2ND QUARTER FINAL - MATCH 42 (ECS21.917) ATLAS UTC KNIGHTS (AUK) v SOUTHERN CRUSADERS (SOC) 0930 GMT | 1030 CET | 1500 IST
AUK Last Five Matches: W W L L W(Avg Score For 101, Avg Score Against 84)
SOC Last Five Matches: W L W L L (Avg Score For 76, Avg Score Against 78)
ATLAS UTC KNIGHTS (AUK)
Captain: Sujesh Appu
Wicketkeeper: Avinash Dileep
Projected Top Four: Samuel Stanislaus, Manoj Panicker, Basil George, Avinash Dileep
Projected Opening Bowlers: Asif Sha, Justin Shaju
Spin Options: Samuel Stanislaus
ATLAS UTC KNIGHTS Key Players:
Basil George, star all-rounder, powerhouse of AUK with the bat, has the ability to smash all around the park. Has scored 95 runs and picked up TWO wickets in four games so far. He will be back in the side for the all-important quarter final.
Samuel Stanislaus, Knight's Mr Dependable, has been the leading run scorer for AUK in both the previous ECS editions. He can also roll his arm when needed. Top scorer in the tournament so far racking up 196 runs in seven innings including a 30-ball 51* vs Gozo. He has also picked up THREE wickets.
Avinash Dileep, wicket keeper batter, second highest scorer for AUK racking up 109 runs in seven innings.
Sujesh Appu, AUK skipper, has bowled brilliantly so far sticking to tight line and lengths. Top wicket taker for AUK scalping SIX wickets.
SOUTHERN CRUSADERS (SOC)
Captain: Zeshan Yousaf
Wicketkeeper: Cindu Shanmuganathan
Projected Top Four: Sumair Khan,Ezhaq Masih,Zeshan Yousaf, Muhammad Bilal
Projected Opening Bowlers: Bilal Khan, Zeshan Yousaf
Spin Options: Jojo Thomas, Suhrid Roy
SOUTHERN CRUSADERS Key Players:
Bilal Khan, is one of the fastest bowlers in Malta with the ability to move the ball both ways. Highest run scorer and wicket taker for SOC racking up 77 runs and picking up NINE wickets in eight games at an ER of 5.60.
Jojo Thomas, right handed batter and arm finger spinner, has scored 65 runs in seven games and has also picked up FIVE wickets including a best return of 3-14 vs OVR.
Zeshan Yousaf, all-rounder, moves the ball both ways, second highest run scorer and wicket taker for SOC scoring 70 runs and picking up EIGHT wickets.
Atlas UTC Knights finished second with five wins in eight games while one of their games was abandoned. Bronze Medal winners at FanCode ECS Malta 2021, AUK will be keen to go all the way. On the contrary, Southern Crusaders have had a mixed tournament winning just three games. SOC have also been out of action for a week now and are likely to struggle against AUK.
Last time they met: ECS21.439 | AUK 100 def SOC 94 (14 Jun 2021)
Match Prediction: Atlas UTC Knights (AUK) to win an entertaining affair.
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