MATCH 18 (ECS21.669) SG EINHEIT HALLE (EIH) v FC VIKTORIA 89 (VIK) 0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
EIH Last Five Matches: L W L L L (Avg Score For 87, Avg Score Against 103)
VIK Last Five Matches: W W W W L (Avg Score For 95, Avg Score Against 90)
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. Second highest scorer in the tournament mustering 123 runs in six 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 95 runs in six games.
Usmani Bilal, the 22-year old all-rounder has been in good form with bat and bowl, returned tournament best figures of 4-9 vs FBL and has mustered a total of 52 runs.
Abas Talib, the left-arm medium pacer is joint leading wicket taker for EIH picking up FIVE wickets in six games with a best return of 3-17.
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 scorer for VIK racking up 115 runs in six games. Also picked up SEVEN 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 scalping NINE wickets in six games including a man of the match return of 3-4 vs FBL.
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. Mustered 53 off 31 balls vs EIH on Wednesday. Third highest scorer for VIK racking up 82 runs in five innings.
Harsha Gopireddy, the all-rounder is joint second highest wicket taker for VIK picking up SEVEN wickets and scoring 53 runs in four innings.
EIH will probably need to beat VIK once to qualify or at the very least prevent two damaging defeats which will ruin their qualification chances. VIK will be trying to finish as high up as possible in the standings to ensure a simpler (on paper) game in the quarters.
Match Prediction: FC Viktoria 89 (VIK) to win back-to-back games.
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