MATCH 17 (ECS21.716) QUI VIVE (QUV) v LIEGE (LIE) 0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
QUV Last Five Matches: L L L L L (Avg Score For 85, Avg Score Against 146)
LIE Last Five Matches: L L L L L (Avg Score For 95, Avg Score Against 127)
QUI VIVE (QUV)
Captain: Bala Gurumurthy
Wicketkeeper: Satyajeet Singh
Projected Top Four: Maninder Singh, Ashish Arora, Naveen Balaji, Ishan Jaiswal
Projected Opening Bowlers: Ajay Kotnala, Bala Gurumurthy
Spin Options: Arnav Mishra, Keshav Ranjan
QUI VIVE Key Players:
Maninder Singh, a talented opening batsman, can provide quick starts, all-time leading run scorer for QUV. Second highest scorer for QUV racking up 81 runs in six games.
Murad Jiwa, talented all-rounder, impressed with bat and ball on Monday scoring 54 runs and picking up THREE wickets. He is an outstanding fielder as well and took all four catches that came his way.
Ajay Kotnala, left-arm medium pacer, wicket taking bowler who can swing the ball both ways. Top wicket taker for QUV picking up SIC wickets in six games.
Ishan Jaiswal, middle order batsman and medium pacer, normally an economical bowler. Scored 29 runs in two innings and picked up a couple of wickets as well.
Ashish Arora, experienced right handed batsman, top run getter for QUV scoring 91 runs in six innings including an unbeaten 48 off 29 vs KAM.
Captain: Umair Butt
Wicketkeeper: Sultan Ali
Projected Top Four: Muneeb Muhammad, Abdul Rehman, Umair Butt, Burhan Niaz
Projected Opening Bowlers: Sohail Chaudhary, Abdul Rehman
Spin Options: Umair Butt, Shafiullah Zakhel
LIEGE Key Players:
Burhan Niaz, 17-year-old capable all-rounder, right hand batsman with solid technique, can accelerate at will. Bowls medium pace and can swing the ball, plays for Belgium National team. Has scored 46 runs and picked up FIVE wickets.
Umair Butt, captain, all-rounder, good top order batsman, bowls leg spin and has many variations up his sleeve. Can take the game away from the opposition on his day and has represented Belgium in the past. Top scorer for LIE mustering 96 runs in five innings.
Muneeb Muhammad, Belgium National team player, the left hander has racked up 66 runs in five games and is the second highest scorer for LIE.
Waqas Raja, the all-rounder is the joint leading wicket taker for LIE picking up FIVE wickets and has also scored 30 runs.
Both these sides remain without a win at this stage with Liege boasting a less disastrous NRR. These two strugglers battle it out on Thursday to see who can squeeze into the Eliminator?
Match Prediction: Liege (LIE) to win a nervy affair at the bottom of the standings.
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