MATCH 13 (ECS21.736) GORKHA 11 (GOR) v WILD PANTHERS (WLP) 0830 GMT | 1030 CET | 1400 IST
GOR Last Five Matches: W W L W W (Avg Score For 99, Avg Score Against 86)
WLP Last Five Matches: W W (Avg Score For 108, Avg Score Against 102)
GORKHA 11 (GOR)
Captain: Madhukar Thapa
Wicketkeeper: Suman Ghimire
Projected Top Four: Suman Ghimire, Imran Khan, Rahul Hudda, Amandeep Singh
Projected Opening Bowlers: Imran Khan, Rahul Bhardwaj
Spin Options: Manjit Singh, Saddam Akbory
GORKHA 11 Key Players:
Imran Khan, hard-hitting Portuguese international, has racked up 289 runs in all ECN games, economical with the ball picking up 14 wickets. Mustered 68 runs in two games on Monday including an unbeaten 51 off 26 balls vs Malo. Also, picked up a couple of wickets.
Suman Ghimire, solid wicket keeper batsman, top scorer atFanCode Portugal T10 2021 mustering 268 runs in 13 innings. Top scored for GOR on Monday racking up 74 runs in two games including a man of the match performance of 69* off 35 balls vs Malo.
Rahul Bhardwaj, experienced right arm medium pacer, has scalped 21 wickets in all ECN matches at an ER of 6.1 with a best return of 3-8. Picked up THREE wickets in two games on Monday.
Madhukar Thapa, captain, third highest wicket taker for GOR at FanCode Portugal T10 2021 scalping 12 wickets. Scalped THREE wickets on Monday at an ER of just 5.75.
Arslan Naeem, the 21-year old medium pacer bowls with good control and has enough pace to trouble batsmen. Top wicket taker for GOR so far picking up FIVE wickets in two games on Monday including a best return of 3-10.
WILD PANTHERS (WLP)
Captain: Akshar Patel
Wicketkeeper: Kishan Suthar
Projected Top Four: Azhar Andani, Waqar Nasir, Md Siraj Nipo, Kishan Suthar
Projected Opening Bowlers: Mitul Patel, Parth Patel
Spin Options: Md Siraj Nipo, Akshar Patel, Dharm Patel, Hardik Patel
WILD PANTHERS Key Players:
Azhar Andani, big hitting opening batsman, racked up 341 runs with two fifty plus scores in 21 ECN matches. The all-rounder started off the season in style bagging two MOM awards in two games on Tuesday. Top scorer for WLP mustering 81 runs in two games and has picked up a couple of wickets as well.
Md Siraj Nipo, classy left handed batsman with 244 runs in 21 ECN matches. Bowls tight left arm off spin, hard to get away. Leading GOR wicket taker at ECN with 31 victims and best figures of 3-3. Didn’t look at his best but managed to pick up a wicket on Tuesday.
Mitul Patel, opening bowler, shows good control with the ball and can swing the new ball both ways. Top wicket taker for WLP on Tuesday scalping THREE victims in two games.
Waqar Nasir, right hand opening batsman, looked in fine form on Tuesday racking up 55 runs in two games.
Kishan Suthar, talented wicket keeper batsman, can open the batting as well as play in the middle order and provide finishing touches to the WLP innings.
The top two sides, Gorkha 11 and Wild Panthers, remain the only unbeaten sides in the competition. Table toppers GOR will be keen to hold onto their Numero Uno position, while debutants WLP will be looking to dethrone their rivals. With WLP having a couple of ex-GOR star players in their ranks, this game promises to be a humdinger.
Match Prediction: Gorkha 11 (GOR) to edge a narrow win.
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