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 10 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Czech Republic Prague – Matches 37 to 40

European Cricket Network live broadcasts four T10 matches on Day 10 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Czech Republic, Prague on Thursday 13 May.

 

After bagging six victories on the trot, buoyant Brno Rangers are comfortably placed at the summit of Group B, while Prague Barbarians Vandals and Prague Spartans Vanguards continue to battle it out for second spot. Much-improved United sealed a quarter-final spot after prevailing in another Golden Ball finish, leaving winless Prague CC Rooks stranded at the bottom of the standings.

 

Going into the final group stage games, Prague CC Kings can assume top spot from Vinohrady with a win over bottom side Brno Raiders. ECN Czech Super Series champions Bohemian look set to finish in fourth, with much-improved Prague Spartans Mobilizers sitting in third.




Group A

VCC  Vinohrady (6-1-1, NRR+3.270)

PCK  Prague CC Kings (5-1-1, NRR+3.407)

PSM  Prague Spartans Mobilizers (3-4-1, NRR-4.163)

BCC  Bohemian (2-5, NRR-0.299)

BRD  Brno Raiders (0-5-1, NRR-2.404)

 

Group B

BRG  Brno Rangers (6-0, NRR+1.748)

PBV  Prague Barbarians Vandals (5-3, NRR+0.783)

PSV  Prague Spartans Vanguards (5-2, NRR+0.545)

UCC  United (2-6, NRR-0.772)

PCR  Prague CC Rooks (0-7, NRR-1.912)

 

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MATCH 37 (ECS21.328)

BRNO RAIDERS (BRD) v BOHEMIAN (BCC)

0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST

 

BRD Last Five Matches: L L L NR L (Avg Score For 71, Avg Score Against 89) 

BCC Last Five Matches: W W L L L (Avg Score For 74, Avg Score Against 73) 

 

BRNO RAIDERS (BRD)

Captain: Arunkumar Vasudevan

Wicketkeeper: Muhammad Ansar

Projected Top Four: Muhammad Ansar, Sureshkumar Nagaraj, Ashish Matta, Arunkumar Vasudevan

Projected Opening Bowlers: Arunkumar Vasudevan, Suresh Ramarao

Spin Options: Jaipal Singh Rathore, Sureshkumar Nagaraj

 

BRNO RAIDERS Key Players:

Ashish Matta, decent top order batsman, has been impressive for BRD racking up 114 runs from six games, scored an unbeaten 41 in the previous game, and has also picked up two wickets.

Sureshkumar Nagaraj, has racked up 90 runs from six matches, hasn’t been his best so far but would like to make an impact in the last couple of matches.

Arunkumar Vasudevan, captain, bowling all-rounder, leads the bowling attack for his side, has the ability to swing the ball, hasn’t had much success picking up just one wicket so far, has the ability to score quick runs in the middle overs.



BOHEMIAN (BCC)

Captain: Javed Iqbal

Wicketkeeper: Muhammad Nabeel

Projected Top Four: Saqlain Mukhtar, Javed Iqbal, Muhammad Nabeel, Zahid Mahmood

Projected Opening Bowlers: Ali Waqar, Ravindra Singh Bist

Spin Options: Saqlain Mukhtar

 

BOHEMIAN Key Players:

Saqlain Mukhtar, good top order batsman, looked in fine form, is joint leading run scorer for BCC with 81 runs to his name.

Javed Iqbal, captain, experienced all-rounder who can whack the ball to all parts of the ground, has racked up 81 runs, and is equally good with the ball picking up three wickets so far at an economy rate of just 4.78.

Saurabh Kakaria, gentle medium pace bowler with great accuracy and control, top wicket taker for Bohemian with nine scalps and a best return of 4-16.

 

Brno Raiders are still searching for their first win and face an inconsistent Bohemian side. BRD play back to back games on Thursday and can seal a quarter-final spot with two improbable wins.

 

Last time they met: ECS21.302 | BCC 94 def BRD 53 (5 May 2021)

 

Match Prediction: Bohemian (BCC) to end the group stage with a confidence-building win.

 

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MATCH 38 (ECS21.329)

PRAGUE CC KINGS (PCK) v BRNO RAIDERS (BRD)

0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST

 

PCK Last Five Matches: W W W L NR (Avg Score For 88, Avg Score Against 67) 

BRD Last Five Matches: L L L NR L (Avg Score For 71, Avg Score Against 89) 

 

PRAGUE CC KINGS (PCK)

Captain: Arun Ashokan

Wicketkeeper: Hilal Ahmad

Projected Top Four: Arun Ashokan, Hilal Ahmad, Sudesh Wickramasekara, Aakash Parmar

Projected Opening Bowlers: Sameera Maduranga, Ali Sittar

Spin Options: Keyur Mehta, Suditha Udugala, Surya Rengarajan

 

PRAGUE CC KINGS Key Players:

Sudesh Wickramasekara second highest run scorer so far with 197 runs from seven innings, strikes at 243 and has hit 15 sixes, “The Beast” has scalped two wickets with the ball too!

Smit Patel, jointtop wicket taker in the tournament picking up 10 wickets from nine overs with a best return of 3-10.

Ali Sittar, an impressive young fast bowler, has picked up seven wickets from six matches at an economy rate of 6.75 runs per over.



BRNO RAIDERS (BRD)

Captain: Arunkumar Vasudevan

Wicketkeeper: Muhammad Ansar

Projected Top Four: Muhammad Ansar, Sureshkumar Nagaraj, Ashish Matta, Arunkumar Vasudevan

Projected Opening Bowlers: Arunkumar Vasudevan, Suresh Ramarao

Spin Options: Jaipal Singh Rathore, Sureshkumar Nagaraj

 

BRNO RAIDERS Key Players:

Ashish Matta, decent top order batsman, has been impressive for BRD racking up 114 runs from six games, scored an unbeaten 41 in the previous game, and has also picked up two wickets.

Sureshkumar Nagaraj, has racked up 90 runs from six matches, hasn’t been his best so far but would like to make an impact in the last couple of matches.

Arunkumar Vasudevan, captain, bowling all-rounder, leads the bowling attack for his side, has the ability to swing the ball, hasn’t had much success picking up just one wicket so far, has the ability to score quick runs in the middle overs.



Prague CC Kings can top the group with a win against struggling Brno Raiders.

 

Last time they met: ECS21.303 | PCK 62(8.2) def BRD 60 (5 May 2021)

 

Match Prediction: Prague CC Kings (PCK) to win handsomely.

 

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MATCH 39 (ECS21.330)

BRNO RANGERS (BRG) v PRAGUE SPARTANS VANGUARDS (PSV)

1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST

 

BRG Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 94, Avg Score Against 75) 

PSV Last Five Matches: L L W W W (Avg Score For 94, Avg Score Against 87) 

 

BRNO RANGERS (BRG)

Captain: Dylan Steyn

Wicketkeeper: Jan Hoffman

Projected Top Four: Dylan Steyn, Ali Kashif, Jan Hoffman, Rahat Ali

Projected Opening Bowlers: Rahat Ali, Sandeep Tiwari

Spin Options: Naveed Ahmed, Tripurari Kanhya Lal, Ali Kashif

 

BRNO RANGERS Key Players:

Dylan Steyn, captain, in great form mustering 173 runs from six games including a 30-ball 57 against a strong PBV side.

Rahat Ali, experienced fast bowler, has conceded runs at a miser economy of just 5.10 in six games picking up five wickets and returned man of the match figures of 2-4 vs United last Thursday.

Ali Kashif, top all-rounder, picked up two man of the match awards on Friday for impactful performances with bat and ball, joint leading wicket taker for his side with five scalps to his name, has mustered 68 runs with the bat as well.



PRAGUE SPARTANS VANGUARDS (PSV)

Captain: Neeraj Tyagi

Wicketkeeper: Varun Mehta

Projected Top Four: Kranthi Venkataswamy, Satyajit Sengupta, Vyshakh Jagannivasan, Varun Mehta

Projected Opening Bowlers: Neeraj Tyagi, Satyajit Sengupta

Spin Options: Farooq Abdullah

 

PRAGUE SPARTANS VANGUARDS Key Players:

Kranthi Venkataswamy, decent top order batsman, finally hit form with a blistering knock of 52 off 28 balls against PBV, top scoring for his side with 170 runs.

Vyshakh Jagannivasan, aggressive middle order batsman, has mustered 88 runs with a best score of 30 off just 15 balls.

Satyajit Sengupta, top all-rounder, has racked up 131 runs with the bat and is the leading wicket taker for PSV with seven victims.

 

Brno Rangers remain the only unbeaten team in the tournament and would love to keep that record going. On a three-game winning run after demolishing the Vandals, Prague Spartans Vanguards will be high on confidence themselves, meaning this promises to be a cracking encounter.

 

Last time they met: ECS21.309 | BRG 89 def PSV 72 (7 May 2021)

 

Match Prediction: Brno Rangers (BRG) to rack up a seventh straight win.

 

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MATCH 40 (ECS21.331)

PRAGUE CC ROOKS (PCR) v BRNO RANGERS (BRG)

1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST

 

PCR Last Five Matches: L L L L L (Avg Score For 70, Avg Score Against 87) 

BRG Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 94, Avg Score Against 75) 

 

PRAGUE CC ROOKS (PCR)

Captain: Naveen Padmaraju

Wicketkeeper: Jeet Shah

Projected Top Four: Karthick Gopalakrishnan, Jeet Shah, Jinnu Panilet, Naveen Padmaraju

Projected Opening Bowlers: Rohit Deshmoyni, Naveen Gunasekaran

Spin Options: Abhishek Pal

 

PRAGUE CC ROOKS Key Players:

Naveen Padmaraju, captain, all-rounder, good with the ball, capable of beating batsmen with pace, top wicket taker for PCR scalping six wickets at an economy rate of just 5.85 and a best return of 3-9, a good finisher with the bat.

Naveen Gunasekaran, usefulall-rounder, has scored 50 runs with the bat and has picked up five wickets with the ball.

Rohit Deshmoyni, known for his bowling, Rohit is leading the run scoring sheets for Rooks with 77 runs, he has also picked up five wickets with the ball.



BRNO RANGERS (BRG)

Captain: Dylan Steyn

Wicketkeeper: Jan Hoffman

Projected Top Four: Dylan Steyn, Ali Kashif, Jan Hoffman, Rahat Ali

Projected Opening Bowlers: Rahat Ali, Sandeep Tiwari

Spin Options: Naveed Ahmed, Tripurari Kanhya Lal, Ali Kashif

 

BRNO RANGERS Key Players:

Dylan Steyn, captain, in great form mustering 173 runs from six games including a 30-ball 57 against a strong PBV side.

Rahat Ali, experienced fast bowler, has conceded runs at a miser economy of just 5.10 in six games picking up five wickets and returned man of the match figures of 2-4 vs United last Thursday.

Ali Kashif, top all-rounder, picked up two man of the match awards on Friday for impactful performances with bat and ball, joint leading wicket taker for his side with five scalps to his name, has mustered 68 runs with the bat as well.

 

Prague CC Rooks came agonisingly close to a win against United in their last game losing only on a dramatic Golden Ball finish. With runaway leaders Brno Rangers as their next opponent, PCR look destined to remain winless this season.

 

Last time they met: ECS21.312 | BRG 83 def PCR 60 (8 May 2021)

 

Match Prediction: Brno Rangers (BRG) to win at a canter.

 

 

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