MATCH 1 (ECS21.808) ROYAL ROMA (ROR) v KINGS XI (KIN-XI) 0730 GMT | 0830 CET | 1300 IST
ROR Last Five Matches: L W W W W (Avg Score For 98, Avg Score Against 87)
KIN-XI Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 139, Avg Score Against 100)
ROYAL ROMA (ROR)
Captain: Rajwinder Singh
Wicketkeeper: Nur Mohammod
Projected Top Four: Rajwinder Singh, Arif Muhammad, Mubarak Hossain, Vajrala Reddy
Projected Opening Bowlers: Vajrala Reddy, Muneeb Niazi
Spin Options: Kulwinder Ram
ROYAL ROMA Key Players:
Arif Muhammad, hard hitting RHB, opens the innings, top scorer for ROR at FanCode ECS Italy Rome, racked up 260 runs with 14 maximos and a couple of fifties from eight games.
Vajrala Reddy, a valuable all-rounder for ROR, mustered 166 runs and picked up 10 wickets in 10 matches.
Anil Kumar, right arm medium pacer, leading wicket taker for ROR at FanCode ECS Italy Rome with 10 scalps including a best return of 3-8, he is a handy batter down the order too.
Bejawada Phanindra, another handy all-rounder who impressed in Rome in March, racking up 119 runs in nine innings and picking up FOUR wickets.
KINGS XI (KIN-XI)
Captain: Jaipal Singh
Wicketkeeper: Manjeet Singh
Projected Top Four: Vikas Kumar, Malkeet Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Jagmeet Singh
Projected Opening Bowlers: Vikas Kumar, Noman Ali
Spin Options: Jagmeet Singh, Jaipal Singh
KINGS XI Key Players:
Simranjit Singh, classical batter, plays the straight drive and pull shot very well, the right hander was in red hot form at FanCode ECS Italy Bologna playing a couple of extraordinary knocks, top scored with 228 runs in seven games at a SR of 245 including an unbeaten 88 of 25 balls.
Vikas Kumar, big hitter, loves to cut and pull, second highest run scorer for KIN-XI, hammered a match winning 21-ball 54 in the semi-final at FanCode ECS Italy Bologna. He also picked up nine wickets jointly leading the wickets column for KIN-XI.
Noman Ali, fast bowler, looked lethal with his extra pace troubling the batsmen in Bologna, swings the ball away from right handers, joint leading wicket taker for KIN-XI scalping NINE wickets.
Kings XI went unbeaten at FanCode ECS Italy Bologna including a record breaking chase of 152 vs Baracca Prato in the semi-final. On the other hand, Royal Roma bounced back from an average run in the group stage to win the FanCode ECS Italy Rome.
Match Prediction: Kings XI (KIN-XI) to win at a canter.
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