Finals Day PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Greece – Matches 21 to 24 - T10 CRICKET LIVE
FanCode ECS Greece provides an opportunity for five teams contesting 24 games over six days to establish the Champions. 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 Greece on Saturday 23 October.
With 20 exciting T10 games in the books, we have reached the business end of the competition with the magnificent trophy up for grabs in Corfu. Who will be crowned FanCode ECS Greece Champions??
GEK GEK (7-1, NRR+2.142)
ACA Athens Cricket Academy (6-2, NRR+1.438)
FOR Forge (4-4, NRR+1.173)
DEK Dekathlon (3-5, NRR-0.694)
KSA Kallithea Sixers Athens (0-8, NRR-4.112)
ELIMINATOR - MATCH 21 (ECS21.792)
FORGE (FOR) v DEKATHLON (DEK)
0530 GMT | 0730 CET | 1100 IST
FOR Last Five Matches: L W W L W (Avg Score For 80, Avg Score Against 68)
DEK Last Five Matches: L W W L L (Avg Score For 79, Avg Score Against 85)
Captain: Nasir Mommandi
Wicketkeeper: Issa Muhammad
Projected Top Order: Shabbir Arslan, Amjad Amboo, Ali Ashgar, Omid Niazi
Likely Opening Bowlers: Ali Asghar, Amjad Amboo
Spin Option(s): Nasir Mommandi, Yaqub Ahmadzi
FORGE Key Players:
Asghar Ali, talented all-rounder, can bowl quick but very accurate in his line and length. Record wicket taker since 2019. Top wicket taker for FOR picking up SIX wickets in eight games at an ER of 5.60. He has also scored 78 runs.
Shabbir Arslan, the right handed opener is the top scorer for Forge racking up 121 runs in eight games.
Nemat Logaree, left arm medium pacer, is very accurate with his line and length, joint second highest wicket taker for his side picking up FIVE wickets at an ER of just 4.72.
Nasir Mommandi, top order batter and bowls leg spin-googly variations. Second highest scorer for Forge racking up 106 runs in eight games. Has also picked up a couple of wickets.
Captain: Aman Shah
Wicketkeeper: Ramzan Muhammad
Projected Top Order: Amarpreet Mehmi, Ali Muaaz, Ramzan Muhammad, Abbas Anjum
Projected Opening Bowlers: Hasan Tutul, Shahbaz Akram
Spin Options: Aman Shah, Bilal Ghulam Hamza Ameer
DEKATHLON Key Players:
Ramzan Muhammad, wicket keeper batter, top scorer for DEK racking up 91 runs in six games including a player of the match effort of 30* off 16 balls vs KSA.
Ali Muaaz, the 22-year old is one of the best batters in the DEK side. He will normally open the innings for his side. Has scored 74 runs and picked up FOUR wickets in eight games including a player of the match award for his all-round effort against KSA.
Thomas Zotos, the 16-year-old Greek native was instrumental in his side’s only win on Tuesday. The medium pacer returned figures of 3-7 and was rewarded with the Player of the Match award. He is the second highest wicket taker for DEK scalping SIX wickets in eight games.
Hasan Tutul, right arm medium pacer, bowls wicket to wicket and is hard to get away, top wicket taker for DEK picking up NINE wickets including a best return of 3-6.
Forge and Dekathlon shared the spoils in the group stage. The two teams are matched quite evenly but FOR have momentum on their side winning three of their last five games. Both sides will be keen to stay alive in the competition with a win.
Last time they met: ECS21.776 | DEK 63 def FOR 56 (19 Oct 2021)
Match Prediction: Forge (FOR) to edge a narrow win and progress to the second qualifier.
1ST QUALIFIER - MATCH 22 (ECS21.793)
GEK (GEK) v ATHENS CRICKET ACADEMY (ACA)
0730 GMT | 0930 CET | 1300 IST
GEK Last Five Matches: W L W W W (Avg Score For 100, Avg Score Against 78)
ACA Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 91, Avg Score Against 77)
Captain: Aslam Mohammad
Wicketkeeper: Giorgos Nikitas
Projected Top Order: Aslam Mohammad, Tasos Manousis, Sinan Khan, Giorgios Galanis
Projected Opening Bowlers: Aamir Javaid, Aslam Mohammad
Spin Options: Giorgios Galanis, Tasos Manousis, Ilias Bardis
GEK Key Players:
Aslam Mohammad, national team player and coach, second highest scorer for GEK mustering 134 runs in seven innings. He has also picked up SIX wickets.
Tasos Manousis, hard hitting left handed batter, top scorer for GEK racking up 176 runs in eight games including a brilliant 82* off 34 balls vs KSA.
Giorgios Galanis, national team player, the talented 17-year old spinner is the joint top wicket taker for GEK picking up 10 wickets in eight games with a best return of 4-18.
Asrar Ahmed, another Greece national team player who has performed reasonably well in T20Is. Joint highest wicket taker for GEK picking up 10 victims in eight games including a best return of 3-6.
Sinan Khan, handy all-rounder, third highest scorer for GEK racking up 99 runs in seven innings and has also picked up three wickets.
ATHENS CRICKET ACADEMY (ACA)
Captain: Saleem Mahar
Wicket Keeper: Syed Mohammad Aqeel
Projected Top Order: Qasir Amin, Akif Khan, Waheed Akbar, Zain Ali Haider
Likely Opening Bowlers: Zubair Ashraf, Muhammad Tahir
ATHENS CRICKET ACADEMY Key Players:
Qasir Amin, can make it happen with both bat and ball. Top scorer in the tournament amassing 208 runs in eight games. He has also picked up NINE wickets.
Zubair Ashraf, has been ACA leading bowler of late and will be looking to impress on the big stage. Has picked up SIX wickets with a best return of 2-16 and has scored 63 runs.
Zain Ali Haider, right handed top order batter, second highest scorer for ACA racking up 132 runs in eight games. The all-rounder has also picked up EIGHT wickets.
Muhammad Arfan, right arm medium pacer, has been consistent with his line and length, top wicket taker in the tournament scalping 12 wickets in eight games at an ER of 5.15 including a tournament best figures of 4-9 vs DEK.
GEK have been dominant throughout the tournament winning seven of their eight games. GEK beat Athens Cricket Academy twice in the group stage but ACA have not lost a game since then winning six on the trot to finish second. A much improved side since the two teams last played, ACA could give GEK a run for their money in this all important matchup.
Last time they met: ECS21.774 | GEK 108 def ACA 85 (19 Oct 2021)
Match Prediction: GEK (GEK) to seal a final spot with a comprehensive win.
2ND QUALIFIER - MATCH 23 (ECS21.794)
TBC v TBC
1030 GMT | 1230 CET | 1600 IST
MATCH ABANDONED DUE TO RAIN
FINAL - MATCH 24 (ECS21.795)
TBC v TBC
1330 GMT | 1530 CET | 1900 IST
MATCH ABANDONED DUE TO RAIN