MATCH 8 (ECS21.659) BSC REHBERGE 1945 (BSCR) v FC VIKTORIA 89 (VIK) 1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST
BSCR Last Five Matches: W W NR W W (Avg Score For 120, Avg Score Against 71)
VIK Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT
Captain: Javed Rana
Wicketkeeper: Asim Rehman
Projected Top Four: Shahnawaz Ahmad, Nadjibullah Yasser, Luqman Jafer, Imran Chaudhry
Projected Opening Bowlers: Sajid Liaqat, Ali Butt
Spin Options: Javed Rana, Sadiq Sabah, Ronson Muliyal, Bashar Khan
BSC REHBERGE 1945 Key Players:
Sajid Liaqat, current Germany international opening bowler, took nine wickets at 19.11 in ECS Dresden in 2020 and will look to make inroads with the new ball. Plundered 20 runs at a SR of 285 in his only innings on Monday. Also picked up three wickets.
Nadjibullah Yasser, mustered 63 runs in two games, including a man of the match effort of a 13-ball 38 in the first game.
Shahnawaz Ahmad, opening batsman, top-scorer last year in European Cricket Series Dresden 2020 with 215 runs, including a best of 65. Scored 30 runs in two games on Monday.
Luqman Jafer scored an unbeaten 40 in the second game, bagging his first man of the match award of the tournament.
Javed Rana, the right arm medium pacer returned figures of 3-9 in the second game vs EIH.
Captain: Zeeshan Sahi
Wicketkeeper: Zamir Haider
Projected Top Four: Usman Hadi, Zahid Mahmood, Waleed Aslam, Zamir Haider
Projected Opening Bowlers: Ehsan Latif, Usman Hadi
Spin Option(s): Bilal Hussain
FC VIKTORIA 89 Key Players:
Zahid Mahmood, the all-rounder can boast previous ECS experience playing for Berlin Eagles CC last term. He was the top scorer for his side racking up 81 runs in eight matches. Also a decent off-spinner.
Ehsan Latif, the experienced left arm medium pacer is a former German International. He is quick and accurate with his line and length and will be looking to provide early breakthroughs to his side. Also the star composer of the new ECC anthem. WATCH THIS SPACE!!
Waleed Aslam, the right hander is one of the best hitters in the VIK side with a genuinely unorthodox batting style. When he’s on song, he can even hit sixes over point!
Usman Hadi, the all-rounder will be opening the innings for VIK with both bat and ball. Played for Berlin Eagles CC last term, but didn’t enjoy much opportunity to impress. He will be eager to showcase his talent this time around.
VIK have some talented individuals in their team, but face a tough introduction to ECS cricket against the runners-up from last season. BSCR who looked imperious on the opening day and have the added advantage of knowing the pitch and playing conditions.
Match Prediction: BSC Rehberge 1945 (BSCR) to rack up a third win.
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