MATCH 36 (ECS21.687) USC MAGDEBURG (USCM) v USG CHEMNITZ (USGC) 1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST
USCM Last Five Matches: L L L L (Avg Score For 66, Avg Score Against 138)
USGC Last Five Matches: L L W W L (Avg Score For 94, Avg Score Against 106)
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:
Sreekanth Kunchapu, right hand batsman, top scorer for USCM racking up 57 runs in four games.
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. Has scored 32 runs and picked up a couple of wickets.
Ranadheer Podidhetti, the right arm pacer is leading the wicket taking sheets for USCM picking up FOUR wickets in four games.
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. Has scored 32 runs.
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:
Samad Stanikzai, U19 National team captain, opening batsman capable of scoring runs easily with his ability of playing shots all-round, top scorer for USGC on mustering 93 runs in four games.
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 72 runs in four games. 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. Top wicket taker for USGC picking up FIVE wickets in four games.
GN Khan has mustered 65 runs in four games at a strike rate of 210 scoring over 83% of his runs in boundaries.
USCM have looked short of quality so far and things are set to get even tougher here. Currently sitting in fourth spot in the standings, USG Chemnitz will fancy their chances of clinching a couple of wins against winless USC Magdeburg to move decisively up the standings.
Match Prediction: USG Chemnitz (USGC) to rack up a comfortable win.
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