MATCH 15 (ECS21.738) WILD PANTHERS (WLP) v COIMBRA KNIGHTS (CK) 1230 GMT | 1430 CET | 1800 IST
WLP Last Five Matches: W W (Avg Score For 108, Avg Score Against 102)
CK Last Five Matches: NR W L L L (Avg Score For 88, Avg Score Against 100)
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.
COIMBRA KNIGHTS (CK)
Captain: Chris Redhead
Wicketkeeper: MD Zaman
Projected Top Four: Andrew Winter, Junaid Khan, Vikas Kumar, Miguel Stoman
Projected Opening Bowlers: Junaid Khan, Andrew Winter
Spin Options: Mubeen Tariq, Amit Kumar
COIMBRA KNIGHTS Key Players:
Andrew Winter, experienced all-rounder, played for Amigos CC in ECS Cartaxo September 2020, racking up 90 runs in four innings and picking up 5 wickets. Joint top wicket taker for CK picking up SIX wickets and has scored 55 runs.
Junaid Khan, star all-rounder, very good with the bat and equally sharp with the ball, racked up 267 runs in 17 ECN innings and has picked up 10 wickets. Picked up FIVE wickets and top scorer for CK racking up 71 runs in four games.
Mubeen Tariq, right arm slow bowler, joint leading wicket taker in the tournament so far picking up SIX wickets in four games including a man of the match return of 3-14. Is a handy batsman as well.
Vikas Kumar, decent right handed batsman, second highest scorer for CK racking up 69 runs in four games.
Coimbra Knights started off with a win but have lost their next three games and find themselves reeling at the bottom of the table. Wild Panthers have looked the best of all three newcomers and will be strong favourites to win this contest.
Match Prediction: Wild Panthers (WLP) to win with plenty to spare.
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