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 5 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Czech Republic Prague – Matches 17 to 20

European Cricket Network live broadcasts four T10 matches on Day 5 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Czech Republic, Prague on Friday 7 May.

 

Brno Rangers made a blistering start in blustery Prague on Thursday with two impressive wins to assume top spot. Prague Spartans Vanguards also remain unbeaten, while Prague Barbarians Vandals slipped to their first defeat. Both United and Prague CC Rooks remain winless and will hope to finally get off the mark on Friday.

 

Group B

BRG  Brno Rangers (2-0, NRR+1.950)

PBV  Prague Barbarians Vandals (2-1, NRR+0.683)

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

UCC  United (0-3, NRR-0.693)

PCR  Prague CC Rooks (0-2, NRR-2.476)

 

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MATCH 17  (ECS21.308)

PRAGUE BARBARIANS VANDALS (PBV) v PRAGUE SPARTANS VANGUARDS (PSV)

0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST

 

PBV Last Five Matches: W L W W L (Avg Score For 84, Avg Score Against 79) 

PSV Last Five Matches: W L L W W (Avg Score For 89, Avg Score Against 100) 

 

PRAGUE BARBARIANS VANDALS (PBV)

Captain: Divyendra Singh

Wicketkeeper: Sahil Grover

Projected Top Four: Sabawoon Davizi, Divyendra Singh, Sahil Grover, Pradeep Gangappa

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. Hasn’t yet been at his best this season, but still top scorer for PBV with 64 runs from three matches, has picked up four wickets as well.

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.

Muralidhara Vandrasi, clever spinner, doesn't shy away from flighting the ball , has scalped four wickets from three matches with a best return of 3-8.

Amritpal Rai, joint leading wicket taker for PBV with four victims from three matches but concedes at just 5.83 runs per over - least of all PBV bowlers.



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, Arman Bhuiyan

Spin Options: Farooq Abdullah

 

PRAGUE SPARTANS VANGUARDS Key Players:

Kranthi Venkataswamy, decent top order batsman, has failed to get going in previous editions but would love to make his mark this time around, looked good scoring 23 runs in the second game.

Neeraj Tyagi, captain, right arm fast bowler, quick and accurate with his line and length, top wicket taker at ECN Czech Super Series Week 2 with six scalps from four games at an economy rate of just 3.62!

Satyajit Sengupta, top all-rounder, has been impressive with the ball scalping seven wickets from eight games on the European Cricket platform, top scorer for PSV on Tuesday with 58 runs including a man of the match performance of 40 off 25 balls.

 

Vandals were demolished by Brno Rangers in their last outing and will be looking to bounce back against unbeaten PSV.

 

Last time they met: PBV 80(8.2) def PSV 77 (12 Jul 2020)

Scorecard

 

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

 

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MATCH 18 (ECS21.309)

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

0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST

 

PSV Last Five Matches: W L L W W (Avg Score For 89, Avg Score Against 100) 

BRG Last Five Matches: L W L W W (Avg Score For 92, Avg Score Against 86) 

 

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, Arman Bhuiyan

Spin Options: Farooq Abdullah

 

PRAGUE SPARTANS VANGUARDS Key Players:

Kranthi Venkataswamy, decent top order batsman, has failed to get going in previous editions but would love to make his mark this time around, looked good scoring 23 runs in the second game.

Neeraj Tyagi, captain, right arm fast bowler, quick and accurate with his line and length, top wicket taker at ECN Czech Super Series Week 2 with six scalps from four games at an economy rate of just 3.62!

Satyajit Sengupta, top all-rounder, has been impressive with the ball scalping seven wickets from eight games on the European Cricket platform, top scorer for PSV on Tuesday with 58 runs including a man of the match performance of 40 off 25 balls.



BRNO RANGERS (BRG)

Captain: Dylan Steyn

Wicketkeeper: Jan Hoffman

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, in great form mustering 97 runs from two games including a 30-ball 57 against a strong PBV side.

Rahat Ali, experienced fast bowler, leading wicket taker 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. Conceded just 10 runs off his three overs across two games yesterday and returned man of the match figures of 2-4 vs United.

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.

 

Vanguards go back-to-back and face a buoyant Brno Rangers side who top the table after Thursday action.

 

Last time they met: PSV 105 def BRG 98 (11 Jul 2020)

Scorecard

 

Match Prediction: Brno Rangers (BRG) to rack up their third consecutive win.

 

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MATCH 19 (ECS21.310)

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

1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST

 

BRG Last Five Matches: L W L W W (Avg Score For 92, Avg Score Against 86) 

PBV Last Five Matches: W L W W L (Avg Score For 84, Avg Score Against 79) 

 

BRNO RANGERS (BRG)

Captain: Dylan Steyn

Wicketkeeper: Jan Hoffman

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, in great form mustering 97 runs from two games including a 30-ball 57 against a strong PBV side.

Rahat Ali, experienced fast bowler, leading wicket taker 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. Conceded just 10 runs off his three overs across two games yesterday and returned man of the match figures of 2-4 vs United.

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: Sahil Grover

Projected Top Four: Sabawoon Davizi, Divyendra Singh, Sahil Grover, Pradeep Gangappa

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. Hasn’t yet been at his best this season, but still top scorer for PBV with 64 runs from three matches, has picked up four wickets as well.

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.

Muralidhara Vandrasi, clever spinner, doesn't shy away from flighting the ball , has scalped four wickets from three matches with a best return of 3-8.

Amritpal Rai, joint leading wicket taker for PBV with four victims from three matches but concedes at just 5.83 runs per over - least of all PBV bowlers.

 

This time it’s BRG who go back-to-back against a Vandals side who will be keen to repair the damage of that heavy defeat on the previous day.

 

Last time they met: ECS21.307 | BRG 105 def PBV 73 (6 May 2021)

 

Match Prediction: Prague Barbarians Vandals (PBV) to avenge a previous defeat.

 

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MATCH 20  (ECS21.311)

PRAGUE CC ROOKS (PCR) v UNITED (UCC)

1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST

 

PCR Last Five Matches: W W L L L (Avg Score For 85, Avg Score Against 97) 

UCC Last Five Matches: L L L L L (Avg Score For 74, Avg Score Against 96) 

 

PRAGUE CC ROOKS (PCR)

Captain: Naveen Padmaraju

Wicketkeeper: Jeet Shah

Projected Top Four: Karthick Gopalakrishnan, Jeet Shah, Jinnu Panilet, Kasi Vishwanathan

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 his pace, scalped 3-9 vs PSV in the opening match, a good finisher with the bat.

Kasi Vishwanathan, star player for PCR, is a sensible batsman, plays according to the situation, capable of hitting lusty blows if needed, can roll his arm over to chip in with a few overs.

Rohit Deshmoyni, top wicket taker at ECN Czech Super Series Week 3 with eight victims to his name with a best return of 3-7, can also be a handy batsman down the order.

Karthick Gopalakrishnan, destructive opening batsman tailor made for T10 format, eager to showcase his talent on the European Cricket stage, PCR will rely on him to give them good starts.



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, 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, has looked sharp with the ball picking up three wickets in three games conceding at just 7.16 runs per over.

Piyushsingh Baghel, valuable all-rounder, second highest run scorer for United so far with 56 runs, also has a wicket to his name.

Ayush Sharma, top scorer for UCC with 82 runs from three games, almost took his side to victory in the first game with an unbeaten 25 runs, has also picked up two wickets.

 

Two winless sides meet in the battle to avoid the wooden spoon.   

 

Match Prediction: United (UCC) have come desperately close to securing their first ever win a couple of times already and this represents their best opportunity to seal that elusive victory.

 

 

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