FanCode ECS Croatia, 2021

Day 4 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Croatia – Matches 13 to 16 - 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 4 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Croatia on Thursday 14 October.


SOS will be sending out an even bigger SOS if they cannot find a win soon. 



ZAS  Zagreb Sokol (5-1, NRR+2.128)

BEL Belgrade (3-1, NRR+1.440)

LJU  Ljubljana (2-2, NRR-0.275)

SIB  Split India Brodosplit (2-4, NRR+0.542)

SOS  Sir Oliver Split (0-4, NRR-3.431)




MATCH 13 (ECS21.760)


0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST


MATCH 14  (ECS21.761)


0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST


SOS Last Five Matches: L L L L (Avg Score For 76, Avg Score Against 110) 

LJU Last Five Matches: L L W W (Avg Score For 90, Avg Score Against 92) 



Captain: Nikola Davidovic

Wicketkeeper: Sam Houghton

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

Projected Opening Bowlers: Nikola Davidovic, Josip Jukic



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. Top wicket taker for SOS picking up FOUR wickets. He has also scored 33 runs.

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. Top scorer for mustering 109 runs in four games including unbeaten scores of 50 and 49 on Wednesday against a strong ZAS side.

Ornob Masum, handy all-rounder, second highest scorer for SOS scoring 43 runs and has picked up THREE wickets in four games so far.

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. He has picked up three wickets so far.


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, accurate with good line and length and consistent with the bat too. Top scorer for LJU scoring 130 runs in four games including a player of the match performance of 56 off 29 balls vs SIB. He has picked up a couple of wickets as well.

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 is hard to get away. He is also a useful middle order batter able to score quick runs. Joint top wicket taker for LJU scalping THREE victims.

Shahid Arshad, another valuable all-rounder, technically sound and dependable with the bat, good in the field and a useful bowler. Has scored 47 runs in four games.

Ayush Pandey, talented left arm spinner, joint top wicket taker for LJU picking up THREE wickets. He has also scored 32 runs.


SOS badly need a win to kick start their campaign, while LJU turned things around on Wednesday with a couple of wins after a slow start. With SOS struggling, LJU will be looking to bag two more wins and improve their NRR in the process.


Match Prediction: Ljubljana (LJU) to extend their winning streak to four with a couple of wins.



MATCH 15 (ECS21.762)


1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST


MATCH 16 (ECS21.763)


1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST


BEL Last Five Matches: L W W W (Avg Score For 109, Avg Score Against 95) 

SIB Last Five Matches: W L L L L (Avg Score For 83, Avg Score Against 86) 



Captain: Robin Vitas

Wicketkeeper: Adrian Dunbar

Projected Top Four: Adrian Dunbar, Wintley Burton, Alex Dizija, Robin Vitas

Projected Opening Bowlers: Vukasin Zimonjic, Alister Gajic

Spin Options: Mark Pavlovic, Michael Dorgan, Slobodan Tosic


BELGRADE Key Players:

Wintley Burton, star all-rounder from Antigua, can hit sixes effortlessly and equally good with the ball with his medium pacers. Second highest scorer for BEL amassing 127 runs in four games, including a well compiled 64 off 32 balls vs LJU.

Adrian Dunbar, T20I world record-holder, hit a remarkable 104* to claim the record of highest score by a debutant in Serbia's first ever T20I match. The wicket-keeper batter will be eyeing similar success in the ECS. Has scored 56 runs in four games.

Alexander Dizija, the top order batter has looked solid, top scoring for BEL with 139 runs in four games including an unbeaten 49 off 27 to earn his first player of the match award.

Vukasin Zimonjic, the 16-year-old has already impressed on the international stage, having won the award for best young player at the Sofia T20I tournament earlier this year. The medium pacer returned figures of 4-5 including a HAT-TRICK in the Serbian league recently and is ready to take the ECS by storm! Joint top wicket taker for BEL picking up FOUR wickets with a best return of 3-24.

Slobodan Tosic, right arm off-spinner, has the best economy rate in the tournament so far conceding at just 4.00 runs per over. He is also joint top wicket taker for BEL taking FOUR wickets. 


Captain: Vasu Pulibanti

Wicketkeeper: Pashe Sadagopan

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

Projected Opening Bowlers: Vasu Pulibanti, Kuruvilla Abraham



Mohan Karanam, left handed batter and left arm fast bowler, the all-rounder has scored 57 runs and picked up FOUR wickets in six 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. Second highest scorer in the tournament so far scoring 179 runs in six games. Also picked up FIVE wickets.

Amal Manuel, right arm fast bowler, second highest wicket taker for SIB picking up FIVE wickets in six games with a player of the match return of 3-5 vs SOS.

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 92 runs in six games and is second highest run scorer for SIB.

Frajeesh Vallupara, a decent right handed batter and a talented medium pace bowler. Second highest wicket taker in the tournament picking up EIGHT victims with a best return of 4-12 vs LJU.


After an impressive opening day, SIB have slipped to four consecutive defeats. In contrast,  after losing their opening game, Belgrade are on a roll winning three on the trot, and look a much more formidable side. 


Match Prediction: Belgrade (BEL) to bag two comfortable wins.



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