Bangladesh Austria, Cricketer CC, Indian Vienna, Pakistan CC, Salzburg, Vienna Afghan, Vienna Danube and Vienna CC feature over 12 days in 47 hotly-anticipated T10 matches from the capital Vienna. Every game will be live streamed worldwide on the European Cricket Network and on FanCode - a multi-sport aggregator platform, from the house of Dream Sports for the Indian Sub-Continent.
European Cricket Network live broadcasts four exhilarating T10 matches on Day 9 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Austria, Vienna on Wednesday 28 April.
Cricketer CC look on course to seal top spot in Group B while Vienna CC and Vienna Danube are still in contention. All four teams in Group A would love to start with a win going forward into the last day of group stage and would not want to miss out on the knockouts.
INV Indian Vienna (0-0, NRR+0.000, 4-3 overall)
PKC Pakistan CC (0-0, NRR+0.000, 4-3 overall)
SAL Salzburg (0-0, NRR+0.000, 5-2 overall)
VIA Vienna Afghan (0-0, NRR+0.000, 6-1 overall)
CRC Cricketers CC (2-0, NRR+1.683, 3-6, overall)
VCC Vienna CC (1-1, NRR+0.252, 4-5 overall)
VID Vienna Danube (1-1, NRR+0.003, 3-5-1 overall)
BAA Bangladesh Austria (0-2, NRR-1.955, 2-6-1 overall)
MATCH 33 (ECS21.277)
VIENNA CC (VCC) v BANGLADESH AUSTRIA (BAA)
0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
VCC Last Five Matches: W L L W L
BAA Last Five Matches: W L L L L
VIENNA CC (VCC)
Captain: Quinton Norris
Wicketkeeper: Quinton Norris
Projected Top Four: Mark Simpson Parker, Lakmal Kasthuri Arachchige, Abdullah Akbarjan, Daniel Eckstein
Projected Opening Bowlers: Mark Simpson Parker, Daniel Eckstein
Spin Options: Lakmal Kasthuri Arachchige
VIENNA CC Key Players:
Abdullah Akbarjan, talented left-armer with good variations, key man for VCC with bat and ball. Impressed with 182 runs in eight knocks and has grabbed 13 wickets including TWO HAT-TRICKS.
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, with 219 runs in the tournament.
Daniel Eckstein, hard hitting all-rounder who hit form with a match-winning 44 off 18 balls including four sixes againsts CRC.
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, Tauqir Asif
Spin Options: Gursevan Singh, Hassan Ashfaq, Iqbal Hossain
BANGLADESH AUSTRIA Key Players:
Hassan Ashfaq, classy opening batsman, looked solid with the bat so far without posting a really big score. A best of 43 off 28 balls in his total of 176 runs in nine knocks, has chipped in with six wickets as well.
Iqbal Hossain, opens the batting for BAA, leading run scorer for BAA with 208 runs in eight knocks bagging back to back man of the match performances on Thursday with some murderous hitting, has also scalped five wickets.
Gursevan Singh, right arm spin bowler, leading wicket taker for his side with nine victims in 14 wily overs of spinning his web of deceit.
While Bangladesh Austria are out of the semi-final race, Vienna CC can still make it with a big win over BAA.
Last time they met: ECS21.254 | VCC 111 def BAA 47 (21 Apr 2021)
Match Prediction: Vienna CC (VCC) to win a thrilling encounter.
MATCH 34 (ECS21.278)
CRICKETER CC (CRC) v VIENNA DANUBE (VID)
0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
CRC Last Five Matches: L L L W W
VID Last Five Matches: L L L L W
CRICKETER CC (CRC)
Captain: Bilal Zalmai
Wicketkeeper: Basheer Ahamadzari
Projected Top Four: Bilal Zalmai, Shadnan Khan, Jaweed Zadran, Abdulwaseed Basit, Baseer Khan
Projected Opening Bowlers: Mohammad Waqar Zalmai, Shadnan Khan
Spin Options: Bilal Zalmai
CRICKETER CC Key Players:
Bilal Zalmai, captain, big hitting all-rounder, top scorer in the tournament with 243 runs including 24 fours - the most in the tournament so far, has also taken three wickets.
Shadnan Khan, prodigious all-round cricketer who can make the difference with both bat and ball. Seriously strengthens any team he plays in, mustered 234 runs and scalped seven wickets at ECS Vienna 2020 Champions Pakistan CC. Has been seriously missed by Cricketer CC who are not the same team without him, putting too much pressure on the skipper to perform.
Jaweed Zadran, useful all-rounder, has mustered 85 runs at an SR of 170 and has scalped seven wickets with the ball.
Baseer Khan, best of the Cricketer CC fast bowling battery with eight wickets so far, also added useful runs with the bat, almost outshining his captain with 175 runs in nine matches.
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, has racked up 134 runs from nine matches and scalped seven wickets with the ball. Returned man of the match for his all-round performance vs BAA yesterday.
Klair Kailash, hard hitting opening batsman,top run scorer for VID with 166 runs in nine matches.
Mohammad Safi, has mustered 153 runs at an SR of 213 including a fifty and is top wicket taker for his side scalping seven wickets from nine matches.
Cricketers CC are the most improved side in the bottom four winning both their games yesterday and will be aiming for a third win in succession against a Vienna Danube side they lost to in a rain-affected game last week.
Last time they met: ECS21.252 | VID 62(6) def CRC 83 (D/L Method) (20 Apr 2021)
Match Prediction: Cricketer CC (CRC) to win three in a row.
MATCH 35 (ECS21.279)
VIENNA AFGHAN (VIA) v PAKISTAN CC (PKC)
1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST
VIA Last Five Matches: W W W W W
PKC Last Five Matches: L L W W W
VIENNA AFGHAN (VIA)
Captain: Aman Ahmadzai
Wicketkeeper: Qadargul Utmanzai
Projected Top Four: Razmal Shigiwal, Qadargul Utmanzai, Sadiq Mohamad, 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, 112 runs in six knocks is an average start here, it’s time for Shigiwal to stand up and be counted.
Qadargul Utmanzai, impressive for INV at European Cricket Series Vienna last season, has racked up 157 runs with 12 maximos including two man-of-the-man displays already.
Sadiq Mohamad, hits the ball hard, top run scorer for VIA with 170 runs in seven knocks, including a best of 56 capped by the man-of-the-match award.
PAKISTAN CC (PKC)
Captain: Arsalan Arif
Wicketkeeper: Arsalan Arif, Amir Naeem
Projected Top Four: Naveed Sadiq, Amir Naeem, Mirza Ahsan, Aqib Iqbal
Projected Opening Bowlers: Naveed Sadiq, Aqib Iqbal
Spin Options: Adal Afzal, Mirza Ahsan
PAKISTAN CC Key Players:
Naveed Sadiq, started in impressive fashion with both bat and ball with a man-of-the-match display on the opening day. Tournament second leading wicket taker with 12 victims in 14 overs of nagging medium pace.
Sikander Hayat, all-rounder, can hit sixes at will, has mustered 106 runs at a staggering strike rate of 241, is a clever leg spin bowler picking up four wickets, Man of the match in the key wins over Indian Vienna and Salzburg.
Amir Naeem, classy top order batsman who can accelerate when needed, top scorer for PKC with 165 runs including 23 hits to the ropes.
Vienna Afghan topped the standings with six wins from seven games in the first round and will look to continue their good run against Pakistan CC who too will fancy their chances having hit form at the right time.
Last time they met: ECS21.255 | VIA 113 def PKC 102 (21 Apr 2021)
Match Prediction: Vienna Afghan (VIA) to clinch a narrow win.
MATCH 36 (ECS21.280)
INDIAN VIENNA (INV) v SALZBURG CC (SAL)
1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST
INV Last Five Matches: W W L W L
SAL Last Five Matches: W L W W W
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, can chip in some quick runs with the bat too. Just four wickets this campaign as batsmen show him a lot of respect, taking chances at the other end.
Mehar Cheema, wk and opening bat has looked in good nick with 215 runs in seven innings, including a brace of man-of-the-match awards.
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 six wickets in six matches this time around.
Kunal Joshi, captain, all-rounder, racked up 112 runs from seven matches and scalped seven wickets with the ball.
SALZBURG CC (SAL)
Captain: Mubashar Ali
Wicketkeeper: Abrar Bilal
Projected Top Four: Abrar Bilal, Zeeshan Goraya, Imran Asif, Muhammad Shahbaz
Projected Opening Bowlers: Zeeshan Goraya, Imran Asif
Spin Options: Mohammad Shahbaz, Mubashar AlI, Ali Shah
SALZBURG CC Key Players:
Abrar Bilal, hard hitting batsman with the ability to take the game away from the opposition in a matter of balls, has mustered 121 runs from seven games and has hit 11 sixes - most for any SAL batsman in this tournament.
Zeeshan Goraya, leading wicket taker for Salzburg at ECS Vienna last summer with 13 victims, batting higher up in this tournament, blasting 65 off 25 balls to see off INV. Taken six wickets as well with the new cherry with a best of 3-8.
Muhammad Shahbaz, starred for Austrian Tigers at ECN Austrian T10, lovely left-hand bat, pleasing on the eye, has mustered 123 runs in six innings, has also grab six vital wickets with his spin.
Ali Shah, classy left-arm spinner with nine wickets in seven matches of delightfully spinning his web.
Salzburg finished second on the table with impressive performances as the tournament progressed. SAL would love to get over the line against an equally talented INV side to finish the day on a high.
Last time they met: ECS21.268 | SAL 105(7.2) def INV 104 (24 Apr 2021)
Match Prediction: Salzburg (SAL) look the stronger all-round side and should get the win but need to be wary of the hard-hitting INV top order.