MATCH 4 (ECS21.391) FIRST CONTACT (FCT) v MTV STALLIONS (MTV) 1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST
FCT Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT
MTV Last Five Matches: W W L L W (Avg Score For 108, Avg Score Against 102)
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.
Imran Khan Hassan, hard hitting opening batsman, FCT will rely on him to provide brisk starts.
Mohamad Sharif Safi, captain, right arm fast bowler and all-time top wicket taker for FCT, will spearhead the bowling attack.
Salman Haider, leading all-rounder, will contribute with bat and his canny leg breaks are to be respected.
MTV STALLIONS (MTV)
Captain: Gaurav Singh Rathore
Wicketkeeper: Thomas Mcguinn
Projected Top Four: Basit Orya, Thomas Mcguinn, 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, mustered 117 runs at a strike rate of 195 and picked up six wickets at ECS Kummerfeld. He also has 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. He's pumped to make a lasting impression during his debut season with the Stallions.
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, picked up seven wickets at ECS Kummerfeld with a best return of 4-17.
Asghar Amarkhil is the youngest MTV player and has already represented Germany U19s. Loves to spin his web around batsmen. A livewire in the field and always in the game.
First Contact make their ECS debut against a strong and experienced MTV Stallions side. With nothing to lose, FCT will be looking to spring a surprise while the Stallions will be aiming to make a fast start.
Match Prediction: MTV Stallions (MTV) to rack up a second straight win.
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