1ST QUARTER FINAL - MATCH 41 (ECS21.916) MSIDA WARRIORS (MSW) v MARSA (MAR) 0730 GMT | 0830 CET | 1300 IST
MSW Last Five Matches: W NR NR W W (Avg Score For 78, Avg Score Against 71)
MAR Last Five Matches: L W W W W (Avg Score For 102, Avg Score Against 79)
MSIDA WARRIORS (MSW)
Captain: Shijil Joy
Wicketkeeper: Rockey Dianish
Projected Top Four: Sajith Sukumaran, Renil Paul, Divyesh Kumar, Rockey Dianish
Projected Opening Bowlers: Sajith Sukumaran, Basil Joy
Spin Options: Ashwin Paul
MSIDA WARRIORS Key Players:
Rockey Dianish, right handed top order batter, leading run scorer for MSW scoring 118 runs in five games.
Divyesh Kumar, right handed batter, second highest scorer for MSW racking up 110 runs in five innings. Has the best strike rate among all MSW batters. He also picked up THREE wickets.
Joy Mathai, right arm medium pacer, second highest wicket taker for MSW picking up FIVE wickets including a player of the match performance of 3-11.
Shijil Joy, right arm pacer, the skipper has bowled tidy spells in the middle overs and is leading the wickets column for MSW scalping SIX wickets in six games at an ER of six and a best return of 3-9.
Captain: Haroon Mughal
Wicketkeeper: John Grima
Projected Top Four: Fanyan Mughal, Zeeshan Khan, Niraj Khanna, Nowell Khosla
Projected Opening Bowlers: Fazil Khan, Waseem Abbas
Spin Options: David Athwal, Haroon Mughal
MARSA Key Players:
Nowell Khosla, a handy all-rounder, is a natural strokemaker with the bat and a quality spin bowler. Third highest scorer for MAR racking up 90 runs in seven innings.
Fanyan Mughal, right handed bat and left arm medium pacer, top scorer for MAR muscling 134 runs in seven innings. Has picked up a couple of wickets as well.
Zeeshan Khan, one of the top players for Marsa, is fearless and loves to take on the new ball bowlers. Second highest run scorer for MAR racking up 101 runs in six innings including a POTM effort of 51 off 29 vs Gozo on Thursday.
David Athwal, experienced right arm spinner, top wicket taker for MAR scalping SIX wickets in three matches at an economy rate of just 4.00.
Haroon Mughal, right arm spinner, the skipper is leading from the front picking up FIVE wickets in six games with a best return of 3-8.
After losing three games on the trot, Marsa turned things around nicely to win their remaining four games convincingly. With momentum on their side, MAR will be aiming to repeat their heroics from 2020 and lift their second ECS trophy. Msida Warriors too have enjoyed a good run this season finishing second in Group A with four wins and will fancy their chances of making it to the Finals Day.
Last time they met: Match Abandoned (25 Nov 2020)
Match Prediction: Marsa (MAR) to edge a narrow win.
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