SEMI FINAL 1 - MATCH 45 (ECS21.336) PRAGUE CC KINGS (PCK) v PRAGUE SPARTANS VANGUARDS (PSV) 0730 GMT | 0930 CET | 1300 IST
PCK Last Five Matches: W L NR W NR (Avg Score For 83, Avg Score Against 67)
PSV Last Five Matches: W W W NR NR (Avg Score For 94, Avg Score Against 84)
PRAGUE CC KINGS (PCK)
Captain: Arun Ashokan
Wicketkeeper: Hilal Ahmad
Projected Top Four: Arun Ashokan, Aakash Parmar, 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 highest run scorer so far with 230 runs from eight innings, strikes at 221 and has hit 16 sixes, “The Beast” has scalped four wickets with the ball too!
Smit Patel has been very consistent with the ball, istop wicket taker in the tournament picking up 11 wickets from 11 overs with a best return of 3-10.
Ali Sittar, an impressive young fast bowler, has picked up seven wickets from seven matches at an economy rate of 7.44 runs per over.
Keyur Mehta, has good control over the ball, bowls tight lines and doesn’t concede many runs, picked up five wickets from seven games at an economy rate of just 5.45 including a man of the match performance of 2-8.
PRAGUE SPARTANS VANGUARDS (PSV)
Captain: Neeraj Tyagi
Wicketkeeper: Varun Mehta
Projected Top Four: Kranthi Venkataswamy, Satyajit Sengupta, Vyshakh Jagannivasan, Shobhit Bhatia
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.
Shobhit Bhatia, wicket keeper batsman has looked in good touch of late and would like to make the most of it, has racked up 87 runs at a strike rate of 145 with a man of the match performance of 37 off 20 balls vs United.
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.
Prague Spartans Vanguards peaked at the right time but a couple of washout matches might have upset their rhythm. Prague CC Kings struggled with the bat in the last few matches with “The Beast” not firing on all cylinders. PCK will look to up their game while PSV are more than capable of springing a surprise.
Match Prediction: Prague CC Kings (PCK) to cruise to a comfortable win.