MATCH 14 (ECS21.449) GOZO (GOZ) v SUPER KINGS (SKI) 0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
GOZ Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT
SKI Last Five Matches: W W (Avg Score For 124, Avg Score Against 71)
Captain: Jerin Jacob
Wicketkeeper: Ajeesh Antony
Projected Top Four: Milton Devasia, Jerin Jacob, Ajeesh Antony, Senthil Raj
Projected Opening Bowlers: Renju Ravi, Shibil Palakkalappi
Spin Options: Milton Devasia, Jerin Jacob, Tanu Babu
GOZO Key Players:
Milton Devasia, a decent spinner capable of deceiving batsmen at times, will open the innings for his side as well.
Tanu Babu, clever leg-spinner, varies his pace nicely and keeps the batsmen guessing, bagged a wicket in his very first ball in ECS cricket.
Captain: Bikram Arora
Wicketkeeper: Affy Khan
Projected Top Four: Gopal Chaturvedi, Affy Khan, Varun Prasath, Bikram Arora
Projected Opening Bowlers: Ashok Bishnoi, Varun Prasath
Spin Options: Amar Sharma, Bikram Arora
SUPER KINGS Key Players:
Affy Khan, big hitter, can take the game away from the opposition in the blink of an eye, plundered 290 runs at a strike rate of 196, hammered the most sixes (22) in Malta Cricket League 2020.
Varun Prasath, leading run scorer in Malta Cricket League 2020, racking up 335 runs including a marvellous unbeaten century off 65 balls. The left-hander started off with a bang pundering 83 runs from two games including 29-ball 63 vs SWU.
Amar Sharma ended up leading wicket taker in Malta Cricket League 2020 with 13 wickets from six matches conceding less than six rpo. The spinner picked up four wickets on Tuesday with a best return of 3-2.
Ashok Bishnoi, leads the bowling attack for SKI, swings the ball away from right handers at pace, scalped 11 wickets in Malta Cricket League 2020 with best figures of 5-11. He is the leading wicket taker for SKi with five wickets from two matches.
Newcomers Gozo make their debut against a strong Super KIngs side. SKI had a fantastic opening day winning both their matches convincingly and are sitting pretty at the top of the standings. Formed only recently, Gozo are very much of an unknown quantity, and most cricketing pundits in Malta believe GOZ will be on a very steep learning curve against the mighty Super Kings.
Match Prediction: Super Kings (SKI) to sweep to a serene victory.