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)
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.
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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