MATCH 20 (ECS21.671) RC DRESDEN (RCD) v BSC REHBERGE 1945 (BSCR) 1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST
RCD Last Five Matches: W W W L W (Avg Score For 100, Avg Score Against 87)
BSCR Last Five Matches: W W L W W (Avg Score For 127, Avg Score Against 73)
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. Mustered an unbeaten 51 off 23 balls vs EIH on Wednesday. Currently leads the scoring sheets for RCD with 93 runs. He also bowls right-arm medium pace and is generally accurate with his line and length.
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 SIX wickets at an ER of just 5.87.
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 SIX wickets in six games with a best return of 3-13 and is the joint highest wicket taker for RCD.
Mustafa Khan, the right hander is the second highest run scorer for RCD scoring 92 runs in six innings.
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.
Captain: Javed Rana
Wicketkeeper: Asim Rehman
Projected Top Four: Shahnawaz Ahmad, Nadjibullah Yasser, Luqman Jafer, Imran Chaudhry
Projected Opening Bowlers: Sajid Liaqat, Ali Butt
Spin Options: Javed Rana, Sadiq Sabah, Ronson Muliyal, Bashar Khan
BSC REHBERGE 1945 Key Players:
Sajid Liaqat, current Germany international opening bowler. Highest scorer in the tournament racking up 132 runs including a man of the match performance of 61* vs VIK. Has also picked up FOUR wickets.
Nadjibullah Yasser, second highest run scorer for BSCRmustering 115 runs in six games, including a man of the match effort of a 13-ball 38 in the first game.
Luqman Jafer scored an unbeaten 40 in the second game, bagging his first man of the match award of the tournament.
Javed Rana, the right arm medium pacer returned figures of 3-9 in the second game vs EIH. Is currently leading the wickets column for BSCR with 10 wickets from six matches.
Shahnawaz Ahmad, opening batsman, top-scorer last year in European Cricket Series Dresden 2020 with 215 runs, including a best of 65. Scored 88 runs in six games so far.
Hosts RCD and BSCR will battle it out for top billing in Group A which could seal a potentially easier quarter-final match next Friday. BSCR have a massive NRR advantage over the hosts, so a share of the spoils might well be enough to secure top spot in Group A.
Last time they met: BSCR 75(6.2) def RCD 73 (14 Aug 2020)
Match Prediction: BSC Rehberge 1945 (BSCR) to edge a nail biting contest.
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