MATCH 8 (ECS21.443) SUPER KINGS (SKI) v SWIEQI UNITED (SWU) 1330 GMT | 1530 CET | 1900 IST
SKI Last Five Matches: ON DEBUT
SWU Last Five Matches: ON DEBUT
Captain: Amar Sharma
Wicketkeeper: Affy Khan
Projected Top Four: Gopal Chaturvedi, Gurjeet Singh, Affy Khan, Varun Prasath
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.
Amar Sharma ended up leading wicket taker in Malta Cricket League 2020 with 13 wickets from six matches conceding less than six rpo.
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.
Captain: Anil Qadir
Wicketkeeper: Anil Qadir
Projected Top Four: Imran Ameer, Tanveer Ahmed, Anil Qadir, Ajay Mazi
Projected Opening Bowlers: Umar Khan, Bilal Khan
Spin Options: Imran Ameer
SWIEQI UNITED Key Players:
Anil Qadir, captain, can be a game changer with his six hitting abilities.
Imran Ameer, experienced opening batsman, has played domestic cricket in Pakistan and will be aiming to make a mark on the grand stage of European Cricket, also a good spinner and likely to chip in with a few wickets.
Bilal Khan, right-arm medium fast bowler, has good control over the ball, was leading wicket taker for his side last year in the Malta summer league.
Atta Rabi, talented right-handed batsman, was top run scorer for Swieqi United in the Malta summer league last year.
Super Kings have dominated Maltese cricket scene recently finishing first and second in the domestic league in the last two seasons. SKI will start favourites in the battle of the debutants. That said, Swieqi United have made a few new signings and will be looking to spring a surprise.
Match Prediction: Super Kings (SKI) to win back-to-back matches.