FanCode ECS Croatia, 2021

Day 5 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Croatia – Matches 17 to 20 - 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 5 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Croatia on Friday 15 October.


Zagreb Sokol aim for top spot while Sir Oliver Split search for unlikely victories against table toppers BEL for a spot in Finals Day.


BEL Belgrade (5-1, NRR+3.396)

ZAS  Zagreb Sokol (5-1, NRR+2.128)

LJU  Ljubljana (3-3, NRR+0.388)

SIB  Split India Brodosplit (2-6, NRR-1.923)

SOS  Sir Oliver Split (1-5, NRR-2.917)



MATCH 17  (ECS21.764)


0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST


MATCH 18 (ECS21.765)


0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST


ZAS Last Five Matches: L W W W W (Avg Score For 113, Avg Score Against 92) 

LJU Last Five Matches: L W W W L (Avg Score For 100, Avg Score Against 96) 



Captain: Daniel Lazarides

Wicketkeeper: Mark Davies

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

Projected Opening Bowlers: Peter Amaan, MD Shaikat

Spin Options: Daniel Lazarides



Daniel Lazarides, star all-rounder, Premier League player in the UK, the opener provides brisk starts for his side and is crucial with the ball in the middle overs with his left arm spin. Top scorer in the tournament muscling 223 runs in five innings including THREE fifties.

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

Peter Amaan, power hitter, can provide the finishing touches to ZAS innings from the middle order. Second highest scorer for ZAS racking up 70 runs in four 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 player of the match figures of 3-5 against SIB on Tuesday.


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 193 runs in six 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. Second highest scorer for LJU with 79 runs in six games.

Ayush Pandey, talented left arm spinner, joint top wicket taker for LJU picking up THREE wickets. He has also scored 55 runs.


ZAS have lost only once so far, while LJU had a three-game winning run busted by bottom side SOS. ZAS will be eyeing two huge wins to boost their inferior NRR as they battle Belgrade for top spot in the standings.


Match Prediction: Zagreb Sokol (ZAS) to do a double over Ljubljana.



MATCH 19 (ECS21.766)


1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST


MATCH 20  (ECS21.767)


1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST


BEL Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 117, Avg Score Against 84) 

SOS Last Five Matches: L L L L W (Avg Score For 85, Avg Score Against 114) 



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 140 runs in five innings, including a well compiled 64 off 32 balls vs LJU.

Gaurav Chopra, all-rounder, joint top wicket taker for BEL picking up FIVE wickets with a best return of 3-6. He has also scored 25 runs in the only game he batted.

Alexander Dizija, the top order batter has looked solid, top scoring for BEL with 210 runs in five innings including an unbeaten 71 off 31 balls vs SIB.

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 second highest wicket taker for BEL taking FOUR wickets.


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. He is the second highest scorer for SOS this tournament racking up 120 runs including a player of the match effort of unbeaten 78 off 37 balls. He is also the second highest wicket taker for SOS picking up FIVE wickets.

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 SOS mustering 137 runs in six 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 45 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. Top wicket taker for SOS picking up SIX wickets and scored 46 runs so far.


SOS grabbed their first victory of the tournament against Ljubljana on Wednesday to remain in with a chance of reaching Finals Day. SOS will find it tough to replicate that success against high-flying Belgrade who boast a much better NRR. Two wins for Belgrade will probably mean top spot in the standings.


Match Prediction: Belgrade (BEL) to win both games comfortably.



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