Day 11 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Germany Kiel – Matches 41 to 44
10 leading teams from Northern Germany feature over 12 days in 48 high-intensity T10 matches. 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 11 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Germany, Kiel on Friday 11 June.
Quarter-finals Friday with the top four in each group playing for a spot in Saturday’s semi-finals.
MTV MTV Stallions (7-1, NRR+1.861)
KHTC 1.Kieler HTC (5-3, NRR+0.939)
SGH SG Hameln (5-3, NRR+0.463)
FCT First Contact (2-6, NRR-1.260)
MTSV Moorburger TSV (1-7, NRR-1.997)
KSV Kummerfelder Sportverein (7-1, NRR+4.750)
PSV PSV Hann-Munden (5-3, NRR+0.906)
SCE SC Europa (4-4, NRR-1.627)
VFB VFB Fallersleben (3-5, NRR-0.688)
THCC THCC Hamburg (1-7, NRR-2.953)
QUARTER FINAL 1 - MATCH 41 (ECS21.428)
1.KIELER HTC (KHTC) v SC EUROPA (SCE)
0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
KHTC Last Five Matches: W W L L W (Avg Score For 89, Avg Score Against 87)
SCE Last Five Matches: W W L L L (Avg Score For 84, Avg Score Against 116)
1.KIELER HTC (KHTC)
Captain: Azeem Azam
Wicketkeeper: Adnan Nooruddin
Projected Top Four: Chaitanya Pagadapoola, Sadeequllah Shinwari, Naqibulah Mulakhil, Madura Ambagahage
Projected Opening Bowlers: Danish Zahid, Azeem Azam
Spin Options: Muqurrab Zaidi, Shiraz Shah
1.KIELER HTC Key Players:
Sadeequllah Shinwari, aggressive right handed batsman, loves to attack the new ball bowlers, likes playing lofted straight drives and boasts previous ECS experience playing for KSV, has played a few good cameos racking up a total of 125 runs from eight matches.
Chaitanya Pagadapoola, the right handed opener has been in good nick and is the top scorer for KHTC with 165 runs from eight matches. He has bagged two man of the match awards for his 48 off 19 balls and an unbeaten 47 off 28 balls.
Azeem Azam, captain, all-rounder, leads the bowling attack, capable of hitting big shots in the middle overs, likes playing the pull shot, has picked up six victims from eight matches with his fiery bowling.
Danish Zahid, leads the KHTC bowling attack on the field and is the leading wicket taker for his side with seven scalps from seven matches.
SC EUROPA (SCE)
Captain: Sahel Darwish
Wicketkeeper: Mohsin Muhammad
Projected Top Four: Sahel Darwish, Dawood Aruyubi, Israfeel Aryubi, Bilal Shinwari
Projected Opening Bowlers: Israfeel Aryubi, Bilal Shinwari
Spin Options: Wajid Khan, Dawood Aruyubi
SC EUROPA Key Players:
Bilal Shinwari, valuable all-rounder, has been mighty impressive and is a candidate for MVP, has mustered 121 runs from five innings top scoring for SCE and has picked up a wicket as well, winning two man of the match awards.
Hikman Shinwari comes into the side for the first time this season, the all-rounder scored 77 runs in five knocks at ECS Kummerfeld 2020, also leading the wicket taking charts with six scalps, typical for SCE all-time leading wicket taker.
Dawood Aruyubi is a very promising youngster, when on song can take the match away from any opposition, also a very good spinner who is normally economical. Has racked up 90 runs so far and has picked up two wickets.
Israfeel Aryubi, leader of the SCE bowling attack, can trouble batsmen with his pace and swing, smacked 119 runs from six innings, also picked up six wickets, adjudged man of the match for his all-round showing in the second game on Saturday.
SC Europa have enjoyed a mixed tournament so far with four wins and four losses, but are a decent all-round outfit. With their star all-rounder Israfeel back in the side, SCE will fancy their chances against a potentially rusty 1.Kieler HTC. However, the hosts will be confident going into this match having finished second in Group A. Both these teams are evenly matched and this game could go either way.
Match Prediction: SC Europa (SCE) to narrowly edge past the hosts.
QUARTER FINAL 2 - MATCH 42 (ECS21.429)
PSV HANN-MUNDEN (PSV) v SG HAMELN (SGH)
0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
PSV Last Five Matches: W L W W W (Avg Score For 110, Avg Score Against 93)
SGH Last Five Matches: W W W W L (Avg Score For 92, Avg Score Against 75)
PSV HANN-MUNDEN (PSV)
Captain: Gulraiz Mustafa
Wicketkeeper: Sajed Jabarkhel
Projected Top Four: Gulraiz Mustafa, Imran Hafiz, Adeel Ahmad, Awalkhan Safi
Projected Opening Bowlers: Amin Zadran, Awalkhan Safi
Spin Options: Gulraiz Mustafa, Vinod Joshi, Hiren Patel
PSV HANN-MUNDEN Key Players:
Adeel Ahmad is an explosive hitter, has mustered 231 runs at a strike rate of 257 and is the second highest run scorer in the tournament. A man in form, he plundered 139 runs in three games on Thursday, bagging two man of the match awards in the process.
Amin Zadran, tidy all-rounder who consistently makes an impact with bat and ball. Bagged man of the match award on Wednesday for his all-round performance picking up 3-7 and scoring a quickfire 6-ball 14 against VFB. He is the leading wicket taker with 11 scalps from eight matches.
Awalkhan Safi , talented all-rounder, has been consistent with the ball and is among wickets more often than not, has taken eight wickets so far and scores at an SR of 212.
Imran Hafiz, the hard hitting opening batsman has been in good form of late, has racked up 115 runs from eight matches and could be the man to watch out for in the absence of fellow opener Asad Sangari.
SG HAMELN (SGH)
Captain: Thusitha Ratnayake
Wicketkeeper: Thusitha Ratnayake
Projected Top Four: Safi Rahman, Akila Rajapakshe, Mudassar Iqbal, Rizwan Babar
Projected Opening Bowlers: Ankit Tomar, Mudassar Iqbal
Spin Options: Muneeb Mohammad, Romal Barakzai
SG HAMELN Key Players:
Rizwan Babar, all-rounder, has been impressive with both bat and ball, racking up 51 runs from four innings, tops the wicket taking sheets for SGH picking up nine wickets at an economy of seven.
Akila Rajapakshe, left handed opener smashed an unbeaten 49 off 27 balls to take his side to a first ever ECS victory. He is the second highest run scorer for SGH with a total of 106 runs from six innings and has bagged two man of the match awards.
Mudassar Iqbal, all-rounder, top order batsman who likes to hit the ball hard, leading run scorer for SGH with 111 runs to his name, takes the new cherry and will hope to provide early breakthroughs, has scalped six wickets so far with a best return of 2-19.
Thusitha Ratnayake, captain, a capable middle order batsman who can bowl with great zeal when he is not keeping wicket, returned man of the match figures of 3-10 against MTSV.
PSV Hann-Munden enjoyed an outstanding day yesterday, winning all three matches to finish second in Group B. SC Hameln will have to travel over 300km for the knockout stages and will probably be very ring-rusty after a week’s break from the action.
That said, both these teams have been in good form, winning four of their last five games, and this encounter could well prove to be a box-office thriller.
Match Prediction: PSV Hann-Munden (PSV) to carry on their serene progress with their fourth straight win.
QUARTER FINAL 3 - MATCH 43 (ECS21.431)
KUMMERFELDER SPORTVEREIN (KSV) v FIRST CONTACT (FCT)
1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST
KSV Last Five Matches: W W W W L (Avg Score For 146, Avg Score Against 86)
FCT Last Five Matches: L L L L W (Avg Score For 71, Avg Score Against 83)
KUMMERFELDER SPORTVEREIN (KSV)
Captain: Shoaib Azam
Wicketkeeper: Zaid Hasan
Projected Top Four: Shoaib Azam, Rajan Sharma, Muhammad Samiullah, Raj Singh
Projected Opening Bowlers: Muhammad Samiullah, Hazrat Said
Spin Options: Saeied Sadat, Avi Soni, Ashish Sharma
KUMMERFELDER SPORTVEREIN Key Players:
Muhammad Samiullah, top batsman who scores at a rapid rate. Scored a blistering 28-ball 78 in the opener against VFB. He will have a big role to play with the bat in the absence of Ahmed Musaddiq. Can also turn his arm over with aplomb.
Shoaib Azam, top order batsman, the captain has been good with the bat scoring 202 runs from eight innings. Has led his team to solid starts in almost all the matches and has bagged two man of the match awards as well.
Rajan Sharma, big hitting opening batsman makes his debut for KSV at ECS, has a century to his name in a friendly T10 game for Winterthur CC, he would be hoping to impress on the grand European Cricket stage.
Avi Soni is leading wicket taker for KSV with nine scalps from eight matches with a best return of 2-3.
FIRST CONTACT (FCT)
Captain: Sharif Safi
Wicketkeeper: Mohammad Akbar Jabarkhel
Projected Top Four: Zahir Shah Zakhil, Mohammad Akbar Jabarkhel, Imran Khan Hassan, Zakirullah Zakhil
Projected Opening Bowlers: Sharif Safi, Abdulrahman Amarkhail
Spin Options: Salman Haider, Nassrullah Amla
FIRST CONTACT Key Players:
Zahir Shah Zakhil, the left handed batsman showed a wide array of shots in his knock of 34 against MTV, is the top scorer for his side smashing 165 runs from eight matches and has also grabbed five wickets with the ball.
Sadam Sherzad, top wicket taker for FCT scalping 10 wickets from seven matches with a best return of 3-19.
Sharif Safi, captain, all-rounder, has mustered 79 runs from six innings and has picked up five wickets with the ball.
Abdulrahman Amarkhail, bagged man of the match award for a brilliant bowling figures of 4/16 vs KHTC, has scalped a total of six wickets from eight matches.
Having won seven in a row, KSV are on a losing run of one after slipping to defeat to PSV in their final group game. KSV will also be without one of their star all-rounders Ahmed Musaddiq for this quarter-final who is away on a Germany national team camp. That said, it would still be the mother of all ECS shocks, if First Contact found the winning solution in this game, having barely scraped into the quarter-finals.
Match Prediction: Favourites Kummerfelder Sportverein (KSV) to win at a canter.
QUARTER FINAL 4 - MATCH 44 (ECS21.431)
MTV STALLIONS (MTV) v VFB FALLERSLEBEN (VFB)
1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST
MTV Last Five Matches: W W W L W (Avg Score For 96, Avg Score Against 76)
VFB Last Five Matches: L W L W L (Avg Score For 81, Avg Score Against 85)
MTV STALLIONS (MTV)
Captain: Gaurav Singh Rathore
Wicketkeeper: Sachin Mandy
Projected Top Four: Suraj Mothilal, Prashanth Potharlanka, Sachin Mandy, Mohammad Faruq Arabzai
Projected Opening Bowlers: Ujwal Gadiraju, Mohammad Faruq Arabzai
Spin Options: Asghar Amarkhil, Gaurav Singh Rathore
MTV STALLIONS Key Players:
Mohammad Faruq Arabzai, talented all-rounder, clocks good speeds while bowling and drives the ball exquisitely, scored first fifty of the tournament blasting a 20-ball 56*, has mustered 86 runs from four matches at a strike rate of 215, has picked up three wickets as well.
Ujwal Gadiraju, leads the Stallion's bowling attack, swings the ball both ways making batsmen look silly, has a good slower ball and can hit some lusty blows down the order, has scalped five wickets from eight games.
Gaurav Rathore, captain, has led from the front with bat, bowl and on field. He has played a couple of match winning knocks with the bat scoring a total of 101 runs from seven innings, has scalped seven wickets with the ball, and has bagged three man of the match awards.
Prakash Singh, right arm fast bowler, is the joint leading wicket taker for MTV picking up seven wickets from seven matches conceding runs only at 6.53 runs an over, returned with best figures of 3-14 against MTSV.
VFB FALLERSLEBEN (VFB)
Captain: Shivaray Jan
Wicketkeeper: Rohit Khoul
Projected Top Four: Vedant Shetye, Sunny Rai, Jatinder Singh, Kumar Muthyala
Projected Opening Bowlers: Mahesh Badhe, Ram Bhumireddy
Spin Options: Kumar Muthyala, Sandeep Vasisth
VFB FALLERSLEBEN Key Players:
Kumar Muthyala, solid middle order batsman who provides stability to the VFB batting lineup, second highest scorer for VFB with 128 runs at a healthy strike rate of 173.
Yogesh Pai, top wicket taker for VFB picking up 10 wickets from eight matches with a best return of 2-6 against PSV.
Sunny Rai, talented all-rounder, leading run scorer for VFB with 166 runs from eight matches and joint leading wicket taker with 10, has bagged three man of the match awards.
Ram Bhumireddy, right arm medium pace bowler, has been among the wickets in almost every game, isjoint top wicket taker for VFB scalping 10 wickets from eight games with a best return of 3-9.
MTV Stallions topped Group A with seven wins in eight games. However, MTV will have to make do without one of their stalwarts Basit Orya who is also away on national team camp with Germany. VFB Fallersleben showed a great deal of promise in most of their group games and if their ray of sunshine Sunny Rai performs you never know.
Last time they met: MTV 110 def VFB 104 (1 Jul 2021)
Match Prediction: MTV Stallions (MTV) to move into the last four.