2ND SEMI FINAL - MATCH 46 (ECS21.697) BSC REHBERGE 1945 (BSCR) v BRITANNIA CC (BRI) 0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
BSCR Last Five Matches: W W W W NR (Avg Score For 130, Avg Score Against 79)
BRI Last Five Matches: W W W W NR (Avg Score For 124, Avg Score Against 71)
BSC REHBERGE 1945 (BSCR)
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. Second highest scorer for BSCR racking up 160 runs including a man of the match performance of 61* vs VIK. Has also picked up SIX wickets.
Nadjibullah Yasser, highest run scorer for BSCRmustering 169 runs in eight games, including a couple of man of the match awards.
Luqman Jafer scored an unbeaten 40 in the second game, bagging his first man of the match award of the tournament. Has scored a total of 71 runs in six innings.
Javed Rana, the right arm medium pacer returned figures of 3-9 in the second game vs EIH. Is currently leading the wickets column for BSCR with 10 wickets from eight matches.
Shahnawaz Ahmad, opening batsman, has been impressive with the bat, racking up 100 runs in seven innings scoring 74% of his runs in boundaries.
Nooruddin Mujadady, another Germany international player and all-rounder, bagged a man of the match award for his all-round performance against FBL scoring 16 off 11 and returning figures of 2-4.
BRITANNIA CC (BRI)
Captain: Rohit Singh
Wicketkeeper: MD Nizamul Islam
Projected Top Four: Faisal Qasim, Rohit Singh, Richard O’Grady, 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.
Richard O’Grady, the hard hitting opener returned man of the match in his very first ECS game mustering 46 off 24 balls. Has racked up a total of 93 runs in four games.
BSC Rehberge topped Group A with seven wins from eight with a mightily impressive NRR as well. After a slow start, reigning champs Britannia also raised their performance levels as the tournament progressed to finish in second spot. After Friday’s rained-off “win”, Britannia will be battle hardened with just a couple of days off to refresh, while BSCR could well be a bit rusty after over a week off from the action.
BSCR were unfortunate in last year’s European Cricket Series Dresden losing out to Britannia CC (BRI) on NRR as the Final between the two sides was abandoned due to rain. Both finished with 12 points in the group standings, but it was BRI who trumped BSCR with a better net run-rate. In the group stages last season, BRI and BSCR shared the spoils with a win apiece. This semi-final meeting is also too close to call, and hopefully the elements will allow the two sides a chance to showcase their skills to a global audience.
Last time they met: Match Abandoned (14 Aug 2020)
Match Prediction: Britannia CC (BRI) to edge their rivals BSC Rehberge.
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