MATCH 30 (ECS21.905) ROYAL STRIKERS (RST) v MARSA (MAR) 0930 GMT | 1030 CET | 1500 IST
RST Last Five Matches: L L W L L (Avg Score For 55, Avg Score Against 97)
MAR Last Five Matches: L NR L L L (Avg Score For 76, Avg Score Against 94)
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, RHB, top scorer for Royal Strikers in the previous edition racking up 117 runs in eight games.
Savio Thomas, captain, second highest scorer for RST in the FanCode ECS Malta 2021 scoring 75 runs from eight matches.
Kushlesh Koppaka, valuable all-rounder, top wicket taker for RST last edition picking up FIVE wickets with a best return of 3-3. He will also look to contribute with the bat up the order. Top scored for RST on Saturday racking up 31 runs in two innings.
Rubin James, right arm fast bowler, top wicket taker for RST picking up THREE wickets in two games on Saturday.
Captain: Haroon Mughal
Wicketkeeper: John Grima
Projected Top Four: Fanyan Mughal, Zeeshan Khan, Niraj Khanna, Gurjeet Singh
Projected Opening Bowlers: Fazil Khan, Waseem Abbas
Spin Options: Sidharth Anand
MARSA Key Players:
Nowell Khosla, a handy all-rounder, is a natural strokemaker with the bat and a quality spin bowler. Has scored 31 runs in three innings so far.
Zeeshan Khan, one of the top players for Marsa, is fearless and loves to take on the new ball bowlers. Hasn’t looked at his best yet but will be keen to turn things around.
Niraj Khanna, right-handed batter, highest scorer for MAR racking up 35 runs in three innings.
Waseem Abbas, national team opening bowler, gets good movement off the seam, his height helps extract good bounce off the pitch that troubles batters. Has picked up a couple of wickets in three games.
Both Marsa and Royal Strikers are winless in the competition so far and will be yearning to get off the mark. MAR will be confident going into this double header having beaten RST twice in two games in the previous edition.
Last time they met: ECS21.445 | MAR 114(9.4) def RST 109 (16 Jun 2021)
Match Prediction: Marsa (MAR) to do a double over RST.
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