MATCH 18 (ECS21.741) OEIRAS (OEI) v WILD PANTHERS (WLP) 0830 GMT | 1230 CET | 1600 IST
OEI Last Five Matches: L L L W W (Avg Score For 105, Avg Score Against 106)
WLP Last Five Matches: W W W L (Avg Score For 104, Avg Score Against 103)
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.
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, second highest scorer in the tournament mustering 159 runs in four games and has picked up FIVE wickets as well.
Mitul Patel, opening bowler, shows good control with the ball and can swing the new ball both ways. Joint top wicket taker for WLP scalping FIVE victims in four games.
Waqar Nasir, right hand opening batsman, looked in fine form on Tuesday racking up 55 runs in two games. Second highest scorer for WLP with a total of 63 runs from four matches.
Dikshit Patel, valuable all-rounder, second highest wicket taker for WLP picking up FOUR wickets and has also scored 39 runs.
Newcomers Wild Panthers have been mightily impressive winning three of their four games and will be aiming to carry on their good form. Oeiras, on the other hand, will be desperate to get a win here especially if they lose the earlier game against Malo.
Match Prediction: Wild Panthers (WLP) to win a closely contested game.
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