MATCH 20 (ECC21.044) ROMANIA (ROM) v AUSTRIA (AUT) 1500 GMT | 1700 CET | 2030 IST
ROM Timeline: L L W L L W (Avg Score For 102, Avg Score Against 136)
AUT Timeline: W W L W L W (Avg Score For 118, Avg Score Against 109)
ROMANIA Key Players:
Taranjeet Singh, a terrific all-rounder and the pillar of this Romanian side. Didn't enjoy a good opening day failing in both matches but came good on Tuesday scoring a well compiled 59 off 27 balls vs Hungary. Top scorer for ROM with 129 runs in six games.
Sivakumar Periyalwar, experienced right handed batsman, has good technique and doesn’t shy away from challenges on the field, second highest scorer for ROM scoring 90 runs in six games.
Vasu Saini, handy all-rounder, equally capable with bat and ball, top wicket taker for ROM picking up SIX wickets in six games.
Gohar Manan, hard hitting batsman with a couple of centuries to his name, is a huge part of the Romanian side, has scored 76 runs in five games.
Satwik Nadigotla, wicket keeper batsman, played a crucial knock vs Portugal on Wednesday ensuring a top four finish for Romania. He mustered 52 off 24 balls and was awarded man of the match for his efforts.
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 looked the best side in this group, apart from the all-conquering Netherlands, so will fancy their chances of moving onto Friday with a win.
Last time they met: ECC21.025 | AUT 195 def ROM 106 (20 Sep 2021)
Match Prediction: Austria (AUT) to win at a canter.
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