10 top teams from Northern Germany feature over 12 days in 48 high-intensity T10 matches. 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.

Day 3 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Germany, Kiel – Matches 9 to 12

European Cricket Network live broadcasts four T10 matches on Day 3 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Germany Kiel on Wednesday 2 June.

 

Newcomers SG Hameln impressed in patches against MTV Stallions but failed to convert this promise into wins and are rooted to the bottom of the table. Hosts 1.Kieler HTC return after a rest day and will be keen on winning big to stay ahead of the Stallions on NRR who face a couple of easy fixtures themselves against Moorburger TSV.



Group A

MTV  MTV Stallions (4-0, NRR+2.944)

KHTC  1.Kieler HTC (2-0, NRR+4.893)

FCT  First Contact (1-3, NRR-1.384)

MTSV  Moorburger TSV (1-3, NRR-2.077)

SGH  SG Hameln (0-2, NRR-3.400)

 

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MATCH 9  (ECS21.396)

1.KIELER HTC (KHTC) v SG HAMELN (SGH)

0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST

 

KHTC Last Five Matches: W W  (Avg Score For 110, Avg Score Against 53) 

SGH Last Five Matches: L L (Avg Score For 71, Avg Score Against 105) 

 

1.KIELER HTC (KHTC)

Captain: Azeem Azam

Wicketkeeper: Adnan Nooruddin

Projected Top Four: Chaitanya Pagadapoola, Sadeequllah Shinwari, Naqibulah Mulakhil, Atif Latif

Projected Opening Bowlers: Danish Zahid, Azeem Azam

Spin Options: Muqurrab Zaidi, Shiraz Shah

 

1.KIELER HTC Key Players:

Sadeequllah Shinwari, aggressive right handed batsman, loves to attack the new ball bowlers, likes playing lofted straight drives and boasts previous ECS experience playing for KSV, top scored for KHTC on Monday with 31 runs from two games.

Madura Ambagahage, batting all-rounder, key man for KHTC in the middle order, looked comfortable with the bat scoring 23 runs in the only game he batted, doesn't shy away from taking responsibilities with the ball in tough situations and could prove a match winner for KHTC.

Adil Safder, right arm fast bowler, bowls good lengths not allowing batsmen to get underneath the ball, returned man of the match figures of 3-8 in the second game on Monday.

Azeem Azam, captain, all-rounder, leads the bowling attack, capable of hitting big shots in the middle overs, likes playing the pull shot.



SG HAMELN (SGH)

Captain: Thusitha Ratnayake

Wicketkeeper: Thusitha Ratnayake

Projected Top Four: Safi Rahman, Rizwan Babar, Mudassar Iqbal, Thusitha Ratnayake

Projected Opening Bowlers: Ankit Tomar, Mudassar Iqbal

Spin Options: Muneeb Mohammad, Romal Barakzai

 

SG HAMELN Key Players:

Safi Rahman, big hitting opening batsman, showed a glimpse of his talent in his short stay at the crease, also impressed with the ball picking up two wickets, will look to capitalize on the opportunity to play on the grand European Cricket stage, 

Rizwan Babar, all-rounder, ended as the top scorer and top wicket taker for SGH on Tuesday scoring 47 runs and picking up two wickets.

Mudassar Iqbal, all-rounder, top order batsman who likes to hit the ball hard, will take the new cherry and hope  to provide early breakthroughs, scalped 2-19 in the first game.

Thusitha Ratnayake, captain, a capable middle order batsman who can bowl with great zeal if he is not keeping.

 

Newcomers SG Hameln almost picked up a surprise win over Group favourites MTV Stallions in their opening game. SGH have shown glimpses of brilliance in the field and will be hoping to build on this early promise. Hosts 1.Kieler HTC started off with a couple of comfortable wins on the opening day and would aim for a big win against the bottom side.

 

Match Prediction: 1.Kieler HTC (KHTC) to win at a canter.

 

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MATCH 10 (ECS21.397)

1.KIELER HTC (KHTC) v FIRST CONTACT (FCT)

0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST

 

KHTC Last Five Matches: W W  (Avg Score For 110, Avg Score Against 53) 

FCT Last Five Matches: L L W L (Avg Score For 67, Avg Score Against 79) 

 

1.KIELER HTC (KHTC)

Captain: Azeem Azam

Wicketkeeper: Adnan Nooruddin

Projected Top Four: Chaitanya Pagadapoola, Sadeequllah Shinwari, Naqibulah Mulakhil, Atif Latif

Projected Opening Bowlers: Danish Zahid, Azeem Azam

Spin Options: Muqurrab Zaidi, Shiraz Shah

 

1.KIELER HTC Key Players:

Sadeequllah Shinwari, aggressive right handed batsman, loves to attack the new ball bowlers, likes playing lofted straight drives and boasts previous ECS experience playing for KSV, top scored for KHTC on Monday with 31 runs from two games.

Madura Ambagahage, batting all-rounder, key man for KHTC in the middle order, looked comfortable with the bat scoring 23 runs in the only game he batted, doesn't shy away from taking responsibilities with the ball in tough situations and could prove a match winner for KHTC.

Adil Safder, right arm fast bowler, bowls good lengths not allowing batsmen to get underneath the ball, returned man of the match figures of 3-8 in the second game on Monday.

Azeem Azam, captain, all-rounder, leads the bowling attack, capable of hitting big shots in the middle overs, likes playing the pull shot.



FIRST CONTACT (FCT)

Captain: Mohamad Sharif Safi

Wicketkeeper: Mohammad Akbar Jabarkhel

Projected Top Four: Mohammad Akbar Jabarkhel, Imran Khan Hassan, Zakirullah Zakhil, Salman Haider

Projected Opening Bowlers: Mohamad Sharif Safi, Abdulrahman Amarkhail

Spin Options: Salman Haider, Nassrullah Amla

 

FIRST CONTACT Key Players:

Mohammad Akbar Jabarkhel, wicket-keeper batsman, all-time leading run scorer for the club, will open the innings for FCT, loves playing the cover drive.

Zahir Shah Zakhil, after falling for a golden duck in the first game, the left handed batsman showed a wide array of shots in the next game smashing 34 off 19 balls. He did return with impressive figures of 2-7 in the first game, is top scorer for FCT with 71 runs from 4 matches and has scaled four wickets.

Sadam Sherzad, top wicket taker for FCT on Monday scalping 3-19 against MTV in the second match, is joint top wicket taker for FCT with four wickets.

Salman Haider, leading all-rounder, will contribute with bat and his canny leg breaks are to be respected.

 

With just a solitary win from four matches, First contact have struggled so far and will have their task cut out against the hotly favorites hosts 1.Kieler HTC

 

Match Prediction: 1.Kieler HTC (KHTC) to rack up a fourth consecutive win.

 

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MATCH 11  (ECS21.398)

MTV STALLIONS (MTV) v MOORBURGER TSV (MTSV)

1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST

 

MATCH 12  (ECS21.399)

MTV STALLIONS (MTV) v MOORBURGER TSV (MTSV)

1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST

 

MTV Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 99, Avg Score Against 70) 

MTSV Last Five Matches: L L L W (Avg Score For 61, Avg Score Against 90) 

 

MTV STALLIONS (MTV)

Captain: Gaurav Singh Rathore

Wicketkeeper: Sachin Mandy

Projected Top Four: Basit Orya, Prashanth Potharlanka, Sachin Mandy, Gaurav Singh Rathore

Projected Opening Bowlers: Ujwal Gadiraju, Basit Orya

Spin Options: Asghar Amarkhil, Gaurav Singh Rathore

 

MTV STALLIONS Key Players:

Basit Orya, a swashbuckling opening batsman who loves throwing caution to the wind. He is every bowler's nightmare when on song, top scorer in the tournament so far mustering 96 runs from four innings, has also picked up three wickets, Can also bowl a mean inswinger that readily swallows toes or timber!

Sachin Mandy, wicket-keeper, always switched on behind the wickets, and has the potential to turn a game on its head with the bat. Pumped to make a lasting impression during his debut season with the Stallions, he has started with intent, racking up 73 runs from three matches. 

Ujwal Gadiraju, leads the Stallion's bowling attack, swings the ball both ways making batsmen look silly, has a good slower ball and can hit some lusty blows down the order, top wicket taker for MTV scalping four wickets from four games.

Asghar Amarkhil is the youngest MTV player and has already represented Germany U19s. Loves to spin his web around batsmen, has picked up three wickets from two games. He is a livewire in the field and always in the game. 



MOORBURGER TSV (MTSV)

Captain: Sachin Tawde

Wicketkeeper: Abhishek Chandrashekar

Projected Top Four: Deepak Prakash, Faizan Farooq, Aditya Gopinath, Abhishek Chandrashekar

Projected Opening Bowlers: Shardul Joshi, Imran Tariq

Spin Options: Aditya Gopinath, Arun Prakash, Faizan Farooq

 

MOORBURGER TSV Key Players:

Aditya Gopinath, a solid top order batsman with good technique, and is an equally talented leg-spinner, leading wicket taker in the tournament picking up six wickets and tournament best figures of 3-4.

Deepak Prakash, top scorer for Moorburger TSV racking up 66 runs from four matches, scored an unbeaten 22 to steer his side to their first ever ECS win.

Arun Prakash has been in decent form with the ball with three victims from four matches.

Samjit Chandran, right arm medium pace bowler, generally a middle over enforcer but is adaptable enough to bowl with the new ball and at the death as well, has picked up two wickets at an economy rate of under nine runs per over.

 

Group favourites MTV Stallions have raced to four consecutive victories. MTV would aim to improve their NRR compared to hosts 1.Kieler HTC with a couple of big wins against a struggling Moorburger TSV side who did at least manage to get their first ever ECS win yesterday. It’s a tough ask for MTSV against MTV and anything other than two comfortable wins for the Stallions would be a huge surprise.

 

Match Prediction: MTV Stallions (MTV) to march to six consecutive wins.

 

 

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