Group B | MATCH 4 (ECC21.028) AUSTRIA (AUT) v HUNGARY (HUN) 1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST
AUT Timeline: ECC DEBUT
HUN Timeline: ECC DEBUT
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. Also holds the record of bowling the joint second most economical spell in T20Is for players to have bowled a full quota of four overs giving away just four runs in four overs. He is a handy batsman too.
Mark Simpson Parker, talented all-rounder, impressed on his debut ECS season this year racking up 264 runs and picking up 12 wickets. The 24-year-old also holds the record of 13th highest 3rd wicket partnership in T20Is (with Razmal Shigiwal), posting 123 vs Luxembourg.
Zeeshan Goraya, a dependable top order batsman who can shift gears when needed, has racked up 412 runs in 17 ECS innings and also scalped 24 wickets.
Shahil Momin, slow left arm orthodox, very talented, has a good cricketing brain and is a decent batsman as well. Has scored 90 runs and picked up 11 wickets in six ECS games. The all-rounder also mustered 61 runs on his T20I debut against Belgium earlier this year.
Abrar Bilal, attacking batsman, likes to take charge early in his innings, has fairly impressive ECS numbers scoring 420 runs in 21 innings. He can keep wicket and also roll his arm over when needed.
Captain: Marc Ahuja
Wicketkeeper: Satyadeep Aswathnarayan
Spin Options: Harsh Mandhyan
HUNGARY Key Players:
Marc Ahuja, captain and key batsman, the Mumbai-born player has T20I experience and is the lynchpin of the batting line-up. A solid, anchor batsman, he starred in both the 2020 and 2021 ECS Hungary tournaments for back-to-back title winners, Royal Tigers.
Satyadeep Aswathnarayan, wicketkeeper and big-hitting batsman with T20I experience, he is a middle-order gun to watch out for.
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. He was the top wicket-taker in FanCode ECS Hungary 2021 with 14 wickets at an average of 10.00 and economy rate of 8.23.
These two nations share a great imperial history. Austria has a win-loss record of 4-3 in T20Is this year while Hungary has only managed to win one of their four games. The two sides will be playing against each other for the first time in international cricket. Which country will come out on top in ECC21?
Match Prediction: Austria (AUT) to edge a narrow win.
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