FINAL - MATCH 24 (ECS21.747) MALO (MAL) v FIGHTERS (FIG) 1630 GMT | 1830 CET | 2200 IST
FINAL - MATCH 24 (ECS21.747)
MALO (MAL) v FIGHTERS (FIG)
1630 GMT | 1830 CET | 2200 IST
MAL Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 125, Avg Score Against 108)
FIG Last Five Matches: L L W W W (Avg Score For 115, Avg Score Against 110)
Captain: Mian Mehmood
Wicketkeeper: Jayesh Popat
Projected Top Four: Mian Mehmood, Zulfiqar Shah, Aamer Ikram, Amir Zaib
Projected Opening Bowlers: Najam Shahzad, Syed Maisam
Spin Options: Assad Mehmood
Malo Key Players:
Mian Shahid, captain, top all-rounder, third highest scorer for MAL racking up 112 runs including back-to-back man of the match performances on Wednesday taking his side to two crucial victories.
Najam Shahzad, another star all-rounder, second highest scorer for MAL scoring 137 runs at a strike rate of 211 and has scalped three wickets.
Amir Zaib, the all-rounder, top scorer and wicket taker for MAL mustering 152 runs at a SR of 224 including a 28-ball 67 vs GOR and has picked up SEVEN wickets.
Syed Maisam, a valuable all-rounder, hasn’t been at his best this tournament but managed to contribute with bat and ball on Friday bagging a first man of the match award.
Assad Mehmood, right arm slow bowler, very effective, second highest wicket taker for MAL picking up FIVE wickets with a best return of 3-12.
FIGHTERS CC (FIG)
Captain: Mandeep Singh
Wicketkeeper: Gurlal Singh
Projected Top Four: Gagandeep Singh, Balwinder Singh, Rana Sarwar, Mandeep Singh
Projected Opening Bowlers: Rana Sarwar, Mandeep Singh
Spin Options: Ravi Ravi
FIGHTERS CC Key Players:
Mandeep Singh, talented right handed batsman, top scorer for FIG racking up 148 runs including an unbeaten 73 off 31 balls vs GOR.
Imran Rao, hard hitting right hander, second highest scorer for FIG mustering 125 runs in six games at a strike rate of 202.
Deepu Mansurpuria, vice captain of FIG, hard-hitting batsman, capable of hitting big sixes. Will provide much needed impetus in the middle order. Scored 99 runs and picked up three wickets in four games.
Balwinder Singh, technically sound batsman and a decent medium pacer. Boasts previous ECS experience playing for Austrian Cricket Tigers and Salzburg. Scored 94 runs and is leading wicket taker picking up FIVE wickets.
Varinder Virk, right arm pacer, returned man of the match figures of 2-9 against CK on Tuesday helping his team to a first ever ECS victory.
Malo (MAL) is the most successful Portuguese club in ECN history, making their mark in every tournament staged in Portugal, winning both the European Cricket Series Cartaxo 2020 and FanCode Portugal T10 2021. Malo will be confident of adding more silverware to their already bulging trophy cabinet here against a Fighters side who were only formed earlier this year, but have made a serious impression on debut.
Last time they met: MATCH 10 (ECS21.733) | MAL 127 def FIG 00 (Sep 2021)
Match Prediction: Malo (MAL) to win again and make it a three-peat in Portugal.