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FanCode ECS Germany, Kiel, 2021

Day 6 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Germany Kiel – Matches 21 to 24

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 6 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Germany, Kiel on Saturday 5 June.

 

FanCode ECS Germany Kiel Group B bursts into life on Saturday with an array of emerging talent from Northern Germany keen to showcase their skills on the grand European Cricket stage.

Favourites Kummerfelder Sportverein are the team to beat on account of their cricketing talent and tournament pedigree. KSV emerged victorious in two tournaments on German soil last summer, namely the Dream11 European Cricket Series Kummerfeld and ECN Hannover Hitout in 2020.

SC Europa and PSV Hann-Munden can also call on previous experience at this level, but often find it hard to produce consistent performances. PSV were good enough to bowl KSV for only 53 in the opening game of the Dream11 European Cricket Series Kummerfeld, topping the group with four wins in five games, before KSV gained revenge in the semi-finals on their way to the title. 

VFB Fallersleben won the Shield Final for fifth place at the Dream11 European Cricket Series Kummerfeld last summer, evidence that VFB had improved as the tournament progressed. VFB will look to continue that improvement in the new season.

THCC Hamburg are making their ECS debut and can be expected to rack up a few wins and challenge for a place in the latter stages of the competition.

Group B

KSV  Kummerfelder Sportverein (0-0, NRR+0.000)

PSV  PSV Hann-Munden (0-0, NRR+0.000)

SCE  SC Europa (0-0, NRR+0.000)

THCC  THCC Hamburg (0-0, NRR+0.000)

VFB  VFB Fallersleben (0-0, NRR+0.000)

 

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MATCH 21 (ECS21.408)

THCC HAMBURG (THCC) v SC EUROPA (SCE)

0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST

 

MATCH 22  (ECS21.409)

THCC HAMBURG (THCC) v SC EUROPA (SCE)

0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST

 

THCC Last Five Matches: ON DEBUT 

SCE Last Five Matches: W W L L L (Avg Score For 105, Avg Score Against 112) 

 

THCC HAMBURG (THCC)

Captain: Abhik Jana

Wicketkeeper: Rahul Kumar

Projected Top Four: Abhinand Jha, Campbell Jefferys, Behram Ali, Abhik Jana

Projected Opening Bowlers: Rohan Phadke, Angus Pickering

Spin Options: Behram Ali, Mithun Jakati

 

THCC HAMBURG Key Players:

Abhik Jana, captain, an outstanding all-round cricketer, able to bat for long periods and bowl consistent spells, stops everything that comes his way in the field and keeps everyone's spirits high with his positive attitude.

Abhinand Jha, towering all-rounder who can bat anywhere and take key wickets with his medium-pacers moving the ball both ways, part of the cricket scene in Germany for 13 years and previously in Germany’s T20 squad in 2014.

Angus Pickering, the Englishman is the newest member of THCC, boasts the rare feat of having taken 10 wickets in an innings, strikes the ball hard and is a smart pace bowler who uses a variety of slower ball variations.

Rohan Phadke, bowling all-rounder and superb fielder, key new-ball bowler for THCC, consistently hits good lengths  and can shape the ball into the batsman and move it away, has a deceptive slower one as well.



SC EUROPA (SCE)

Captain: Sahel Darwish

Wicketkeeper: Mohsin Muhammad

Projected Top Four: Sahel Darwish, Dawood Aruyubi, Wahidullah Amini, Istafeel Aryubi

Projected Opening Bowlers: Israfeel Aryubi, Bilal Shinwari

Spin Options: Abdul Wajid Khan, Dawood Aruyubi

 

SC EUROPA Key Players:

Sahel Darwish, captain, opening batsman who looks to score quick runs giving his team good starts, was top scorer for his side at ECS Kummerfeld 2020 amassing 144 runs including 10 sixes.

Hikman Shinwari 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 and ex under-19 player, when on song can take the match away from any opposition, also a very good spinner who is normally economical, picked up four wickets and scored 57 runs at ECS Kummerfeld 2020.

Israfeel Aryubi, leader of the SCE bowling attack, can trouble batsmen with his pace and swing, picked up a couple of wickets last summer, can also give it a whack with the bat, mustered 68 runs from six innings at ECS Kummerfeld 2020 .

 

Debutants THCC face SC Europa who are a more experienced outfit over the T10 format. With both sides probably a bit rusty, it will be interesting to see who holds their nerves in crunch situations.

 

Match Prediction: THCC and SCE to walk away with a win apiece.

 

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MATCH 23  (ECS21.410)

KUMMERFELDER SPORTVEREIN (KSV) v VFB FALLERSLEBEN (VFB)

1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST

 

MATCH 24 (ECS21.411)

KUMMERFELDER SPORTVEREIN (KSV) v VFB FALLERSLEBEN (VFB)

1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST

 

KSV Last Five Matches: L W L W W (Avg Score For 126, Avg Score Against 123) 

VFB Last Five Matches: L L L NR W (Avg Score For 90, Avg Score Against 83) 

 

KUMMERFELDER SPORTVEREIN (KSV)

Captain: Shoaib Azam

Wicketkeeper: Malith Herath

Projected Top Four: Shoaib Azam, Ahmed Musaddiq, Muhammad Samiullah, Sulaiman Kakar

Projected Opening Bowlers: Muhammad Samiullah, Victor Moyo

Spin Options: Saeied Sadat, Avi Soni, Ashish Sharma

 

KUMMERFELDER SPORTVEREIN Key Players:

Muhammad Samiullah, top batsman who scores at a rapid rate. 167 runs in four knocks at ECN Hannover Hitout at a not too shabby SR of almost 288. Can also turn his arm over with aplomb.

Ahmed Musaddiq, leading run scorer at Dream11 European Cricket Series Kummerfeld with 222 runs in five knocks, average 74 at a strike rate of almost 250. Also a tidy bowler.

Shoaib Azam Khan, top order batsman, 188 runs in seven kocks, best of 68, strike rate almost 198 in last summer's success.



VFB FALLERSLEBEN (VFB)

Captain: Shivaray Jan

Wicketkeeper: Rohit Khoul

Projected Top Four: Vedant Shetye, Sunny Rai, Jatinder Singh, Satish Kumar

Projected Opening Bowlers: Mahesh Badhe, Ram Bhumireddy

Spin Options: Satish Kumar, Sandeep Vasisth

 

VFB FALLERSLEBEN Key Players:

Vedant Shetye, batting all-rounder, will be opening the innings for VFB, can score quick runs and will be hoping to provide good starts.

Jatinder Singh, an able top order batsman, will be looking to shine on the grand European Cricket stage, can roll his arm too.

Mahesh Badhe, right arm fast bowler, will lead the VFB bowling attack, picked up three wickets at ECS Kummerfeld 2020, can bat too!

Satish Kumar, solid middle order batsman who will look to provide stability to the VFB batting lineup.

 

Twice winners in ECN tournaments last summer, KSV will be huge favourites against a VFB side who only managed to win just one game and have now lost their leading all-rounder from last year’s campaign.

 

Last time they met: KSV 79(6.4) def VFB 77 (30 Jun 2020)

Scorecard

 

Match Prediction: Kummerfelder Sportverein (KSV) to win both contests with plenty to spare.

 

 

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