4TH QUARTER FINAL - MATCH 44 (ECS21.919) AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF MALTA (AUM) v BUGIBBA BLASTERS (BBL) 1330 GMT | 1430 CET | 1900 IST
AUM Last Five Matches: W W W L W (Avg Score For 105, Avg Score Against 74)
BBL Last Five Matches: L NR NR L L (Avg Score For 82, Avg Score Against 87)
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF MALTA (AUM)
Captain: Jit Patel
Wicketkeeper: Darshit Patankar
Projected Top Four: Darshit Patankar, Abhishek Prajapati, Jassi Singh, Saneesh Kumar
Projected Opening Bowlers: Jit Patel, Shubh Patel
Spin Options: Zoheb Malek, Abhishek Kuntala, Darshnik Gohil
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF MALTA Key Players:
Zoheb Malek, a valuable all-rounder, took AUM to a thrilling victory over MAR scoring a crucial 18 off 10 balls. He has scalped SEVEN wickets as well including best figures of 2-1 vs RST.
Darshit Patankar, the wicket-keeper batter is the third highest scorer for AUM racking up 143 runs in six innings.
Varun Prasath, the left-hander featured for the victorious Super Kings at FanCode ECS Malta 2021. Highest scorer for AUM amassing 156 runs in seven innings. He has also picked up EIGHT wickets.
Bikram Arora, Malta national team captain, another Super Kings player, second highest scorer for AUM scoring 149 runs in just three games.
Jit Patel, the skipper is leading the wickets column for his side picking up 10 wickets in eight games at an ER of 6.07 and a best return of 2-4.
BUGIBBA BLASTERS (BBL)
Captain: Partha Das
Wicketkeeper: Devendra Negi
Projected Top Four: Gaurav Maithani, Vijay Singh, Faiz Ullah, Kalki Kumar
Projected Opening Bowlers: Sohan Singh, Suresh Dobal
Spin Options: Partha Das
BUGIBBA BLASTERS Key Players:
Gaurav Maithani, solid, technical top-order batter, boasts previous ECS experience playing for SOC in 2020, can hit big sixes, highest scorer for BBL racking up 148 runs in six games including an unbeaten 77 off 30 balls vs OVR.
Faiz Ullah, top-order batter with a cool and calm mindset, a good runner between the wickets who can convert singles into doubles, plays along the ground more often and is also good at finding gaps. Second highest scorer for BBL racking up 77 runs in three innings including an unbeaten 52 off 35 balls.
Suresh Dobal, right-arm pacer, well known for his speed, is capable of swinging the ball both ways. Top wicket taker for BBL scalping FOUR wickets in six games.
American University of Malta have been outstanding in the group stages winning seven of their eight games. Boosted by a couple of Malta Internationals, AUM have looked the best team in the tournament by far and will be starting favourites against Bugibba Blasters.
Match Prediction: American University of Malta (AUM) to win at a canter.
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