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.

Finals Day PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Czech Republic Prague – Matches 45 to 48

European Cricket Network live broadcasts four T10 matches on Day 12 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Czech Republic, Prague on Saturday 15 May.

 

Ultimately, the top two teams from each group qualified for Finals Day as all four quarter-finals had to be abandoned due to heavy rain, causing a very wet outfield and potentially dangerous playing conditions. 




Group A

PCK  Prague CC Kings (6-1-1, NRR+3.547, 6-1-2 Overall)

VCC  Vinohrady (6-1-1, NRR+3.270, 6-1-2 Overall)

PSM  Prague Spartans Mobilizers (3-4-1, NRR-4.163, 3-4-2 Overall)

BCC  Bohemian (2-6, NRR-0.399, 2-6-1 Overall)

BRD  Brno Raiders (1-6-1, NRR-2.130)

 

Group B

BRG  Brno Rangers (6-0-2, NRR+1.748, 6-0-3 Overall)

PSV  Prague Spartans Vanguards (5-2-1, NRR+0.545, 5-2-2-Overall)

PBV  Prague Barbarians Vandals (5-3, NRR+0.783, 5-3-1 Overall)

UCC  United (2-6, NRR-0.772, 2-6-1 Overall)

PCR  Prague CC Rooks (0-7-1, NRR-1.912)

 

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FINAL - MATCH 48  (ECS21.339)

PRAGUE CC KINGS (PCK) v VINOHRADY (VCC)

1430 GMT | 1630 CET | 2000 IST

 

PCK Last Five Matches: L NR W NR W (Avg Score For 95, Avg Score Against 70) 

VCC Last Five Matches: W NR W NR W (Avg Score For 108, Avg Score Against 71) 

 

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 290 runs from nine innings, strikes at 216 and has hit 20 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 12 wickets from 12 overs with a best return of 3-10.

Ali Sittar, an impressive young fast bowler, has picked up seven wickets from seven matches with best figures of 3-12.

Keyur Mehta, has good control over the ball, bowls tight lines and doesn’t concede many runs, picked up five wickets from eight games at an economy rate of just 5.53 including a man of the match performance of 2-8.



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, has the capability to demolish any attack, has mustered 107 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 175 runs in nine games with two man of the match performances, has hit 13 sixes and can also roll his arm.

 

Vinohrady ended Brno Rangers dream run and have beaten the Kings before in group stage. VCC will be confident going into the final while Prague CC Kings can pose a real danger with Sudesh “The Beast” Wickramasekara hitting form again.

 

Last time they met: ECS21.325 | Match Abandoned (12 May 2021)

 

Match Prediction: Vinohrady (VCC) to lift the trophy at FanCode ECS Czech Republic Prague.

 

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BRONZE FINAL - MATCH 47  (ECS21.338)

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

1230 GMT | 1430 CET | 1800 IST

 

PSV Last Five Matches: W W NR NR L (Avg Score For 89, Avg Score Against 98) 

BRG Last Five Matches: W NR NR NR L (Avg Score For 78, Avg Score Against 88) 

 

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 205 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 93 runs with a man of the match performance of 37 off 20 balls vs United.

Vyshakh Jagannivasan, aggressive middle order batsman, has mustered 89 runs with a best score of 30 off just 15 balls.

Satyajit Sengupta, top all-rounder, has racked up 136 runs with the bat and is the leading wicket taker for PSV with seven victims.



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 175 runs from seven innings including a 30-ball 57 against a strong PBV side.

Rahat Ali, experienced fast bowler, has conceded runs at a miser economy of just 5.16 in eight games picking up eight wickets, returned best figures of 3-11 in the second semi-final.

Ali Kashif, top all-rounder, picked up two man of the match awards on Friday for impactful performances with bat and ball, has five scalps to his name, and has mustered 68 runs with the bat as well.

 

Brno Rangers' dream run was halted by Vinohrady while Prague Spartans Vanguards were denied a place in the final by Prague CC Kings. Both BRG and PSV would look to take third place honours.

 

Last time they met: ECS21.330 | Match Abandoned (13 May 2021)

 

Match Prediction: Brno Rangers (BRG) to bag third place.

 

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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.

 

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SEMI FINAL 2 - MATCH 46  (ECS21.337)

VINOHRADY (VCC) v BRNO RANGERS (BRG)

0930 GMT | 1130 CET | 1500 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) 

 

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, 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.

 

 

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