MATCH 16 (ECS21.739) FRIENDSHIP CC (FRD) v FIGHTERS CC (FIG) 1430 GMT | 1630 CET | 2000 IST
FRD Last Five Matches: W W L L (Avg Score For 103, Avg Score Against 100)
FIG Last Five Matches: L W L L (Avg Score For 106, Avg Score Against 116)
FRIENDSHIP CC (FRD)
Captain: Imtiaz Rana
Wicketkeeper: Mizu Rahman
Projected Top Four: Mizu Rahman, Mohammad Asad, Md Nazrul Islam, Imtiaz Rana
Projected Opening Bowlers: Mohammad Asad, Nazmul Hasan
Spin Options: Md Abdul Motin
FRIENDSHIP CC Key Players:
Md Nazrul Islam, a talented top order batsman with the ability to bowl at any slot with a tight line and length. He could be a game changer. Second highest scorer in the tournament so far mustering 140 runs in four games at a SR of 212 including two fifties and a deserved man of the match award. Has also picked up two wickets.
Mohammad Asad, Right-hand top-order batsmen and medium fast bowler, he’s also the coach of FRD and can open the innings with both bat and ball. Scored 89 runs in four games and has picked up THREE wickets.
Nazmul Hasan, right-arm pace bowler, bowls fast, has great skills, capable of destroying any top order, can bowl good slower balls too. Picked up a couple of wickets on Monday.
Md Abdul Motin, right arm off-spinner, returned man of the match with tournament best figures of 4-15 vs reigning champs Malo.
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:
Imran Rao, hard hitting right hander, top scorer for FIG mustering 91 runs in four games at a strike rate of 217.
Deepu Mansurpuria, vice captain of FIG, hard-hitting batsman, capable of hitting big sixes. Will provide much needed impetus in the middle order. Scored 47 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. Second highest scorer for FIG racking up 78 runs and joint leading wicket taker for FIG picking up three 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. Joint highest wicket taker for FIG scalping three wickets.
Gagandeep Singh, right handed aggressive opening batsman, has scored 55 runs in three innings.
The much anticipated Friendship vs Fighters game will cap off Day 4. FRD showed a lot of promise on the opening day winning both their matches but slipped to two losses the next day.
Match Prediction: Friendship CC (FRD) to get back to winning ways.
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