MATCH 36 (ECS21.471) GOZO (GOZ) v OVERSEAS (OVR) 1330 GMT | 1530 CET | 1900 IST
GOZ Last Five Matches: L L W L L (Avg Score For 68, Avg Score Against 107)
OVR Last Five Matches: W W W L L (Avg Score For 93, Avg Score Against 88)
Captain: Jerin Jacob
Wicketkeeper: Senthil Raj
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, all-rounder, is top scorer for Gozo with 90 runs from six matches, a decent spinner capable of deceiving batsmen, has picked up four wickets.
Sandeep Sasikumar, the right arm fast bowler was the most impressive GOZ bowler on debut. First Gozo player to win a man of the match award on the grand stage of European Cricket, leads the wicket taking charts for Gozo with SIX scalps.
Senthil Raj, the all-rounder has racked up 65 runs in four matches and has picked up three wickets as well.
Captain: Jurg Hirschi
Wicketkeeper: Sean Byrne
Projected Top Four: Charl Kleinepunte, Andy Naudi, Callum Burke, Heinrich Gericke
Projected Opening Bowlers: David Marks, Jurg Hirschi
Spin Options: Jurg Hirschi, Callum Burke, Andrew Naudi, Jack Barritt
OVERSEAS Key Players:
Jurg Hirschi, right-arm leg-spinner, unorthodox but highly effective, joint leading wicket taker in December 2020 with 10 scalps. Has picked up SEVEN wickets in four games with a best return of 4-13.
Callum Burke, the all-rounder returned with impressive figures of 4-1 and mustered 37 runs in the second game to bag a man of the match award.Second highest scorer for OVR racking up 86 runs in three innings.
Charl Kleinepunte, left-hand opening batsman, has the ability to bat through the innings. Also left-arm medium pacer who can swing it and extracts plenty of bounce off the pitch, top scored for OVR mustering 91 runs including a 29-ball 58 against MTD.
Clyde Palmer, former first class keeper, hasn't lost any touch behind the stumps, good with the bat in the middle order. Has racked up 49 runs in two matches.
Gozo were on the receiving end of an almighty hammering against favourites Super Kings, creating a host of unwanted records in the process. Overseas pushed Super Kings to the brink last week and will be strong favourites for the two wins.
Match Prediction: Overseas (OVR) to overwhelm Gozo and grab two victories.