FINAL - MATCH 47 (ECS21.922) ATLAS UTC KNIGHTS (AUK) v MARSA (MAR) 1330 GMT | 1430 CET | 1900 IST
AUK Last Five Matches: L L W W W (Avg Score For 107, Avg Score Against 83)
MAR Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 98, Avg Score Against 79)
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 168 runs and picked up SIX wickets in six games so far. Returned POTM in the first semi-final for his all-round performance.
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 206 runs in eight innings including a 30-ball 51* vs Gozo. He has also picked up FOUR wickets.
Avinash Dileep, wicket keeper batter, third highest run scorer for AUK racking up 135 runs in nine innings.
Sujesh Appu, AUK skipper, has bowled brilliantly so far sticking to tight line and lengths. Top wicket taker for AUK scalping SIX wickets.
Justin Shaju, right arm pacer, joint leading wicket taker for AUK picking up SIX wickets with a best return of 2-2.
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:
Fanyan Mughal, right handed bat and left arm medium pacer, top scorer for MAR muscling 169 runs in nine innings. Has picked up SIX 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 142 runs in eight innings including a POTM effort of 51 off 29 vs Gozo on Thursday.
Haroon Mughal, right arm spinner, the skipper is leading from the front picking up EIGHT wickets in eight games with a best return of 3-8.
It is a rematch from the ECS Malta 2020 final. Atlas UTC Knights have enjoyed a good run in the tournament. After finishing second in Group B, AUK assumed a couple of dominant victories in the knock-outs and will fancy their chances having beaten Marsa earlier in the group stage.
On a six-match winning streak, previous winners Marsa look hot favourites to clinch their second ECS title. MAR won the semi-final in a Golden Ball thriller against group leaders AUM and will be high on confidence going into this finale.
Last time they met: ECS21.897 | AUK 98 def MAR 83 (27 Nov 2021)
Match Prediction: Atlas UTC Knights (AUK) to be crowned champions in Malta.
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