MATCH 5 (ECS21.728) FIGHTERS CC (FIG) v WILD PANTHERS (WLP) 0830 GMT | 1030 CET | 1400 IST
FIG Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT
WLP Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT
Captain: Mandeep Singh
Wicketkeeper: Gurlal Singh
Projected Top Four: Gagandeep Singh, Balwinder Singh, Rana Sarwar, Mandeep Singh
Projected Opening Bowlers: Rana Sarwar, Mandeep Singh
Spin Options: Ravi Ravi
FIGHTERS CC Key Players:
Mandeep Mall, vice captain of FIG, hard-hitting batsman, capable of hitting big sixes. Will provide much needed impetus in the middle order.
Balwinder Singh, technically sound batsman and a decent medium pacer. Boasts previous ECS experience playing for Austrian Cricket Tigers and Salzburg. Has racked up 153 runs and picked up FOUR wickets across 11 ECN games.
Rana Sarwar, a handy all-rounder with previous ECS experience, scored 102 runs and picked up FIVE wickets in seven games at European Cricket Series Cartaxo 2020.
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, racked up 341 runs with two fifty plus scores in 21 ECN matches.
Md Siraj Nipo, classy left handed batsman with 244 runs in 21 ECN matches. Bowls tight left arm off spin, hard to get away. Leading GOR wicket taker at ECN with 31 victims and best figures of 3-3.
Mitul Patel, opening bowler, shows good control with the ball and can swing the new ball both ways.
Kishan Suthar, talented wicket keeper batsman, can open the batting as well as play in the middle order and provide finishing touches to the WLP innings.
Debutants Fighters CC and Wild Panthers lock horns in the opening game of the day. Boasting previous Gorkha 11 stars, Azhar Andani and Siraj Nipo, WLP will be confident of getting a positive start.
Match Prediction: Wild Panthers (WLP) to win their maiden ECS match.
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