European Cricket Network live broadcasts four T10 matches on Day 4 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Austria, Vienna on Thursday 22 April. Tune into the live action from 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST from the Seebarn Cricket Ground in Vienna, Austria.

Day 4 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Austria Vienna – Matches 13 to 16

Vienna Danube lost their unbeaten record to Pakistan CC in the final match on Day 3 and the leaders Vienna Danube get an immediate chance on Day 4 to repair the damage against Indian Vienna. Hosts Vienna CC rose up to second in the standings with two magnificent wins on Wednesday and will look to continue that form against Cricketer CC. Bangladesh Austria have started to struggle and face two tough games against Cricketers CC and Vienna Afghan.



Teams

VID  Vienna Danube (2-1-1, NRR+0.729)

VCC  Vienna CC (2-2, NRR+1.733)

VIA  Vienna Afghan (2-1, NRR+0.033)

PKC  Pakistan CC (2-3, NRR-0.007)

BAA  Bangladesh Austria (1-2-1, NRR-3.200)

INV  Indian Vienna (1-1, NRR+1.450)

CRCCricketers CC (1-1, NRR-0.654)

SAL  Salzburg (0-0, NRR+0.000)




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MATCH 13(ECS21.257)

VIENNA DANUBE (VID) v INDIAN VIENNA (INV)

0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST



VID Last Five Matches: W NR W L

INV Last Five Matches: W L L W L




VIENNA DANUBE (VID)

Captain: Khyber Malyar

Wicketkeeper: Zaid Miralikhel

Projected Top Four: Khyber Malyar, Zaid Miralikhel, Klair Kailash, Mohammad Safi

Projected Opening Bowlers: Abdul Rahman Miralikhel, Obaidullah Omari

Spin Options: Khyber Malyar, Ahmed Zadran, Soleimankhel Habibullah

 

VIENNA DANUBE Key Players:

Khyber Malyar, captain, LHB, played for Vienna Afghan at ECN Austrian T10 racking up 132 runs, hit 25 off 20 as VID edged past Cricketers in a six over game.

Klair Kailash, top scored for Pak Riders CC atECN Austrian T10 mustering 117 runs from four innings. Top run scorer for VID with 73 in 4 knocks.

Obaidullah Omari, top scored in the defeat to PKC with 31 off 17 balls and has also impressed on occasion with the ball.

Soleimankhel Habibullah,spinner started with a match winning performance and his only over on day 2 cost only three runs.



INDIAN VIENNA (INV)

Captain: Kunal Joshi

Wicketkeeper: Mehar Cheema

Projected Top Four: Kumud Jha, Mehar Cheema, Kunal Joshi, Abhishek Gopalkrishnan

Projected Opening Bowlers: Ahmad Ghani, Kunal Joshi

Spin Options: Kumud Jha, Daud Zadran

 

INDIAN VIENNA Key Players:

Kumud Jha, lovely spin bowler, top wicket taker at ECS Vienna last summer with 15 scalps from nine games, can chip in some quick runs with bat too.

Mehar Cheema, wk and opening bat has looked in good nick with 96 runs in two knocks.

Daud Zadran, top all-rounder in the Indian Vienna side at ECN Austria T10 scoring over fifty runs and picking up four wickets. Already bagged four wickets in four overs this time around.

Kunal Joshi, captain, all-rounder, mustered 204 runs from 10 matches atECS Vienna last summer. Three wickets in four overs this campaign.



Debutants Vienna Danube have made a quick start and are not to be underestimated, while Indian Vienna have enjoyed a mixed campaign so far, but do have the added benefit of previous ECS experience behind them.



Last time they met: First competitive meeting of the two sides.

 

Match Prediction: Two evenly-matched sides meet in the first match of the day. A slight preference is given to Indian Vienna, especially if they can post 90+ batting first.

 

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MATCH 14(ECS21.258)

VIENNA CC (VCC) v CRICKETER CC (CRC)

0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST

 

VCC Last Five Matches: L L L W W

CRC Last Five Matches:  NR W L W L 

 

VIENNA CC (VCC)

Captain: Quinton Norris

Wicketkeeper: Quinton Norris / Rayhaan Ahamed

Projected Top Four: Mark Simpson Parker, Abdullah Akbarjan, Daniel Eckstein, Lakmal Kasthuri Arachchige

Projected Opening Bowlers: Mark Simpson Parker, Daniel Eckstein

Spin Options: Lakmal Kasthuri Arachchige, Ali Rahemi

 

VIENNA CC Key Players:

Abdullah Akbarjan, only VCC batsman to top 100 runs in ECN Austrian T10 at a SR of over 228, talented left-armer with good variations, starred for Pakistan CC in their ECS success, taking 6-30 in 7 overs, economy rate just 4.28. Key man for VCC with bat and ball. Impressed again with 122 runs in four knocks.

Mark Simpson Parker, Austrian international all-rounder, useful bowler, picked up his scoring rate on Day 3 with two match winning knocks, 55 off 31 balls against VIA, followed by 44 off 27 vs. BAA. MSP is a man in form.

Daniel Eckstein, hard hitting all-rounder who can bowl good inswingers and score quick runs - if he sticks around.

 

CRICKETER CC (CRC)

Captain: Bilal Zalmi

Wicketkeeper: Basheer Ahamadzari

Projected Top Four: Bilal Zalmi, Jaweed Zadran, Abdulwaseed Basit, Sarfaraz Zadran

Projected Opening Bowlers: Mohammad Waqar Zalmi, Baseer Khan

Spin Options: Bilal Zalmi

 

CRICKETER CC Key Players:

Bilal Zalmi, captain, big hitting all-rounder, top scorer for Pakistan CC at ECS Vienna last summer racking up 338 runs at a strike rate of 266 including 26 maximos, also picked up seven wickets. Man of the match in his side’s opening victory with 55.

Mohammad Waqar Zalmi, top wicket taker for his side at ECN Austria T10 scalping seven wickets from four matches with a best return of 4-7. Leading bowler for his side here again with three wickets in four overs. 



Last time they met:  the two sides did not meet in ECS cricket in 2020

 

Hosts Vienna CC happily bounced back with two comprehensive wins on Wednesday to storm up the standings. CRC slipped to defeat in their last game and will be looking to bounce back themselves.

 

Match Prediction: Vienna CC (VCC) can win this if they get rid of Bilal Zalmi cheaply.

 

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MATCH 15 (ECS21.259)

CRICKETER CC (CRC) v BANGLADESH AUSTRIA (BAA)

1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST

 

CRC Last Five Matches: W L L W W

BAA Last Five Matches:  L W NR L L



CRICKETER CC (CRC)

Captain: Bilal Zalmi

Wicketkeeper: Basheer Ahamadzari

Projected Top Four: Bilal Zalmi, Jaweed Zadran, Abdulwaseed Basit, Shadnan Khan

Projected Opening Bowlers: Mohammad Waqar Zalmi, Baseer Khan

Spin Options: Bilal Zalmi

 

CRICKETER CC Key Players:

Bilal Zalmi, captain, big hitting all-rounder, top scorer for Pakistan CC at ECS Vienna last summer racking up 338 runs at a strike rate of 266 including 26 maximos, also picked up seven wickets.

Mohammad Waqar Zalmi, top wicket taker for his side at ECN Austria T10 scalping seven wickets from four matches with a best return of 4-7. Leading bowler for his side here again with three wickets in four overs. 



BANGLADESH AUSTRIA (BAA)

Captain: Rakib Islam

Wicketkeeper: Shahdath Khan

Projected Top Four: Iqbal Hossain, Hassan Ashfaq, Zayed Shahid, Uzzal Majumdar

Projected Opening Bowlers: Rahat Shahid, Gill Singh

Spin Options: Gursevan Singh, Hassan Ashfaq, Iqbal Hossain

 

BANGLADESH AUSTRIA Key Players:

Hassan Ashfaq, classy opening batsman, plays all-round the park, looked solid with the bat in the opening match mustering 43 off 28 balls, BAA’s only win so far.

Iqbal Hossain, will open the batting for BAA, racked up 64 runs from four games at ECN Austrian T10, scalped three wickets in the abandoned match giving away just seven runs in his two overs.

Gursevan Singh, right arm spin bowler, joint leading wicket taker in the tournament so far with seven victims in eight wily overs of deceit.




Last time they met: two teams did not meet in ECS comps in 2020

 

BAA have struggled since their opening shock victory, while CRC will see this as a very winnable game to rise the standings.



Match Prediction: Cricketer CC (CRC) should win this at a canter.

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MATCH 16(ECS21.260)

BANGLADESH AUSTRIA (BAA) v VIENNA AFGHAN (VIA)

1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST

 

BAA Last Five Matches:  L W NR L L

VIA Last Five Matches: L W W L W

 

BANGLADESH AUSTRIA (BAA)

Captain: Rakib Islam

Wicketkeeper: Shahdath Khan

Projected Top Four: Iqbal Hossain, Hassan Ashfaq, Zayed Shahid, Uzzal Majumdar

Projected Opening Bowlers: Rahat Shahid, Gill Singh

Spin Options: Gursevan Singh, Hassan Ashfaq, Iqbal Hossain

BANGLADESH AUSTRIA Key Players:

Hassan Ashfaq, classy opening batsman, plays all-round the park, looked solid with the bat in the opening match mustering 43 off 28 balls, BAA’s only win so far.

Iqbal Hossain, will open the batting for BAA, racked up 64 runs from four games at ECN Austrian T10, scalped three wickets in the abandoned match giving away just seven runs in his two overs.

Gursevan Singh, right arm spin bowler, joint leading wicket taker in the tournament so far with seven victims in eight wily overs of deceit.

 

VIENNA AFGHAN (VIA)

Captain: Aman Ahmadzai

Wicketkeeper: Qadargul Utmanzai

Projected Top Four: Razmal Shigiwal, Qadargul Utmanzai, Muhammad Sadiq, Ahmad Naveed Mustafa

Projected Opening Bowlers: Sahil Zadran, Zain Muhammad

Spin Options: Zabi Ibrahim

 

VIENNA AFGHAN Key Players:

Razmal Shigiwal, opening batsman, hits the ball cleanly, top run scorer at ECN Austria T10 last summer mustering 204 runs at an SR of 243, also picked up six wickets. 65 runs in three knocks is a solid start here for Shigiwal.

Qadargul Utmanzai,impressive for INV at European Cricket Series Vienna last season, smashing 235 runs in just seven knocks at an SR of over 199. Started with two man-of-the-man displays already, top scorer for VIA with 94 in three knocks with a best of 64.

Muhammad Sadiq, hits the ball hard, started with 3 sixes in his crucial 13-ball 24.



Struggling BAA face a tough task against ECN Austrian T10 champions VIA who will be expected to win this game.


Last time they met - VIA 138 BAA 78

SCORECARD 22 AUG 2020

 

Match Prediction: ECN Austrian T10 champions Vienna Afghan (VIA)) to take the points comfortably and close the day on a high.