SEMI FINAL 2 - MATCH 46 (ECS21.433) PSV HANN-MUNDEN (PSV) v MTV STALLIONS (MTV) 0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
PSV Last Five Matches: L W W W W (Avg Score For 114, Avg Score Against 89)
MTV Last Five Matches: W W L W W (Avg Score For 86, Avg Score Against 79)
PSV HANN-MUNDEN (PSV)
Captain: Gulraiz Mustafa
Wicketkeeper: Sajed Jabarkhel
Projected Top Four: Gulraiz Mustafa, Imran Hafiz, Adeel Ahmad, Awalkhan Safi
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, has mustered 257 runs at a strike rate of 247 and is the second highest run scorer in the tournament. A man in form, he plundered 139 runs in three games on Thursday, bagging two man of the match awards in the process.
Amin Zadran, tidy all-rounder who consistently makes an impact with bat and ball. Bagged man of the match award on Wednesday for his all-round performance picking up 3-7 and scoring a quickfire 6-ball 14 against VFB. He is the leading wicket taker with 13 scalps from nine matches.
Awalkhan Safi , talented all-rounder, has been consistent with the ball and is among wickets more often than not, has taken 11 wickets so far and is only behind his teammate in the top wicket takers column and scores at an SR of 206.
Gulraiz Mustafa, captain, has racked up 143 runs from eight innings, scored a blistering 28-ball 61 against SGH in the second quarter-final to lead his team to victory.
Imran Hafiz, the hard hitting opening batsman has been in good form of late, has racked up 123 runs from nine matches and could be the man to watch out for in the absence of fellow opener Asad Sangari.
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 103 runs from five matches and has picked up three wickets.
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 six wickets from nine 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 103 runs from eight 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 leading wicket taker for MTV picking up nine wickets from eight matches conceding runs only at 5.93 runs an over, returned with best figures of 3-14 against MTSV.
Sachin Mandy, stylish wicket-keeper batsman, always switched on behind the wickets, and has the potential to turn a game on its head with the bat, has racked up 114 runs from seven innings at an average of 47.
PSV Hann-Munden have won four straight games to progress serenely into the last four with plenty of momentum. MTV Stallions, Group A winners, are the only team left standing from that particular group, but looked particularly rusty against VFB in the quarter-finals. The two sides know each other pretty well having played four times previously in ECN competitions. MTV have emerged victorious on three occasions, with one of the games abandoned.
Last time they met: MTV 77(7.1) def PSV 75 (3 Jul 2020)
Match Prediction: Despite never having beaten MTV in ECN competition, in-form PSV Hann-Munden (PSV) have the ability to progress to the final on current form.
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