MATCH 17 (ECS21.847) LIMASSOL ZALMI (LIZ) v NICOSIA TIGERS (NCT) 0630 GMT | 0730 CET | 1200 IST
LIZ Last Five Matches: W W L L (Avg Score For 107, Avg Score Against 124)
NCT Last Five Matches: L L W W W (Avg Score For 102, Avg Score Against 92)
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, was on fire on Tuesday amassing 134 runs in two games including back-to-back fifties.
Umar Shah, another all-rounder who featured for CES, second highest scorer for LIZ racking up 121 runs in four games.
Arshad Khan, talented medium pacer, looked lethal with the ball scalping SIX wickets in four games to lead the wickets column for LIZ.
NICOSIA TIGERS (NCT)
Captain: Faysal Mia
Wicketkeeper: Ashish Bam
Projected Top Four: Roman Mazumder, Mehmood Zeeshan, Ashish Bam, Bilal Hussain
Projected Opening Bowlers: Roman Mazumder, Tomal Aminul
Spin Options: Faysal Mia, Roman Mazumder
NICOSIA TIGERS Key Players:
Roman Mazumder, right handed opener, the all-rounder scored a 25-ball 50 against NFCC on Thursday.
Mehmood Zeeshan, right handed batter, top scorer for NCT racking up 96 runs in three innings. Scored a 31-ball 78 vs NFCC on Thursday bagging a player of the match award. Has also scalped FOUR wickets.
Iftekhar Jaman, valuable all-rounder, capable of chipping in with both bat and ball. Scored a match winning knock of 35 off 19 balls on Monday.
Ataur Rahman, right arm medium pacer, top wicket taker for NCT picking up SIX wickets in three games.
Bilal Hussain, hard hitting batter, mustered 81 off 29 balls vs NFCC on Thursday. The all-rounder has also picked TWO wickets in three games.
Nicosia Tigers remain the only unbeaten side in the tournament barring newcomers Haidree Lions who have not made their debut yet. NCT were brutal with the bat against rivals NFCC posting the highest total in the tournament so far. Debutants Limassol Zalmi started off with a couple of wins, but lost their next double header to leaders BCP. LIZ will look to bounce back, but it will not be easy against a strong looking NCT side.
Match Prediction: Nicosia Tigers (NCT) to notch a comprehensive victory.
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