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 3 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Czech Republic Prague – Matches 9 to 12

European Cricket Network live broadcasts four T10 matches on Day 3 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Czech Republic, Prague on Wednesday 5 May.

 

Both ECS Prague finalists Vinohrady and Prague CC Kings made fast starts on the opening day with two comfortable wins a piece, while ECN Czech Super Series champions Bohemian slipped to two heavy defeats, along with Prague Spartans Mobilizers. Brno Raiders make their tournament bow on Wednesday.

 

Group A

VCC  Vinohrady (2-0, NRR+5.261)

PCK  Prague CC Kings (2-0, NRR+5.229)

BRD  Brno Raiders (0-0, NRR+0.000)

BCC  Bohemian (0-2, NRR-1.479)

PSM  Prague Spartans Mobilizers (0-2, NRR-8.300)

 

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MATCH (ECS21.300)

BOHEMIAN (BCC) v VINOHRADY (VCC)

0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST

 

BCC Last Five Matches: W W W L L (Avg Score For 78, Avg Score Against 77) 

VCC Last Five Matches: L W L W W (Avg Score For 112, Avg Score Against 99) 

 

BOHEMIAN (BCC)

Captain: Javed Iqbal

Wicketkeeper: Muhammad Nabeel

Projected Top Four: Saqlain Mukhtar, Muhammad Nabeel, Muhammad Usman, Zahid Mahmood

Projected Opening Bowlers: Javed Iqbal, Ali Waqar

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.

Saqlain Mukhtar, good top order batsman, looked in fine form on Monday in his short stay at the crease, would love to convert his starts today.



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, scored 27 runs on Monday at an SR of over 245.

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, has made a good start this season with a man of the match performance of 45 runs off 29 balls vs PSM.

Frederick Heydenrych, aggressive middle order batsman, loves dancing down the track and hitting it straight back over the bowler’s head, scored 65 runs from two matches on Monday with a man of the match performance of 36* off 25 balls in the opening game.

 

Vinohrady enjoyed a marvellous opening day winning both matches and will look to continue their upward momentum, while Bohemian went winless on Monday and are still searching for their first win of the season.

 

Last time they met: ECS21.292 | VCC 72(8.1) def BCC 71 (3 May 2021)

 

Match Prediction: Vinohrady (VCC) to rack up victory number three.

 

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MATCH 10  (ECS21.301)

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

0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST

 

PCK Last Five Matches: NR W L W W (Avg Score For 105, Avg Score Against 73) 

PSM Last Five Matches: W L L L L (Avg Score For 82, Avg Score Against 125) 

 

PRAGUE CC KINGS (PCK)

Captain: Arun Ashokan

Wicketkeeper: Hilal Ahmad

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 with 24 maximos, has also scalped five wickets, blasted his way to a 29-ball 82 vs PSM on Monday.

Sharan Ramakrishnan, hard hitting all-rounder, mustered 120 runs and ended top wicket taker for his side at ECS Prague 2020 with seven victims, looked good on Monday scoring 63 runs in two innings.

Keyur Mehta, has good control over the ball, bowls tight lines and doesn’t concede many runs, picked up three wickets from two games at an economy rate of just 4.66 including a man of the match performance of 2-8.



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.

Vaibhav Naukudkar, looked good in both innings on Monday scoring 60 runs, needs to convert his starts into big ones.

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 scored the highest score of the season so far in the previous meeting against PSM and will eye another big win to boost their NRR.

 

Last time they met: ECS21.295 | PCK 168 def PSM 84 (3 May 2021)

 

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

 

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MATCH 11 (ECS21.302)

BOHEMIAN (BCC) v BRNO RAIDERS (BRD)

1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST

 

BCC Last Five Matches: W W W L L (Avg Score For 78, Avg Score Against 77) 

BRD Last Five Matches: W L W W L (Avg Score For 69, Avg Score Against 74) 

 

BOHEMIAN (BCC)

Captain: Javed Iqbal

Wicketkeeper: Muhammad Nabeel

Projected Top Four: Saqlain Mukhtar, Muhammad Nabeel, Muhammad Usman, Zahid Mahmood

Projected Opening Bowlers: Javed Iqbal, Ali Waqar

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.

Saqlain Mukhtar, good top order batsman, looked in fine form on Monday in his short stay at the crease, would love to convert his starts today.



BRNO RAIDERS (BRD)

Captain: Arunkumar Vasudevan

Wicketkeeper: Muhammad Ansar

Projected Top Four: Aamir Hussain, Sureshkumar Nagaraj, Ashish Matta, Praveen Prasad

Projected Opening Bowlers: Arunkumar Vasudevan, Aamir Hussain

Spin Options: Jaipal Singh Rathore, Sureshkumar Nagaraj

 

BRNO RAIDERS Key Players:

Aamir Hussain, second highest run scorer at ECN Czech Super Series Week 4 with 99 runs from five matches, hit the most fours with 11 hits to ropes, also scalped five wickets with a best return of 2-6.

Piyush Tripathi, bowls in the middle overs, is not easy to get away with, picked up four victims at an economy rate of just 5.40 atECN Czech Super Series Week 4.

Arunkumar Vasudevan, captain, bowling all-rounder, will lead the bowling attack for his side, has the ability to swing the ball, picked up three wicketsat ECN Czech Super Series Week 4 and can score quick runs in the middle overs.

 

Having played three games already, Bohemian will look to put that knowledge of the pitch and conditions to good use against a Brno Raiders side who make their season debut.

 

Match Prediction: Bohemian (BCC) to register a long-awaited first win of the season.

 

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MATCH 12 (ECS21.303)

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

1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST

 

BRD Last Five Matches: W L W W L (Avg Score For 69, Avg Score Against 74) 

PCK Last Five Matches: NR W L W W (Avg Score For 105, Avg Score Against 73) 

 

BRNO RAIDERS (BRD)

Captain: Arunkumar Vasudevan

Wicketkeeper: Muhammad Ansar

Projected Top Four: Aamir Hussain, Sureshkumar Nagaraj, Ashish Matta, Praveen Prasad

Projected Opening Bowlers: Arunkumar Vasudevan, Aamir Hussain

Spin Options: Jaipal Singh Rathore, Sureshkumar Nagaraj

 

BRNO RAIDERS Key Players:

Aamir Hussain, second highest run scorer at ECN Czech Super Series Week 4 with 99 runs from five matches, hit the most fours with 11 hits to ropes, also scalped five wickets with a best return of 2-6.

Piyush Tripathi, bowls in the middle overs, is not easy to get away with, picked up four victims at an economy rate of just 5.40 atECN Czech Super Series Week 4.

Arunkumar Vasudevan, captain, bowling all-rounder, will lead the bowling attack for his side, has the ability to swing the ball, picked up three wicketsat ECN Czech Super Series Week 4 and can score quick runs in the middle overs.



PRAGUE CC KINGS (PCK)

Captain: Arun Ashokan

Wicketkeeper: Hilal Ahmad

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 with 24 maximos, has also scalped five wickets, blasted his way to a 29-ball 82 vs PSM on Monday.

Sharan Ramakrishnan, hard hitting all-rounder, mustered 120 runs and ended top wicket taker for his side at ECS Prague 2020 with seven victims, looked good on Monday scoring 63 runs in two innings.

Keyur Mehta, has good control over the ball, bowls tight lines and doesn’t concede many runs, picked up three wickets from two games at an economy rate of just 4.66 including a man of the match performance of 2-8.

 

Prague CC Kings appear one of the most powerful outfits in Group A and Brno Raiders are bound to have a tough task against a strong and settled side.

 

Match Prediction: Prague CC Kings (PCK) to win four in a row.

 

 

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