GROUP C | MATCH 6 (ECC21.054) CZECH REPUBLIC (CZR) v FINLAND (FIN) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
CZR Timeline: W W (Avg Score For 102, Avg Score Against 91)
FIN Timeline: L L (Avg Score For 75, Avg Score Against 120)
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 call on bags of T10 experience playing in ECS mustering 509 runs in 17 games. Can also bowl gentle medium pacers. Top scorer for CZR on Monday racking up 98 runs in two games including a man of the match effort of 54* off 27 balls vs Italy. He also scalped FOUR wickets finishing joint top wicket taker for CZR.
Sabawoon Davizi, star all-rounder, scored 91 runs on debut - fifth highest on T20I debut, also has a hundred to his name against Malta in 68 balls which happens to be the eighth longest T20I innings (in terms of balls played). Vastly experienced in the T10 format, scoring 730 runs and picking up 23 wickets in 23 ECN matches over the past two years. Looked good in the second game scoring 38 runs. Also picked up THREE wickets.
Arun Ashokan, captain, classy opening batter, will look to provide solid starts to his side. Scored 212 runs in 10 games for the victorious Prague CC Kings in the FanCode ECS Czech Republic Prague earlier this year. Scored 42 runs in two games on Monday.
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.
Captain: Nathan Collins
Wicketkeeper: Jonathan Scamans, Aravind Mohan
Spin Options: Hariharan Dandapani, Peter Gallagher
Coach: Mathew Jenkinson
FINLAND Key Players:
Amjad Sher, a right-arm medium pace bowler and middle-order batter, Amjad Sher enjoyed a standout Finnish Premier League in 2020 making 284 runs at a strike-rate of 142 and also finished as the second-highest wicket-taker with 24 wickets for Empire CC. Scored 19 runs off nine balls vs ENG XI on Monday.
Mahesh Tambe, the Empire CC quick bowler finished as leading wicket-taker in the Finnish Premier League with 25 wickets at an economy rate of 6.22 and an average of 9.72.
Peter Gallagher, a batting all-rounder who is a terrific spinner, Gallagher finished as the leading wicket-taker with seven wickets in the European Cricket Series Finland in 2020 while also making 130 runs, the second-most by anyone, at an average of 43.33 and a strike-rate of 188.4.
Nathan Collins, team captain and opener, second-highest run-scorer in the Finnish Premier League in 2020 with 387 runs at an average of 32.25 and a strike-rate of 102.11.
Raaz Mohammad, right arm medium pacer, top wicket taker for Finland on Monday picking up TWO wickets in two games.
Czech Republic started off their campaign superbly with two shock wins on the opening day and will be looking to make it three wins in a row against Finland. The Finnish side lost both their games and need to bounce back quickly.
Last time they met: ECC21.050 | CZR 92 def FIN 79 (27 Sep 2021)
Match Prediction: Czech Republic (CZR) to do a double over Finland.
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