QUARTER FINAL 1 - MATCH 41 (ECS21.428) 1.KIELER HTC (KHTC) v SC EUROPA (SCE) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
KHTC Last Five Matches: W W L L W (Avg Score For 89, Avg Score Against 87)
SCE Last Five Matches: W W L L L (Avg Score For 84, Avg Score Against 116)
1.KIELER HTC (KHTC)
Captain: Azeem Azam
Wicketkeeper: Adnan Nooruddin
Projected Top Four: Chaitanya Pagadapoola, Sadeequllah Shinwari, Naqibulah Mulakhil, Madura Ambagahage
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, has played a few good cameos racking up a total of 125 runs from eight matches.
Chaitanya Pagadapoola, the right handed opener has been in good nick and is the top scorer for KHTC with 165 runs from eight matches. He has bagged two man of the match awards for his 48 off 19 balls and an unbeaten 47 off 28 balls.
Azeem Azam, captain, all-rounder, leads the bowling attack, capable of hitting big shots in the middle overs, likes playing the pull shot, has picked up six victims from eight matches with his fiery bowling.
Danish Zahid, leads the KHTC bowling attack on the field and is the leading wicket taker for his side with seven scalps from seven matches.
SC EUROPA (SCE)
Captain: Sahel Darwish
Wicketkeeper: Mohsin Muhammad
Projected Top Four: Sahel Darwish, Dawood Aruyubi, Israfeel Aryubi, Bilal Shinwari
Projected Opening Bowlers: Israfeel Aryubi, Bilal Shinwari
Spin Options: Wajid Khan, Dawood Aruyubi
SC EUROPA Key Players:
Bilal Shinwari, valuable all-rounder, has been mighty impressive and is a candidate for MVP, has mustered 121 runs from five innings top scoring for SCE and has picked up a wicket as well, winning two man of the match awards.
Hikman Shinwari comes into the side for the first time this season, the all-rounder scored 77 runs in five knocks at ECS Kummerfeld 2020, also leading the wicket taking charts with six scalps, typical for SCE all-time leading wicket taker.
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. Has racked up 90 runs so far and has picked up two wickets.
Israfeel Aryubi, leader of the SCE bowling attack, can trouble batsmen with his pace and swing, smacked 119 runs from six innings, also picked up six wickets, adjudged man of the match for his all-round showing in the second game on Saturday.
SC Europa have enjoyed a mixed tournament so far with four wins and four losses, but are a decent all-round outfit. With their star all-rounder Israfeel back in the side, SCE will fancy their chances against a potentially rusty 1.Kieler HTC. However, the hosts will be confident going into this match having finished second in Group A. Both these teams are evenly matched and this game could go either way.
Match Prediction: SC Europa (SCE) to narrowly edge past the hosts.
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