FINAL - MATCH 48 (ECS21.699) BERLIN CC (BER) v BRITANNIA CC (BRI) 1430 GMT | 1630 CET | 2000 IST
BER Last Five Matches: W W W NR W (Avg Score For 100, Avg Score Against 73)
BRI Last Five Matches: W W W NR W (Avg Score For 127, Avg Score Against 91)
BERLIN CC (BER)
Captain: Awais Zafar
Wicketkeeper: Abhilash Anantharam
Projected Top Four: Saddam Gill, Rohit Grover, Sahil Lal, Reuben Davies
Projected Opening Bowlers: Awais Zafar, Imran Bukhari
Spin Options: Karan Singh, Nagapratap Mahanandhi
BERLIN CC Key Players:
Nick Kraigar, the 27-year old all-rounder bagged a man of the match award in his debut ECS match scoring an unbeaten 51 and scalping three wickets. Has scored a total of 95 runs in six games and picked up 10 scalps leading the wickets column for BER.
Karan Singh featured for Berlin Eagles last term playing four games. The off-spinner has picked up SEVEN wickets in five overs this term.
Awais Zafar, captain, right arm pacer, has scalped SIX wickets in eight games with a best return of 2-18.
Sahil Lal, the hard hitting batsman plundered 19 runs in the last over against USCM to win the match for BER on Thursday bagging a man of the match award for his scintillating effort. Has racked up 90 runs in seven innings.
Imran Bukhari, experienced medium pacer, joint second highest wicket taker for BER scalping EIGHT wickets in eight matches with a best return of 2-8.
Vimal Marripeddi, the right arm off-spinner wreaked havoc against BICA picking up 5-4 in the only match he played on Saturday. Joint second highest wicket taker for BER picking up EIGHT wickets in four games.
BRITANNIA CC (BRI)
Captain: Rohit Singh
Wicketkeeper: MD Nizamul Islam
Projected Top Four: Faisal Qasim, Rohit Singh, Richard O’Grady, Sanish Goyal
Projected Opening Bowlers: Rohit Singh, Waleed Ahmed
Spin Options: Vishal Panjwani, Sanish Goyal, Faisal Qasim
BRITANNIA CC Key Players:
Rohit Singh, star German International and MVP last season. Plundered 208 runs in seven games at a SR of 274 top scoring for his side, including an unbeaten 76 off 26. Also picked up FIVE wickets.
Faisal Qasim, the all-rounder has been impressive with his clever off-spin bowling, has picked up 10 scalps leading the wickets column for his side. Has also scored 101 runs.
Vishal Panjwani, 26-year old all-rounder, has scored 49 runs in four innings and has picked up FOUR scalps.
Waqas Virk, the right arm medium pacer mustered 89 runs in six innings including a 22-ball 40 vs USCM on Tuesday.
Waleed Ahmed, an intelligent medium pacer, joint highest wicket taker for BRI, has picked up 10 wickets in seven games.
Richard O’Grady, the hard hitting opener returned man of the match in his very first ECS game mustering 46 off 24 balls. Has racked up a total of 93 runs in four games.
Berlin CC ended with a 7-1 record, and came through many tight finishes in impressive fashion including the semi-final against hosts RCD. Britannia CC beat rivals BSCR in another close semi-final to feature in an ECS final for the second time. WIll BRI defend their title or will Berlin CC win their maiden ECS title?
Match Prediction: Britannia CC (BRI) to be crowned champions.