MATCH 21 (ECS21.672) BRITANNIA CC (BRI) v USG CHEMNITZ (USGC) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
BRI Last Five Matches: L L W W NR (Avg Score For 98, Avg Score Against 95)
USGC Last Five Matches: L L W L L (Avg Score For 77, Avg Score Against 102)
BRITANNIA CC (BRI)
Captain: Rohit Singh
Wicketkeeper: Kashif Mahmood
Projected Top Four: Janpreet Singh, Rohit Singh, Vishal Panjwani, 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. Top scorer and wicket taker for BRI last term mustering 201 runs at a SR of 203 and picking up 13 wickets with a best return of 5-5.
Waqas Virk, the right arm medium pacer was joint highest wicket taker for BRI last term scalping 13 wickets at an economy rate of under seven.
Sanish Goyal, the all-rounder was second highest run scorer for BRI racking up 121 runs and picking up NINE wickets - joint second highest for BRI.
Sagar Kataria, classy batsman, very consistent, second highest run scorer in Krefeld for Aachen Rising Stars, amassing 233 runs from nine innings with a best score of 92* off just 44 balls. Plays shots all around the park including some ramp shots as well!
Waleed Ahmed, an intelligent medium pacer, picked up NINE wickets last term with a best return of 3-4.
USG CHEMNITZ (USGC)
Captain: Rajesh Nagaraja
Wicketkeeper: Sandeep Gowda
Projected Top Four: Gopinath Manoharan, Samad Stanikzai, GN Khan, Varun Soraganvi
Projected Opening Bowlers: Adith Narayanan, Adbul Basir Andar
Spin Options: Rajesh Nagaraja, Saeedullah Amarkheal, Anurag Adiraju
USG CHEMNITZ Key Players:
Abdul Basir Andar, talented middle order batsman, capable of finishing games from any situation, racked up 133 runs last term. Opening bowler, can trouble the batsman with his pace, scalped SIX wickets last term.
Samad Stanikzai, U19 National team captain, opening batsman capable of scoring runs easily with his ability of playing shots all-round, second highest scorer for USGC racking up 148 runs. Can also bowl decent medium pace.
Gopinath Manoharan, elegant left handed top order batsman, highest scorer this season for his side with a T20 hundred. Can anchor the innings and is capable of hitting huge sixes. Top scorer for USGC last year scoring 149 runs in eight innings.
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.
Rajesh Nagaraja, the left hander scored 109 runs last term and was the leading wicket taker for USGC troubling the batsmen with his off spin. He picked up EIGHT wickets at an ER of just over eight.
These sides battled it out three times last term with reigning champs Britannia CC having the edge over USG Chemnitz by 2-1. BRI will look to continue their dominance over their rivals while USGC will look to even the scores; but it won’t be easy for them against a star-studded BRI side.
Last time they met: BRI 120 def USGC 66 (14 Aug 2020)
Match Prediction: Britannia CC (BRI) to make a brilliant start with two comprehensive wins.
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