MATCH 10 (ECS21.781) ATHENS CRICKET ACADEMY (ACA) v FORGE (FOR) 1330 GMT | 1530 CET | 1900 IST
ACA Last Five Matches: L L (Avg Score For 82, Avg Score Against 97)
FOR Last Five Matches: W L (Avg Score For 66, Avg Score Against 59)
ATHENS CRICKET ACADEMY (ACA)
Captain: Saleem Mahar
Wicket Keeper: Syed Mohammad Aqeel
Projected Top Order: Qasir Amin, Akif Khan, Waheed Akbar, Zain Ali Haider, Syed Mohammad Aqeel
Likely Opening Bowlers: Zubair Ashraf, Umer Abbas
ATHENS CRICKET ACADEMY Key Players:
Syed Mohammad Aqeel, solid wicketkeeper batter provides assurance behind the stumps. Scored 22 runs on Tuesday.
Qasir Amin, can make it happen with both bat and ball. Joint top scorer and wicket taker for ACA scoring 40 runs and picking up THREE wickets in two games.
Zubair Ashraf, has been ACA leading bowler of late and will be looking to impress on the big stage. Also likely to bat in the top order. Joint top wicket taker for ACA scalping THREE wickets with a best return of 2-16.
Zain Ali Haider will be looking to score heavily at the top of the order. Top scored for ACA on Tuesday scoring 40 runs in two games.
Captain: Nasir Mommandi
Wicketkeeper: Issa Muhammad
Projected Top Order: Shabbir Arslan, Amjad Amboo, Ali Ashgar, Kabir Ali
Likely Opening Bowlers: Ali Asghar, Umair Javid
Spin Option(s): Nasir Mommandi, Yaqub Ahmadzi
FORGE Key Players:
Asghar Ali, talented all-rounder, can bowl quick but very accurate in his line and length. Record wicket taker since 2019. Most economical bowler on Tuesday conceding just 3.5 runs per over. He returned figures of 2-9 vs DEK in the second game.
Sajid Mehar, can apparently bat both right and left hand and bowl at decent pace. A very special young talent, can bat anywhere in the order.
Nasir Mommandi, top order batter and bowls leg spin-googly variations. Scored a fighting 28 off 22 balls in the second game vs DEK.
Umair Javid, the hard hitting all-rounder scored an unbeaten 34 off 18 to bag player of the match award in his debut ECS game.
Forge would be disappointed with the loss against DEK in the final match on Tuesday. With only 64 runs to win, FOR batting faltered losing the game by seven runs. FOR are a good bowling side but will need to improve their batting to go all the way. Athens Cricket Academy started off poorly losing both their matches to leaders GEK and will be looking to turn things around on Wednesday.
Match Prediction: Forge and ACA to rack up a win a piece.
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