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 3 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Germany Dresden – Matches 9 to 12

European Cricket Network live broadcasts four T10 matches on Day 3 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Germany, Dresden on Wednesday 18 August.

 

Group A

BSCR  BSC Rehberge 1945 (3-1, NRR+4.243)

RCD  RC Dresden (2-0, NRR+2.686)

VIK  FC Viktoria 89 (1-1, NRR-1.606)

EIH  SG Einheit Halle (1-3, NRR-2.238)

FBL  Fuchse Berlin Lions (1-3, NRR-2.354)

 

European Cricket Series Dresden 2021

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MATCH 9  (ECS21.660)

FC VIKTORIA 89 (VIK) v FUCHSE BERLIN LIONS (FBL)

0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST

 

MATCH 10 (ECS21.661)

FC VIKTORIA 89 (VIK) v FUCHSE BERLIN LIONS (FBL)

0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST

 

VIK Last Five Matches: L W (Avg Score For 101, Avg Score Against 124) 

FBL Last Five Matches: L L L W (Avg Score For 86, Avg Score Against 108) 

 

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. Top scored for VIK on Tuesday racking up 69 runs in two games. Also picked up two wickets.

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!! Top wicket taker for VIK on Tuesday scalping FOUR wickets in two games.

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! Scored 34 runs in two matches on Tuesday.

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.



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. Top scorer for FBL racking up 97 runs in four matches.

Ganidu Arumadura, captain, the right-arm pacer is the joint second highest wicket taker in the tournament picking up FIVE wickets in four games at an ER of under six.

Imran Muhammad impressed on ECS debut scoring 27 runs and picking up a couple wickets to bag a maiden man of the match award.

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 opening game on Monday.

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.

 

VIK grabbed an impressive first win with a shock success over previously unbeaten leaders BSCR. FBL managed to get off the mark at the fourth attempt on Tuesday and two entertaining encounters are in store here.

 

Match Prediction: FC Viktoria 89 (VIK) showed plenty of promise in their games against high-flying BSCR and can follow up with two wins against FBL.

 

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MATCH 11 (ECS21.662)

RC DRESDEN (RCD) v SG EINHEIT HALLE (EIH)

1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST

 

MATCH 12 (ECS21.663)

RC DRESDEN (RCD) v SG EINHEIT HALLE (EIH)

1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST

 

RCD Last Five Matches: L L W W W (Avg Score For 94, Avg Score Against 89)

EIH Last Five Matches: L L W L (Avg Score For 84, Avg Score Against 107) 

 

RC DRESDEN (RCD)

Captain: Sandeep Kamboj

Wicketkeeper: Arun Harkanchi

Projected Top Four: Sandeep Kamboj, Mustafa Khan, Kapil Chandnani, Azam Rajput

Projected Opening Bowlers: Belal Zadran, Rahul Grover

Spin Option(s): Rahul Grover, Azam Rajput

 

RC DRESDEN Key Players:

Sandeep Kamboj, captain, attacking opening batsman, capable of accelerating from ball one. All-time RCD leading run scorer. Joint second highest run scorer last term racking up 201 runs in 10 innings. He also bowls right-arm medium pace and is generally accurate with his line and length. Scored 25 runs and picked up two wickets on Monday.

Rahul Grover, off-break bowler, leading the team of spinners in the RCD side. Scalped 11 wickets from seven matches last year with a best return of 3-4. Has been in superb form already this summer and will definitely be a bowler to watch out for this term. Scalped FIVE wickets on Monday with a best return of 3-13.

Amrit Pal impressed on Monday picking up three wickets in two games with a best return of 2-8 vs FBL.

Gulzar Rasool, the all-rounder finished top scorer on Monday mustering 82 runs at a strike rate of 210 including 24-ball 66 bagging a man of the match award. He also picked up two wickets.



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 scorer in the tournament mustering 112 runs in four games including a 32-ball 80 vs FBL on Tuesday.

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.Second highest run scorer for EIH racking up 70 runs in four games.

Usmani Bilal, the 22-year old all-rounder has been in good form with bat and bowl, leading the wickets column for EIH returning figures of 4-9 vs FBL and has mustered 42 runs.

Abas Talib, the left-arm medium pacer is joint leading wicket taker for EIH picking up FOUR wickets in four games with a best return of 3-17.

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. Has scalped a couple of wickets and scored 23 runs so far.

 

Refreshed after a day off, unbeaten hosts RC Dresden return to the action on Tuesday and face a couple of games against SG Einheit Halle who looked impressive on Tuesday.

 

Match Prediction: Hosts RC Dresden (RCD) should rack up two wins, provided the excellent Ehsanullah Sharifi does not excel for EIH.

 

 

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