Group C | MATCH 12 (ECC21.060) CZECH REPUBLIC (CZR) v GERMANY (GER) 0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
CZR Timeline: W W W L (Avg Score For 106, Avg Score Against 104)
GER Timeline: W L W L (Avg Score For 96, Avg Score Against 107)
CZECH REPUBLIC (CZR)
Captain: Arun Ashokan
Wicket Keeper: Hilal Ahmad
Coach: Alex Sirisena
Sudesh Wickramasekara, known as “The Beast” for his hard hitting abilities, joint World Record holder for fastest ton in T20Is off just 35 balls. Can also bowl gentle medium pacers. Second highest scorer for CZR racking up 106 runs in four games including a man of the match effort of 54* off 27 balls vs Italy. He also scalped FIVE wickets finishing joint top wicket taker for CZR.
Sabawoon Davizi, star all-rounder, vastly experienced in the T10 format, joint top wicket taker for CZR picking up FIVE wickets. The left hander has also scored 68 runs in four games.
Arun Ashokan, captain, classy opening batter, has looked good at the top of the order providing solid starts to his side, top scorer for CZR racking up 123 runs in four games including an unbeaten 75 off 28 balls vs FIN on Tuesday.
Satyajit Sengupta, the right arm medium pacer returned tournament best figures of 4-6 against Finland on Monday bettering the previous record of 4-10 by Azam Khalil and Abhishek Kheterpal. Joint top wicket taker for CZR scalping FIVE wickets.
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, Hasn’t fired with the ball yet but has picked up three wickets with the ball.
Rohit Singh, star German International, has quite a few international records to his name, top scorer for GER racking up 142 runs including a crucial knock of 57* off 25 balls vs Italy to take his side to victory. Muscled an unbeaten 73 off 32 vs CZR on Tuesday.
Abdul Shakoor Rahimzei, right handed batter and right arm off-break bowler, brings a lot of value to this German side, has played 17 T20Is scoring 196 runs and picking up EIGHT 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. Second highest scorer for GER with 68 runs to his name and has picked up a total of EIGHT wickets.
Germany trumped Czech Republic in their previous meeting on Tuesday and will be looking to do the double and rise above the Czechs in the standings.
Last time they met: ECC21.056 | GER 127 def CZR 85 (28 Sep 2021)
Match Prediction: Germany (GER) to rack up their third win of the tournament.