FanCode ECS Germany Dresden provides an opportunity for ten teams, including the hosts Rugby Cricket Dresden, contesting 48 games over 12 days to establish the Champions. Every game will be live streamed worldwide on the European Cricket Network and on FanCode - a multi-sport aggregator platform, from the house of Dream Sports for the Indian Sub-Continent.
Founded in 1889, FC Viktoria 89 (VIK) is one of the oldest football clubs in Germany. The cricket section has been playing in the Berlin A Elite League ever since the inception of competitive cricket in Eastern Germany in the early 1990s. An experienced side, VIK will be hoping to go deep in the tournament on debut.
Regular Captain: Zeeshan Sahi
Regular Wicketkeeper: Zamir Haider
Likely Top 4 Batting Order: Usman Hadi, Zahid Mahmood, Waleed Aslam, Zamir Haider
Likely Opening Bowlers: Ehsan Latif, Usman Hadi
Spin Option(s): Bilal Hussain
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.