FINAL - MATCH 24 (ECS21.507) ROYAL TIGERS (ROT) v BUDAPEST BLINDERS (BUB) 1500 GMT | 1700 CET | 2030 IST
ROT Last Five Matches: W L W L W (Avg Score For 121, Avg Score Against 122)
BUB Last Five Matches: W L W L W (Avg Score For 126, Avg Score Against 113)
Captain: Marc Ahuja
Wicketkeeper: Stan Ahuja
Projected Top Four: Marc Ahuja, Zeeshan Khan, Stan Ahuja, Harsh Mandhyan
Projected Opening Bowlers: Abhishek Kheterpal, Harsh Mandhyan
Spin Options: Harsh Mandhyan, Stan Ahuja
ROYAL TIGERS Key Players:
Zeeshan Khan, MVP last summer, arguably the best batsman in Hungary and his attacking approach really suits the T10 format. Mustered 288 runs in nine matches including a blistering 28-ball 80 in the first qualifier and was awarded man of the match for his efforts. Has been good with the ball as well picking up SIX wickets. Has mullered the most sixes in the tournament - 34.
Stan Ahuja, the right hander has remained not not in five of his nine innings, amassing a total of 209 runs at an average of 52.25.He is the second highest run getter for ROT in the tournament.
Khaibar Deldar, hard-hitting top order batsman who gives it a whack from ball one. Has racked up 160 runs in eight matches this time around.
Abhishek Kheterpal, the right arm fast bowler is the highest wicket taker in the tournament with 12 scalps to his name including a best return of 3-2. Has also mustered 79 runs.
Vigneshwaran Jayaraman, the 25-year old pacer returned match winning figures of 4-8 against BLB. Has picked up a total of EIGHT wickets for ROT.
Captain: Steffan Gooch
Wicketkeeper: Maaz Bhaiji
Projected Top Four: Abbas Ghani, Mahela Daub, Ali Farasat, Maaz Bhaiji
Projected Opening Bowlers: Asanka Weligamage, Ali Yalmaz
Spin Options: Danyal Akbar
BUDAPEST BLINDERS Key Players:
Abbas Ghani, the hard-hitting opener is the highest run scorer for BUB with 228 runs, scoring more than 82% of his runs boundaries. He has also picked up EIGHT wickets.
Ali Farasat has mustered 184 runs in eight innings at a strike rate of 192, scored a match winning knock of 63 off 31 balls vs UCB on Tuesday.
Salman Khan, the 22-year old left arm fast bowler has been in tremendous form with the ball picking up SEVEN wickets for BUB.
Maaz Bhaiji, the wicket-keeper batsman has shown he is capable of hitting long balls. He has been very consistent averaging over 25 runs every game, amassed a total of 183 runs in seven innings including 16 maximos.
Reigning champions Royal Tigers chased down a mammoth total of 140 in the first qualifier against BUB and will be eyeing their second ECS title. Budapest Blinders make it to the Final the hard way after going down to ROT earlier. The two sides share a fierce rivalry and will leave no stone unturned in this all-important title clash.
Last time they met: ECS21.505 | ROT 142(8.5) def BUB 140 (3 Jul 2021)
Match Prediction: Having beaten BUB earlier in the day, Royal Tigers will start favourites to clinch the title.