MATCH 5 (ECS21.800) MADRID UNITED (MAU) v INTELLECTUALS (INT) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
MAU Last Five Matches: L W W L W (Avg Score For 111, Avg Score Against 105)
INT Last Five Matches: L L L W W (Avg Score For 102, Avg Score Against 116)
MADRID UNITED (MAU)
Captain: Ittefaq Ahmad
Wicketkeeper: Sukhi Singh
Projected Top Four: Shazzad Hossain, Kamil Ahmed, Ricard Tedder, Abul Kalam Azad
Projected Opening Bowlers: Robiul Khan, 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. Second highest scorer for MAU this term muscling 53 runs in two games.
Abul Kalam Azad, right handed batter and right arm off-spinner, top scorer for MAU racking up 61 runs in two games. He has also picked up THREE wickets.
Kamil Ahmed, valuable all-rounder, top wicket taker for MAU scalping FOUR wickets in two games with a best return of 3-11. He also scored 39 runs.
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:
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.
Shakeel Sultan, right handed opening batter, second highest scorer for INT racking up 61 runs in three games. He was involved in an unbeaten opening stand of 105 with Javed Iqbal taking his side to victory vs SPA.
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. He picked up two wickets on Wednesday leading the wickets column for INT.
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. Top scored on the opening day racking up 80 runs in three games including an unbeaten 54 off 30 balls vs SPA to take his side to a first ever ECS victory.
Intellectuals enjoyed a fantastic opening day sealing their first ever ECS victory against SPA after losing the opening fixture. INT celebrated the landmark with another win over MAU to cap off an eventful day.
Madrid United, after losing their first game, prevailed in a dramatic Golden Ball finish against SPA. MAU have now won two Golden Balls in ECS keeping a 100 percent GB record.
INT beat MAU in a last over thriller on Wednesday and will be looking to keep their winning run going.
Last time they met: ECS21.798 | INT 109(9.2) def MAU 108 (27 Oct 2021)
Match Prediction: Madrid United (MAU) to avenge previous defeat.
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