FanCode ECS Germany, Kiel, 2021

Day 2 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Germany, Kiel – Matches 5 to 8

10 top 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 2 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Germany Kiel on Tuesday 1 June.


Late entrants SG Hameln enter the fray and we especially value their efforts in taking part at the last minute, bearing in mind the fact that Hameln is over 300km away from Kiel. SGH face a tough task against Group A favourites MTV Stallions who started with serious intent on Monday with two convincing wins. Two debutants, Moorburger TSV and First Contact, will battle it out for a first ever ECS win in the second half of Day 2.


Group A

KHTC  1.Kieler HTC (2-0, NRR+4.893)

MTV  MTV Stallions (2-0, NRR+2.447)

SGH  SG Hameln (0-0, NRR+0.000)

FCT  First Contact (0-2, NRR-2.447)

MTSV  Moorburger TSV (0-2, NRR-4.893)



MATCH 5  (ECS21.392)


0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST


MATCH 6  (ECS21.393)


0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST


MTV Last Five Matches: L L W W W (Avg Score For 97, Avg Score Against 88) 

SGH Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT 



Captain: Gaurav Singh Rathore

Wicketkeeper: Sachin Mandy

Projected Top Four: Basit Orya, Prashanth Potharlanka, Sachin Mandy, Gaurav Singh Rathore

Projected Opening Bowlers: Ujwal Gadiraju, Basit Orya

Spin Options: Asghar Amarkhil, Gaurav Singh Rathore, Prashanth Potharlanka



Basit Orya, a swashbuckling opening batsman who loves throwing caution to the wind. He is every bowler's nightmare when on song, mustered 59 runs at a strike rate of 155 andalso picked up a couple of wickets on the opening day, bagging back-to-back man of the match awards. Can also bowl a mean inswinger that readily swallows toes or timber!

Sachin Mandy, wicket-keeper, always switched on behind the wickets, and has the potential to turn a game on its head with the bat. Pumped to make a lasting impression during his debut season with the Stallions, he started with intent, racking up 52 runs from two matches. 

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, picked up two wickets from two games at an economy rate of just seven.

Mohammad Faruq Arabzai, talented all-rounder, clocks good speeds while bowling and drives the ball exquisitely, was leading run scorer for Stallions at ECS Kummerfeld racking up 122 runs from six innings. He also scalped seven wickets with the ball.


Captain: Thusitha Ratnayake

Wicketkeeper: Saran Kannan

Projected Top Four: Safi Rahman, Saran Kannan, Mudassar Iqbal, Thusitha Ratnayake

Projected Opening Bowlers: Ankit Tomar, Mudassar Iqbal

Spin Options: Muneeb Mohammad, Romal Barakzai


SG HAMELN Key Players:

Safi Rahman, big hitting opening batsman, will look to capitalize on the opportunity to play on the grand European Cricket stage.

Mudassar Iqbal, all-rounder, top order batsman who likes to hit the ball hard, will take the new cherry and hope  to provide early breakthroughs.

Thusitha Ratnayake, captain, a capable middle order batsman who can bowl with great zeal if he is not keeping.

Ankit Tomar, left arm fast bowler, leads the SGH bowling attack and can swing the ball at good pace.


Last minute team SG Hameln face a tough introduction against MTV Stallions. The Stallions enjoyed a good outing on the opening day winning both their games comfortably and will be aiming to make it four wins in a row against a new SGH side.


Match Prediction: MTV Stallions (MTV) to win both games with plenty to spare.



MATCH 7  (ECS21.394)


1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST


MATCH (ECS21.395)


1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST


MTSV Last Five Matches: L L (Avg Score For 53, Avg Score Against 110) 

FCT Last Five Matches: L L (Avg Score For 65, Avg Score Against 89) 



Captain: Sachin Tawde

Wicketkeeper: Abhishek Chandrashekar

Projected Top Four: Deepak Prakash, Faizan Farooq, Aditya Gopinath, Abhishek Chandrashekar

Projected Opening Bowlers: Shardul Joshi, Imran Tariq

Spin Options: Aditya Gopinath, Arun Prakash, Faizan Farooq



Aditya Gopinath, a solid top order batsman with good technique, and is an equally talented leg-spinner, scalped two wickets at an economy rate of just 6.50.

Faizan Farooq will normally open the batting for MTSV and will be keen to provide quick starts. He is also a part-time off-break bowler.

Azizgul Khalil, young talented bowling all-rounder, bowls with good pace and can swing the ball both ways, also capable of scoring quick runs in the middle order.

Samjit Chandran, right arm medium pace bowler, generally a middle over enforcer but is adaptable enough to bowl with the new ball and at the death as well.


Captain: Mohamad Sharif Safi

Wicketkeeper: Mohammad Akbar Jabarkhel

Projected Top Four: Mohammad Akbar Jabarkhel, Imran Khan Hassan, Zakirullah Zakhil, Salman Haider

Projected Opening Bowlers: Mohamad Sharif Safi, Abdulrahman Amarkhail

Spin Options: Salman Haider, Nassrullah Amla



Mohammad Akbar Jabarkhel, wicket-keeper batsman, all-time leading run scorer for the club, will open the innings for FCT, loves playing the cover drive.

Zahir Shah Zakhil, after falling for a golden duck in the first game, the left handed batsman showed a wide array of shots in the next game smashing 34 off 19 balls. He did return with impressive figures of 2-7 in the first game.

Sadam Sherzad, top wicket taker for FCT on Monday scalping 3-19 against MTV in the second match.

Salman Haider, leading all-rounder, will contribute with bat and his canny leg breaks are to be respected.


A meeting of two debutants both of whom are still seeking their first win.

Moorburger TSV had a tough debut day, losing twice to the hosts early on Monday with their batting coming under serious pressure, only mustering scores of 48 and 58. 

Likewise, First Contact twice came unstuck against Group A favourites MTV Stallions which is certainly no disgrace.


Match Prediction: Considering the average scores and on field performance of both teams, First Contact (FCT) would appear to have a slight edge over MTSV and are likely to walk away with a couple of wins.



Tune into the live action from Kiel from Monday to Saturday from * 0700 GMT * 0900 CEST * 1230 IST.