MATCH 16 (ECS21.403) SG HAMELN (SGH) v MOORBURGER TSV (MTSV) 1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST
SGH Last Five Matches: L L W (Avg Score For 83, Avg Score Against 95)
MTSV Last Five Matches: L L W L L (Avg Score For 67, Avg Score Against 81)
SG HAMELN (SGH)
Captain: Thusitha Ratnayake
Wicketkeeper: Thusitha Ratnayake
Projected Top Four: Safi Rahman, Akila Rajapakshe, Mudassar Iqbal, Rizwan Babar
Projected Opening Bowlers: Ankit Tomar, Mudassar Iqbal
Spin Options: Muneeb Mohammad, Romal Barakzai
SG HAMELN Key Players:
Rizwan Babar, all-rounder, has been impressive with both bat and ball, racking up 50 runs from three games and picking up four wickets at an economy of just 5.80.
Akila Rajapakshe, left handed opener smashed an unbeaten 49 off 27 balls to take his side to a first ever ECS victory. He is leading the run scoring charts for SGH with a total of 67 runs from two innings.
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 three wickets from three games with a best return of 2-19.
Romal Barakzai, all-rounder, has been good with the ball picking up three wickets from three matches, and will be keen to contribute more with the bat too.
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.
Harish Chidanandappa, top scorer for MTSV with 78 runs from five innings, played a fighting knock of 48* off 33 balls against leaders MTV STallions on Wednesday.
Deepak Prakash, racked up 66 runs in four knocks, scored a priceless unbeaten 22 to steer his side to their first ever ECS win.
Aditya Mulay, right arm medium pacer, has been impressive for SGH scalping five victims from three matches with a best return of 2-8.
Two teams struggling for wins but who appear quite evenly matched. SGH did pick up a shock first win over hosts 1.Kieler HTC on Wednesday and will be looking to build on that success. MTSV will also view these as winnable games to nail down a place in the knockout stages.
Match Prediction: Moorburger TSV to avenge the loss suffered in the previous game.
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