3RD QUARTER FINAL - MATCH 43 (ECS21.918) MATER DEI (MTD) v ROYAL STRIKERS (RST) 1130 GMT | 1230 CET | 1700 IST
MTD Last Five Matches: W NR NR W W (Avg Score For 95, Avg Score Against 80)
RST Last Five Matches: L LW W L(Avg Score For 69, Avg Score Against 99)
MATER DEI (MTD)
Captain: Sam Aquilina
Wicketkeeper: Sam Aquilina
Projected Top Four: Cornelius Younus, Azeem Sathi, Muhammad Suleman, Michael Nazir
Projected Opening Bowlers: Rency Jacob, Edward Mahima
Spin Options: Michael Nazir, Atif Sharazy, Salman Khan
MATER DEI Key Players:
Cornelius Younus, left-handed opening batsman who likes to go after the bowlers from ball one. Highest scorer for MTD racking up 88 runs in four innings.
Azeem Sathi, a destructive right handed batter, and fierce medium pace bowler, has looked in fine form scoring 86 runs in six games. He has also picked up FOUR wickets.
Michael Nazir, former national team player, decent batsman who times the ball very well. A crafty off-spinner who can deceive batsmen with his change in pace. Has bagged a couple of player of the match awards for his impactful performances with both bat and ball scoring a total of 65 runs and picking up SIX wickets.
Pintu Ghosh, the right arm medium pacer jointly leads the wickets column for MTD picking up SIX wickets in four games including a match winning spell of 4-21 vs OVR.
ROYAL STRIKERS (RST)
Captain: Savio Thomas
Wicketkeeper: Manuel Jobi
Projected Top Four: Rejit Abraham, Livin Varghese, Kushlesh Koppaka, Manuel Jobi
Projected Opening Bowlers: Rubin James, Jaison Jerome
Spin Options: Ashwin Raju, Jaimon Johnson
ROYAL STRIKERS Key Players:
Livin Varghese, right handed batter, highest scorer for RST scoring 101 runs in eight games. Bagged back-to-back player of the match awards in the two wins for RST.
Kushlesh Koppaka, valuable all-rounder, second highest scorer for RST racking up 78 runs in eight innings. Has also picked up THREE wickets.
Rubin James, right arm fast bowler, top wicket taker for RST picking up SIX wickets in eight games.
After reaching quarter-finals in the previous edition, Mater Dei have followed up brilliantly in this tournament to top Group A with five wins and one loss. MTD will start huge favourites against RST who bagged the last quarter-final spot with a thrilling win over AUK.
Match Prediction: Mater Dei (MTD) to sail through to the semi-finals.
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