MATCH 7 (ECS21.802) SPORTING ALFAS (SPA) v INTELLECTUALS (INT) 1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST
SPA Last Five Matches: L L W L L (Avg Score For 92, Avg Score Against 99)
INT Last Five Matches: L L L W W (Avg Score For 102, Avg Score Against 116)
SPORTING ALFAS (SPA)
Captain: Phill Pennick
Wicketkeeper: Rhys Fowler
Projected Top Four: Phill Pennick, Christian Munoz, 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. Top scored for SPA on Wednesday racking up 76 runs in three games.
Christian Munoz, 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.
Darren Walker, the experienced right arm off-spinner returned figures of 3-7 in the opening game vs INT on Wednesday bagging 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, joint top wicket taker for SPA picking up THREE wickets in three 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:
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.
Sporting Alfas and Intellectuals shared the spoils on Wednesday, both beating one another comprehensively. A spicy decider awaits!
Last time they met: ECS21.797 | INT 105(8.4) def SPA 104 (27 Oct 2021)
Match Prediction: Sporting Alfas (SPA) to avenge that shocking loss.
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