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 4 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Czech Republic Prague – Matches 13 to 16

European Cricket Network live broadcasts four T10 matches on Day 4 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Czech Republic, Prague on Thursday 6 May.

 

Both Prague Barbarians Vandals and Prague Spartans Vanguards made fast starts with two wins a piece, while United and Prague CC Rooks continued their struggles and remain winless. Brno Rangers make their tournament bow in blustery Prague on Thursday.



Group A

PCK  Prague CC Kings (4-0, NRR+4.914)

VCC  Vinohrady (2-1, NRR+3.176)

BCC  Bohemian (2-2, NRR+0.527)

BRD  Brno Raiders (0-2, NRR-2.859)

PSM  Prague Spartans Mobilizers (0-3, NRR-7.933)

 

Group B

PBV  Prague Barbarians Vandals (2-0, NRR+2.829)

PSV  Prague Spartans Vanguards (2-0, NRR+0.206)

BRG  Brno Rangers (0-0, NRR+0.000)

UCC  United (0-2, NRR-0.711)

PCR  Prague CC Rooks (0-2, NRR-2.476)

 

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MATCH 13  (ECS21.304)

PRAGUE SPARTANS MOBILIZERS (PSM) v BRNO RAIDERS (BRD)

0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST

 

PSM Last Five Matches: L L L L L (Avg Score For 80, Avg Score Against 131) 

BRD Last Five Matches: W W L L L (Avg Score For 67, Avg Score Against 81) 

 

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, also picking up two wickets with his deceptive spin bowling. Yet to fire this series, needs to pick up form quickly if PSM are to avoid the wooden spoon.

Ashok Kumar Reddy, played for United at ECS Prague 2020 where he impressed with his bowling picking up four wickets in five matches. Conceded too many runs but has picked up a couple of wickets this season.

Vaibhav Naukudkar, looked good in patches, top scorer for PSM with 67 runs in three games, needs to convert his starts into big scores.



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 the ropes, also scalped five wickets with a best return of 2-6.

Ashish Matta, decent top order batsman who will be looking to perform at the grand stage of European Cricket, top scorer for his side on Wednesday scoring 43 runs from two games, needs to capitalize on his starts.

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 Spartans Mobilizers and Brno Raiders have failed to win a match this season. Both will view this as a winnable game. It will be interesting to see which side gets their first win tomorrow and avoids the wooden spoon.

 

Match Prediction: Prague Spartans Mobilizers (PSM) to edge a narrow win.

 

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MATCH 14  (ECS21.305)

BRNO RAIDERS (BRD) v VINOHRADY (VCC)

0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST

 

BRD Last Five Matches: W W L L L (Avg Score For 67, Avg Score Against 81) 

VCC Last Five Matches: W L W W L (Avg Score For 99, Avg Score Against 91) 

 

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.

Ashish Matta, decent top order batsman who will be looking to perform at the grand stage of European Cricket, top scorer for his side on Wednesday scoring 43 runs from two games, needs to capitalize on his starts.

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.



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 three matches with a man of the match performance of 36* off 25 balls in the opening game.

 

Brno Raiders suffered two straight losses, while Vinohrady suffered a shock defeat yesterday. Both teams will be eager to bounce back after a challenging day.

 

Match Prediction: Vinohrady (VCC) to bounce back with a vengeance after the loss yesterday.

 

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MATCH 15  (ECS21.306)

UNITED (UCC) v BRNO RANGERS (BRG)

1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST

 

UCC Last Five Matches: L L L L L (Avg Score For 77, Avg Score Against 99) 

BRG Last Five Matches: W W L W L (Avg Score For 85, Avg Score Against 71) 

 

UNITED (UCC)

Captain: Pramod Bagauly

Wicketkeeper: Amit Pangarkar

Projected Top Four: Abhimanyu Singh, Rhuturaj Magare, Pramod Bagauly, Piyushsingh Baghel

Projected Opening Bowlers: Pramod Bagauly, Mustafa Nawab

Spin Options: Abhimanyu Singh, Neelesh Pandit

 

UNITED Key Players:

Abhimanyu Singh, classy opening batsman, leading run scorer for United, has racked up 159 runs at an average of 32 across two tournaments.

Pramod Bagauly, captain, all-rounder, decent batsman capable of scoring quick runs, can swing the ball both ways, looked sharp with the ball picking up three wickets in two games conceding only five runs per over.

Ayush Sharma, top scorer for UCC with 45 runs across two games, almost took his side to victory in the first game with an unbeaten 25, has also picked up a wicket.



BRNO RANGERS (BRG)

Captain: Dylan Steyn

Wicketkeeper: Sony Mitra

Projected Top Four: Dylan Steyn, Ali Kashif, Rahat Ali, Kudzai Chomusora

Projected Opening Bowlers: Rahat Ali, Sandeep Tiwari

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

 

BRNO RANGERS Key Players:

Dylan Steyn, captain, top scorer for Brno Rangersat ECN Czech Super Series Championship Week scoring 68 runs from three games.

Rahat Ali, experienced fast bowler, was leading wicket taker forBrno Rangers at ECN Czech Super Series Week 4 with eight scalps from four games at a miserly economy rate of just 2.87 and a best return of 3-0.

Tripurari Kanhya Lal, all-rounder, picked up six wickets at an economy rate of just four with a best return of 2-4, handy batsman in the middle order.

 

Brno Rangers, Winners of ECN Czech Super Series Week 4, play their opening game against a struggling United side who are yet to win a game on the grand European Cricket stage.

 

Match Prediction: Brno Rangers (BRG) to kick start their campaign with a win.

 

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MATCH 16 (ECS21.307)

BRNO RANGERS (BRG) v PRAGUE BARBARIANS VANDALS (PBV)

1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST

 

BRG Last Five Matches: W W L W L (Avg Score For 85, Avg Score Against 71) 

PBV Last Five Matches: W W L W W (Avg Score For 94, Avg Score Against 73) 

 

BRNO RANGERS (BRG)

Captain: Dylan Steyn

Wicketkeeper: Sony Mitra

Projected Top Four: Dylan Steyn, Ali Kashif, Rahat Ali, Kudzai Chomusora

Projected Opening Bowlers: Rahat Ali, Sandeep Tiwari

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

 

BRNO RANGERS Key Players:

Dylan Steyn, captain, top scorer for Brno Rangersat ECN Czech Super Series Championship Week scoring 68 runs from three games.

Rahat Ali, experienced fast bowler, leading wicket taker forBrno Rangers at ECN Czech Super Series Week 4 with eight scalps from four games at a miserly economy rate of just 2.87 and a best return of 3-0.

Tripurari Kanhya Lal, all-rounder, picked up six wickets at an economy rate of just four with a best return of 2-4, handy batsman in the middle order.



PRAGUE BARBARIANS VANDALS (PBV)

Captain: Divyendra Singh

Wicketkeeper: Divyendra Singh

Projected Top Four: Sabawoon Davizi, Divyendra Singh, Sahil Grover, Uday Gali

Projected Opening Bowlers: Piyush Kumar, Sabawoon Davizi

Spin Options: Muralidhara Vandrasi, Amritpal Rai

 

PRAGUE BARBARIANS VANDALS Key Players:

Sabawoon Davizi, star all-rounder, only player to have ever scored a century and take 4 wickets in a T20I, has amassed 503 runs in 15 matches and scalped 13 wickets at the European Cricket platform, returned man of the match performance in the first game scoring 38 off 21 balls, also picked up three wickets in the two games.

Divyendra Singh, captain, all-rounder, racked up 166 runs from 10 games at ECN Czech Super Series weekends and also picked up five wickets, scored a match winning 30* off 24 balls in the second game.

Sagar Madhireddy, medium fast bowler, has good control over the ball, impressed at the ECN Czech Super Series weekends scalping 11 wickets from 10 games at an economy rate of just over seven.

 

These two sides appear evenly matched but Prague Barbarians Vandals already have two wins under their belt and will be more familiar with the conditions.

 

Last time they met: BRG 99 def PBV 98 (11 Jul 2020)

Scorecard

 

Match Prediction: Prague Barbarians Vandals (PBV) to edge a tight contest.

 

 

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