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FanCode ECS Germany, Dresden, 2021

Day 5 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Germany Dresden – Matches 17 to 20

FanCode ECS Germany Dresden provides an opportunity for ten teams, including the hosts Rugby Cricket Dresden, contesting 48 games over 12 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 Germany, Dresden on Friday 20 August.

 

Every team is still in with a sniff of qualifying for the knockout stages as we approach the business end of Group A action.

 

Group A

BSCR  BSC Rehberge 1945 (5-1, NRR+4.874)

RCD  RC Dresden (5-1, NRR+1.361)

VIK  FC Viktoria 89 (4-2, NRR-0.152)

EIH  SG Einheit Halle (1-5, NRR-2.216)

FBL  Fuchse Berlin Lions (1-7, NRR-2.707)

 

 

European Cricket Series Dresden 2021

Batting Stats

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MATCH 17 (ECS21.668)

SG EINHEIT HALLE (EIH) v FC VIKTORIA 89 (VIK)

0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST

 

MATCH 18  (ECS21.669)

SG EINHEIT HALLE (EIH) v FC VIKTORIA 89 (VIK)

0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST

 

EIH Last Five Matches: L W L L L (Avg Score For 87, Avg Score Against 103) 

VIK Last Five Matches: W W W W L (Avg Score For 95, Avg Score Against 90) 

 

SG EINHEIT HALLE (EIH)

Captain: Naeem Shinware

Wicketkeeper: Naeem Shinware

Projected Top Four: Naeem Shinware, Ehsanullah Sharifi, Chandan Manjunath, Matiullah Molakkel

Projected Opening Bowlers: Abdullah Daulatzai, Ehsanullah Sharifi

Spin Options: Bilal Usmani, Matiullah Molakkel

 

SG EINHEIT HALLE Key Players:

Ehsanullah Sharifi, a talented opening batsman and a skilled fast bowler. He will be looking to provide good starts to his team with both bat and ball. All-time leading run scorer for EIH. Second highest scorer in the tournament mustering 123 runs in six games including a 32-ball 80 vs FBL on Tuesday.

Naeem Shinware, a solid opening batsman, has racked up 181 runs in 11 club T20 games. One of the youngest ECS captain’s at the age of 22.Second highest run scorer for EIH racking up 95 runs in six games.

Usmani Bilal, the 22-year old all-rounder has been in good form with bat and bowl, returned tournament best figures of 4-9 vs FBL and has mustered a total of 52 runs.

Abas Talib, the left-arm medium pacer is joint leading wicket taker for EIH picking up FIVE wickets in six games with a best return of 3-17.



FC VIKTORIA 89 (VIK)

Captain: Zeeshan Sahi

Wicketkeeper: Zamir Haider

Projected Top Four: Usman Hadi, Zahid Mahmood, Waleed Aslam, Zamir Haider

Projected Opening Bowlers: Ehsan Latif, Usman Hadi

Spin Option(s): Bilal Hussain

 

FC VIKTORIA 89 Key Players:

Zahid Mahmood, the all-rounder can boast previous ECS experience playing for Berlin Eagles CC last term. He was the top scorer for his side racking up 81 runs in eight matches. Also a decent off-spinner. Top scorer for VIK racking up 115 runs in six games. Also picked up SEVEN wickets.

Ehsan Latif, the experienced left arm medium pacer is a former German International. He is quick and accurate with his line and length and will be looking to provide early breakthroughs to his side. Also the star composer of the new ECC anthem. WATCH THIS SPACE!! Top wicket taker for VIK scalping NINE wickets in six games including a man of the match return of 3-4 vs FBL.

Usman Hadi, the all-rounder will be opening the innings for VIK with both bat and ball. Played for Berlin Eagles CC last term, but didn’t enjoy much opportunity to impress. Mustered 53 off 31 balls vs EIH on Wednesday. Third highest scorer for VIK racking up 82 runs in five innings.

Harsha Gopireddy, the all-rounder is joint second highest wicket taker for VIK picking up SEVEN wickets and scoring 53 runs in four innings.

 

EIH will probably need to beat VIK once to qualify or at the very least prevent two damaging defeats which will ruin their qualification chances. VIK will be trying to finish as high up as possible in the standings to ensure a simpler (on paper) game in the quarters.

 

Match Prediction: FC Viktoria 89 (VIK) to win both games comfortably.

 

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MATCH 19 (ECS21.670)

RC DRESDEN (RCD) v BSC REHBERGE 1945 (BSCR)

1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST

 

MATCH 20 (ECS21.671)

RC DRESDEN (RCD) v BSC REHBERGE 1945 (BSCR)

1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST

 

RCD Last Five Matches: W W W L W (Avg Score For 100, Avg Score Against 87) 

BSCR Last Five Matches: W W L W W (Avg Score For 127, Avg Score Against 73) 

 

RC DRESDEN (RCD)

Captain: Sandeep Kamboj

Wicketkeeper: Arun Harkanchi

Projected Top Four: Sandeep Kamboj, Mustafa Khan, Kapil Chandnani, Azam Rajput

Projected Opening Bowlers: Belal Zadran, Rahul Grover

Spin Option(s): Rahul Grover, Azam Rajput

 

RC DRESDEN Key Players:

Sandeep Kamboj, captain, attacking opening batsman, capable of accelerating from ball one. All-time RCD leading run scorer. Mustered an unbeaten 51 off 23 balls vs EIH on Wednesday. Currently leads the scoring sheets for RCD with 93 runs. He also bowls right-arm medium pace and is generally accurate with his line and length. 

Kapil Chandnani, top-order batsman and medium pace bowler. A technically sound batsman and an equally good bowler with an ability to swing the new ball both ways.  Joint leading wicket taker for RCD scalping SIX wickets at an ER of just 5.87.

Rahul Grover, off-break bowler, leading the team of spinners in the RCD side. Has been in superb form already this summer and will definitely be a bowler to watch out for this term. He scalped SIX wickets in six games with a best return of 3-13 and is the joint highest wicket taker for RCD.

Mustafa Khan, the right hander is the second highest run scorer for RCD scoring 92 runs in six innings.

Gulzar Rasool, the all-rounder finished top scorer on Monday mustering 82 runs at a strike rate of 210 including 24-ball 66 bagging a man of the match award. He also picked up two wickets.



BSC REHBERGE 1945 (BSCR)

Captain: Javed Rana

Wicketkeeper: Asim Rehman

Projected Top Four: Shahnawaz Ahmad, Nadjibullah Yasser, Luqman Jafer, Imran Chaudhry

Projected Opening Bowlers: Sajid Liaqat, Ali Butt

Spin Options: Javed Rana, Sadiq Sabah, Ronson Muliyal, Bashar Khan

 

BSC REHBERGE 1945 Key Players:

Sajid Liaqat, current Germany international opening bowler. Highest scorer in the tournament racking up 132 runs including a man of the match performance of 61* vs VIK. Has also picked up FOUR wickets.

Nadjibullah Yasser, second highest run scorer for BSCRmustering 115 runs in six games, including a man of the match effort of a 13-ball 38 in the first game.

Luqman Jafer scored an unbeaten 40 in the second game, bagging his first man of the match award of the tournament.

Javed Rana, the right arm medium pacer returned figures of 3-9 in the second game vs EIH. Is currently leading the wickets column for BSCR with 10 wickets from six matches.

Shahnawaz Ahmad, opening batsman, top-scorer last year in European Cricket Series Dresden 2020 with 215 runs, including a best of 65. Scored 88 runs in six games so far.

 

Hosts RCD and BSCR will battle it out for top billing in Group A which could seal a potentially easier quarter-final match next Friday. BSCR have a massive NRR advantage over the hosts, so a share of the spoils might well be enough to secure top spot in Group A.



Last time they met: BSCR 75(6.2) def RCD 73 (14 Aug 2020)

Scorecard

 

Match Prediction: BSC Rehberge 1945 (BSCR) to edge two nail biting contests.

 

 

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