MATCH 41 (ECS21.692) RC DRESDEN (RCD) v USG CHEMNITZ (USGC) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
RCD Last Five Matches: W L W L L (Avg Score For 94, Avg Score Against 101)
USGC Last Five Matches: L W W W L (Avg Score For 91, Avg Score Against 93)
RC DRESDEN (RCD)
Captain: Sandeep Kamboj
Wicketkeeper: Arun Harkanchi
Projected Top Four: Sandeep Kamboj, Mustafa Khan, Kapil Chandnani, Gulzar Rasool
Projected Opening Bowlers: Belal Zadran, Kapil Chandnani
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. Mustered an unbeaten 51 off 23 balls vs EIH on Wednesday. Second highest scorer for RCD with 108 runs. He also bowls right-arm medium pace and is generally accurate with his line and length and has scalped SIX wickets.
Kapil Chandnani, top-order batsman and medium pace bowler. A technically sound batsman and an equally good bowler with an ability to swing the new ball both ways. Joint leading wicket taker for RCD scalping SEVEN wickets in six games.
Rahul Grover, off-break bowler, leading the team of spinners in the RCD side. Has been in superb form already this summer and will definitely be a bowler to watch out for this term. He scalped SEVEN wickets in seven games with a best return of 3-13 and is the joint highest wicket taker for RCD.
Belal Zadran, left-arm medium pace bowler, right-hand middle order batsman and solid fielder.One of the top all-rounders in the RCD side, has amassed 104 runs in five innings at a SR of 204 and has scalped FIVE wickets.
Mustafa Khan, the right hander is the highest run scorer for RCD racking up 113 runs in eight innings.
Gulzar Rasool, the all-rounder mustered 84 runs at a strike rate of 195 in three innings including 24-ball 66 bagging a man of the match award. He also picked up two wickets.
USG CHEMNITZ (USGC)
Captain: Rajesh Nagaraja
Wicketkeeper: Sandeep Gowda
Projected Top Four: Gopinath Manoharan, Samad Stanikzai, GN Khan, Sibaji Roy
Projected Opening Bowlers: Tharun Ega, Adbul Andar
Spin Options: Rajesh Nagaraja, Saeedullah Amarkheal, Anurag Adiraju
USG CHEMNITZ Key Players:
Samad Stanikzai, U19 National team captain, opening batsman capable of scoring runs quickly, top scorer for USGC mustering 188 runs in eight games.
Abdul Andar, talented middle order batsman, capable of finishing games from any situation, third highest scorer for USGC racking up 86 runs and picked up SIX wickets including a man of the match performance of 10(7) and 2-6 vs USCM on Wednesday.
Varun Soraganvi has represented Karnataka. Technically sound all-rounder, capable of scoring quick runs. One of four bowlers to have picked up all 10 wickets in an innings in professional cricket in India. Scored 98 runs in seven games. Was awarded man of the match in the second game for his all-round performance scoring 22 off nine and picking up TWO wickets in two balls.
Rajesh Nagaraja, the left hander scored 109 runs last term and ended leading wicket taker for USGC troubling the batsmen with his off spin. Top wicket taker again for USGC this term picking up 10 wickets in eight games.
Sahith Reddy Kusukuntla, the right arm medium pacer has been consistent throughout the tournament picking up NINE wickets in eight games with a best return of 2-5.
GN Khan has mustered 76 runs in six games at a strike rate of 176 scoring almost 79% of his runs in boundaries.
RCD won their first four matches in convincing fashion, but lost three out of their last four to finish second in the group. The hosts will also have to deal with a week’s break from the action and might find themselves a bit rusty. USGC also finished with a 5-3 record, but will be primed and ready to go on Friday.
Last time they met: RCD 77(7.2) def USGC 75 (14 Aug 2020)
Match Prediction: RC Dresden (RCD) to edge a narrow win.
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