FINAL - MATCH 23 (ECS21.830) FRESH TROPICAL (FT) v JINNAH BRESCIA (JIB) 1330 GMT | 1430 CET | 1900 IST
FT Last Five Matches: W W W W L (Avg Score For 136, Avg Score Against 100)
JIB Last Five Matches: L L W W W (Avg Score For 122, Avg Score Against 116)
FRESH TROPICAL (FT)
Captain: Bilal Hamid
Wicketkeeper: Zain Naqvi
Projected Top Four: Amir Sharif, Zain Naqvi, Mahash Javed, Imran Muhammad
Projected Opening Bowlers: Amir Sharif, Bilal Hamid
Spin Options: Sadam Hussain, Imran Muhammad
FRESH TROPICAL Key Players:
Amir Sharif, a solid all-rounder,aggressive opening batter and right arm pacer, has been in good form recently, second highest scorer for FT racking up 228 runs in eight games at a SR of 253. He also picked up SEVEN wickets.
Zain Naqvi, all-rounder, hard hitting opening batter, top run scorer in the tournament plundering 231 runs in eight games at a SR of 285! He has hit the most sixes in the tournament so far - 28.
Hakimi Suliman, right arm medium pacer, top wicket taker for FT scalping 15 wickets including a best return of 4-6 vs JIB on Thursday.
Sikander Abbas, right arm medium pacer, joint second highest wicket taker for FT scalping SEVEN wickets in eight games with a best return of 3-16.
JINNAH BRESCIA (JIB)
Captain: Rukhsar Ahmed
Wicketkeeper: Nisar Ahmed
Projected Top Four: Nisar Ahmed, Sharukh Nawaz, Hassan Ahmad, Rizwan Tanveer
Projected Opening Bowlers: Muhammad Imran, Hasan Ali
Spin Options: Hasnat Ahmed, Muhammad Rizwan
JINNAH BRESCIA Key Players:
Nisar Ahmed, fierce opening batter, isn't afraid of charging down to fast bowlers, can score runs all around the park, top run scorer for JIB hammering 270 runs in nine games including a 53 off 23 balls vs KIN-XI in the Qualifier. He has also blasted the highest individual score of the tournament scoring 94 off 33 balls vs VEN on Wednesday.
Muhammad Imran, right hand bat and right arm pace bowler, has scored 114 runs in seven innings. He has also picked up EIGHT scalps leading the wickets column for JIB.
Rukhsar Ahmed, right arm medium pacer, second highest wicket taker for JIB scalping SEVEN wickets in nine games including a best return of 3-14.
Sharukh Nawaz, aggressive opening batter, has looked in good hitting form, second highest scorer for mustering 187 runs in nine games.
Hassan Ahmad, hard hitting left handed batsman, hit form on Friday scoring 50 off 20 balls vs ROR.
Fresh Tropical qualified directly to the final after an impressive display in the group stage topping the standings. Jinnah Brescia had a mini collapse in the qualifier but managed to romp home with a ball to spare. FT had the wood over JIB in the group stage beating JIB comfortably in both their encounters. While FT will be confident to beat Jinnah Brescia again, JIB will be looking to avenge those losses.
Last time they met: ECS21.823 | FT 79(6) def JIB 77 (4 Nov 2021)
Match Prediction: Fresh Tropical (FT) to be crowned the champions of Italy.
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