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FanCode ECS Germany, Kiel, 2021

Day 4 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Germany, Kiel – Matches 13 to 16

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 4 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Germany Kiel on Thursday 3 June.

 

Newcomers SG Hameln got off the mark on Wednesday with a precious win and will be looking to carry on that momentum against Moorburger TSV. Pacesetters MTV Stallions face their toughest test so far against the hosts 1.Kieler HTC who will be looking to close the gap at the top of the standings.

 

 

Group A

MTV  MTV Stallions (6-0, NRR+2.506)

KHTC  1.Kieler HTC (3-1, NRR+2.849)

SGH  SG Hameln (1-2, NRR-1.439)

MTSV  Moorburger TSV (1-5, NRR-1.938)

FCT  First Contact (1-4, NRR-1.967)

 

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MATCH 13  (ECS21.400)

1.KIELER HTC (KHTC) v MTV STALLIONS (MTV)

0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST

 

MATCH 14  (ECS21.401)

1.KIELER HTC (KHTC) v MTV STALLIONS (MTV)

0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST

 

KHTC Last Five Matches: W W L W (Avg Score For 103, Avg Score Against 73) 

MTV Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 97, Avg Score Against 69) 

 

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, scored just 38 runs from four games but will look to bounce back and get some runs under his belt.

Chaitanya Pagadapoola, the right handed opener has been in good nick, top scoring for KHTC with 98 runs from four matches. He also bagged a man of the match award for his 48 off just 19 balls in the last game.

Adil Safder, right arm fast bowler, bowls good lengths not allowing batsmen to get underneath the ball, returned man of the match figures of 3-8 in the second game on Monday, has been economical as well conceding under six runs per over.

Shiraz Shah, a leg-spinner who can be a game changer for KHTC, likes bowling in challenging conditions and has different variations in his armoury, scalped four wickets from four games with a best return of 3-9.



MTV STALLIONS (MTV)

Captain: Gaurav Singh Rathore

Wicketkeeper: Thomas McGuinn

Projected Top Four: Basit Orya, Suraj Mothilal, Mohammad Faruq Arabzai, Gaurav Singh Rathore

Projected Opening Bowlers: Ujwal Gadiraju, Basit Orya

Spin Options: Asghar Amarkhil, Gaurav Singh Rathore

 

MTV STALLIONS Key Players:

Basit Orya, a swashbuckling opening batsman who loves throwing caution to the wind. He is every bowler's nightmare when on song, top scorer in the tournament so far mustering 103 runs from five innings, has also picked up three wickets, Can also bowl a mean inswinger that readily swallows toes or timber!

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 four wickets from six 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 and has scalped four wickets with the ball, bagged two successive man of the match awards on Wednesday for his all-round performance.

Prakash Singh, right arm fast bowler, is the leading wicket taker in the tournament picking up seven wickets from five matches conceding runs only at 5.77 runs an over, returned with best figures of 3-14 against MTSV on Wednesday.

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* and picked up a wicket as well in the second game on Tuesday to earn himself a first man of the match award this season.

 

A matchup with the top two in the standings. MTV Stallions have jumped off to a magnificent start with six wins from six and comfortably top the standings. But the leaders face a stern test against the hosts who will be looking to close the gap at the top.

 

Match Prediction: The two sides are quite evenly matched and are likely to share the spoils with a win each. As much as Stallions would want to keep their unbeaten record intact, the hosts would look to gain bragging rights becoming the only team to beat them in the group stage.

 

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MATCH 15  (ECS21.402)

SG HAMELN (SGH) v MOORBURGER TSV (MTSV)

1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST

 

MATCH 16  (ECS21.403)

SG HAMELN (SGH) v MOORBURGER TSV (MTSV)

1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST

 

SGH Last Five Matches: L L W (Avg Score For 83, Avg Score Against 95) 

MTSV Last Five Matches: L L W L L (Avg Score For 67, Avg Score Against 81) 

 

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 50 runs from three games and picking up four wickets at an economy of just 5.80.

Akila Rajapakshe, left handed opener smashed an unbeaten 49 off 27 balls to take his side to a first ever ECS victory. He is leading the run scoring charts for SGH with a total of 67 runs from two innings.

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, scalped three wickets from three games with a best return of 2-19.

Romal Barakzai, all-rounder, has been good with the ball picking up three wickets from three matches, and will be keen to contribute more with the bat too.



MOORBURGER TSV (MTSV)

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

 

MOORBURGER TSV Key Players:

Aditya Gopinath, a solid top order batsman with good technique, and is an equally talented leg-spinner, leading wicket taker in the tournament picking up six wickets and tournament best figures of 3-4.

Harish Chidanandappa, top scorer for MTSV with 78 runs from five innings, played a fighting knock of 48* off 33 balls against leaders MTV STallions on Wednesday.

Deepak Prakash, racked up 66 runs in four knocks, scored a priceless unbeaten 22 to steer his side to their first ever ECS win.

Aditya Mulay, right arm medium pacer, has been impressive for SGH scalping five victims from three matches with a best return of 2-8.



Two teams struggling for wins but who appear quite evenly matched. SGH did pick up a shock first win over hosts 1.Kieler HTC on Wednesday and will be looking to build on that success. MTSV will also view these as winnable games to nail down a place in the knockout stages.

 

Match Prediction: SG Hameln and Moorburger TSV to rack up a win apiece.

 

 

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