MATCH 18 (ECS21.501) COBRA CRICKET CLUB (COB) v ROYAL TIGERS (ROT) 0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
COB Last Five Matches: W W L W W (Avg Score For 120, Avg Score Against 113)
ROT Last Five Matches: L W W W L (Avg Score For 106, Avg Score Against 98)
Captain: Jogi Sehgal
Wicketkeeper: Kailash Chander
Projected Top Four: Anuj Kumar, Jogi Sehgal, Shiekh Rasik, Satyadeep Ashwathnarayana
Projected Opening Bowlers: Satish Inakoti, Sanjay Kumar
Spin Options: Bhavani Prasad Adapaka, Jogi Sehgal, Amal Jacob
COBRA CRICKET CLUB Key Players:
Shiekh Rasik, young, talented all-rounder, picked up SEVEN wickets including a best of 3-9. Blasted an unbeaten 61 off just 19 balls vs UCB on Thursday, top scorer for COB with 198 runs in six matches.
Jogi Sehgal, captain, led his side from the front scoring a match winning 40 of just 16 balls in the second game against BLB, finished with a total of 134 runs from five games, also picked up three wickets.
Anuj Kumar, the right handed opening batsman was on fire scoring back-to-back fifties on Thursday. He has piled up 114 runs in four games.
Bhavani Prasad Adapaka, right arm off-spinner, has been a consistent performer for COB. He picked up three wickets in five games last summer. Has scalped five wickets in four games this edition.
Captain: Marc Ahuja
Wicketkeeper: Stan Ahuja
Projected Top Four: Marc Ahuja, Zeeshan Khan, Stan Ahuja, Harsh Mandhyan
Projected Opening Bowlers: Vigneshwaran Jayaraman, Harsh Mandhyan
Spin Options: Harsh Mandhyan
ROYAL TIGERS Key Players:
Zeeshan Khan, MVP last summer, blasted a blistering 94 in the final with the title on the line. Arguably the best batsman in Hungary and his attacking approach really suits the T10 format. All-time club leading run scorer. Mustered 190 runs in six matches including a blistering 35-ball 81* and was awarded man of the match for his efforts. Has been good with the ball as well picking up four wickets.
Stan Ahuja, the right hander has remained not not in four of his six innings, amassing a total of 145 runs at an average of 72.5.
Khaibar Deldar, hard-hitting top order batsman who gives it a whack from ball one.Mustered an unbeaten 40 off 20 balls against Dunabogdany CC to bag a man of the match award. Has racked up 115 runs in six matches at a strike rate of 162 this time around.
Abhishek Kheterpal, the right arm fast bowler is the second highest wicket taker in the tournament with 10 scalps to his name at an economy rate of just 5.11 including a best return of 3-2.
Vigneshwaran Jayaraman, the 25-year old pacer returned match winning figures of 4-8 against BLB on Wednesday. Second highest wicket taker for ROT with six wickets to his name.
These two sides contested the final season with the Tigers clawing their way to the title in a high-scoring contest. Both teams can finish top of the group standings. Cobra were much improved on Thursday with two good victories over UCB, while ROT will also be eyeing top spot in the standings with a couple of wins over their rivals.
Last time they met: ROT 130 def COB 112 (23 Aug 2020)
Match Prediction: Cobra CC to carry the momentum and register a third consecutive win.