MATCH 42 (ECS21.693) BRITANNIA CC (BRI) v FC VIKTORIA 89 (VIK) 0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
BRI Last Five Matches: L W W W W (Avg Score For 122, Avg Score Against 82)
VIK Last Five Matches: W W L W L (Avg Score For 103, Avg Score Against 94)
BRITANNIA CC (BRI)
Captain: Rohit Singh
Wicketkeeper: MD Nizamul Islam
Projected Top Four: Faisal Qasim, Rohit Singh, Faisal Qasim, Sanish Goyal
Projected Opening Bowlers: Rohit Singh, Waleed Ahmed
Spin Options: Vishal Panjwani, Sanish Goyal, Faisal Qasim
BRITANNIA CC Key Players:
Rohit Singh, star German International and MVP last season. Plundered 208 runs in seven games at a SR of 274 top scoring for his side, including an unbeaten 76 off 26. Also picked up FIVE wickets.
Faisal Qasim, the all-rounder has been impressive with his clever off-spin bowling, has picked up 10 scalps leading the wickets column for his side. Has also scored 101 runs.
Vishal Panjwani, 26-year old all-rounder, has scored 49 runs in four innings and has picked up FOUR scalps.
Waqas Virk, the right arm medium pacer mustered 89 runs in six innings including a 22-ball 40 vs USCM on Tuesday.
Waleed Ahmed, an intelligent medium pacer, joint highest wicket taker for BRI, has picked up 10 wickets in seven games.
FC VIKTORIA 89 (VIK)
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. Top scorer for VIK racking up 176 runs in eight games. Also picked up SEVEN wickets.
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!! Top wicket taker for VIK scalping NINE wickets in eight games including a man of the match return of 3-4 vs FBL.
Usman Hadi, the all-rounder will be opening the innings for VIK with both bat and ball. Played for Berlin Eagles CC last term. Mustered 53 off 31 balls vs EIH last week. Second highest scorer for VIK racking up 128 runs in seven innings. Has also picked up a couple of wickets.
Akhil Garje, explosive middle order batsman, mustered an unbeaten 38 off 21 balls vs EIH to bag his first man of the match award. He has scored a total of 63 runs in three innings.
Harsha Gopireddy, the all-rounder is joint second highest wicket taker for VIK picking up SEVEN wickets and scoring 53 runs in four innings.
Zamir Haider, the experienced right hander has racked up 97 runs in six innings including a man of the match performance against RCD scoring a quickfire 33 off 12 balls.
FC Viktoria 89 finished strongly with a 5-3 record but missed out on second spot in the group due to an inferior NRR. After a slow start, reigning champs Britannia also raised their performance levels as we near the business end of the comp to finish in second spot. This is the tightest quarter-final with nothing to choose between the two sides. But Britannia will be battle hardened with just a single day off to refresh, while VIK may well be a bit rusty after over a week off from the action.
Match Prediction: Britannia CC (BRI) to burst into the semi-finals.
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