MATCH 1 (ECS21.796) SPORTING ALFAS (SPA) v INTELLECTUALS (INT) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
SPA Last Five Matches: W W W L L (Avg Score For 105, Avg Score Against 108)
INT Last Five Matches: L L L L L (Avg Score For 90, Avg Score Against 132)
SPORTING ALFAS (SPA)
Captain: Phill Pennick
Wicketkeeper: Rhys Fowler
Projected Top Four: Phill Pennick, Chris Munoz-Mills, Jack Perman, Jamie Roper
Projected Opening Bowlers: Jake Sunderland, Darren Walker
Spin Options: Jack Perman
SPORTING ALFAS Key Players:
Jack Perman, the Spanish International looked in tremendous form in the first ever European Cricket Championship amassing 315 runs in 16 innings at a SR of 196. He can also roll his arm and bowl some wrist spin.
Chris Munoz-Mills, captain of Spanish National Team, a fine batter who scored over hundred runs in the ECC batting in the lower middle order. He will cherish opening the innings for SPA.
Waqar Ashraf, the right arm medium pacer impressed in the Dream11European Cricket Series Alicante 2020 leading the wickets column for SPA with FIVE wickets in seven games.
Captain: Husnain Akram
Wicketkeeper: Javed Iqbal
Projected Top Four: Javed Iqbal, Shakeel Sultan, Furqan Muhammad, Nadeem Muhammad
Projected Opening Bowlers: Hassan Askari, Ibtisam Ahmad
Spin Options: Furqan Muhammad
INTELLECTUALS Key Players:
Nadeem Muhammad, experienced right handed batter, top scorer for INT at Dream11 European Cricket Series Alicante 2020 racking up 167 runs in four games without being dismissed. He scored 30+ runs in each of those four innings.
Furqan Muhammad, talented 21-year old all-rounder, played for Levante CC in the inaugural ECS in Alicante. The right hander scored 175 runs in seven matches at an average of 58.33.
Hassan Askari, right arm fast bowler, was top wicket taker for INTat Dream11 European Cricket Series Alicante 2020 picking up FOUR wickets in six games including a tournament best figures of 3-8.
Javed Iqbal, wicket keeper batter, has played First Class cricket and List A games in Pakistan. He will be eyeing to score big runs at the top of the order.
Hosts Sporting Alfas dominated all their group games in that inaugural Dream11 ECS, but came unstuck in a massive semi-final shock against Pinatar Pirates. SPA will be aiming to go the distance this time around.
Intellectuals will be looking to improve on a disappointing showing in Dream11 European Cricket Series Alicante when they were left scratching their heads after going winless in six games.
Last time they met: SPA 186 def INT 89 (3 Mar 2020)
Match Prediction: Sporting Alfas (SPA) to win both games comfortably.
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