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FanCode ECS Croatia, 2021

Day 3 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Croatia – Matches 9 to 12 - T10 CRICKET LIVE

FanCode ECS Croatia provides an opportunity for five teams contesting 24 games over six days to establish the Champions. 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 four T10 matches on Day 3 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Croatia on Wednesday 13 October.

 

ECL22 representatives Zagreb Sokol lead the way with Belgrade chasing hard. SIB have two wins from four games, while LJU and SOS bring up the rear.

 

Teams

ZAS  Zagreb Sokol (3-1, NRR+1.762)

BEL Belgrade (3-1, NRR+1.440)

SIB  Split India Brodosplit (2-2, NRR+0.829)

LJU Ljubljana (0-2, NRR-3.133)

SOS  Sir Oliver Split (0-2, NRR-4.200)

 

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MATCH (ECS21.756)

SIR OLIVER SPLIT (SOS) v ZAGREB SOKOL (ZAS)

0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST

 

MATCH 10  (ECS21.757)

SIR OLIVER SPLIT (SOS) v ZAGREB SOKOL (ZAS)

0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST

 

SOS Last Five Matches: L L (Avg Score For 58, Avg Score Against 100) 

ZAS Last Five Matches: W L W W (Avg Score For 108, Avg Score Against 91) 

 

SIR OLIVER SPLIT (SOS)

Captain: Nikola Davidovic

Wicketkeeper: Sam Houghton

Projected Top Four: Sam Houghton, Nikola Davidovic, Drazan Jakolis, Ornob Masum

Projected Opening Bowlers: Nikola Davidovic, Josip Jukic

 

SIR OLIVER SPLIT Key Players:

Nikola Davidovic, star-allrounder, the captain will lead by example with both bat and ball. He is the all-time leading run scorer for SOS. Scored 20 runs and picked up two wickets on Monday.

Sam Houghton, New Zealand born wicket keeper batter, is an experienced campaigner having played cricket for about 18 years, also represented NZ U15 indoor cricket team.

Rahman Ademi, the 17-year old fast bowler has decent pace and is accurate, has already played international cricket for Serbia and is one of the bowlers to look out for in this tournament.

Jovan Reb is one of the few players to have featured in all international matches for Serbia, troubles the batters with his movement and accuracy. The 20-year old is also nicknamed "Mr Sixit" for his lower-order fireworks with the bat. Picked up a couple of wickets on Monday.



ZAGREB SOKOL (ZAS)

Captain: Daniel Lazarides

Wicketkeeper: Mark Davies

Projected Top Four: Daniel Lazarides, Jai Thakur, Aman Maheshwari, Peter Armaan

Projected Opening Bowlers: Peter Armaan, MD Shaikat

Spin Options: Daniel Lazarides

 

ZAGREB SOKOL Key Players:

Daniel Lazarides, star all-rounder, Premier League player in the UK, the opener will be looking to provide brisk starts for his side and will be crucial with the ball in the middle overs with his left arm spin. Top scorer for ZAS muscling 112 runs in four games with an impressive 57 off 20 balls on Monday.

Aman Maheshwari, tall right arm fast bowler and a fine hitter. Picked up TWO wickets in four games.

Peter Armaan, power hitter, can provide the finishing touches to ZAS innings from the middle order. Second highest scorer for ZAS racking up 69 runs in three innings. The all-rounder is also leading the wickets column scalping NINE wickets including a tournament best figures of 5-16 vs BEL.

Arpit Shukla, right arm medium pacer, returned man of the match figures of 3-5 against SIB on Tuesday.

MD Shaikat, right arm fast bowler, will be opening the bowling for ZAS, can consistently clock 120 kmph and deliver early wickets. Has scalped two wickets so far.

 

Leaders Zagreb Sokol will be strong favourites to beat Sir Oliver Split who prop up the table after two defeats. But anything can happen in T10 cricket and SOS will keenly contest this.

 

Match Prediction: Zagreb Sokol (ZAS) to win both matches comfortably.

 

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MATCH 11 (ECS21.758)

LJUBLJANA (LJU) v SPLIT INDIA BRODOSPLIT (SIB)

1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST

 

MATCH 12 (ECS21.759)

LJUBLJANA (LJU) v SPLIT INDIA BRODOSPLIT (SIB)

1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST

 

LJU Last Five Matches: L L (Avg Score For 83, Avg Score Against 114) 

SIB Last Five Matches: W W L L (Avg Score For 88, Avg Score Against 80) 

 

LJUBLJANA (LJU)

Captain: Nilesh Ujawe

Wicketkeeper: Waqar Khan

Projected Top Four: Dinesh Matla, Shoaib Siddiqui, Nilesh Ujawe, Shahid Arshad

Projected Opening Bowlers: Shoaib Siddiqui, Mirwais Shinwari

Spin Options: Rizwan Zahoor, Ayush Pandey

 

LJUBLJANA Key Players:

Shoaib Siddiqui, a highly talented all-rounder, has good accuracy with his line and lengths and is consistent with the bat too. Top scorer for LJU on Tuesday scoring 58 runs in two games.

Ayyaz Qureshi, right hand top order batter, has solid technique and can score all around the wicket, is regarded as the backbone of LJU. He is also a handy bowler with an ability to swing the ball both ways.

Nilesh Ujawe, left hand middle order batter and right arm medium pacer, the skipper is good with the ball sticking to his line and length and can be hard to get away. He is also a useful middle order batsman with an ability to score quick runs.

Shahid Arshad, another valuable all-rounder, technically sound and dependable with the bat, good in the field is a useful bowler. Scored 27 runs in two games.



SPLIT INDIA BRODOSPLIT (SIB)

Captain: Vasu Pulibanti

Wicketkeeper: Pashe Sadagopan

Projected Top Four: Sellamuthu Ramaswamy, Mohan Karanam, Achari Sethunathan, Kuruvilla Abraham

Projected Opening Bowlers: Vasu Pulibanti, Kuruvilla Abraham

 

SPLIT INDIA BRODOSPLIT Key Players:

Mohan Karanam, left handed batter and left arm fast bowler, the all-rounder has scored 48 runs and picked up THREE wickets in four games.

Kuruvilla Abraham, one of the best all-rounders in the SOS side, will be taking the new cherry and bat in the middle order. Top scorer for SIB scoring 111 runs in four games. Also picked up THREE wickets.

Amal Manuel, right arm fast bowler, top wicket taker for SIB picking up FIVE wickets in four games with a man of the match return of 3-5 in the second game.

Achari Sethunathan, the right hander is a solid technical top order batter who will be looking to impress on the big stage of European Cricket. Has looked solid racking up 87 runs in four games.

Frajeesh Vallupara, a decent right handed batter and a talented fast bowler. Second highest wicket taker for SIB picking up FOUR victims with a best return of 2-15 vs SOS.

 

Ljubljana from Slovenia did not enjoy their opening day with two defeats against high-flying Belgrade. LJU will be confident of getting off the mark against Split India Brodosplit who lost twice on Tuesday to leaders ZAS.

 

Match Prediction: LJU and SIB to split the matches with a win a piece.

 

 

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