MATCH 2 (ECS21.725) MALO (MAL) v FRIENDSHIP CC (FRD) 0830 GMT | 1230 CET | 1600 IST
MAL Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 88, Avg Score Against 75)
FRD Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT
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 Mehmood, captain, top all-rounder, leading scorer and wicket taker for MAL at FanCode Portugal T10 2021 racking up 245 runs and picking up 12 wickets.
Najam Shahzad, another star all-rounder, second highest scorer and wicket taker for MAL at FanCode Portugal T10 2021 racking up 225 runs and picking up 10 wickets.
Zulfiqar Shah, the left hander struggled at European Cricket Series Cartaxo 2020 but came back stronger at FanCode Portugal T10 2021 amassing 144 runs in 13 innings.
Syed Maisam, valuable all-rounder, racked up 116 runs and picked up SEVEN wickets at FanCode Portugal T10 2021.
Amir Zaib, the all-rounder finished top wicket taker atEuropean Cricket Series Cartaxo 2020 scalping 10 victims, has scored 169 runs in 11 innings in all ECN matches.
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, Mohammad 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.
Mohammad Asad, Right-hand top-order batsmen and medium fast bowler, he’s also the coach of FRD and will be opening the innings with both bat and ball.
Mohammad Nazmul Hasan, right-arm pace bowler, bowls fast, has great skills, capable of destroying any top order, can bowl good slower balls too.
Imtiaz Rana, captain, bowling all-rounder, is generally calm under pressure, can swing the ball and is a capable batsman.
Reigning champions Malo is the most successful Portuguese club in ECN history with an imposing win-loss record of 18-3. MAL are up against debutants Friendship CC and should make light work of their opening encounter.
Match Prediction: Malo (MAL) to win with plenty to spare.
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