MATCH 40 (ECS21.915) ATLAS UTC KNIGHTS (AUK) v ROYAL STRIKERS (RST) 1330 GMT | 1430 CET | 1900 IST
AUK Last Five Matches: WW W W L(Avg Score For 103, Avg Score Against 87)
RST Last Five Matches: L L L LW(Avg Score For 65, Avg Score Against 96)
ATLAS UTC KNIGHTS (AUK)
Captain: Sujesh Appu
Wicketkeeper: Avinash Dileep
Projected Top Four: Samuel Stanislaus, Manoj Panicker, Basil George, Avinash Dileep
Projected Opening Bowlers: Asif Sha, Justin Shaju
Spin Options: Samuel Stanislaus
ATLAS UTC KNIGHTS Key Players:
Basil George, star all-rounder, powerhouse of AUK with the bat, has the ability to smash all around the park. Has scored 95 runs and picked up TWO wickets in four games so far.
Samuel Stanislaus, Knight's Mr Dependable, has been the leading run scorer for AUK in both the previous ECS editions. He can also roll his arm when needed. Top scorer for AUK racking up 117 in five innings including a 30-ball 51* vs Gozo.
Avinash Dileep, wicket keeper batter, second highest scorer for AUK racking up 102 runs in five innings.
Sujesh Appu, AUK skipper, has bowled brilliantly so far sticking to tight line and lengths. Top wicket taker for AUK scalping FIVE wickets.
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, second highest scorer for RST scoring 50 runs. Returned player of the match against Gozo for his valuable contribution of 19 off 11 balls.
Kushlesh Koppaka, valuable all-rounder, top scorer for RST racking up 66 runs in six innings. Has also picked up THREE wickets.
Rubin James, right arm fast bowler, top wicket taker for RST picking up SIX wickets in six games.
After losing five straight games, Royal Strikers managed to get that elusive win. RST now face a strong AUK side but will take confidence from the fact that they beat AUK in an incredible low scoring thriller in their last meeting and will be keen for a similar performance.
Last time they met: ECS21.473 | RST 67 def AUK 48 (24 Jun 2021)
Match Prediction: Atlas UTC Knights (AUK) to do a double over RST.
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