Ten top Czech teams feature over 12 days in 48 hotly-anticipated T10 matches from the Czech capital Prague. 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.

Day 1 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Czech Republic Prague – Matches 1 to 4

European Cricket Network live broadcasts four T10 matches on Day 1 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Czech Republic, Prague on Monday 3 May.

 

FanCode ECS Czech Republic Prague constitutes 10 teams split into two groups with Group A starting off the action in the Czech capital. 

Prague CC Kings (PCK) are the most successful club in Czech cricketing history, winners of T20 league Division 1, three years in succession from 2018-2020. Captained by Arun Ashokan, Prague CC Kings prevailed at the European Cricket Series Prague in October. Star Player is Sudesh "The Beast" Wickramasekara, joint scorer of the fastest T20i century in 35 balls.

Vinohrady CC lost to the Kings in the ECS Prague Final, but have a winning mentality, taking care of business in the Czech T20 league in 2011, 2016 & 2017, also securing Pro40 honours in 2017.

Bohemian CC won the ECN Czech Super Series last summer and are never to be underestimated under the leadership of Javed Iqbal with Czech national player Abul Fahrad spearheading the attack.

Brno Raiders (BRD) impressed during the ECN Czech Super Series on home soil last summer, while Prague Spartans Mobilizers (PSM) will also benefit from previous European Cricket experience.

 

Group A

BCC  Bohemian (0-0, NRR+0.000)

BRD  Brno Raiders (0-0, NRR+0.000)

PCK  Prague CC Kings (0-0, NRR+0.000)

PSM  Prague Spartans Mobilizers (0-0, NRR+0.000)

VCC  Vinohrady (0-0, NRR+0.000)

 

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MATCH 1  (ECS21.292)

VINOHRADY (VCC) v BOHEMIAN (BCC)

0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST

 

VCC Last Five Matches: W W L W L (Avg Score For 105, Avg Score Against 101) 

BCC Last Five Matches: W L W W W (Avg Score For 91, Avg Score Against 82) 

 

VINOHRADY (VCC)

Captain: Siddarth Goud

Wicketkeeper: Chris Pearce

Projected Top Four: Siddarth Goud, Chris Pearce, Ritik Tomar, Frederick Heydenrych

Projected Opening Bowlers: Shubhranshu Chaudhary, Ritik Tomar

Spin Options: Venkatesh Margasahayam, Mikulas Stary

 

VINOHRADY Key Players:

Ritik Tomar, hard hitting middle order batsman, leading run scorer at ECS Prague 2020 amassing 220 runs at an average of 110 and strike rate of 200, hit most sixes - 18 in the tournament and also scalped six wickets with the ball.

Siddarth Goud, captain, all-rounder, leading wicket taker at ECS Prague 2020 with eight wickets to his name with a best return of 3-12, also racked up 123 runs with the bat.

Frederick Heydenrych, aggressive middle order batsman, loves dancing down the track and hitting it straight back over the bowlers head, mustered 72 runs at ECS Prague 2020.



BOHEMIAN (BCC)

Captain: Javed Iqbal

Wicketkeeper: Muhammad Nabeel

Projected Top Four: Saqlain Mukhtar, Abul Farhad, Javed Iqbal, Zahid Mahmood

Projected Opening Bowlers: Sazib Bhuiyan, Ravindra Singh Bist

Spin Options: Saqlain Mukhtar

 

BOHEMIAN Key Players:

Zahid Mahmood, top scorer for Bohemian at ECN Czech Super Series Championship Weekend racking up 103 runs from four matches at an impressive strike rate of 172.

Javed Iqbal, captain, experienced all-rounder who can whack the ball to all parts of the ground and is equally good with the ball returning best figures of 2-6 atECN Czech Super Series 2020.

Abul Farhad, joint leading wicket taker at ECN Czech Super Series Championship Weekend with six scalps from four games with a best return of 3-16, he can also be a handy batsman lower down the order.

Sazib Bhuiyan, fast bowler who can swing the ball away from the right handers, was top wicket taker at ECN Czech Super Series 2020 with seven scalps from four matches at an economy rate of just 5.16 and a best return of 4-3.

 

Two evenly-matched sides kick us off on Monday with some serious talent on display.

 

Match Prediction: Bohemian (BCC) to edge VCC in a tight contest.

 

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MATCH 2  (ECS21.293)

PRAGUE SPARTANS MOBILIZERS (PSM) v VINOHRADY (VCC)

0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST

 

PSM Last Five Matches: L W L L (Avg Score For 84, Avg Score Against 100) 

VCC Last Five Matches: W W L W L (Avg Score For 105, Avg Score Against 101) 

 

PRAGUE SPARTANS MOBILIZERS (PSM)

Captain: Suresh Kuramboyina

Wicketkeeper: Naveen Purandhar

Projected Top Four: Vaibhav Naukudkar, Siddharth Sharma, Sagor Md Sahadat Hossain, Suresh Kuramboyina

Projected Opening Bowlers: Ashok Kumar Reddy, Suresh Kuramboyina

Spin Options: Sagor Md Sahadat Hossain, Vaibhav Naukudkar

 

PRAGUE SPARTANS MOBILIZERS Key Players:

Sagor Md Sahadat Hossain, top scorer for PSM at ECN Czech Super Series week 3 racking up 50 runs from four matches, he also picked up two wickets with his deceptive spin bowling.

Ashok Kumar Reddy, played for United at ECS Prague 2020 where he impressed picking up four wickets in five matches.

Santosh Reddy, played for United atECS Prague 2020, top wicket taker with five scalps from five games with a best return of 3-15.



VINOHRADY (VCC)

Captain: Siddarth Goud

Wicketkeeper: Chris Pearce

Projected Top Four: Siddarth Goud, Chris Pearce, Ritik Tomar, Frederick Heydenrych

Projected Opening Bowlers: Shubhranshu Chaudhary, Ritik Tomar

Spin Options: Venkatesh Margasahayam, Mikulas Stary

 

VINOHRADY Key Players:

Ritik Tomar, hard hitting middle order batsman, leading run scorer at ECS Prague 2020 amassing 220 runs at an average of 110 and strike rate of 200, hit most sixes - 18 in the tournament and also scalped six wickets with the ball.

Siddarth Goud, captain,all-rounder, leading wicket taker at ECS Prague 2020 with eight wickets to his name with a best return of 3-12, also racked up 123 runs with the bat.

Frederick Heydenrych, aggressive middle order batsman, loves dancing down the track and hitting it straight back over the bowlers head, mustered 72 runs at ECS Prague 2020.

 

Vinohrady will be the favourites for the win, especially with the benefit of knowing the pitch and conditions from the opening game. 

 

Match Prediction: Vinohrady (VCC) to claim a comfortable victory.

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MATCH 3  (ECS21.294)

BOHEMIAN (BCC) v PRAGUE CC KINGS (PCK)

1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST

 

BCC Last Five Matches: W L W W W (Avg Score For 91, Avg Score Against 82) 

PCK Last Five Matches: W L NR W L (Avg Score For 86, Avg Score Against 75) 

 

BOHEMIAN (BCC)

Captain: Javed Iqbal

Wicketkeeper: Muhammad Nabeel

Projected Top Four: Saqlain Mukhtar, Abul Farhad, Javed Iqbal, Zahid Mahmood

Projected Opening Bowlers: Sazib Bhuiyan, Ravindra Singh Bist

Spin Options: Saqlain Mukhtar

 

BOHEMIAN Key Players:

Zahid Mahmood, top scorer for Bohemian at ECN Czech Super Series Championship Weekend racking up 103 runs from four matches at an impressive strike rate of 172.

Javed Iqbal, captain, experienced all-rounder who can whack the ball to all parts of the ground and is equally good with the ball returning best figures of 2-6 atECN Czech Super Series 2020.

Abul Farhad, joint leading wicket taker at ECN Czech Super Series Championship Weekend with six scalps from four games with a best return of 3-16, he can also be a handy batsman lower down the order.

Sazib Bhuiyan, fast bowler who can swing the ball away from the right handers, was top wicket taker at ECN Czech Super Series 2020 with seven scalps from four matches at an economy rate of just 5.16 and a best return of 4-3.



PRAGUE CC KINGS (PCK)

Captain: Arun Ashokan

Wicketkeeper: Sudhir Gladson

Projected Top Four: Arun Ashokan, Sharan Ramakrishnan, Sudesh Wickramasekara, Kushal Mendon

Projected Opening Bowlers: Sameera Maduranga, Ali Sittar

Spin Options: Keyur Mehta, Suditha Udugala, Surya Rengarajan

 

PRAGUE CC KINGS Key Players:

Sudesh Wickramasekara has amassed 314 runs from 11 innings at an average of 44.85 over two tournaments and has mustered 24 maximos, has also scalped five wickets.

Sharan Ramakrishnan, hard hitting all-rounder, mustered 120 runs and was top wicket taker for his side at ECS Prague 2020.

Aakash Parmar, reliable middle order batsman capable of hitting big sixes, racked up 70 runs at ECS Prague 2020.

 

Rather like in the previous game, Prague CC Kings come into this game with minimal knowledge of the current playing or pitch conditions. Bohemian enjoy the benefit of featuring in the opening game of the tournament and will start favourites.

 

Last time they met: BCC 75 def PCK 54 (14 Jun 2020)

Scorecard

 

Match Prediction: Bohemian (BCC) to come out on top in a tight contest.

 

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MATCH 4  (ECS21.295)

PRAGUE CC KINGS (PCK) v PRAGUE SPARTANS MOBILIZERS (PSM)

1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST

 

PCK Last Five Matches: W L NR W L (Avg Score For 86, Avg Score Against 75) 

PSM Last Five Matches: L W L L (Avg Score For 84, Avg Score Against 100) 

 

PRAGUE CC KINGS (PCK)

Captain: Arun Ashokan

Wicketkeeper: Sudhir Gladson

Projected Top Four: Arun Ashokan, Sharan Ramakrishnan, Sudesh Wickramasekara, Kushal Mendon

Projected Opening Bowlers: Sameera Maduranga, Ali Sittar

Spin Options: Keyur Mehta, Suditha Udugala, Surya Rengarajan

 

PRAGUE CC KINGS Key Players:

Sudesh Wickramasekara has amassed 314 runs from 11 innings at an average of 44.85 over two tournaments and has mustered 24 maximos, has also scalped five wickets.

Sharan Ramakrishnan, hard hitting all-rounder, mustered 120 runs and ended top wicket taker for his side at ECS Prague 2020 with seven victims.

Aakash Parmar, reliable middle order batsman capable of hitting big sixes, racked up 70 runs at ECS Prague 2020.



PRAGUE SPARTANS MOBILIZERS (PSM)

Captain: Suresh Kuramboyina

Wicketkeeper: Naveen Purandhar

Projected Top Four: Vaibhav Naukudkar, Siddharth Sharma, Sagor Md Sahadat Hossain, Suresh Kuramboyina

Projected Opening Bowlers: Ashok Kumar Reddy, Suresh Kuramboyina

Spin Options: Sagor Md Sahadat Hossain, Vaibhav Naukudkar

 

PRAGUE SPARTANS MOBILIZERS Key Players:

Sagor Md Sahadat Hossain, top scorer for PSM at ECN Czech Super Series week 3 racking up 50 runs from four matches, he also picked up two wickets with his deceptive spin bowling.

Ashok Kumar Reddy, played for United at ECS Prague 2020 where he impressed with his bowling picking up four wickets in five matches.

Santosh Reddy, played for United atECS Prague 2020, was top wicket taker with five scalps from five games with a best return of 3-15.

 

Prague CC Kings will be overwhelming favourites for the win, especially with the precious knowledge gained from their previous game of the pitch and conditions.

 

Match Prediction: Prague CC Kings (PCK) to win at a canter.

 

 

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