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FanCode ECS Germany, Kiel, 2021

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

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 5 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Germany Kiel on Friday 4 June.

 

As Group A action nears its end, four mouthwatering matches awaits with hosts 1.Kieler HTC and newcomers SG Hameln contending for second spot while First Contact will look to avoid the wooden spoon with three matches to play on Friday.

 

Group A

MTV  MTV Stallions (7-1, NRR+1.861)

KHTC  1.Kieler HTC (4-2, NRR+1.892)

SGH  SG Hameln (3-2, NRR+0.015)

FCT  First Contact (1-4, NRR-1.967)

MTSV  Moorburger TSV (1-7, NRR-1.997)

 

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MATCH 17  (ECS21.404)

SG HAMELN (SGH) v FIRST CONTACT (FCT)

0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST

 

SGH Last Five Matches: L L W W W (Avg Score For 89, Avg Score Against 86) 

FCT Last Five Matches: L L W L L (Avg Score For 69, Avg Score Against 87) 

 

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 and picking up five wickets at an economy of just 6.12.

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 95 runs from four innings and has bagged two man of the match awards.

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 four wickets from five games with a best return of 2-19 and has mustered 40 runs with the bat.

Thusitha Ratnayake, captain, a capable middle order batsman who can bowl with great zeal if he is not keeping, returned man of the match figures of 3-10 against MTSV on Thursday.



FIRST CONTACT (FCT)

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

 

FIRST CONTACT Key Players:

Mohammad Akbar Jabarkhel, wicket-keeper batsman, all-time leading run scorer for the club, hasn’t quite got going just 28 runs from five matches. He would like to spend some time at the crease and score big tomorrow. Has picked up a couple of wickets with the ball.

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 88 runs from five matches and has also grabbed five wickets with the ball.

Sadam Sherzad, top wicket taker for FCT scalping six wickets from five matches with a best return of 3-19.

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

 

First Contact return after an off day against SG Hameln who are on a high with three consecutive wins. Currently placed fourth on better NRR, FCT are just a win away from confirming their quarter-final spot while SGH are already through but wouldn’t make it easy for their opponents.

 

Match Prediction: SG Hameln (SGH) to win four on the trot.

 

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MATCH 18 (ECS21.405)

SG HAMELN (SGH) v 1.KIELER HTC (KHTC)

0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST

 

SGH Last Five Matches: L L W W W (Avg Score For 89, Avg Score Against 86) 

KHTC Last Five Matches: W L W W L (Avg Score For 94, Avg Score Against 85) 

 

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 and picking up five wickets at an economy of just 6.12.

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 95 runs from four innings and has bagged two man of the match awards.

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 four wickets from five games with a best return of 2-19 and has mustered 40 runs with the bat.

Thusitha Ratnayake, captain, a capable middle order batsman who can bowl with great zeal if he is not keeping, returned man of the match figures of 3-10 against MTSV on Thursday.



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, played a couple of good cameos on Thursday racking up a total of 91 runs from six matches.

Chaitanya Pagadapoola, the right handed opener has been in good nick and is the top scorer with 145 runs from six matches. He has bagged two man of the match awards for his 48 off 19 balls and an unbeaten 47 of 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 six matches with his fiery bowling.

Madura Ambagahage, batting all-rounder, key man for KHTC in the middle order and doesn't shy away from taking responsibilities with the ball in tough situations has been consistent picking up five wickets so far.

 

Hosts 1.Kieler HTC and newcomers SG Hameln are contending for the second spot which makes this encounter very crucial for these two sides. Both the teams have been impressive and would be eager to get the win. While SGH are on a three match winning streak, KHTC boast of being the only team to beat group leaders MTV Stallions.

 

Last time they met: ECS21.396 | SGH 77(7.1) def KHTC 75 (2 Jun 2021)

 

Match Prediction: 1.Kieler HTC (KHTC) to avenge previous defeat.

 

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MATCH 19 (ECS21.406)

1.KIELER HTC (KHTC) v FIRST CONTACT (FCT)

1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST

 

KHTC Last Five Matches: W L W W L (Avg Score For 94, Avg Score Against 85) 

FCT Last Five Matches: L L W L L (Avg Score For 69, Avg Score Against 87) 

 

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, played a couple of good cameos on Thursday racking up a total of 91 runs from six matches.

Chaitanya Pagadapoola, the right handed opener has been in good nick and is the top scorer with 145 runs from six matches. He has bagged two man of the match awards for his 48 off 19 balls and an unbeaten 47 of 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 six matches with his fiery bowling.

Madura Ambagahage, batting all-rounder, key man for KHTC in the middle order and doesn't shy away from taking responsibilities with the ball in tough situations has been consistent picking up five wickets so far.



FIRST CONTACT (FCT)

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

 

FIRST CONTACT Key Players:

Mohammad Akbar Jabarkhel, wicket-keeper batsman, all-time leading run scorer for the club, hasn’t quite got going just 28 runs from five matches. He would like to spend some time at the crease and score big tomorrow. Has picked up a couple of wickets with the ball.

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 88 runs from five matches and has also grabbed five wickets with the ball.

Sadam Sherzad, top wicket taker for FCT scalping six wickets from five matches with a best return of 3-19.

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

 

Hosts 1.Kieler HTC would look to win big against a struggling FCT side especially if they lose against SGH in the previous game to stay ahead on NRR and take second spot. 

 

Last time they met: ECS21.397 | KHTC 118 def FCT 78 (2 Jun 2021)

 

Match Prediction: 1.Kieler HTC (KHTC) to win at a canter.

 

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MATCH 20 (ECS21.407)

SG HAMELN (SGH) v FIRST CONTACT (FCT)

1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST

 

SGH Last Five Matches: L L W W W (Avg Score For 89, Avg Score Against 86) 

FCT Last Five Matches: L L W L L (Avg Score For 69, Avg Score Against 87) 

 

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 and picking up five wickets at an economy of just 6.12.

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 95 runs from four innings and has bagged two man of the match awards.

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 four wickets from five games with a best return of 2-19 and has mustered 40 runs with the bat.

Thusitha Ratnayake, captain, a capable middle order batsman who can bowl with great zeal if he is not keeping, returned man of the match figures of 3-10 against MTSV on Thursday.



FIRST CONTACT (FCT)

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

 

FIRST CONTACT Key Players:

Mohammad Akbar Jabarkhel, wicket-keeper batsman, all-time leading run scorer for the club, hasn’t quite got going just 28 runs from five matches. He would like to spend some time at the crease and score big tomorrow. Has picked up a couple of wickets with the ball.

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 88 runs from five matches and has also grabbed five wickets with the ball.

Sadam Sherzad, top wicket taker for FCT scalping six wickets from five matches with a best return of 3-19.

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

 

The two sides play again to cap off Group A matches. If First Contact lose both their previous games in the day, this becomes a must win for them considering their NRR is just 0.03 better than last placed MTSV and is likely to deteriorate if they lose even one game.

 

Last time they met: ECS21.404 | SGH 71(8.3) def FCT 70 (4 Jun 2021)

 

Match Prediction: First Contact (FCT) to rack up a second win and qualify for the quarter-finals.

 

 

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