MATCH 29 (ECS21.680) USG CHEMNITZ (USGC) v BERLIN CC (BER) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
USGC Last Five Matches: W L L L W (Avg Score For 90, Avg Score Against 111)
BER Last Five Matches: W W W W (Avg Score For 103, Avg Score Against 95)
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. Top scorer for USGC on Saturday mustering 84 runs.
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. Looked in good touch scoring 26 off 12 in the first game on Saturday.
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. Scored 42 runs in two games on Saturday. Was awarded man of the match in the second game for his all-round performance scoring 22 off nine and picking up TWO wickets in two balls.
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. Picked up two wickets in three overs on Saturday.
Captain: Awais Zafar
Wicketkeeper: Abhilash Anantharam
Projected Top Four: Saddam Gill, Rohit Grover, Sahil Lal, Awais Zafar
Projected Opening Bowlers: Awais Zafar, Imran Bukhari
Spin Options: Karan Singh, Nagapratap Mahanandhi
BERLIN CC Key Players:
Nick Kraigar, the 27-year old all-rounder bagged a man of the match award in his debut ECS match scoring an unbeaten 51 and scalping three wickets. Has scored a total of 78 runs in three games and picked up FIVE wickets.
Karan Singh featured for Berlin Eagles last term playing four games. The off-spinner picked up four wickets last term. Interestingly, all four wickets came on the very first balls he bowled in each of the four games. Has picked up three wickets in three games.
Rohit Grover, highest scorer for BER racking up 106 runs in three games including a stunning 64 off 23 balls. Has won two man-of-the-match awards in three games.
Reuben Davies boasts previous ECS experience playing for Berlin Eagles CC. Racked up 72 runs in six innings including a 19-ball 31 vs RCD and earned himself the title of “Reuben the Butcher' by ECS commentators.
Vimal Marripeddi, the right arm off-spinner wreaked havoc against BICA picking up 5-4 in the only match he played on Saturday.
Berlin have started imperiously with four straight wins to lead the standings. USG Chemnitz looked ordinary on Saturday and will be hoping to come good against group leaders BER.
Match Prediction: Berlin CC to win a closely contested game.
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