Group C | MATCH 20 (ECC21.068) GERMANY (GER) v ITALY (ITA) 1500 GMT | 1700 CET | 2030 IST
GER Timeline: W L W L W W (Avg Score For 102, Avg Score Against 101)
ITA Timeline: L L L L W W (Avg Score For 100, Avg Score Against 104)
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 FIVE wickets with the ball.
Rohit Singh, star German International, has quite a few international records to his name, top scorer for GER racking up 156 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. Has also picked up FOUR wickets.
Fayaz Nasseri, extremely talented all-rounder,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. Third highest scorer for GER with 84 runs to his name at a SR of 290 and has picked up a total of 11 wickets.
Captain: Baljit Singh
Wicket Keeper: Nisar Ahmed
Projected Opening Bowlers: Muhammad Imran, Ravi Paul, Amir Sharif
Spin Options: Adnan Muhammad, Jorawar Singh
Coach: KI Kamal
ITALY Key Players:
Baljit Singh, right arm medium pacer with good numbers in international T20. The experienced campaigner can also swing the bat hard. Top scorer for ITA racking up 115 runs in six games. Mullered a brilliant match winning 43* off 20 balls vs ENG XI to take his side to a first ECC win. Has also picked up FIVE wickets.
Hassan Ahmad, hard hitting batter, played a vital role in Jinnah Brescia’s surge to the FanCode ECS Italy Brescia title earlier this year, third highest scorer for Italy racking up 91 runs in six games.
Amir Sharif, right handed batter and right arm pacer, played for Fresh Tropical in the ECS, capable of swinging the ball away from the right hander at pace, top wicket taker for ITA scalping 12 wickets including a best return of 4-19 vs GER in the opening game. Second highest run scorer for ITA blasting 98 runs in six games.
Muhammad Imran, all-rounder has scored 51 runs in three innings including an unbeaten 45 off 17 balls vs CZR. Has also picked up three wickets.
These two sides contested a thriller to kick off Group C action on Monday with Germany walking away with a last-gasp win courtesy of a final ball six. After four consecutive losses, Italy have surged back into contention and will look to avenge that bitter defeat.
Last time they met: ECC21.049 | GER 112 def ITA 111 (27 Sep 2021)
Match Prediction: Italy (ITA) to edge a close encounter.
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