SEMI FINAL 2 - MATCH 46 (ECS21.337) VINOHRADY (VCC) v BRNO RANGERS (BRG) 0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
VCC Last Five Matches: W W NR W NR (Avg Score For 105, Avg Score Against 73)
BRG Last Five Matches: W W NR NR NR (Avg Score For 92, Avg Score Against 76)
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, has the capability to demolish any attack, has mustered 100 runs including a match winning 11-ball 32 against leaders PCK on Monday, has chipped in with five wickets.
Siddarth Goud, captain,all-rounder, top scorer for VCC racking up 129 runs this season with a man of the match performance of 45 runs off 29 balls vs PSM and has scalped five wickets as well.
Venkatesh Margasahayam, the spinner has scalped eight wickets from eight matches and leads the wicket taking column for VCC.
Frederick Heydenrych, aggressive middle order batsman, loves dancing down the track and hitting it straight back over the bowler’s head, has mustered 126 runs in eight games at an average of 42 and strike rate of 183, has hit 10 sixes and bagged two man of the match awards.
BRNO RANGERS (BRG)
Captain: Dylan Steyn
Wicketkeeper: Jan Hoffman
Projected Top Four: Dylan Steyn, Ali Kashif, Jan Hoffman, Rahat Ali
Projected Opening Bowlers: Rahat Ali, Sandeep Tiwari
Spin Options: Naveed Ahmed, Tripurari Kanhya Lal, Ali Kashif
BRNO RANGERS Key Players:
Dylan Steyn, captain, in great form mustering 173 runs from six games including a 30-ball 57 against a strong PBV side.
Rahat Ali, experienced fast bowler, has conceded runs at a miser economy of just 5.10 in six games picking up five wickets and returned man of the match figures of 2-4 vs United last Thursday.
Ali Kashif, top all-rounder, picked up two man of the match awards on Friday for impactful performances with bat and ball, joint leading wicket taker for his side with five scalps to his name, has mustered 68 runs with the bat as well.
The second semi-final promises to be a humdinger as two of the best sides in the competition take on each other with a Finals place at stake.
Match Prediction: These two sides are very evenly matched. Although Brno Rangers remain unbeaten, Vinohrady have the firepower to end their dream run.