Cricket was thriving in Germany until the First World War, especially in Berlin. Germany’s proudest moment came more recently winning the ICC European Division I in 2017. Germany have invested huge amounts of time and efforts to support the influx of refugees from cricket playing nations and also boast several players with first-class experience.
Germany made their international debut in 1989 in a two-match bilateral series against Denmark as West Germany. Germany cannot call on a full-strength squad for ECC21, but will be serious contenders to make it to Championship Week, boasting numerous talented players that have made their mark in ECN events over the last couple of years.
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
Rohit Singh, star German International, has quite a few international records to his name, has ZERO ducks in international cricket scoring 326 runs in 16 T20I innings. He led Britannia CC to a memorable win at FanCode ECS Germany Dresden earlier this season. He has plundered 435 runs in 20 ECS games at an average of 43.50 and a SR of 233. Led his side to a couple of wins already against Italy and Czech Republic with match-winning knocks.
Shoaib Azam, reliable opening batsman, led Kummerfelder Sportverein to victory at FanCode ECS Germany Kiel earlier this year, scoring 248 runs in 11 games at a SR of 194. He can also roll his arm over and chip in with a few wickets.
Abdul Shakoor Rahimzei, right handed batsman 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.
Husnain Kabeer, talented wicket keeper batsman, made his T20I debut earlier this year against Norway. He has played nine ECS games scoring 196 runs at a strike rate of 204.
Fayaz Nasseri, right-arm quick has been making rapid strides in the European Cricket Championship. He is the third highest wicket-taker after the group stages with 14 wickets at an average of 10.5 and an economy rate of 8.16.
Mahela Daub, the 22-year old is a classy top order batsman, has represented the German U19 side, featured for Budapest Blinders at FanCode ECS Hungary scoring 106 runs in eight innings. Can also deliver some deceptive off breaks.