MATCH 19 (ECS21.406) 1.KIELER HTC (KHTC) v FIRST CONTACT (FCT) 1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST
KHTC Last Five Matches: W L W W L (Avg Score For 94, Avg Score Against 85)
FCT Last Five Matches: L L W L L (Avg Score For 69, Avg Score Against 87)
1.KIELER HTC (KHTC)
Captain: Azeem Azam
Wicketkeeper: Adnan Nooruddin
Projected Top Four: Chaitanya Pagadapoola, Sadeequllah Shinwari, Naqibulah Mulakhil, Adnan Nooruddin
Projected Opening Bowlers: Atif Latif, Azeem Azam
Spin Options: Muqurrab Zaidi, Shiraz Shah
1.KIELER HTC Key Players:
Sadeequllah Shinwari, aggressive right handed batsman, loves to attack the new ball bowlers, likes playing lofted straight drives and boasts previous ECS experience playing for KSV, played a couple of good cameos on Thursday racking up a total of 91 runs from six matches.
Chaitanya Pagadapoola, the right handed opener has been in good nick and is the top scorer with 145 runs from six matches. He has bagged two man of the match awards for his 48 off 19 balls and an unbeaten47 of 28 balls.
Azeem Azam, captain, all-rounder, leads the bowling attack, capable of hitting big shots in the middle overs, likes playing the pull shot, has picked up six victims from six matches with his fiery bowling.
Adil Safder, right arm fast bowler, bowls good lengths not allowing batsmen to get underneath the ball, returned man of the match figures of 3-8 in the second game on Monday, has been economical as well.
FIRST CONTACT (FCT)
Captain: Mohamad Sharif Safi
Wicketkeeper: Hasil Momand
Projected Top Four: Zahirshah Zakhil, Zakirullah Zakhil, Rahmanullah Kheil, Salman Haider
Projected Opening Bowlers: Mohamad Sharif Safi, Abdulrahman Amarkhail
Spin Options: Salman Haider, Nassrullah Amla
FIRST CONTACT Key Players:
Mohammad Akbar Jabarkhel, wicket-keeper batsman, all-time leading run scorer for the club, hasn’t quite got going just 28 runs from five matches. He would like to spend some time at the crease and score big tomorrow. Has picked up a couple of wickets with the ball.
Zahir Shah Zakhil, the left handed batsman showed a wide array of shots in his knock of 34 against MTV, is the top scorer for his side smashing 88 runs from five matches and has also grabbed five wickets with the ball.
Sadam Sherzad, top wicket taker for FCT scalping six wickets from five matches with a best return of 3-19.
Salman Haider, leading all-rounder, will contribute with bat and his canny leg breaks are to be respected.
Hosts 1.Kieler HTC would look to win big against a struggling FCT side especially if they lose against SGH in the previous game to stay ahead on NRR and take second spot.
Last time they met: ECS21.397 | KHTC 118 def FCT 78 (2 Jun 2021)
Match Prediction: 1.Kieler HTC (KHTC) to win at a canter.
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