MATCH 41 (ECS21.644) ARIANA CC (ARI) v MALMOHUS (MAM) 0630 GMT | 0830 CET | 1200 IST
ARI Last Five Matches: W W W L W (Avg Score For 94, Avg Score Against 92)
MAM Last Five Matches: L L W W W (Avg Score For 120, Avg Score Against 88)
Captain: Nusratullah Sultan
Wicketkeeper: Nusratullah Sultan
Projected Top Four: Mahmood Babar, Bashir Ahmed, Nusratullah Sultan, Qader Khan
Projected Opening Bowlers: Atif Muhammad, Absar Khan
Spin Option(s): Dawood Shirzad, Mahmood Babar
ARIANA CC Key Players:
Nusratullah Sultan, captain, a solid top order batsman, highest run scorer in Group A mustering 176 runs at a SR of 185, including an unbeaten 75 off 30 balls vs Malmo earning himself a man of the match award. Has hit the most fours - 22 and sixes - 11 in Group A.
Mahmood Babar, the experienced right handed batsman has racked up 96 runs from six innings and is the third highest run scorer for his side.
Bashir Ahmed, technically sound, has looked good with the bat scoring 118 runs in eight matches and is the second highest run scorer for ARI.
Yusuf Sahak, the all-rounder is the second highest wicket taker so far scalping 13 wickets. Picked up FOUR wickets in four balls vs MAL in astounding match winning figures of 5-6. He has also mustered 40 runs in three innings.
Dawood Shirzad, the wily leg spinner is the leading wicket taker picking up 14 wickets in eight games with a best return of 4-16 vs JKP. He is the only bowler to have picked a four-fer twice in the series.
Captain: Ankit Gupta
Wicketkeeper: Raseka Danasekara
Projected Top Four: Dheeraj Malhotra, Raseka Danasekara, Ankit Gupta, Rizwan Tarar
Projected Opening Bowlers: Sheron Nord, Faraz Muneer
Spin Option(s): Shahbaz Hussain
MALMOHUS Key Players:
Dheeraj Malhotra, an aggressive opening batsman able to play shots on both the front and back foot. Top scorer in the tournament racking up 201 runs in eight games including a 28-ball 58 vs LAN on Monday. He is also the top wicket taker for his side scalping 10 wickets.
Ankit Gupta, a talented, adaptable and powerful batsman. Second highest run scorer for MAM mustering 173 runs in six innings at a SR of 251 including a 32-ball 104 on Monday including 11 HUGE maximos.
Faraz Muneer, right arm nigglymedium pacer, consistent bowler with an arsenal of swing, cutters and slower balls. Has picked up FIVE wickets with a best return of 2-9.
Ashish Rajput, the 29-year old medium pacer has picked up four wickets in six games.
Ariana finished with an impressive 6-2 record, the only team to beat Ariana AKIF in the group stages. Malmohus made the knockout stages with four wins and will be a tough nut to crack, refreshed after a day off from the action. Ariana are likely to be rusty after over a week off themselves and this clash of two evenly matched sides could go either way.
Match Prediction: Malmohus (MAM) to make the semis with a narrow win.
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