MATCH 5 (ECS21.392) MTV STALLIONS (MTV) v SG HAMELN (SGH) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
MTV Last Five Matches: L L W W W (Avg Score For 97, Avg Score Against 88)
SGH Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT
MTV STALLIONS (MTV)
Captain: Gaurav Singh Rathore
Wicketkeeper: Thomas McGuinn
Projected Top Four: Basit Orya, Suraj Lal Putta Motilal, Sachin Mandy, Mohammad Faruq Arabzai
Projected Opening Bowlers: Ujwal Gadiraju, Basit Orya
Spin Options: Asghar Amarkhil, Gaurav Singh Rathore, Prashanth Potharlanka
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 59 runs at a strike rate of 155 andalso picked up a couple of wickets on the opening day, bagging back-to-back man of the match awards. Can also bowl 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. Pumped to make a lasting impression during his debut season with the Stallions, he started with intent, racking up 52 runs from two matches.
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 two wickets from two games at an economy rate of just seven.
Mohammad Faruq Arabzai, talented all-rounder, clocks good speeds while bowling and drives the ball exquisitely, was leading run scorer for Stallions at ECS Kummerfeld racking up 122 runs from six innings. He also scalped seven wickets with the ball.
SG HAMELN (SGH)
Captain: Thusitha Ratnayake
Wicketkeeper: Thusitha Ratnayake
Projected Top Four: Safi Rahman, Zarif Gul Mumand, Mudassar Iqbal, Thusitha Ratnayake
Projected Opening Bowlers: Ankit Tomar, Mudassar Iqbal
Spin Options: Muneeb Mohammad, Romal Barakzai
SG HAMELN Key Players:
Safi Rahman, big hitting opening batsman, will look to capitalize on the opportunity to play on the grand European Cricket stage.
Mudassar Iqbal, all-rounder, top order batsman who likes to hit the ball hard, will take the new cherry and hope to provide early breakthroughs.
Thusitha Ratnayake, captain, a capable middle order batsman who can bowl with great zeal if he is not keeping.
Ankit Tomar, left arm fast bowler, leads the SGH bowling attack and can swing the ball at good pace.
Last minute team SG Hameln face a tough introduction against MTV Stallions. The Stallions enjoyed a good outing on the opening day winning both their games comfortably and will be aiming to make it four wins in a row against a new SGH side.
Match Prediction: MTV Stallions (MTV) to win with plenty to spare.
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