MATCH 37 (ECS21.592) NACKA (NAC) v MARSTA (MAR) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
NAC Last Five Matches: L L L W NR (Avg Score For 100, Avg Score Against 102)
MAR Last Five Matches: W W W L NR (Avg Score For 104, Avg Score Against 86)
Captain: Zabi Zahid
Wicketkeeper: Zabi Zahid
Projected Top Four: Zabi Zahid, Abdul Hakeem, Omran Zazai, Khalid Zahid
Projected Opening Bowlers: Khalid Zahid, Omran Zazai
Spin Option(s): Abdul Hakeem, Azam Mohammad
NACKA Key Players:
Khalid Zahid, the experienced all-rounder has been selected to represent the national team recently. Has racked up 84 runs and picked up three wickets in seven games.
Omran Zazai, the 22-year old is a hard hitting opening batsman, top scorer for NAC with 113 runs from seven innings at a strike rate of 198. Has also picked up three wickets.
Zabi Zahid, captain, all-rounder, has picked up SIX wickets and mustered 110 runs so far this season.
Abdul Hakeem, the 27-year old spinner has scalped three wickets. He is also a decent batsman racking up 55 runs with the bat. Scored an unbeaten 38 off 21 balls vs ALZ to take his side to their only victory this season.
Captain: Shahid Mustafa
Wicketkeeper: Shahid Mustafa
Projected Top Four: Share Ali, Waqas Haider, Hamid Sulehri, Shahid Mustafa
Projected Opening Bowlers: Qambber Syed, Ajmal Raza
Spin Option(s): Hamid Sulehri, Fahad Waqas
MARSTA Key Players:
Share Ali is a solid top order batsman and can bowl fast with the ball. Started off well scoring 35 off just 19 balls in the first match and has racked up 128 runs in five innings leading the scoring sheets for MAR.
Waqas Haider, a dashing opening batsman and brilliant pace bowler with the ability to swing the ball. Second highest scorer for MAR mustering 118 runs in five innings including a 31-ball 45 vs HUD.
Hamid Sulehri, an elegant top order batsman and a quality left arm spinner, has scalped SIX wickets in four games with a best return of 2-5 and has scored 34 runs with the bat.
Shahid Mustafa, captain, has racked up 85 runs in five innings including a man of the match performance against ALZ scoring 30 off 19 balls.
Ajmal Raza, the left arm medium pacer has picked up NINE wickets with a best return of 2-0 and is leading the wicket taking charts for MAR.
Nacka finally found that elusive win against ALZ but another defeat would definitely spell the end of Nacka’s reign. Even if NAC win things are still looking decidedly ropy for the reigning champions.
Last time they met: ECS21.579 | MAR 133 def NAC 60 (24 Jul 2021)
Match Prediction: Marsta (MAR) to edge to a narrow win.
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