MATCH 10 (ECS21.805) SPORTING ALFAS (SPA) v INTELLECTUALS (INT) 0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
SPA Last Five Matches: W L L W W (Avg Score For 112, Avg Score Against 87)
INT Last Five Matches: W W W L W (Avg Score For 86, Avg Score Against 100)
SPORTING ALFAS (SPA)
Captain: Phill Pennick
Wicketkeeper: Rhys Fowler
Projected Top Four: Phill Pennick, Antonio Brown, Jack Perman, Jamie Roper
Projected Opening Bowlers: Jake Sunderland, Darren Walker
Spin Options: Jack Perman
SPORTING ALFAS Key Players:
Jack Perman, the Spanish International has been in tremendous form with the bat. Top scorer for SPA racking up 112 runs in five games. He can also roll his arm and bowl some wrist spin.
Darren Walker, the experienced right arm off-spinner returned figures of 3-7 in the opening game vs INT on Wednesday to bag a player of the match award for his magical effort.
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. Returned tournament best figures of 3-4 vs INT on Wednesday.
Jake Sunderland, right arm medium pacer, top wicket taker for SPA picking up FOUR wickets in five games.
Captain: Husnain Akram
Wicketkeeper: Javed Iqbal
Projected Top Four: Javed Iqbal, Shakeel Sultan, Furqan Muhammad, Nadeem Muhammad
Projected Opening Bowlers: Faisal Rehman, Ibtisam Ahmad
Spin Options: Furqan Muhammad
INTELLECTUALS Key Players:
Shakeel Sultan, right handed opening batter, second highest scorer for INT racking up 81 runs in six games. He was involved in an unbeaten opening stand of 105 with Javed Iqbal taking his side to victory vs SPA.
Javed Iqbal, wicket keeper batter, has played First Class cricket and List A games in Pakistan. Top scorer in the tournament racking up 139 runs in six games including an unbeaten 54 off 30 balls vs SPA to take his side to a first ever ECS victory.
Husnain Akram, the skipper is the joint leading wicket taker for his side picking up FIVE wickets in six games with a best return of 2-9.
Abbas Toseef, a very handy all-rounder, the left hander has mustered 51 runs and is the joint leading wicket taker for INT scalping FIVE wickets.
If Sporting Alfas win their earlier game against MAU, both SPA and INT will be locked on eight points. SPA will be ahead of INT on superior NRR and a win here will almost seal their top spot and the victory.
Last time they met: ECS21.802 | SPA 77(5.3) def INT 76 (28 Oct 2021)
Match Prediction: Sporting Alfas (SPA) to edge a narrow win.
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