MATCH 12 (ECS21.783) KALLITHEA SIXERS ATHENS (KSA) v ATHENS CRICKET ACADEMY (ACA) 0730 GMT | 0930 CET | 1300 IST
KSA Last Five Matches: L L (Avg Score For 73, Avg Score Against 104)
ACA Last Five Matches: L L W W (Avg Score For 84, Avg Score Against 87)
KALLITHEA SIXERS ATHENS (KSA)
Captain: Vaios Pringas
Wicketkeeper: Clinton Freeman
Projected Top Order: Parveez Niazai, Naquibullah Ahmadzai, Clinton Freeman, Vaios Pringas, Jonathan Allen
Projected Opening Bowlers: Parveez Niazai, Naquibullah Ahmadzai
Spin Options: Vaios Pringas
KALLITHEA SIXERS ATHENS Key Players:
Clinton Freeman, experienced middle order batter, can bowl variations of medium pace and leg spinners too. Jack of all trades, can also keep wicket.
Vaio Springas, the captain is a vastly experienced batter, and a tricky bowler able to use his height to extract variable bounce. Top scored for KSA on Wednesday racking up 44 runs in two games.
Jonathan Allen, capable medium pacer able with the ability to shape the ball around. A decent batter with a wide selection of shots in his locker. Picked up THREE wickets in two games.
Parveez Niazai, Good top order batter possessing a broad selection of shots. Can find the boundary with ease. Likely to open bowling as well with good, disciplined line and length. Will save runs in the field too with his powerful arm. Scalped two wickets on Wednesday.
ATHENS CRICKET ACADEMY (ACA)
Captain: Saleem Mahar
Wicket Keeper: Saleem Mahar
Projected Top Order: Qasir Amin, Akif Khan, Waheed Akbar, Zain Ali Haider
Likely Opening Bowlers: Zubair Ashraf, Muhammad Tahir
ATHENS CRICKET ACADEMY Key Players:
Qasir Amin, can make it happen with both bat and ball. Top scorer in the tournament amassing 131 runs in four games. He has also picked up FOUR wickets.
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 FOUR wickets with a best return of 2-16.
Zain Ali Haider will be looking to score heavily at the top of the order. The all-rounder is joint leading wicket taker for ACA picking up FOUR wickets and has also scored 51 runs.
Muhammad Arfan, right arm medium pacer, has been consistent with his line and length and is rewarded with FOUR wickets including a best return of 2-13 vs FOR.
Athens Cricket Academy turned things around on Wednesday with a couple of wins and will be high on confidence going into this double header. On the other hand, KSA will probably be coming into this game winless and will be keen to get off the mark.
Match Prediction: ACA and KSA to share the spoils with a win each.
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