MATCH 12 (ECS21.887) MATER DEI (MTD) v OVERSEAS (OVR) 1330 GMT | 1430 CET | 1900 IST
MTD Last Five Matches: L L L W L (Avg Score For 78, Avg Score Against 93)
OVR Last Five Matches: LW L W L (Avg Score For 93, Avg Score Against 104)
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. He was the second highest scorer for MTD with 112 runs from nine matches. He racked up 31 runs in two games on Tuesday.
Azeem Sathi, a destructive right handed batter, and fierce medium pace bowler, top scorer for MTD in the previous edition racking up 125 runs. He also picked up SEVEN wickets. Looked good on Tuesday scoring 35 runs at a SR of 194 and also picked up a couple of 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. Racked up 94 runs in eight innings and has picked up FOUR wickets with the ball. Scored 35 runs in two games on Tuesday.
Salman Khan, experienced off-spinner, scalped SEVEN wickets from seven matches with a best return of 3-4.
Captain: Jurg Hirschi
Wicketkeeper: Frank Spiteri
Projected Top Four: Heinrich Gericke, Charl Kleine-Punte, Frank Spiteri, Sean Byrne
Projected Opening Bowlers: David Marks, Ethan Xuereb
Spin Options: Jurg Hirschi, Kivian Johnson
OVERSEAS Key Players:
Jurg Hirschi, right-arm leg-spinner, unorthodox but highly effective, picked up a couple of wickets on Tuesday.
Charl Kleine-Punte, left-hand opening batter, has the ability to bat through the innings. Also a left-arm medium pacer who can swing it and extracts plenty of bounce off the pitch, top scorer in the tournament so far racking up 123 runs in four games including a player of the match performance of 58* off 29 balls against BBL. He has also picked up a couple of wickets.
Frank Spiteri, all time leading run scorer for Malta, coming back to competitive cricket after an extended layoff due to injury and will be keen to perform. Has scored 53 runs in four games
Heinrich Gericke, Malta international player, was in ominous hitting form in June earlier this year scoring 142 runs in seven innings at a staggering strike rate of 245 including 15 huge maximos. The wicket-keeper batter scored over 83% of his runs in boundaries alone.
Sean Byrne, the right handed batter is the second highest scorer for OVR racking up 82 runs in four games including a 26-ball 60 vs BBL.
Like the other four teams, Mater Dei too shared the spoils in their opening double header. MTD now face runners-up from the previous edition Overseas.
Last time they met: ECS21.441 | OVR 85(7.3) def MTD 82 (15 Jun 2021)
Match Prediction: Mater Dei to avenge previous loss.
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