MATCH 38 (ECS21.913) MARSA (MAR) v GOZO (GOZ) 0930 GMT | 1030 CET | 1500 IST
MAR Last Five Matches: L L L W W (Avg Score For 86, Avg Score Against 82)
GOZ Last Five Matches: L L L W L(Avg Score For 65, Avg Score Against 90)
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. Second highest scorer for MAR racking up 69 runs in five innings.
Fanyan Mughal, right handed bat and left arm medium pacer, top scorer for MAR muscling 81 runs in five innings. Has picked up a couple of wickets as well.
Haroon Mughal, right arm spinner, the skipper is leading from the front picking up FIVE wickets in six games with a best return of 3-8.
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 four games at an ER of seven.
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. Joint top wicket taker for Gozo scalping FIVE wickets in six games.
Senthil Raj, the all-rounder, highest scorer for Gozo racking up 65 runs in five innings.
Sandesh Khatri, right arm spinner, joint top wicket taker for GOZ picking up FIVE wickets in four games with a best return of 3-17.
Aji Wilson, decent all-rounder, has picked up FOUR wickets and has scored 35 runs in six games.
Gozo and Marsa lock horns for the first time in ECS. Both sides struggled initially but have managed to get points on the board. That said, previous ECS winners Marsa will start favourites to clinch this double header.
Match Prediction: Marsa (MAR) to rack up consecutive of wins over Gozo.
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