MATCH 8 (ECS21.815) VENEZIA (VEN) v ROYAL ROMA (ROR) 1330 GMT | 1430 CET | 1900 IST
VEN Last Five Matches: W W W W L (Avg Score For 120, Avg Score Against 104)
ROR Last Five Matches: W W W L L (Avg Score For 102, Avg Score Against 98)
Captain: Nazmul Haque
Wicketkeeper: Sojun Islam
Projected Top Four: Nazmul Haque, Hosan Ahmed, Miah Alamin, Rajib Miah
Projected Opening Bowlers: Shagar Choquder, Muhammad Asif
Spin Options: Nazmul Haque, Hosan Ahmed
VENEZIA Key Players:
Nazmul Haque, captain, powerful hitter down the ground, loves playing the pull shot, leading run scorer at FanCode ECS Italy Venice. Top scored for VEN on Monday racking up 41 runs in two games.
Hosan Ahmed, sensible batter, second highest run scorer at FanCode ECS Italy Venice, overshadowed by Nazmul Haque brilliance but latched onto scoring opportunities whenever needed by Venezia, racked up 270 runs with a best score of 61 not out.
Miah Alamin, leading wicket taker in ECS Venice picking up 21 wickets including a magical spell of 6-19 against TRA, only the second bowler to have picked a 6-fer in ECS, can score quick runs too. Scalped SIX wickets in two games and scored 24 runs on Monday.
Rajib Miah, talented all-rounder, scored 39 runs and picked up a couple of wickets on Monday.
Mehedi Nitol, off spinner, has good variations, deceives the batsmen with his quicker ones and flighted deliveries, joint second highest wicket taker for VEN scalping 12 wickets including best figures of 4-8, is a gun fielder too.
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. Scored 26 runs in two games on Monday.
Venezia beat Royal Roma by a massive 50 runs in the earlier game, boosting their NRR in the process. ROR have been in a similar situation before but they need to quickly turn things around if they are to keep the knockout hopes alive.
Last time they met: ECS21.813 | VEN 126 def ROR 76 (2 Nov 2021)
Match Prediction: Venezia (VEN) to rack up a third win of the tournament.
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