2ND SEMI FINAL - MATCH 23 (ECS21.746) FIGHTERS CC (FIG) v OEIRAS (OEI) 1330 GMT | 1530 CET | 1900 IST
FIG Last Five Matches: W L L W W (Avg Score For 115, Avg Score Against 110)
OEI Last Five Matches: L W W L W (Avg Score For 127, Avg Score Against 115)
FIGHTERS CC (FIG)
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 Singh, talented right handed batsman, top scorer for FIG racking up 148 runs including an unbeaten 73 off 31 balls vs GOR.
Imran Rao, hard hitting right hander, second highest scorer for FIG mustering 125 runs in six games at a strike rate of 202.
Deepu Mansurpuria, vice captain of FIG, hard-hitting batsman, capable of hitting big sixes. Will provide much needed impetus in the middle order. Scored 99 runs and picked up three wickets in four games.
Balwinder Singh, technically sound batsman and a decent medium pacer. Boasts previous ECS experience playing for Austrian Cricket Tigers and Salzburg. Scored 94 runs and is leading wicket taker picking up FIVE wickets.
Varinder Virk, right arm pacer, returned man of the match figures of 2-9 against CK on Tuesday helping his team to a first ever ECS victory.
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. Top scorer in the tournament racking up 238 runs in six innings including an unbeaten 76 off 31 balls vs WLP. Has picked up FIVE wickets with the ball as well.
Ranjit Narayan, experienced all-rounder, joint top wicket taker in the tournament picking up 10 wickets with a best return of 4-17, has racked up 72 runs in five innings.
Kuldeep Gholiya, talented wicket-keeper batsman, didn’t start the tournament well but has looked in fine form lately. Second highest scorer for OEI mustering 137 runs in six games.
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 SIX wickets in six games.
Jai Mandhan, the right arm pacer has the best economy rate for any OEI bowler, has also scalped SEVEN wickets with a best return of 2-9.
The two sides have had mixed tournaments winning three and losing three. Oeiras have never won a knockout game at an ECN event and would be eager to change that against newcomers Fighters CC.
Last time they met: ECS21.735 | OEI 137 def FIG 100 (8 Sep 2021)
Match Prediction: Oeiras (OEI) to win and reach the final for the first time in an ECN event.
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