MATCH 2 (ECS21.832) NICOSIA TIGERS (NCT) v CYPRUS EAGLES (CES) 0930 GMT | 1030 CET | 1500 IST
NCT Last Five Matches: L W W L L (Avg Score For 83, Avg Score Against 91)
CES Last Five Matches: L L L L L(Avg Score For 90, Avg Score Against 106)
NICOSIA TIGERS (NCT)
Captain: Faysal Mia
Wicketkeeper: Mehmood Zeeshan
Projected Top Four: Roman Mazumder, Shakhawat Hossain, Faysal Mia, Iftekhar Jaman
Projected Opening Bowlers: Jahid Hassan, Tomal Aminul
Spin Options: Faysal Mia, Roman Mazumder
NICOSIA TIGERS Key Players:
Roman Mazumder, right handed opener, top scored for NCT at FanCode European Cricket T10 Cyprus with 230 runs and second highest scorer for NCT in the Encore racking up 130 runs in eight games. Has also picked up a total of SEVEN wickets in the two tournaments.
Iftekhar Jaman, valuable all-rounder, capable of chipping in with both bat and ball. Second highest run scorer and top wicket taker for NCT in the FanCode European Cricket T10 Cyprus racking up 181 runs in 11 innings and picking up 12 wickets.
Rashidul Hasan, top scorer in the Encore, racking up 194 runs in 11 innings including an unbeaten 60 off 30 balls vs BCP.
Tomal Aminul, right arm pacer, highest wicket taker for NCT scalping EIGHT wickets in 12 games.
CYPRUS EAGLES (CES)
Captain: Manikanta Ranimekala
Wicketkeeper: Naseer Ahmed
Projected Top Four: Manikanta Ranimekala, Naseer Ahmed, Rajashekhar Poluri, Srinivas Angarekkala
Projected Opening Bowlers: Charan Nalluri, Rajashekhar Poluri
Spin Options: Srinivas Angarekkala, Manikanta Ranimekala
CYPRUS EAGLES Key Players:
Srinivas Angarekkala, right handed batter and right arm slow bowler, scored 173 runs in 13 innings in the Encore including a classy 41* off 29 balls vs NCT. Second highest wicket taker for CES picking up EIGHT wickets in 13 games.
Naseer Ahmed, the wicket keeper batter was the second highest scorer for CES in the Encore racking up 224 runs in 12 innings including a blistering knock of 59* off 33 balls.
Rajashekhar Poluri, valuable all-rounder, highest wicket taker for CES in the Encore picking up NINE wickets. He has also mustered 135 runs.
Manikanta Ranimekala, captain, a handy all-rounder, racked up 161 runs and picked up SIX wickets in the Encore.
Nicosia Tigers won the Bronze Final in the FanCode European Cricket T10 Cyprus but couldn’t keep up their good run finishing fifth in the Encore. On the other hand, Cyprus Eagles had an average first tournament finishing fifth. CES started off well in the Encore but slipped to seven consecutive losses in the latter half including the Bronze Final match to NFCC. The two sides have had a fierce rivalry with CES leading NCT 3-2 in their five ECN meetings.
Last time they met: CTT21.054 | CES 96(9.1) def NCT 93 (14 Oct 2021)
Match Prediction: Nicosia Tigers to win over Cyprus Eagles
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