MATCH 31 (ECS21.418) SC EUROPA (SCE) v PSV HANN-MUNDEN (PSV) 1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST
SCE Last Five Matches: LW W L W (Avg Score For 85, Avg Score Against 88)
PSV Last Five Matches: L W W L L (Avg Score For 93, Avg Score Against 93)
SC EUROPA (SCE)
Captain: Sahel Darwish
Wicketkeeper: Mohsin Muhammad
Projected Top Four: Sahel Darwish, Dawood Aruyubi, Wahidullah Amini, Istafeel Aryubi
Projected Opening Bowlers: Israfeel Aryubi, Bilal Shinwari
Spin Options: Abdul Wajid Khan, Dawood Aruyubi
SC EUROPA Key Players:
Sahel Darwish, captain, opening batsman who can score quick runs giving his team good starts, top scorer for his side at ECS Kummerfeld 2020 amassing 144 runs including 10 sixes.
Bilal Shinwari, valuable all-rounder, scored a 24-ball 44 and picked up a wicket in the last game earning a first man of the match award.
Dawood Aruyubi is a very promising youngster, when on song can take the match away from any opposition, also a very good spinner who is normally economical, was man of the match in the opening game of SCE scoring 28 off 22 balls steering his team to a respectable total.
Israfeel Aryubi, leader of the SCE bowling attack, can trouble batsmen with his pace and swing, smacked 113 runs from four innings top scoring for SCE, also picked up four wickets, adjudged man of the match for his all-round showing in the second game on Saturday.
PSV HANN-MUNDEN (PSV)
Captain: Gulraiz Mustafa
Wicketkeeper: Asad Sangari
Projected Top Four: Asadullah Sangari, Gulraiz Mustafa, Imran Hafiz, Adeel Ahmad
Projected Opening Bowlers: Amin Zadran, Awalkhan Safi
Spin Options: Gulraiz Mustafa, Vinod Joshi, Hiren Patel
PSV HANN-MUNDEN Key Players:
Adeel Ahmad is an explosive hitter, mustered 93 runs in four knocks, including a best of 86 not out at ECN Hannover Hitout last summer. He backed it up at Dream11 European Cricket Series Kummerfeld ending second leading run scorer in the whole tournament with 203 in seven knocks, including a magnificent 119 not out at a strike rate of just over 236.
Amin Zadran, tidy all-rounder who consistently makes an impact with bat and ball. Particularly impressive last summer at ECN Hannover Hitout taking 6-58 with a best of 3-7.
Awalkhan Safi , talented all-rounder, leading wicket taker at ECN Hannover Hitout with 7 wickets (7-83) and a best of 3-8, also racked up 95 in six innings. At Dream11 European Cricket Series Kummerfeld he took eight wickets.
Matiullah Yousafzai, all-rounder, mustered 43 runs at a strike rate of 195 at ECN Hannover Hitout, has picked up seven wickets from six matches at the European Cricket stage with a best return of 3-15.
PSV Hann-Munden enter the fray on the third day of Group B action. PSV boast a good record in group stage action, winning five out of eight matches across two tournaments last summer. SCE's best chance of beating PSV will be in their first meeting on Tuesday afternoon while PSV get used to the playing conditions and the vagaries of the pitch.
Last time they met: PSV 99 def SCE 94 (30 Jun 2020)
Match Prediction: SC Europa to rack up a fourth win.
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