MATCH 23 (ECS21.853) NICOSIA FIGHTERS (NFCC) v HAIDREE LIONS (HAL) 1030 GMT | 1130 CET | 1600 IST
NFCC Last Five Matches: L L L W L (Avg Score For 108, Avg Score Against 126)
HAL Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT
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 in the tournament scoring 226 runs and has picked up FOUR wickets as well.
Munna Rahman, another all-rounder, top scorer in the tournament racking up 239 runs in 10 games including an unbeaten 75 off 31 balls vs BCP. He also scalped SIX wickets.
Abdus Shukur, right handed batter and right arm medium pacer, has scored 117 runs and picked up THREE wickets.
HAIDREE LIONS (HAL)
Captain: Rauf Zaman
Wicketkeeper: Yasir Khan
Projected Top Four: Yasir Khan, Kahyal Afridi, Awais Liaqat, Ali Raza
Projected Opening Bowlers: Vikas Kumar, Rauf Zaman
Spin Options: Kahyal Afridi, Shabbi Ul Hassan, Ali Raza
HAIDREE LIONS Key Players:
Atta Ullah, swashbuckling left handed batter who mullered a record individual score of 251* off just 80 balls in a Cyprus T20 match.
Kahyal Afridi, another left handed batter and left arm spinner who can be useful to stem the runflow in the middle overs.
Rauf Zaman, the skipper will lead the way with the new cherry and look to provide early breakthroughs.
Awais Liaqat, solid top order batter who is capable of hitting boundaries with ease.
Newcomers Haidree Lions make their ECS debut against Nicosia Fighters who have mostly struggled, only winning two of their 10 games. HAL will look to start off on a positive note.
Match Prediction: Haidree Lions (HAL) to get off the mark with a close win.
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