MATCH 8 (ECC21.032) ROMANIA (ROM) v HUNGARY (HUN) 1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST
ROM Timeline: L L (Avg Score For 84, Avg Score Against 146)
HUN Timeline: W L (Avg Score For 112, Avg Score Against 102)
Captain: Ramesh Satheesan
Wicketkeeper: Satwik Nadigotla
ROMANIA Key Players:
Taranjeet Singh, the leading run-scorer in FanCode ECS Romania 2021 by a large distance, Taranjeet played for title winners Cluj and made 493 runs at an average of 54.77 and a breathtaking strike-rate of 273.88. He also finished as the second-highest wicket-taker with 12 wickets. A terrific all-rounder and the pillar of this Romanian side. Didn't enjoy a good opening day failing in both matches and will look to bounce back.
Gohar Manan, a top-order batsman for ACCB in FanCode ECS Romania, finished as the second-highest run-scorer with 365 runs at an average of 40.55 and a strike-rate of 270.37. He once held the record for the quickest hundred in ECS history (off 29 balls). He had also finished as the highest run-getter in the European Cricket Series Romania 2020. Gohar is a huge part of the Romanian side and will be hoping to make a huge impact.
Sivakumar Periyalwar, experienced right handed batsman, finished top run scorer for Romania on the opening day of Group B action racking up 46 runs in two games.
Ramesh Satheesan, batting all-rounder and skipper, he was the leading wicket-taker at FanCode ECS Romania 2021 with 15 wickets at an average of 9.93. He also figured in the top five run-scorers list and will be hoping to lead Romania to glory at the ECC21.
Pavel Florin, the Romanian superstar has the fifth-best strike-rate in T20 international cricket for bowlers with at least 10 wickets, picking up 15 wickets in 23.3 overs. He was also the leading wicket taker for Romania in the recently concluded Sofia Twenty20 picking up seven wickets.
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. Scored 42 in two games on Monday.
Zahir Safi Mohammed, experienced right handed middle order batsman, ended the opening day of Group B action as the leading run scorer for HUN mustering 58 runs in two games including a crucial 43 off 14 balls vs POR.
Zeeshan Kukikhel, star all-rounder for Hungary, finished the opening day of Group B action as second highest run scorer scoring 43 runs and joint leading wicket taker for his side picking up THREE 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, joint leading wicket taker for HUN on Monday scalping THREE wickets in two games.
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.
Romania will be desperate to rack up their first victory against Hungary who exceeded expectations on the opening day with two decent performances and a debut win. Both sides will view this as a winnable game and this really could go either way.
Match Prediction: Romania (ROM) to rack up their first win.
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