MATCH 33 (ECS21.908) ROYAL STRIKERS (RST) v GOZO (GOZ) 0730 GMT | 0830 CET | 1300 IST
RST Last Five Matches: W L L L L (Avg Score For 58, Avg Score Against 114)
GOZ Last Five Matches: L L L L L(Avg Score For 63, Avg Score Against 104)
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, right handed batter, has struggled to get going so far but will be keen to score some runs in the coming games.
Kushlesh Koppaka, valuable all-rounder, Top scorer for RST racking up 48 runs in four innings. Has also picked up a wicket.
Rubin James, right arm fast bowler, top wicket taker for RST picking up FIVE wickets in four games.
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:
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 FOUR wickets in four games.
Senthil Raj, the all-rounder, highest scorer for Gozo racking up 52 runs in three innings at an average of 52.
Rajan Sharma, right arm medium pacer, has picked up THREE wickets in four games.
Winless in four attempts so far, both Royal Strikers and Gozo will be yearning to experience the first taste of victory.
Match Prediction: Royal Strikers to seal first win of the series.
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