FINAL - MATCH 48 (ECS21.387) BONN BLUE STAR (BBS) v MSC FRANKFURT (MSF) 1400 GMT | 1600 CET | 1930 IST
BBS Last Five Matches: W L L W W (Avg Score For 91, Avg Score Against 90)
MSF Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 109, Avg Score Against 74)
BONN BLUE STAR (BBS)
Captain: Khurram Ilyas
Wicketkeeper: Zaheer Abbas
Projected Top Four: Zaheer Abbas, Dilshan Rajudeen, Sahir Naqash, Naeem Akhtar
Projected Opening Bowlers: Ranjith Singh, Haron Khan
Spin Options: Jawad Azizi, Dilshan Rajudeen, Bryan Rattan, Karanjit Brar
BONN BLUE STAR Key Players:
Dilshan Rajudeen, former national team player, all-time leading run scorer and wicket taker for Bonn Blue Star, has looked in prime form and is leading run scorer in the tournament with 239 runs from nine innings and has scalped eight wickets with the ball, bagging four man of the match awards in the process.
Zaheer Abbas, hard hitting opening batsman, has consistently provided good starts amassing 138 runs from nine innings.
Haron Khan, the hat-trick hero, bowls with good pace and extracts decent bounce from the pitch, returned figures of 3-13 against Koln CC, is also the joint top wicket taker for BBS with nine scalps to his name.
Ranjith Singh, another former national team player, all-time leading wicket taker for BBS picking up 64 wickets, has picked up seven wickets so far with best figures of 2-7 against BUB in the semi-final.
MSC FRANKFURT (MSF)
Captain: Sekandar Khan
Wicketkeeper: Habib Rahman
Projected Top Four: Adel Khan, Shahid Afridi, Sekandar Khan, Nafees Buttar
Projected Opening Bowlers: Waseem Khan, Shahid Afridi
Spin Options: Adel Khan, Nafees Buttar
MSC FRANKFURT Key Players:
Shahid Afridi, hard hitting opening batsman, has mustered 176 runs from seven innings at a strike rate of 283 - by far the best SR in the tournament, scalped four wickets with the ball and has bagged three man of the match awards as well.
Adel Khan, highest run scorer for MSF with 218 runs to his name. Racked up an unbeaten 63 off 32 balls in the first match, scored a classy 46 off 30 balls to take his side home in the quarter-final, has also picked up seven wickets.
Nafees Buttar, left-arm off-spinner, very accurate with his line and length, has scalped seven wickets from nine matches. Returned impressive figures of 3-6 in the second match, scored a blistering 11-ball 32* to earn himself a man of the match award vs KCH, racking up a total of 98 runs from seven innings.
Qader Khan has been impressive with the ball picking up 12 wickets so far at an economy rate of 5.94 and a best return of 3-13. He is the leading wicket taker for MSF.
BBS could only finish third in Group B but have cruised into the final after wins over ARS and BUB. BBS will have nothing to lose in the final. MSC Frankfurt looked rusty again but managed to get over the line. Both teams will give their all to get their hands on the much coveted silverware.
Match Prediction: MSC Frankfurt (MSF) to be crowned Champions again.
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