MATCH 20 (ECS21.407) SG HAMELN (SGH) v FIRST CONTACT (FCT) 1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST
SGH Last Five Matches: L L W W W (Avg Score For 89, Avg Score Against 86)
FCT Last Five Matches: L L W L L (Avg Score For 69, Avg Score Against 87)
SG HAMELN (SGH)
Captain: Thusitha Ratnayake
Wicketkeeper: Zarif Gul Mumand
Projected Top Four: Romal Barakzai, Saran Kannan, Safi Rahman, Mudassar Iqbal
Projected Opening Bowlers: Ankit Tomar, Mudassar Iqbal
Spin Options: Muneeb Mohammad, Romal Barakzai
SG HAMELN Key Players:
Rizwan Babar, all-rounder, has been impressive with both bat and ball, racking up 51 runs from four innings and picking up five wickets at an economy of just 6.12.
Mudassar Iqbal, all-rounder, top order batsman who likes to hit the ball hard, will take the new cherry and hope to provide early breakthroughs, scalped four wickets from five games with a best return of 2-19 and has mustered 40 runs with the bat.
Thusitha Ratnayake, captain, a capable middle order batsman who can bowl with great zeal if he is not keeping, returned man of the match figures of 3-10 against MTSV on Thursday.
Romal Barakzai, all-rounder, has been good with the ball picking up four wickets from nine overs, and will be keen to contribute more with the bat too.
FIRST CONTACT (FCT)
Captain: Mohamad Sharif Safi
Wicketkeeper: Mohammad Akbar Jabarkhel
Projected Top Four: Zakirullah Zakhil, Zahirshah Zakhil, Mohammad Akbar Jabarkhel, Mohammad Akbar Jabarkhel
Projected Opening Bowlers: Mohamad Sharif Safi, Abdulrahman Amarkhail
Spin Options: 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.
The two sides play again to cap off Group A matches. If First Contact lose both their previous games in the day, this becomes a must win for them considering their NRR is just 0.03 better than last placed MTSV and is likely to deteriorate if they lose even one game.
Last time they met: ECS21.404 | SGH 71(8.3) def FCT 70 (4 Jun 2021)
Match Prediction: First Contact (FCT) to rack up a second win and qualify for the quarter-finals.
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