MATCH 31 (ECS21.906) GOZO (GOZ) v AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF MALTA (AUM) 1130 GMT | 1230 CET | 1700 IST
GOZ Last Five Matches: LL L L L(Avg Score For 63, Avg Score Against 106)
AUM Last Five Matches: L W W W W(Avg Score For 103, Avg Score Against 68)
Captain: Jerin Jacob
Wicketkeeper: Senthil Raj
Projected Top Four: Joshby Job, Indika Perera, Milton Devasia, Aji Wilson
Projected Opening Bowlers: Rishal Simon, Rafeeque Mohammed
Spin Options: Milton Devasia, Ajeesh Antony
GOZO Key Players:
Milton Devasia, all-rounder, top scorer for Gozo in the previous edition scoring 98 runs in eight matches. He is also a decent spinner capable of deceiving batsmen, picked up FOUR wickets.
Sandeep Sasikumar, the right arm fast bowler was the most impressive GOZ bowler in June earlier this year. First Gozo player to win a man of the match award on the grand stage of European Cricket. Top wicket taker for Gozo scalping THREE wickets in two games on Monday.
Senthil Raj, the all-rounder, second highest scorer for Gozo back in June earlier this year racking up 90 runs in six games and picked up THREE wickets as well.
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 FOUR wickets as well including best figures of 2-1 vs RST on Saturday.
Darshit Patankar, the wicket-keeper batter is the top scorer for AUM so far racking up 102 runs in four games.
Varun Prasath, the left-hander featured for the victorious Super Kings at FanCode ECS Malta 2021. Has picked up SEVEN wickets and has scored 35 runs in three innings.
Darshnik Gohil, left arm off-spinner, top wicket taker for AUM on Saturday scalping FIVE wickets in two games including a player of the match effort of 4-7.
Unbeaten American University of Malta take on Gozo in the second double header of the day. AUM will be looking to extend their winning streak to six while GOZ will eye an unlikely victory.
Match Prediction: American University of Malta (AUM) to win with plenty to spare.
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