MATCH 17 (ECC21.041) HUNGARY (HUN) v AUSTRIA (AUT) 0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
HUN Timeline: W L W L W L (Avg Score For 115, Avg Score Against 107)
AUT Timeline: W W L W L W (Avg Score For 118, Avg Score Against 109)
Captain: Marc Ahuja
Wicketkeeper: Satyadeep Aswathnarayan
Spin Options: Harsh Mandhyan
HUNGARY Key Players:
Zahir Safi Mohammed, experienced right handed middle order batsman, highest run scorer for HUN mustering 159 runs in six games including a crucial 43 off 14 balls vs POR. Also, Blasted 57 off just 22 balls vs NED XI on Wednesday.
Zeeshan Kukikhel, star all-rounder for Hungary, second highest run scorer for HUN racking up 134 runs in six games and has picked up SEVEN wickets. He also bagged man of the match award for his all-round performance vs POR.
Harsh Mandhyan, right arm off-spinner, very consistent with his line and length and is generally economical, has picked up SEVEN wickets in six games and has scored 83 runs.
Abhishek Kheterpal, right-arm fast bowler who loves taking the new ball and can swing it both ways, he is a genuine threat in the powerplay overs. Top wicket taker for Hungary scalping 12 wickets including a joint tournament best figures of 4-10 vs Portugal bagging a man of the match award.
Salman Khan, left arm pacer, second highest wicket taker for Hungary picking up EIGHT wickets in six games with a best return of 3-12.
Captain: Razmal Shigiwal
Wicketkeeper: Abrar Bilal
Projected Opening Bowlers: Aqib Iqbal, Sahel Zadran
Spin Options: Sahel Zadran, Sahil Momin, Abdullah Akbarjan, Iqbal Hossain
AUSTRIA Key Players:
Abdullah Akbarjan, talented left-arm slow bowler with good pace variations, is generally very economical, scalped TWO HAT-TRICKS at FanCode ECS Austria Vienna. He is a handy batsman too. Leading wicket taker for AUT picking up NINE wickets.
Razmal Shigiwal, hard hitting batsman, started off with a bang plundering 96 runs in just 28 balls including 11 HUGE maximos against Romania. Top scorer for Austria mustering 179 runs in six games at a strike rate of 227.
Iqbal Hossain, aggressive opening batsman, second highest scorer for AUT, hammered 177 runs in six games at a strike rate of over 224 including a man of the match performance against Hungary scoring a blistering 64* off 29 balls.
Noor Khan, right arm medium pacer with plenty of ECS experience, joint second highest wicket taker for Austria scalping SIX wickets in six games. He is also a handy batsman.
Aqib Iqbal, young, energetic fast bowler, capable of swinging the ball in the air and off the deck, joint second highest wicket taker for AUT picking up SIX wickets with a best return of 3-4.
Austria have only lost to the Netherlands twice so are basically unbeaten against the rest of Group B. Hungary have a 50 % win record and will provide a stiff test in this Austro-Hungarian derby.
Last time they met: ECC21.028 | AUT 99(8.5) def HUN 95 (20 Sep 2021)
Match Prediction: Austria (AUT) to edge a narrow win.
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