Finals Day PREVIEW: FanCode European Cricket T10 Barcelona – Matches 37 & 38 - T10 CRICKET LIVE
Nine Catalan teams feature over 19 evenings in 38 hotly-anticipated T10 night matches from Barcelona. Every game will be live streamed worldwide on the European Cricket Network and on FanCode - a multi-sport aggregator platform, from the house of Dream Sports for the Indian Sub-Continent.
European Cricket Network live broadcasts two T10 matches on Day 19 of the 2021 FanCode European Cricket T10 Barcelona on Friday 19 November.
With 36 exciting T10 matches in the books, we have reached the business end of the FanCode European Cricket T10 Barcelona. The top two teams play for the title while there is also a Bronze Final.
FAL Falco (6-1-1, NRR+2.024)
CAT Catalunya Tigers (5-1-2, NRR+2.563)
GRA Gracia (4-3-1, NRR+2.345)
CTL Catalunya CC (3-2-3, NRR-0.952)
MR Montcada Royal (3-3-2, NRR+0.714)
HAW Hawks (3-4-1, NRR-0.352)
PUW Punjab Warriors (3-5-0, NRR-1.998)
HIS Hira CC Sabadell (2-6-0, NRR-1.811)
FTH Fateh (1-5-2, NRR-2.037)
BRONZE FINAL - MATCH 37 (BTT21.037)
GRACIA (GRA) v CATALUNYA CC (CTL)
1600 GMT | 1700 CET | 2130 IST
GRA Last Five Matches: L W W L L (Avg Score For 113, Avg Score Against 89)
CTL Last Five Matches: W NR W W L (Avg Score For 89, Avg Score Against 99)
Captain: Heera Mahey
Wicketkeeper: Prasanna Jathan
Projected Top Four: Gurwinder Bajwa, Mukhtiar Singh, Heera Mahey, Prasanna Jathan
Projected Opening Bowlers: Trilochan Singh, Harkamal Singh
Spin Options: Heera Mahey
GRACIA Key Players:
Gurwinder Bajwa, world record holder with the highest individual score (156* off 45 balls) in T10 cricket, the only player to score two centuries in a single ECS edition. Second highest scorer for GRA racking up 156 runs in five games including a 29-ball 61 vs PUW.
Manish Manwani, ultra talented youngster, scored an unbeaten 34 off 22 balls on Tuesday. He has also picked up a couple of wickets.
Heera Mahey, skipper, right arm medium pacer, top wicket taker for GRA scalping SIX wickets in five games at an economy rate of just 4.90. He has also scored 104 runs including an unbeaten 50 off 30 balls vs HAW.
Trilochan Singh, loves bowling with the new cherry, second highest wicket taker for GRA scalping FIVE wickets in five games.
CATALUNYA CC (CTL)
Captain: Ameer Abdullah
Wicketkeeper: Rauf Zaman
Projected Top Four: Armghan Khan, Rauf Zaman, Nisar Ahmed, Ameer Abdullah
Projected Opening Bowlers: Ali Azam, Asim Raja
Spin Options: Ameer Abdullah
CATALUNYA CC Key Players:
Armghan Khan, fondly known as the BIG MAK, he has been in the Spanish cricket scene for quite a while now. The hard hitting batter is the top scorer for CTL mustering 123 runs in five innings.
Syed Sherazi, experienced left arm medium pacer, top wicket taker for CTL picking up FOUR wickets.
Rauf Zaman, wicket keeper batter, featured for CTL in ECL19 and in ECS Barcelona events in 2020 playing a few impactful knocks. Second highest scorer for CTL scoring 103 runs in five innings.
Gracia are coming into this game on the back of a couple of losses. GRA have dearly missed the services of star all-rounder Kuldeep Lal who is on National duty. That said, GRA will be keen for a podium finish.
Catalunya CC were unlucky to have lost out three games to rain, the most of any side in the tournament but they managed to finish fourth. Apart from the abandoned games, CTL have looked good winning three of five remaining games.
Last time they met: BTT21.024 | CTL 86(8.5) def GRA 85 (12 Nov 2021)
Match Prediction: Catalunya CC (CTL) to bag bronze medal honours.
FINAL - MATCH 38 (BTT21.038)
FALCO (FAL) v CATALUNYA TIGERS (CAT)
1830 GMT | 1930 CET | 0000 IST
FAL Last Five Matches: W L W W W (Avg Score For 109, Avg Score Against 88)
CAT Last Five Matches: W WNR NR W(Avg Score For 100, Avg Score Against 75)
Captain: Rehman Rajput
Wicketkeeper: Zeeshan Raza
Projected Top Four: Adeel Sarwar, Zeeshan Raza, Mohammad Yaseen, Rehman Rajput
Projected Opening Bowlers: Hassan Ali, Khawar Javeed
Spin Options: Naeem Shah, Adeel Sarwar
FALCO Key Players:
Adeel Sarwar, Falco’s best batter, second highest scorer for FAL racking up 189 runs in seven games including a fifty. The all-rounder has also picked up SIX wickets.
Zeeshan Raza, talented wicket keeper batter, highest scorer for FAL muscling 240 runs in seven games including back-to-back fifties last night.
Kamran Raja, the hard hitting all-rounder mustered an 8-ball 28 and returned figures of 1-8 vs CTL on Tuesday to bag a player of the match award.
Shabaz Ahmed, right arm quick, joint highest wicket taker for FAL scalping SIX wickets in seven games.
CATALUNYA TIGERS (CAT)
Captain: Ghulam Sarwar
Wicketkeeper: Awais Ahmed
Projected Top Four: Awais Ahmed, Sheraz Iqbal, Asjad Butt, Muhammad Aqsam
Projected Opening Bowlers: Zulqarnain Haider, Umer Mughal
Spin Options: Ghulam Sarwar
CATALUNYA TIGERS Key Players:
Awais Ahmed,a well established opening batter for Spain, has performed exceptionally well in the T10 format. Second highest scorer for CAT racking up 114 runs in five games.
Asjad Butt,prolific run scorer, regularly going big in Barcelona events. Can clear the fence with ease and also chip in with useful wickets with the ball if needed. Top scorer for CAT scoring 140 runs in five innings including an unbeaten 52 off 29 balls vs MR. Has also picked up FIVE wickets and has bagged two player of the match awards.
Waqas Meraj, right arm medium pacer, returned tournament best figures of 4-15 vs FTH to bag a player of the match award. Leading wicket taker for CAT scalping 11 wickets in six games.
Ghulam Dastgeer, slow left arm orthodox, second highest wicket taker for CAT picking up FIVE wickets in four games.
Both Falco and Catalunya Tigers have enjoyed a good run in the tournament winning six and five games respectively. Falco, runners-up at European Cricket Series Barcelona 2021, will be yearning for an ECN title while Catalunya Tigers have won the last two ECN events in Barcelona. CAT won the ECS Barcelona Bash 2020 and FanCode ECS Spain Barcelona earlier this year and will be keen to add another silverware in their cabinet.
Last time they met: BTT21.022 | Match Abandoned (11 Nov 2021)
Match Prediction: Catalunya Tigers (CAT) to be crowned champions.