MATCH 37 (ECS21.688) USG CHEMNITZ (USGC) v BERLIN INTERNATIONAL CRICKET ACADEMY (BICA) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
USGC Last Five Matches: W W L W W (Avg Score For 93, Avg Score Against 86)
BICA Last Five Matches: L W W L L (Avg Score For 103, Avg Score Against 89)
Captain: Rajesh Nagaraja
Wicketkeeper: Sandeep Gowda
Projected Top Four: Gopinath Manoharan, Samad Stanikzai, GN Khan, Sibaji Roy
Projected Opening Bowlers: Tharun Ega, Adbul 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 127 runs in six games.
Abdul Andar, talented middle order batsman, capable of finishing games from any situation, second highest scorer for USGC racking up 79 runs and picked up four wickets including a man of the match performance of 10(7) and 2-6 vs USCM on Wednesday.
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 76 runs in five 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 NINE wickets in six games.
GN Khan has mustered 76 runs in six games at a strike rate of 176 scoring about 79% of his runs in boundaries.
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:
Chanti Pasupuleti, the right handed opener is capable of playing shots all over the park and is especially elegant through the off-side. Top scorer for BICA mustering 159 runs in six games.
Chandu Nagasai, right arm pacer, can bowl at any situation, has scalped SIX wickets in six games at an economy rate of just over seven.
Vaibhav Patil, hard hitting opening batsman, can also bowl medium pace and can be quite effective in the middle overs. Has scored 35 runs and picked up two wickets.
Ravi Vanukuri, right hand batsman and death over specialist with the ball. Bowls some tight lines and is capable of controlling the run flow. Second highest scorer for BICA scoring 47 runs in four innings. Top wicket taker for BICA picking up NINE wickets with a best return of 3-9.
Both these sides will want to finish as high up as possible to avoid a potentially tougher quarter final match against the big guns from Group A on Friday. USGC have the opportunity to climb upto second stop with a couple of wins while a win for BICA can potentially give them third place in the standings.
Match Prediction: USGC to rack up a fifth win.
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