MATCH 20 (ECS21.850) CYPRUS MOUFFLONS (CYM) v NICOSIA FIGHTERS (NFCC) 1230 GMT | 1330 CET | 1800 IST
CYM Last Five Matches: L W W L W (Avg Score For 104, Avg Score Against 89)
NFCC Last Five Matches: L W L L L (Avg Score For 111, Avg Score Against 126)
CYPRUS MOUFFLONS (CYM)
Captain: Muhammad Hussain
Wicketkeeper: Zeeshan Sarwar
Spin Options: Riyaz Kajalwala, Muhammad Husain
CYPRUS MOUFFLONS Key Players:
Mehran Khan, Moufflons’ run machine, best batter in the Cyprus domestic circuit over the last three years, top scorer for CYM in the Encore racking up 347 runs in 13 games including two fifties.
Chamal Sadun, top all-rounder, highest run scorer and wicket taker for CYM racking up 98 runs and picking up FOUR wickets.
Nalin Pathirana, right handed batter, scored an unbeaten 51 off 22 balls in the only innings he batted vs CES.
Waqar Ali, aggressive fast bowler who performs best under pressure, second highest wicket taker for CYM in the Encore picking up 17 wickets in 13 games including a crucial return of 4-13 in the Final.
Lakhwinder Singh, right arm medium pacer, has been in tremendous form this year picking up 40 wickets in 26 ECN games.
NICOSIA FIGHTERS (NFCC)
Captain: Alvi Chowdhury
Wicketkeeper: Kamrul Mahmud
Projected Top Four: Kamrul Mahmud, Abdullah Al Tasmin, Munna Rahman, Abdus Shukur
Spin Options: Munna Rahman, Mahamudul Sajib
NICOSIA FIGHTERS Key Players:
Abdullah Al Tasmin, right handed batter and left arm fast bowler, has been in good form with both bat and ball. Second highest scorer for NFCC scoring 175 runs and has picked up FOUR wickets as well.
Munna Rahman, another decent all-rounder, top scorer in the tournament racking up 203 runs in eight games including an unbeaten 75 off 31 balls vs BCP. He also scalped SIX wickets.
Sourav Ahmed, right arm medium pacer, was in decent form with the ball earlier in the year. Has picked up FIVE wickets in three games.
Kamrul Mahmud, talented right handed opener, third highway scorer for NFCC racking up 130 runs six innings.
Bronze Medal winners in the Encore, Nicosia Fighters have struggled this time around winning just a solitary game in eight attempts. NFCC need to turn things around quickly and win all of their remaining four fixtures if they are to have any chance of finishing in the top four. Having played just a couple of games so far, Cyprus Moufflons can move up the ladder with a couple of wins against the struggling Fighters.
Last time they met: CTT21.080 | CYM 90 def NFCC 71 (27 Oct 2021)
Match Prediction: Cyprus Moufflons (CYM) to win consecutive games.
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