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 8 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Czech Republic Prague – Matches 29 to 32

European Cricket Network live broadcasts four T10 matches on Day 8 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Czech Republic, Prague on Tuesday 11 May.

 

Buoyant Brno Rangers have bagged six victories on the trot and are comfortably placed at the summit of Group B. Prague Barbarians Vandals and Prague Spartans Vanguards will contest second spot. With a couple of winnable games looming, fast-improving United will look to nail down a quarter-final spot, while winless Prague CC Rooks remain rooted to the bottom of the table.



Group B

BRG  Brno Rangers (6-0, NRR+1.748)

PBV  Prague Barbarians Vandals (4-2, NRR+0.808)

PSV  Prague Spartans Vanguards (3-2, NRR-0.001)

UCC  United (1-5, NRR-0.452)

PCR  Prague CC Rooks (0-5, NRR-2.301)

 

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MATCH 29 (ECS21.320)

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

0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST

 

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

PBV Last Five Matches: W L W L W (Avg Score For 85, 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 shown glimpses of form in the last couple of matches, has scored 90 runs from five games so far.

Vyshakh Jagannivasan, aggressive middle order batsman, has mustered 63 runs with a best score of 30 off just 15 balls.

Satyajit Sengupta, top all-rounder, has racked up 101 runs with the bat and is the leading wicket taker for PSV with six victims.



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, leading the run scoring and wicket taking charts for Vandals mustering 192 runs including 12 maximos and has scalped seven wickets with the ball.

Divyendra Singh, captain, all-rounder, has racked up 63 runs including 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 five wickets from six matches with a best return of 3-8.

Amritpal Rai, wily spinner, has scalped six wickets from six matches going at 7.20 runs per over.

 

These two teams are evenly matched and both will have their sights on second spot in the Group B table.

 

Last time they met: ECS21.308 | PBV 98 def PSV 95 (7 May 2021)

 

Match Prediction: Prague Barbarians Vandals (PBV) to rack up a fifth win.

 

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MATCH 30 (ECS21.321)

PRAGUE BARBARIANS VANDALS (PBV) v PRAGUE CC ROOKS (PCR)

0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST

 

PBV Last Five Matches: W L W L W (Avg Score For 85, Avg Score Against 86) 

PCR Last Five Matches: L L L L L (Avg Score For 65, Avg Score Against 89) 

 

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, leading the run scoring and wicket taking charts for Vandals mustering 192 runs including 12 maximos and has scalped seven wickets with the ball.

Divyendra Singh, captain, all-rounder, has racked up 63 runs including 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 five wickets from six matches with a best return of 3-8.

Amritpal Rai, wily spinner, has scalped six wickets from six matches going at 7.20 runs per over.



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 pace, has scalped six wickets at an economy rate of just 5.60 and a best return of 3-9, a good finisher with the bat.

Christopher Tebb, bowling all-rounder, has shown decent hitting form in the last couple of games, is top scorer for Prague CC Rooks mustering 46 runs and picking up a wicket with the ball. 

Naveen Gunasekaran, all-rounder, has scored 44 runs with the bat and has picked up four wickets with the ball.

 

Prague CC Rooks find themselves reeling at the bottom of Group B after five straight losses. Prague Barbarians Vandals will sense an opportunity to boost their NRR to stay clear of third placed Vanguards.

 

Last time they met: ECS21.298 | PBV 57(5.3) def PCR 55 (4 May 2021)

 

Match Prediction: Prague Barbarians Vandals (PBV) to win convincingly.

 

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MATCH 31 (ECS21.322)

PRAGUE SPARTANS VANGUARDS (PSV) v UNITED (UCC)

1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST

 

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

UCC Last Five Matches: L L W L L (Avg Score For 73, Avg Score Against 79) 

 

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 shown glimpses of form in the last couple of matches, has scored 90 runs from five games so far.

Vyshakh Jagannivasan, aggressive middle order batsman, has mustered 63 runs with a best score of 30 off just 15 balls.

Satyajit Sengupta, top all-rounder, has racked up 101 runs with the bat and is PSV leading wicket taker with six victims.




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:

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 five wickets in six games conceding at just 6.66 runs per over.

Piyushsingh Baghel, valuable all-rounder, second highest run scorer for United so far with 61 runs, has also picked up three wickets.

Mustafa Nawab is turning out to be an asset for United with the ball, has scalped six wickets with a man of the match performance of 2-6 in their only win.

Ayush Sharma, top scorer for UCC with 136 runs from six games, at an average of 45, has also picked up four wickets.

 

These two sides played out the first Golden Ball finish in Czech cricket history in their previous meeting. United will be keen to avenge the loss with a solid performance this time around.

 

Last time they met: ECS21.297 | PSV 95 def UCC 95 on Golden Ball (4 May 2021)

 

Match Prediction: United (UCC) to edge a narrow win.

 

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MATCH 32  (ECS21.323)

UNITED (UCC) v PRAGUE CC ROOKS (PCR)

1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST

 

UCC Last Five Matches: L L W L L (Avg Score For 73, Avg Score Against 79) 

PCR Last Five Matches: L L L L L (Avg Score For 65, Avg Score Against 89) 

 

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:

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 five wickets in six games conceding at just 6.66 runs per over.

Piyushsingh Baghel, valuable all-rounder, second highest run scorer for United so far with 61 runs, has also picked up three wickets.

Mustafa Nawab is turning out to be an asset for United with the ball, has scalped six wickets with a man of the match performance of 2-6 in their only win.

Ayush Sharma, top scorer for UCC with 136 runs from six games, at an average of 45, has also picked up four wickets.



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 pace, has scalped six wickets at an economy rate of just 5.60 and a best return of 3-9, a good finisher with the bat.

Christopher Tebb, bowling all-rounder, has shown decent hitting form in the last couple of games, is top scorer for Prague CC Rooks mustering 46 runs and picking up a wicket with the ball. 

Naveen Gunasekaran, all-rounder, has scored 44 runs with the bat and has picked up four wickets with the ball.

 

Winless Prague CC Rooks are still searching for that elusive first win and this could be their best opportunity. That said, United are improving with every game and will not make it easy for the Rooks.

 

Last time they met: ECS21.311 | UCC 48(6.4) def PCR 47 (7 May 2021)

 

Match Prediction: United (UCC) to do the double over the Rooks.

 

 

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