MATCH 3 (ECS21.534) ACCB (ACCB) v BANEASA (BAN) 1000 GMT | 1200 CET | 1530 IST
ACCB Last Five Matches: L W W W (Avg Score For 141, Avg Score Against 122)
BAN Last Five Matches: L L L (Avg Score For 105, Avg Score Against 114)
Captain: Sukhbinder Singh
Wicketkeeper: Asad Abbas
Projected Top Four: Gohar Manan, Anandha Karthikeyan, Abdul Asif, Asad Abbas
Projected Opening Bowlers: Sami Ullah, Sukhbinder Singh
Spin Options: Sukhbinder Singh
Gohar Manan, top scorer in the previous edition mustering 251 runs at a strike rate of 278! The opener also scored a brilliant 110* off just 35 balls vs CLJ. Until recently he held the record for quickest ECS century. He can also boast an international hundred in T20Is and is a key member of the current national side.
Abdul Asif was second highest run scorer for ACCB last term with 82 runs from four innings. He also played a match winning knock of 70* off 24 balls against Baneasa.
Sami Ullah, right arm medium pacer, national team member, scalped SEVEN wickets in four games last summer with a best return of 3-23.
Sukhbinder Singh, captain, right arm off-spinner, impressed last term picking up FIVE wickets in four games at an ER of 9.71 - least among his teammates.
Captain: Abdul Shakoor
Wicketkeeper: Sheriyar Sohail
Projected Top Four: Abdul Shakoor, Sheriyar Sohail, Mahesh Prasanna, Adnan Hanif
Projected Opening Bowlers: Ijaz Hussain, Waqar Abbasi
Spin Options: Mahesh Prasanna, Wasif Sharif
BANEASA Key Players:
Sheriyar Sohail, left hand opening batsman and wicket-keeper, making his ECS debut, would be eager to perform on the grand stage of European Cricket. He loves playing cover drives.
Waqar Abbasi, right hand fast bowler and lower order batsman, capable of hitting long balls, finished top scorer for BAN with 60 runs and scalped two wickets in three games last year.
Abdul Shakoor, right handed middle order batsman, second highest run scorer for BAN last term racking up 56 runs in three games at a good strike rate of 193. Vice captain of the national side.
ACCB enjoyed a tremendous season in Romania winning the treble, including the inaugural ECS. ACCB will be strong favourites against Baneasa who went winless and finished bottom of the standings last year. Baneasa will be keen to show better form than last season having added some faces to their ranks.
Last time they met: ACCB 112(8) def BAN 106 (13 Sep 2020)
Match Prediction: ACCB (ACCB) to win at a canter.
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