MATCH 20 (ECS21.743) GORKHA 11 (GOR) v COIMBRA KNIGHTS (CK) 1430 GMT | 1630 CET | 2000 IST
GOR Last Five Matches: L W W L L (Avg Score For 97, Avg Score Against 101)
CK Last Five Matches: W L L L W (Avg Score For 91, Avg Score Against 99)
GORKHA 11 (GOR)
Captain: Madhukar Thapa
Wicketkeeper: Suman Ghimire
Projected Top Four: Suman Ghimire, Imran Khan, Rahul Hudda, Amandeep Ghumman
Projected Opening Bowlers: Imran Khan, Rahul Bhardwaj
Spin Options: Manjit Singh, Saddam Akbory
GORKHA 11 Key Players:
Imran Khan, hard-hitting Portuguese international, Top scorer for GOR mustering 106 runs in four games including an unbeaten 51 off 26 balls vs Malo. Also picked up three wickets.
Suman Ghimire, solid wicket keeper batsman, second highest scorer for GOR racking up 101 runs in four games including a man of the match performance of 69* off 35 balls vs Malo.
Rahul Bhardwaj, experienced right arm medium pacer, joint second highest wicket taker for GOR picking up FIVE wickets in four games.
Madhukar Thapa, captain, scalped THREE wickets on Monday at an ER of just 5.75. Joint second highest wicket taker for GOR picking up FIVE wickets.
Arslan Naeem, the 21-year old medium pacer bowls with good control and has enough pace to trouble batsmen. Top wicket taker for GOR so far picking up SIX wickets in four games on Monday including a best return of 3-10.
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, top wicket taker in the tournament picking up EIGHT wickets and has scored 61 runs with the bat.
Junaid Khan, star all-rounder, very good with the bat and equally sharp with the ball, top scorer for CK racking up 104 runs and is the joint second highest wicket taker for CK picking up SIX wickets.
Mubeen Tariq, right arm slow bowler, joint leading wicket taker for CK picking up SIX wickets in five games including a man of the match return of 3-14. Is a handy batsman as well scoring 76 runs.
Vikas Kumar, decent right handed batsman, second highest scorer for CK racking up 84 runs in five games.
Gorkha 11 would be disappointed with their performance on Thursday losing both their games and dropping all the way to seventh spot from top spot. Coimbra Knights will be confident after beating WLP in the last game and will look to cause another upset vs GOR.
Last time they met: PTT21.002 | GOR 105 def CK 45 (6 Apr 2021)
Match Prediction: Gorkha 11 (GOR) to win at a canter.
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