MATCH 19 (ECS21.894) MSIDA WARRIORS (MSW) v BUGIBBA BLASTERS (BBL) 1130 GMT | 1230 CET | 1700 IST
MSW Last Five Matches: L L W NR (Avg Score For 78, Avg Score Against 83)
BBL Last Five Matches: W W L NR NR (Avg Score For 95, Avg Score Against 89)
MSIDA WARRIORS (MSW)
Captain: Shijil Joy
Wicketkeeper: Rockey Dianish
Projected Top Four: Sajith Sukumaran, Nandulal Sivan, Rockey Dianish, Divyesh Kumar
Projected Opening Bowlers: Sajith Sukumaran, Basil Joy
Spin Options: Ashwin Paul
MSIDA WARRIORS Key Players:
Rockey Dianish, right handed top order batter, top scorer for MSW scoring 86 runs in four games.
Divyesh Kumar, right handed batter, second highest scorer for MSW racking up 54 runs in three innings. He also picked up THREE wickets.
Joy Mathai, right arm medium pacer, joint top wicket taker for MSW on Monday picking up FOUR wickets including a player of the match performance of 3-11.
Shijil Joy, right arm pacer, the skipper can bowl tidy spells in the middle overs, joint leading wicket taker for MSW scalping FOUR wickets in four games with a best return of 3-9.
BUGIBBA BLASTERS (BBL)
Captain: Partha Das
Wicketkeeper: Gaurav Maithani
Projected Top Four: Gaurav Maithani, Vijay Singh, Vinay Negi, Faiz Ullah
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, second highest scorer in the tournament so far racking up 134 runs in four games including an unbeaten 77 off 30 balls vs OVR on Monday.
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 four games.
Vinay Negi, a talented top-order batter with the ability to bowl at any slot with a tight line and length. He is a good hitter especially straight down the ground. Scored an unbeaten 29 in the only innings he batted. He also picked up a couple of wickets in the two games on Wednesday.
Placed second at the end of Day 4, Bugibba Blasters will fancy their chances of topping Group A. BBL will need to win big twice against MSW and hope MTD do not win both their games earlier in the day.
Match Prediction: Bugibba Blasters (BBL) to win comfortably.
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