MATCH 8 (ECS21.779) DEKATHLON (DEK) v KALLITHEA SIXERS ATHENS (KSA) 0930 GMT | 1130 CET | 1500 IST
DEK Last Five Matches: L L W (Avg Score For 61, Avg Score Against 82)
KSA Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT
Captain: Aman Shah
Wicketkeeper: Ramzan Muhammad
Projected Top Order: Amarpreet Mehmi, Muaaz Ali, Ramzan Muhammad, Abbas Anjum
Projected Opening Bowlers: Hasan Tutul, Shahbaz Akram
Spin Options: Aman Shah, Bilal Ghulam Hamza Ameer
DEKATHLON Key Players:
Muaaz Ali, the 22-year old is one of the best batters in the DEK side. He will normally open the innings for his side. Expect some fireworks at the start of the innings if he gets going. Scored 18 runs in three games in a modest start.
Amarpreet Mehmi, Greece national team player, the talented all-rounder has scored 46 runs in five innings and picked up two wickets in seven T20Is.
Thomas Zotos, the 16-year old native Greek was instrumental in his side’s only win on Tuesday. The medium pacer returned figures of 3-7 to and was rewarded with the player of the match award.
Hasan Tutul, right arm medium pacer, bowls wicket to wicket and is hard to get away, joint top wicket taker for DEK picking up FOUR wickets.
KALLITHEA SIXERS ATHENS (KSA)
Captain: Vaios Pringas
Wicketkeeper: Clinton Freeman/Vaios Pringas
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.
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.
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.
KSA will be chomping at the bit having had to wait till Wednesday to enter the fray, while Deklathon will be relieved to get off the mark with their first win at the third attempt.
Match Prediction: Dekathlon and KSA to share the spoils with a win apiece.
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