FINAL - MATCH 45 (ECS21.875) BLACK CAPS (BCP) v CYPRUS MOUFFLONS (CYM) 1200 GMT | 1300 CET | 1730 IST
BCP Last Five Matches: W W W W L (Avg Score For 137, Avg Score Against 103)
CYM Last Five Matches: L W W W W (Avg Score For 140, Avg Score Against 113)
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 219 runs in 12 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 321 runs in 12 games at a SR of 303 including an unbeaten knock of 72 off 22 balls.
Gurpratap Singh, hard hitting right hander, has mustered 197 runs in eight games at a strike rate of 243. Mustered 53 off 19 balls vs CYM on Wednesday. He has also scalped SEVEN 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 14 wickets.
CYPRUS MOUFFLONS (CYM)
Captain: Lakhwinder Singh
Wicketkeeper: Nalin Pathirana
Projected Top Four: Mehran Khan, Zeeshan Sarwar, Minhas Khan, Roshan Siriwardana
Projected Opening Bowlers: Muhammad Bilal, 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 13 wickets in 11 games.
Mehran Khan, Moufflons’ run machine, best batter in the Cyprus domestic circuit over the last three years, has scored 320 runs in eight games at a SR of 271.
Minhas Khan, aggressive right handed batter, highest scorer for CYM scoring 355 runs in nine innings. He scored an unbeaten 97 off just 35 balls vs LIZ on Thursday.
Lakhwinder Singh, right arm medium pacer, has been in great form this year, second highest wicket taker for CYM scalping 12 wickets in 12 games.
Black Caps topped the group stage to qualify directly for the final. Runners-up at FanCode European Cricket T10 Cyprus, BCP did not fare well in the Encore but turned things around nicely to win 10 out of 12 games.
Two-time champions Cyprus Moufflons are coming into the final on the back of four straight wins and will be high on confidence. CYM just managed to beat HAL in the qualifier, winning by one run (D/L method).
The two sides played the FanCode European Cricket T10 Cyprus final with CYM trumping BCP. However BCP beat CYM twice earlier in the group stage and will fancy their chances.
Last time they met: ECS21.863 | BCP 165 def CYM 128 (17 Nov 2021)
Match Prediction: Cyprus Moufflons (CYM) to be crowned champions winning a HAT-TRICK of tournaments.
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