf Zaman
Wicketkeeper: Yasir Khan
Projected Top Four: Jeevan Lasmal,Yasir Mehmood, Syed Tanveer, Raza Ihsan
Projected Opening Bowlers: Raza Ihsan, Taimoor Zeb
Spin Options: Kahyal Afridi, Shabbi Ul Hassan, Ali Raza
HAIDREE LIONS Key Players:
Jeevan Lasmal, the right handed opener has been in sublime form top scoring for HAL with 206 runs in eight games.
Yasir Mehmood, hard hitting opening batter, mustered a 26-ball 63 vs NFCC on Saturday. Joint third highest scorer for HAL racking up 109 in eight games. He has also picked up THREE wickets.
Syed Tanveer, swashbuckling all-rounder, top wicket taker for HAL scalping SIX wickets in six games including a best return of 3-13. He has plundered 109 runs in five innings at a SR of 273.
Zeeshan Khan, right handed batter, second highest run scorer for HAL racking up 113 runs in four games.
BLACK CAPS (BCP)
Captain: Rajwinder Brar
Projected Top Four: Resham Singh, Waqas Akhtar, Pawandeep, Tejwinder Singh
Projected Opening Bowlers: Tejwinder Singh, Gurwinder Singh
Spin Options: Gagandeep Singh
BLACK CAPS Key Players:
Waqas Akhtar, the all-rounder has been in good form of late, second highest scorer for BCP racking up 212 runs in 10 games. Returned outstanding figures of 6-10 vs LIZ last Wednesday. He leads the wickets column with 16 scalps to his name.
Kulwinder Singh, talented right handed batter, top scorer for BCP mustering 258 runs in 10 games at a SR of 311 including an unbeaten knock of 72 off 22 balls.
Gurpratap Singh, hard hitting right hander, has mustered 171 runs in six games at a strike rate of 241. Mustered 53 off 19 balls vs CYM on Wednesday. He has also scalped SIX wickets.
Rajwinder Brar, the skipper led from the front picking up the most wickets for his side in the Encore. Second highest wicket taker for BCP this time around scalping 11 wickets.
Debutants Haidree Lions made a significant leap from sixth to third in the standings by beating CES twice on Wednesday. On a four-match winning streak, can HAL keep their winning run going against leaders Black Caps?
Match Prediction: Black Caps (BCP) to win both games comprehensively.