MATCH 3 (ECS21.798) MADRID UNITED (MAU) v INTELLECTUALS (INT) 1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST
MAU Last Five Matches: L W L W W (Avg Score For 117, Avg Score Against 115)
INT Last Five Matches: L L L L L (Avg Score For 90, Avg Score Against 132)
MADRID UNITED (MAU)
Captain: Ittefaq Ahmad
Wicketkeeper: Kamil Ahmed/Hamid Abdul
Projected Top Four: Ittefaq Ahmad, Abul Kalam Azad, Robiul Khan, Kamil Ahmed
Projected Opening Bowlers: Waqar Mirza, Jahidul Islam
Spin Options: Shazzad Hossain, Ittefaq Ahmad, Abul Kalam Azad
MADRID UNITED Key Players:
Robiul Khan, valuable all-rounder, racked up 119 runs in seven games at Dream11 European Cricket Series Alicante 2020 and picked up a couple of wickets as well.
Waqar Mirza, right handed batter with previous ECS experience, scored 74 runs in four inningsat Dream11 European Cricket Series Alicante 2020.
Ittefaq Ahmad, the skipper will look to lead from the front with both bat and ball.
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.
Madrid United made history by winning the first ever ECS in Alicante in March last year. However, MAU are without a few of their star players from that tournament and might struggle this time around. Intellectuals will be keen to pounce on the opportunity to seal their first ever victory in ECS. INT will also have the advantage of playing a couple of games already before this encounter and will be familiar with the conditions.
Last time they met: MAU 87(6.5) def INT 84 (3 Mar 2020)
Match Prediction: Intellectuals CC (INT) to register first ever ECS win.
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