MATCH 3 (ECS21.833) BLACK CAPS (BCP) v NICOSIA FIGHTERS (NFCC) 1130 GMT | 1230 CET | 1700 IST
BCP Last Five Matches: L L W L W (Avg Score For 95, Avg Score Against 100)
NFCC Last Five Matches: W W W L W (Avg Score For 110, Avg Score Against 101)
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 and opening bowler with decent pace, the all-rounder racked up 137 runs and picked up FOUR wickets in the Encore.
Rajwinder Brar, the skipper led from the front picking up the most wickets for his side in the Encore. He scalped 16 wickets in 12 games including tournament-best figures of 5-7 vs NFCC.
Waqas Akhtar, the all-rounder has been in good form scoring a total of 492 runs in the two tournaments combined. He was also the leading wicket-taker for BCP in the FanCode European Cricket T10 Cyprus.
Umar Farooq, young fast bowler, picked up a total 12 wickets in the two recent night tournaments.
NICOSIA FIGHTERS (NFCC)
Captain: Alvi Chowdhury
Wicketkeeper: Noori Chowdhury
Projected Top Four: Parvez Miah, Kamrul Mahmud, Abdullah Al Tasmin, Alvi Chowdhury
Spin Options: Munna Rahman, Mahamudul Sajib
NICOSIA FIGHTERS Key Players:
Abdullah Al Tasmin, right-handed batter and left-arm fast bowler, top scorer in the Encore racking up 443 runs in 13 games including an unbeaten 85 off 36 balls vs BCP. He also picked up THREE wickets.
Munna Rahman, another decent all-rounder, joint second highest wicket-taker for NFCC in the Encore picking up SIX wickets. He also scored 110 runs.
Noori Chowdhury, wicketkeeper batter, second-highest scorer for NFCC in the Encore racking up 121 runs in nine innings.
Parvez Miah, right-handed batter, third-highest scorer for NFCC in the Encore racking up 110 runs in 10 innings.
Saikat Al Amin, right-arm medium pacer, top wicket-taker for NFCC in the Encore scalping 11 wickets in 13 games.
After finishing runners-up in the FanCode European Cricket T10 Cyprus, Black Caps slumped to sixth spot in the Encore with just three wins in 12 games. Nicosia Fighters enjoyed a good run in the Encore winning the Bronze Final. That Said, BCP hold the wood over NFCC winning three of the four games and will be confident going into this doubleheader while NFCC will have the opportunity to even the scores.
Last time they met: CTT21.076 | BCP 115 def NFCC 79 (25 Oct 2021)
Match Prediction: NFCC to make a fast start with a win
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