MATCH 33 (ECS21.468) SUPER KINGS (SKI) v MATER DEI (MTD) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
SKI Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 137, Avg Score Against 58)
MTD Last Five Matches: L W W W W (Avg Score For 104, Avg Score Against 74)
Captain: Bikram Arora
Wicketkeeper: Affy Khan
Projected Top Four: Bikram Arora, Gopal Chaturvedi, Varun Prasath, Affy Khan
Projected Opening Bowlers: Rency Jacob, 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. Scored his maiden ECS fifty against Gozo hammering an unbeaten 24-ball 79. He is second highest scorer for SKI with 169 runs at a staggering strike rate of 252.
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 is leading the scoring sheets here as well, plundering 232 runs from six games at a strike rate of 221!
Bikram Arora, SKI and Malta national team captain, returned to the side after the birth of his baby boy and celebrated it with a fantastic fifty in the opening game on Thursday. Has racked up 103 runs from four matches so far.
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 has picked up seven wickets so far with a best return of 3-2.
Captain: Sam Aquilina
Wicketkeeper: Sam Aquilina
Projected Top Four: Cornelius Younus, Azeem Sathi, Michael Nazir, Shrijay Patel
Projected Opening Bowlers: Faisal Naeem, Salman Khan
Spin Options: Michael Nazir
MATER DEI Key Players:
Salman Khan, experienced off-spinner, is the second highest wicket taker MTD scalping SIX wickets from four matches with a best return of 3-4.
Cornelius Younus, left-handed opening batsman who likes to go after the bowlers from ball one. Expect quick runs if he gets going. He is the top scorer for MTD with 108 runs from six matches .
Azeem Sathi, a destructive right handed batsman, and fierce medium pace bowler, has mustered 63 runs and picked up six victims. He has also won a man of the match award for his all-round performance.
Faisal Naeem, the 35-year old medium pacer is the top wicket taker for MTD with EIGHT wickets from six matches and a best return of 3-14.
Super Kings have looked the best team in Malta and will be supremely confident of beating Mater Dei twice. MTD have been inconsistent but have managed to win four games on the trot. MTD do have some talented individuals, should SKI slip from their performance levels.
Match Prediction: Super Kings (SKI) look set to continue their unbeaten run with a comfortable win.