MATCH 3 (ECS21.774) GEK (GEK) v ATHENS CRICKET ACADEMY (ACA) 0930 GMT | 1130 CET | 1500 IST
GEK Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT
ACA Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT
Captain: Aslam Mohammad
Wicketkeeper: Giorgos Nikitas
Projected Top Order: Aslam Mohammad, Tasos Manousis, Sinan Khan, Giorgios Galanis
Projected Opening Bowlers: Aamir Javaid, Aslam Mohammad
Spin Options: Giorgios Galanis, Tasos Manousis, Ilias Bardis
GEK Key Players:
Aslam Mohammad, national team player and coach, the all-rounder is the leading run scorer for Greece in T20Is amassing 126 runs in five innings at a SR of 154 including two fifties. He has also picked up FOUR wickets.
Tasos Manousis, hard hitting left handed batter, second highest scorer for Greece in T20Is racking up 107 runs in seven innings.
Giorgios Galanis, the talented 17-year old spinner is the leading wicket taker for Greece in T20Is scalping 11 wickets in six games.
Asrar Ahmed, another Greece national team player who has performed reasonably well in T20Is scoring 94 runs and picking up NINE wickets in seven matches.
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.
Qaiser Amin, can make it happen with both bat and ball.
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.
Zain Ali Haider will be looking to score heavily at the top of the order.
GEK will likely be more familiar with the pitch and conditions having played in the opener. Athens Cricket Academy face a long trip to Corfu from the capital and will be keen to start their ECS campaign off on a positive note.
Match Prediction: GEK (GEK) to march to three consecutive victories.
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