FanCode ECS Germany Dresden provides an opportunity for ten teams, including the hosts Rugby Cricket Dresden, contesting 48 games over 12 days to establish the Champions. 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 2 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Germany Dresden – Matches 5 to 8

European Cricket Network live broadcasts four T10 matches on Day 2 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Germany Dresden on Tuesday 17 August.

 

FC Viktoria 89 enter the fray to take on the might of BSCR who, as expected, racked up two wins on Monday, while Fuchse Berlin Lions and SG Einheit Halle are presented with the opportunity of registering their first ever ECS win.



Group A

BSCR  BSC Rehberge 1945 (2-0, NRR+6.922)

RCD  RC Dresden (2-0, NRR+2.686)

VIK  FC Viktoria 89 (0-0, NRR+0.000)

FBL  Fuchse Berlin Lions (0-2, NRR-2.686)

EIH  SG Einheit Halle (0-2, NRR-6.922)



European Cricket Series Dresden 2021

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European Cricket Series Dresden 2020

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MATCH (ECS21.656)

FUCHSE BERLIN LIONS (FBL) v SG EINHEIT HALLE (EIH)

0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST

 

MATCH 6  (ECS21.657)

FUCHSE BERLIN LIONS (FBL) v SG EINHEIT HALLE (EIH)

0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST

 

FBL Last Five Matches: L L (Avg Score For 80, Avg Score Against 104) 

EIH Last Five Matches: L L (Avg Score For 56, Avg Score Against 123) 

 

FUCHSE BERLIN LIONS (FBL)

Captain: Ganidu Arumadura 

Wicketkeeper: Indika Gunasekara

Projected Top Four: Akila Rajapakshe, Indika Gunasekara, Chamila Bandara, Vinny Muruhesapillai

Projected Opening Bowlers: Nouman Stanikzai, Tharanga Loku Liyana

Spin Options: Stefane Siriwardana, Chamila Bandara, Praveen Nattramilarasu

 

FUCHSE BERLIN LIONS Key Players:

Indika Gunasekara, top-order batsman and wicket keeper, second-highest run-getter in the club's history, even recording a highest score in triple digits. Top-scorer in the 2020 batting leaderboard for Berlin Lions 1st XI. Scored most runs for FBL on Monday racking up 33 runs in two games.

Stefane Siriwardana, lead spinner and premier wicket-taker, finished MVP in 2019 after leading the bowling charts with 22 wickets. 

Chamila Bandara, top-order batter, a solid anchor for his side, second-highest run-getter in 2019 and 2020 for Berlin Lions 1st XI with 241 and 225 runs respectively. Looked good in his knock of 26 in the first game.

Tharanga Loku Liyana, opening bowler and leading wicket-taker  for Berlin Lions 1st XI in 2020. He finished with 19 wickets at an average of 16.16 and a best of 4-14 in the season. Scalped two wickets on Monday.



SG EINHEIT HALLE (EIH)

Captain: Naeem Shinware

Wicketkeeper: Naeem Shinware

Projected Top Four: Naeem Shinware, Ehsanullah Sharifi, Chandan Manjunath, Matiullah Molakkel

Projected Opening Bowlers: Abdullah Daulatzai, Ehsanullah Sharifi

Spin Options: Bilal Usmani, Matiullah Molakkel

 

SG EINHEIT HALLE Key Players:

Ehsanullah Sharifi, a talented opening batsman and a skilled fast bowler. He will be looking to provide good starts to his team with both bat and ball. All-time leading run scorer for EIH. Top scored for EIH on Monday with 29 runs from two games.

Naeem Shinware, a solid opening batsman, has racked up 181 runs in 11 club T20 games. One of the youngest ECS captain’s at the age of 22. 

Rafi Khan, the 20-year old bowling all-rounder is quick, has good control, bowls good lengths and is not easy to get away. Picked up EIGHT wickets in six club T20 matches at an economy rate of under five. 

Matiullah Molakkel, young, skilled all-rounder, bats in the middle order and bowls leg spin. Leading wicket taker for EIH in 2020.

 

Both debutants FBL and EIH went winless on the opening day so at least one of them is guaranteed a first success. Who will it be?

 

Match Prediction: Fuchse Berlin Lions and SG Einheit Halle to share the spoils with a win each.

 

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MATCH 7  (ECS21.658)

BSC REHBERGE 1945 (BSCR) v FC VIKTORIA 89 (VIK)

1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST

 

MATCH (ECS21.659)

BSC REHBERGE 1945 (BSCR) v FC VIKTORIA 89 (VIK)

1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST

 

BSCR Last Five Matches: W W NR W W (Avg Score For 120, Avg Score Against 71) 

VIK Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT 

 

BSC REHBERGE 1945 (BSCR)

Captain: Javed Rana

Wicketkeeper: Asim Rehman

Projected Top Four: Shahnawaz Ahmad, Nadjibullah Yasser, Luqman Jafer, Imran Chaudhry

Projected Opening Bowlers: Sajid Liaqat, Ali Butt

Spin Options: Javed Rana, Sadiq Sabah, Ronson Muliyal, Bashar Khan

 

BSC REHBERGE 1945 Key Players:

Sajid Liaqat, current Germany international opening bowler, took nine wickets at 19.11 in ECS Dresden in 2020 and will look to make inroads with the new ball. Plundered 20 runs at a SR of 285 in his only innings on Monday. Also picked up three wickets.

Nooruddin Mujadady, another Germany international player and all-rounder, ECS MVP candidate in 2020. Finished as the fourth-highest run-scorer in European Cricket Series Dresden 2020.

Nadjibullah Yasser, mustered 63 runs in two games, including a man of the match effort of a 13-ball 38 in the first game.

Shahnawaz Ahmad, opening batsman, top-scorer last year in European Cricket Series Dresden 2020 with 215 runs, including a best of 65. Scored 30 runs in two games on Monday.

Luqman Jafer scored an unbeaten 40 in the second game, bagging his first man of the match award of the tournament.

Javed Rana, the right arm medium pacer returned figures of 3-9 in the second game vs EIH.



FC VIKTORIA 89 (VIK)

Captain: Zeeshan Sahi

Wicketkeeper: Zamir Haider

Projected Top Four: Usman Hadi, Zahid Mahmood, Waleed Aslam, Zamir Haider

Projected Opening Bowlers: Ehsan Latif, Usman Hadi

Spin Option(s): Bilal Hussain

 

FC VIKTORIA 89 Key Players:

Zahid Mahmood, the all-rounder can boast previous ECS experience playing for Berlin Eagles CC last term. He was the top scorer for his side racking up 81 runs in eight matches. Also a decent off-spinner.

Ehsan Latif, the experienced left arm medium pacer is a former German International. He is quick and accurate with his line and length and will be looking to provide early breakthroughs to his side. Also the star composer of the new ECC anthem. WATCH THIS SPACE!!

Waleed Aslam, the right hander is one of the best hitters in the VIK side with a genuinely unorthodox batting style. When he’s on song, he can even hit sixes over point!

Usman Hadi, the all-rounder will be opening the innings for VIK with both bat and ball. Played for Berlin Eagles CC last term, but didn’t enjoy much opportunity to impress. He will be eager to showcase his talent this time around.

 

VIK have some talented individuals in their team, but face a tough introduction to ECS cricket against the runners-up from last season. BSCR who looked imperious on the opening day and have the added advantage of knowing the pitch and playing conditions.

 

Match Prediction: BSC Rehberge 1945 (BSCR) to race to four consecutive wins.

 

 

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