After playing their first official match in Prague in 2008, Hungary made swift progress, becoming an ICC affiliate member in 2012 and associate member five years later.
Ranked 61 in the ICC Men's T20I team rankings, Hungary are the lowest ranked of the Group B teams. Nevertheless, Hungary are a side with great potential, boasting several talented players with decent ECS experience. Dark horses in Group B of the Dream11 European Cricket Championship, Hungary will look to spring a surprise in the second week of ECC21.
Captain: Marc Ahuja
Wicketkeeper: Satyadeep Aswathnarayan
Projected Top Four: Zeeshan Kukikhel, Harsh Mandhyan, Marc Ahuja and Zahir Safi Mohammed
Projected Opening Bowlers: Habib Deldar, Harsh Mandhyan, Abhishek Kheterpal and Asanka Weligamage
Spin Options: Harsh Mandhyan
Marc Ahuja - Captain and key batsman, the Mumbai-born player has T20I experience and is the lynchpin of the batting line-up. A solid, anchor batsman, he starred in both the 2020 and 2021 ECS Hungary tournaments for back-to-back title winners, Royal Tigers.
Satyadeep Aswathnarayan - Wicketkeeper and big-hitting batsman with T20I experience, he is a middle-order gun to watch out for.
Abhishek Kheterpal - Right-arm fast bowler who loves taking the new ball and can swing it both ways, he is a genuine threat in the powerplay overs. He was the top wicket-taker in FanCode ECS Hungary 2021 with 14 wickets at an average of 10.00 and economy rate of 8.23.