MATCH 10 (ECS21.733) MALO (MAL) v FIGHTERS CC (FIG) 0830 GMT | 1230 CET | 1600 IST
MAL Last Five Matches: W W W L L (Avg Score For 93, Avg Score Against 92)
FIG Last Five Matches: L W (Avg Score For 100, Avg Score Against 95)
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 Mehmood, captain, top all-rounder, leading scorer and wicket taker for MAL at FanCode Portugal T10 2021 racking up 245 runs and picking up 12 wickets. Looked good scoring an 11-ball 21 vs FRD on Monday.
Najam Shahzad, another star all-rounder, second highest scorer and wicket taker for MAL at FanCode Portugal T10 2021 racking up 225 runs and picking up 10 wickets.
Zulfiqar Shah, the left hander struggled at European Cricket Series Cartaxo 2020 but came back stronger at FanCode Portugal T10 2021 amassing 144 runs in 13 innings.
Syed Maisam, valuable all-rounder, racked up 116 runs and picked up SEVEN wickets at FanCode Portugal T10 2021.
Amir Zaib, the all-rounder finished top wicket taker atEuropean Cricket Series Cartaxo 2020 scalping 10 victims, has scored 169 runs in 11 innings in all ECN matches. Top scorer for MAL on Monday mustering 99 runs at a SR of 261 including a 28-ball 67 vs GOR.
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:
Deepu Mansurpuria, vice captain of FIG, hard-hitting batsman, capable of hitting big sixes. Will provide much needed impetus in the middle order. Scored 21 runs and picked up a couple of wickets in two games.
Balwinder Singh, technically sound batsman and a decent medium pacer. Boasts previous ECS experience playing for Austrian Cricket Tigers and Salzburg. Has racked up 153 runs and picked up FOUR wickets across 11 ECN games. Scored 20 runs and picked up a wicket on Tuesday.
Rana Sarwar, a handy all-rounder with previous ECS experience, scored 102 runs and picked up FIVE wickets in seven games at European Cricket Series Cartaxo 2020. Scalped THREE wickets on Tuesday.
Gagandeep Singh, right handed aggressive opening batsman, top scored for FIG on Tuesday racking up 55 runs in two games.
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.
Reigning champions Malo were stunned twice on the opening day by GOR and debutants FRD. Fighters CC will provide a stern test as well having already won a game.
Match Prediction: Malo (MAL) to finally get off the mark with a win.