MATCH 34 (ECS21.864) HAIDREE LIONS (HAL) v CYPRUS EAGLES (CES) 1030 GMT | 1130 CET | 1600 IST
HAL Last Five Matches: W L L W W (Avg Score For 107, Avg Score Against 105)
CES Last Five Matches: L W L W W(Avg Score For 99, Avg Score Against 110)
HAIDREE LIONS (HAL)
Captain: Rauf Zaman
Wicketkeeper: Yasir Khan
Projected Top Four: Jeevan Lasmal,Yasir Mehmood, Syed Tanveer, Raza Ihsan
Projected Opening Bowlers: Raza Ihsan, Taimoor Zeb
Spin Options: Kahyal Afridi, Shabbi Ul Hassan, Ali Raza
HAIDREE LIONS Key Players:
Jeevan Lasmal, the right handed opener looked in sublime form on Saturday mullering 86 runs in two innings with a best score of 65* off 34 balls. Top scorer for HAL with 163 runs in six games.
Yasir Mehmood, hard hitting opening batter, mustered a 26-ball 63 vs NFCC on Saturday. Second highest scorer for HAL racking up 107 in seven games.
Syed Tanveer, swashbuckling all-rounder, top wicket taker for HAL scalping FIVE wickets in three games including a best return of 3-13. He has plundered 52 runs in three innings at a SR of 274.
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:
Naseer Ahmed, the wicket keeper batter is the second highest scorer for CES amassing 149 runs in eight games including a match-winning knock of 68* off 30 balls against BCP.
Rajashekhar Poluri, valuable all-rounder, top scorer for CES racking up 203 runs in eight innings and has scalped FIVE wickets.
Naresh Kumar, right arm medium pacer, top wicket taker for CES scalping NINE victims in eight games including a best return of 3-15.
Manikanta Ranimekala, captain, a handy all-rounder, third highest scorer and wicket taker for CES scoring 122 runs and picking up SIX wickets.
Debutants Haidree Lions surprised Nicosia Tigers, beating them twice on Tuesday. With these wins, HAL have not only avoided the wooden spoon but are very much in contention for a top four finish. Both sides are evenly-matched and their 50% win record is likely to stand.
Match Prediction: CES to rack up a fourth win.
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