MATCH 25 (ECS21.676) USC MAGDEBURG (USCM) v BERLIN INTERNATIONAL CRICKET ACADEMY (BICA) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
USCM Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT
BICA Last Five Matches: L L (Avg Score For 86, Avg Score Against 92)
Captain: Krishna Budireddy
Wicketkeeper: Sai Vivek Jeevangekar
Projected Top Four: Rahul Movva, Ranadheer Podidhetti, Veer Akula, Sreekanth Kunchapu
Projected Opening Bowlers: Shafiq Gulzai, Hari Patel
Spin Options: Krishna Budireddy, Sreekanth Kunchapu
USC MAGDEBURG Key Players:
Rahul Movva, a young and energetic all rounder, can hit the ball a long way. Quick bowler, difficult to get away. A gun fielder too.
Shafiq Gulzai, right arm pacer, can swing the ball both ways. Pinch hitter, capable of scoring quick runs.
Krishna Budireddy, captain, right handed batsman and leg spin bowler. Anchors the innings with the bat and can rip through any defence with his clever wrist spin bowling.
Captain: Arun Kumar
Wicketkeeper: Mitul Patel
Projected Top Four: Vaibhav Patil, Chanti Pasupuleti, Arun Kumar, Amar Shankarappa
Projected Opening Bowlers: Sandan Chintanippu, Vaibhav Patil
Spin Options: Amar Shankarappa, Anilchandra Kavi
BERLIN INTERNATIONAL CRICKET ACADEMY Key Players:
Arun Kumar, wicket keeper batsman, a talented middle-order batsman with the ability to hold innings together and go for big shots at end of the innings.
Chanti Pasupuleti, the right handed opener is capable of playing shots all over the park and is especially elegant through the off-side. Scored 30 runs on Saturday.
Vaibhav Patil, hard hitting opening batsman, can also bowl medium pace and can be quite effective in the middle overs. The all-rounder scored 23 runs and picked up two wickets on Saturday.
Ravi Vanukuri, right hand batsman and death over specialist with the ball. Bowls some tight lines and is capable of controlling the run flow. Top scorer for BICA on Saturday scoring 36 runs in two games.
Founded in 2018, USC Magdeburg (USCM) is a relatively new club but boast an array of young and experienced talent in their ranks. It will be interesting to see how USCM fare on their first appearance on the grand stage of European Cricket.
Fellow newcomers Berlin International Cricket Academy (BICA) lost two last-over thrillers at the weekend, paying the price for some late lapses of concentration. BICA will have to bounce back quickly and have the advantage in the opener as USCM gets used to the conditions.
Match Prediction: BICA to bag first ECS win.
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