MATCH 38 (ECS21.473) ROYAL STRIKERS (RST) v ATLAS UTC KNIGHTS (AUK) 0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
RST Last Five Matches: L L L L L (Avg Score For 74, Avg Score Against 103)
AUK Last Five Matches: W L W W W (Avg Score For 95, Avg Score Against 87)
Captain: Savio Thomas
Wicketkeeper: Sanish Mani
Projected Top Four: Sebin Thomas, Kushlesh Koppaka, Sebin Thomas, Febin Poulose
Projected Opening Bowlers: Rubin James, Jaison Jerome
Spin Options: Sebin Thomas, Jithin Joy, Clinto Paul
ROYAL STRIKERS Key Players:
Livin Varghese, RHB, top scorer for Royal Strikers in 2020 summer league in Malta, has racked up 104 runs from six innings top scoring for RST.
Savio Thomas, captain, leading from the front, has scored 75 runs from four matches.
Jaison Jerome, right arm fast bowler, is leading the wicket taking charts for RST picking up three wickets from three matches.
Sebin Thomas is a powerful hitter of the ball, loves taking on the new ball bowlers and will be key in providing brisk starts for his team, has picked up two wickets.
Captain: Sujesh Appu
Wicketkeeper: Ajay John
Projected Top Four: Basil George, Samuel Stanislaus, Al Ameen Abdul, Manoj Salikumar
Projected Opening Bowlers: Sujesh Appu, Bose Paul
Spin Options: Samuel Stanislaus
ATLAS UTC KNIGHTS Key Players:
Basil George, powerhouse of AUK, has the ability to smash all around the park, hammered 196 runs at a strike rate of 192 in December 2020. Bagged back-to-back man of the match awards on Tuesday for his all-round performance with bat and ball. Is top scorer for AUK with 101 runs from three matches.
Samuel Stanislaus, Knights Mr Dependable, leading run-scorer in the previous edition with 339 runs to his name, hammered 26 HUGE maximos, considered the best Knights fielder, has racked up 80 runs in four matches.
Bose Paul, all-rounder, didn't get to bat much previously but finished as leading wicket taker for AUK with nine scalps from 10 matches, top wicket taker for AUK picking up SIX scalps in six games.
Winless Royal Strikers seek the taste of victory against a solid AUK outfit who can assume top place in the standings with two wins. AUK will need to win both games as NRR is inferior to current pacesetters, reigning champions Marsa.
Match Prediction: Atlas UTC Knights (AUK) to finish top of the table with another comprehensive win.