SEMI FINAL 1 - MATCH 45 (ECS21.432) SC EUROPA (SCE) v KUMMERFELDER SPORTVEREIN (KSV) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
SCE Last Five Matches: W L L L W (Avg Score For 87, Avg Score Against 119)
KSV Last Five Matches: W W W L W (Avg Score For 122, Avg Score Against 87)
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 141 runs from six innings top scoring for SCE and has picked up a wicket as well, winning two man of the match awards.
Hikman Shinwari, 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.
Israfeel Aryubi, leader of the SCE bowling attack, can trouble batsmen with his pace and swing, smacked 131 runs from seven innings, also picked up seven wickets, adjudged man of the match for his all-round showing in the second game on Saturday.
Wahidullah Amini, the all-rounder returned with magical figures of SIX-9 against KHTC in the first quarter-final and now leads the wicket taking sheets for SCE with eight wickets from just five overs.
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.
KUMMERFELDER SPORTVEREIN (KSV)
Captain: Shoaib Azam
Wicketkeeper: Zaid Hasan
Projected Top Four: Shoaib Azam, Rajan Sharma, Dilraj Singh, Victor Moyo
Projected Opening Bowlers: Victor Moyo, Hazrat Said
Spin Options: Saeied Sadat, Avi Soni, Ashish Sharma
KUMMERFELDER SPORTVEREIN Key Players:
Muhammad Samiullah, top batsman who scores at a rapid rate. Scored a blistering 28-ball 78 in the opener against VFB. He will have a big role to play with the bat in the absence of Ahmed Musaddiq. Can also turn his arm over with aplomb.
Shoaib Azam, top order batsman, the captain has been good with the bat scoring 220 runs from nine innings. Has led his team to solid starts in almost all the matches and has bagged three man of the match awards as well.
Rajan Sharma, big hitting opening batsman, has a century to his name in a friendly T10 game for Winterthur CC, he would be hoping to impress on the grand European Cricket stage.
Hazrat Said, a young fast bowler, has impressed with his speed and accuracy, picking up eight victims from seven matches at an economy of just 5.04!
Avi Soni is leading wicket taker for KSV with 12 scalps from nine matches with a best return of 3-5 against FCT in the first quarter-final.
SC Europa face Kummerfelder Sportverein having both emerged from the much stronger Group B. KSV, twice winners of ECN tournaments last summer, cruised past SCE twice in the group stages and will fancy their chances of reaching the final. However, bereft of a couple of their key players, KSV barely scraped past FTC on Friday, and cannot afford to underestimate SCE.
Last time they met: ECS21.426 | KSV 90(5.3) def SCR 88 (10 Jun 2021)
Match Prediction: Kummerfelder Sportverein (KSV) to advance into the Final.
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