MATCH 22 (ECS21.852) NICOSIA TIGERS (NCT) v BLACK CAPS (BCP) 0830 GMT | 0930 CET | 1400 IST
NCT Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 114, Avg Score Against 91)
BCP Last Five Matches: W W W W L (Avg Score For 126, Avg Score Against 97)
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. Second highest scorer for NCT racking up 104 runs in four innings.
Mehmood Zeeshan, right handed batter, top scorer for NCT racking up 160 runs in five innings. Scored a 31-ball 78 vs NFCC on Thursday bagging a player of the match award. Has also scalped FOUR wickets.
Faysal Mia, skipper, right arm spinner, second highest wicket taker for NCT picking up FIVE wickets in five games.
Ataur Rahman, right arm medium pacer, top wicket taker for NCT picking up SIX wickets in three 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:
Resham Singh, right hand batter andopening bowler with decent pace, the all-rounder scored 69 runs and picked up a couple of wickets as well.
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 SIX wickets and has scored 34 runs.
Waqas Akhtar, the all-rounder has been in good form of late, second highest scorer for BCP racking up 137 runs in six games. Returned outstanding figures of 6-10 vs LIZ on Wednesday. He leads the wickets column with 12 scalps to his name.
Kulwinder Singh, talented right handed batter, top scorer for BCP mustering 166 runs in six games at a SR of 313 including an unbeaten knock of 72 off 22 balls.
The top two sides in the tournament lock horns in the opening double header on Day 6. Unbeaten with five consecutive wins, Nicosia Fighters will be keen to assume top spot with a couple more wins against their nearest rivals.
Last time they met: CTT21.050 | NCT 102(8.1) def BCP 101 (12 Oct 2021)
Match Prediction: Black Caps to win a close game.
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