MATCH 17 (ECS21.740) OEIRAS (OEI) v MALO (MAL) 0830 GMT | 1030 CET | 1400 IST
OEI Last Five Matches: L L L W W (Avg Score For 105, Avg Score Against 106)
MAL Last Five Matches: W L L W W (Avg Score For 110, Avg Score Against 105)
Captain: Jiteshkumar Balkrishna
Wicketkeeper: Parth Jounjat
Projected Top Four: Kuldeep Gholiya, Conrad Greenshields, Jiteshkumar Balkrishna, Ranjit Narayan
Projected Opening Bowlers: Conrad Greenshields, Jai Mandhan
Spin Options: Paulo Buccimazza, Ranjit Narayan
OEIRAS Key Players:
Conrad Greenshields, quality South African all-rounder, a key man in the OEI lineup. Third highest scorer in the tournament racking up 157 runs in four innings including an unbeaten 73 off 30 balls vs FIG. Has picked up three wickets with the ball as well.
Ranjit Narayan, experienced all-rounder, top wicket taker for OEI picking up FIVE wickets and has racked up 53 runs in three innings.
Kuldeep Gholiya, talented wicket-keeper batsman, didn’t start the tournament well but looked in fine form on Wednesday scoring a 26-ball 46 vs FIG.
Krut Patel, hard-hitting all-rounder, hasn’t batted much in the tournament so far but has shown his skills with the ball picking up FOUR wickets in four games.
Jai Mandhan, the right arm pacer has the best economy rate for any OEI bowler, has also scalped FOUR wickets with a best return of 2-9.
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, second 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, has scored 61 runs at a strike rate of 203 and has scalped three wickets.
Amir Zaib, the all-rounder, top scorer and wicket taker for MAL mustering 118 runs at a SR of 251 including a 28-ball 67 vs GOR and has picked up SIX wickets.
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.
Oeiras and Malo did not start well losing both their games on the opening day but managed to turn things around on Wednesday winning both their encounters. The two sides boast a host of talent and were separated by just one run the last time they met in the semi-final of the FanCode Portugal T10. Expect another nail biting finish in the Day 5 opener.
Last time they met: PTT21.043 | MAL 81 def OEI 80 (27 Apr 2021)
Match Prediction: Malo (MAL) to rack up a third win.
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