QUARTER FINAL 4 - MATCH 44 (ECS21.431) MTV STALLIONS (MTV) v VFB FALLERSLEBEN (VFB) 1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST
MTV Last Five Matches: W W W L W (Avg Score For 96, Avg Score Against 76)
VFB Last Five Matches: L W L W L (Avg Score For 81, Avg Score Against 85)
MTV STALLIONS (MTV)
Captain: Gaurav Singh Rathore
Wicketkeeper: Sachin Mandy
Projected Top Four: Suraj Mothilal, Prashanth Potharlanka, Sachin Mandy, Mohammad Faruq Arabzai
Projected Opening Bowlers: Ujwal Gadiraju, Mohammad Faruq Arabzai
Spin Options: Asghar Amarkhil, Gaurav Singh Rathore
MTV STALLIONS Key Players:
Mohammad Faruq Arabzai, talented all-rounder, clocks good speeds while bowling and drives the ball exquisitely, scored first fifty of the tournament blasting a 20-ball 56*, has mustered 86 runs from four matches at a strike rate of 215, has picked up three wickets as well.
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, has scalped five wickets from eight games.
Gaurav Rathore, captain, has led from the front with bat, bowl and on field. He has played a couple of match winning knocks with the bat scoring a total of 101 runs from seven innings, has scalped seven wickets with the ball, and has bagged three man of the match awards.
Prakash Singh, right arm fast bowler, is the joint leading wicket taker for MTV picking up seven wickets from seven matches conceding runs only at 6.53 runs an over, returned with best figures of 3-14 against MTSV.
VFB FALLERSLEBEN (VFB)
Captain: Shivaray Jan
Wicketkeeper: Rohit Khoul
Projected Top Four: Vedant Shetye, Sunny Rai, Jatinder Singh, Kumar Muthyala
Projected Opening Bowlers: Mahesh Badhe, Ram Bhumireddy
Spin Options: Kumar Muthyala, Sandeep Vasisth
VFB FALLERSLEBEN Key Players:
Yogesh Pai, top wicket taker for VFB picking up 10 wickets from eight matches with a best return of 2-6 against PSV.
Kumar Muthyala, solid middle order batsman who provides stability to the VFB batting lineup, second highest scorer for VFB with 128 runs at a healthy strike rate of 173.
Sunny Rai, talented all-rounder, leading run scorer for VFB with 166 runs from eight matches and joint leading wicket taker with 10, has bagged three man of the match awards.
Ram Bhumireddy, right arm medium pace bowler, has been among the wickets in almost every game, isjoint top wicket taker for VFB scalping 10 wickets from eight games with a best return of 3-9.
MTV Stallions topped Group A with seven wins in eight games. However, MTV will have to make do without one of their stalwarts Basit Orya who is also away on national team camp with Germany. VFB Fallersleben showed a great deal of promise in most of their group games and if their ray of sunshine Sunny Rai performs you never know.
Last time they met: MTV 110 def VFB 104 (1 Jul 2021)
Match Prediction: MTV Stallions (MTV) to move into the last four.
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