GROUP C | 1ST QUALIFIER - MATCH 22 (ECC21.070) ENGLAND XI (ENG XI) v GERMANY (GER) 0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
ENG XI Timeline: W W W W L W W W (Avg Score For 125, Avg Score Against 84)
GER Timeline: W L W L W W W L (Avg Score For 100, Avg Score Against 103)
ENGLAND XI (ENG XI)
Captain: Dan Lincoln
Wicketkeeper: Dan Lincoln, Alex Mellor
Projected Top Four: Dan Lincoln, Harrison Ward, Tom Bevan, Alex Mellor
Projected Opening Bowlers: Zum Ahktar, Andy Rishton, Rich Edwards
Spin Options: Euan Woods, Alex Russell, Sam Pearce, Max Uttley, Tom Bevan
Coach: Tom Lambert
ENGLAND XI Key Players:
Sam Pearce, Wales captain and bowling all-rounder, he represented Glamorgan in the T20 Blast this summer and Royal London One Day Cup. Pearce also led Wales to the semi-finals of the NCCA fifty-overs competition this summer. Top wicket taker for ENG XI picking up 12 wickets including a best return of 3-19.
Alex Mellor, the most experienced player in the side at 31 and a former Warwickshire CCC player. Highest scorer for ENG XI racking up 163 runs in seven games including a brilliant 70 off 26 balls vs CZR on Wednesday.
Harrison Ward, the hard hitting left handed batsman plays for Sussex CCC. Started off with a band but has gone cold in the last few games. He will look to finish on a high. Third highest scorer for ENG XI on plundering 156 runs in seven games at a strike rate of 240.
Alex Russell, hugely talented leg spinner,academy graduate at Gloucestershire CCC, joint second highest wicket taker for ENG XI scalping NINE wickets at an ER of 5.66 including a best return of 3-4 vs GER. He has the best economy rate in the tournament so far.
Rich Edwards, right arm medium pacer and hard hitting lower order batsman, Joint second highest wicket taker for ENG XI scalping NINE wickets.
Dan Lincoln, skipper, wicketkeeper and a former professional footballer with Reading FC, he has played for Glamorgan and Kent in the last two years in county cricket and brings experience to this young side. Has been in good touch of late racking up 162 runs in eight games.
Captain: Rohit Singh
Wicket Keeper: Husnain Kabeer
Projected Top Order: Yasub Muhammad, Shoaib Azam, Rohit Singh, Husnain Kabeer
Projected Opening Bowlers: Zadran Nasrullah, Shahir Malikzai
Spin Options: Abdul Shakoor Rahimzei
Coach: Steve Knox
GERMANY Key Players:
Shoaib Azam, reliable opening batter, led Kummerfelder Sportverein to victory at FanCode ECS Germany Kiel earlier this year, took GER to victory with his scintillating knock of 44* off just 19 balls, has picked up SEVEN wickets with the ball and has scored a total of 105 runs.
Rohit Singh, star German International, has quite a few international records to his name, top scorer for GER racking up 214 runs and three man of the match awards in the process. Has also picked up SIX wickets.
Fayaz Nasseri, the right arm medium pacer was the most impressive bowler on day one of Group C action scalping SIX wickets in two games including 4-11 against a strong ENG XI batting lineup. Has continued in that vein, picking up a total of 13 wickets in seven games and has also mustered 84 runs at an impressive SR of 280.
Sreekesh Srinivas, right arm off-break bowler, has been consistent with the ball picking up SEVEN wickets in eight games with a best return of 3-17.
Apart from that shock loss to Italy, England XI have been dominating Group C with seven wins in eight. Germany have played really well to finish in the top two and will be hoping to cause an upset and qualify automatically for Championship Week.
Last time they met: ECC21.058 | ENG XI 135 def GER 89 (28 Sep 2021)
Match Prediction: England XI (ENG XI) to qualify for the final and book their spot at Championship week.
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