MATCH 21 (ECS21.744) GORKHA 11 (GOR) v FRIENDSHIP CC (FRD) 0830 GMT | 1030 CET | 1400 IST
GOR Last Five Matches: W W L L L (Avg Score For 100, Avg Score Against 105)
FRD Last Five Matches: W W L L L (Avg Score For 106, Avg Score Against 106)
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, second highest scorer for GOR mustering 138 runs in five games including an unbeaten 51 off 26 balls vs Malo. Also picked up three wickets.
Suman Ghimire, solid wicket keeper batsman, highest scorer for GOR racking up 143 runs in five games including a man of the match performance of 69* off 35 balls vs Malo.
Rahul Bhardwaj, experienced right arm medium pacer, second highest wicket taker for GOR picking up FIVE wickets in five games.
Madhukar Thapa, captain, scalped THREE wickets on Monday at an ER of just 5.75. Joint leading wicket taker for GOR picking up SEVEN wickets. He is the most economical GOR bowler this tournament.
Arslan Naeem, the 21-year old medium pacer bowls with good control and has enough pace to trouble batsmen. Joint top wicket taker for GOR so far picking up SEVEN wickets in five games including a best return of 3-10.
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 216 runs in five games at a SR of 216 including three fifties and a couple of deserved man of the match awards. 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 five 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. Top wicket taker for FRD with FIVE wickets to his name. Has also mustered 54 runs.
Both these sides have shared similar fates, starting off with a bang with two straight wins, before faltering badly in their next three games. However, all is not lost for either side as both Friendship CC and Gorkha 11 can still qualify for the semi-finals with a win here ahead of CK and WLP.
Match Prediction: Gorkha 11 (GOR) to win and snatch the last remaining semi-final spot.
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