FINAL - MATCH 48 (ECS21.483) OVERSEAS (OVR) v SUPER KINGS (SKI) 1430 GMT | 1630 CET | 2000 IST
OVR Last Five Matches: W W L W W (Avg Score For 118, Avg Score Against 80)
SKI Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 113, Avg Score Against 65)
Captain: Jurg Hirschi
Wicketkeeper: Clyde Palmer
Projected Top Four: Clyde Palmer, Heinrich Gericke, Charl Kleinepunte, Andy Naudi
Projected Opening Bowlers: David Marks, Aron Oulton
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 already picked up 12 wickets this time around in 10 games with a best return of 4-13.
Andy Naudi is peaking at the right time for OVR mustering his first fifty this season against SWU and was awarded man of the match for his fine effort. Has racked up 95 runs in six innings and has contributed with the ball as well picking up seven wickets.
Heinrich Gericke, in great form, scored 118 runs in six innings at a staggering strike rate of 245 including 14 huge maximos. The wicket-keeper batsman has scored about 85% of his runs in boundaries alone.
Clyde Palmer, former first class keeper, hasn't lost any touch behind the stumps, has racked up 120 runs in five innings.
Charl Kleinepunte, left-hand opening batsman, has the ability to bat through the innings. Also a left-arm medium pacer who can swing it and extracts plenty of bounce off the pitch, top scorer for OVR mustering 174 runs in just six games including a 29-ball 58 against MTD.
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, scored his maiden ECS fifty against Gozo hammering an unbeaten 24-ball 79. He is the second highest scorer for SKI with 194 runs at a staggering strike rate of 259.
Varun Prasath, the left-hander is leading the scoring sheets this season, plundering 293 runs from nine games at a strike rate of 197. He also has the highest individual score of the tournament - a blistering 39-ball 98* vs Overseas. Has also hit the most sixes in the tournament with 28 hits over the ropes.
Bikram Arora, SKI and Malta national team captain, has racked up 168 runs from seven matches including a 21-ball 55 in the record breaking match against Gozo.
Ashok Bishnoi, leads the bowling attack for SKI, swings the ball away from right handers at pace, is the top wicket taker so far scalping 19 wickets from eight matches. Returned second best figures in ECS history, 6-3, against Gozo earning a man of the match award as well. Picked up 4-7 in the second semi-final.
Yash Singh brings a lot of value to the SKI side with his clever spin bowling. He has picked up 12 wickets in nine matches at a splendid economy rate of just 6.07.
Overseas and Super Kings are coming off from a dominating performance in the semi-finals and will have their eyes locked onto the much coveted silverware.
Last time they met: ECS21.455 | SKI 138 def OVR 74 (18 Jun 2021)
Match Prediction: Super Kings (SKI) to be crowned champions.