10 top teams from Western Germany feature over 12 days in 48 hotly-anticipated T10 matches from the new home of German cricket in Krefeld. Every game will be live streamed worldwide on the European Cricket Network and on FanCode - a multi-sport aggregator platform, from the house of Dream Sports for the Indian Sub-Continent.

Day 7 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Germany Krefeld – Matches 25 to 28

European Cricket Network live broadcasts four T10 matches on Day 7 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Germany, Krefeld on Monday 24 May.

 

Group B action kicked off with a couple of routine wins for Dusseldorf Blackcaps over hosts Bayer Uerdingen Wolves, while Bonn Blue Star and Koln CC shared a win a piece. DJK SG Solingen enter the fray on Monday as the second week of action at FanCode ECS Germany Krefeld awaits.

 

Group B

DB  Düsseldorf Blackcaps (2-0, NRR+1.950)

BBS  Bonn Blue Star (1-1, NRR+0.506)

KCC  Köln CC (1-1, NRR-0.506)

DSS  DJK SG Solingen (0-0, NRR+0.000)

BUW Bayer Uerdingen Wolves (0-2, NRR-1.950)

 

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MATCH 25 (ECS21.364)

BAYER UERDINGEN WOLVES (BUW) v DJK SG SOLINGEN (DSS)

0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST

 

MATCH 26  (ECS21.365)

BAYER UERDINGEN WOLVES (BUW) v DJK SG SOLINGEN (DSS)

0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST

 

BUW Last Five Matches: L L (Avg Score For 84, Avg Score Against 104) 

DSS Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT 

 

BAYER UERDINGEN WOLVES (BUW)

Captain: Waqas Fatmi

Wicketkeeper: Humayun Butt

Projected Top Four: Waqas Fatmi, Shamil Niyas, Humayun Butt, Zain Alam

Projected Opening Bowlers: Taha Hassan, Nasib Khushdel

Spin Options: Raj Bhushan, Zain Alam, Shujahat Hussain, Abdul Haseeb

 

BAYER UERDINGEN WOLVES Players:

Humayun Butt is a clean striker of the ball and likes to go hard straight down the ground, top scorer for BUW after two games with 75 runs at a strike rate of 183.

Shujahat Hussain is themost stylish batsman in the Wolves pack, loves playing the cover drive and pull shot.

Taha Hassan, right arm medium fast bowler, bowls tight lines, is top wicket taker for BUW picking up four victims from two matches.

Nasib Khushdel, fast and accurate bowling all-rounder, bowls toe crushing yorkers and gives it a good whack with the bat. 

 

DJK SG SOLINGEN (DSS)

Captain: Venkatesh Reddy

Wicketkeeper: Vinay Gari

Projected Top Four: Vinay Gari, Chaitanya Puttaparthi, Venkatesh Reddy, Sisindri Dasari

Projected Opening Bowlers: Veeru Kolla, Sisindri Dasari

Spin Options: Bala Mavillapalli, Ramsai Vishnubhotla

 

DJK SG SOLINGEN Key Players:

Sisindri Dasari, young talented all-rounder, is a serious hitter of the ball and targets the toes with the ball. He is also very energetic in the field.

Veeru Kolla is the most experienced player in the Solingen lineup and will lead their bowling attack, a handy middle order batsman as well.

Chandramohan Sivala, right arm medium pacer, has the golden arm with the canny knack of breaking partnerships.

Vinay Gari, wicket-keeper batsman, will open the batting for DSS and hope to provide good starts, likes to go aerial at the start of his innings.

 

Wolves were twice hunted down by Dusseldorf Blackcaps which was certainly no surprise. DJK SG Solingen enter the fray for their first match. The Wolves will not only enjoy home advantage but will look to make the most of what they learnt during a tough opening examination against DB.

 

Match Prediction:  Both Wolves and Solingen are new teams and appear evenly matched, so a share of the spoils with a win each is the most likely outcome. 

 

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MATCH 27 (ECS21.366)

DÜSSELDORF BLACKCAPS (DB) v KÖLN CC (KCC)

1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST

 

MATCH 28 (ECS21.367)

DÜSSELDORF BLACKCAPS (DB) v KÖLN CC (KCC)

1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST

 

DB Last Five Matches: W W (Avg Score For 104, Avg Score Against 84) 

KCC Last Five Matches: W L (Avg Score For 73, Avg Score Against 79) 

 

DÜSSELDORF BLACKCAPS (DB)

Captain: Venkat Ganesan

Wicketkeeper: Rahul Srinivas

Projected Top Four: Venkat Ganesan, Kashif Shahab, Oascoroni Ahamed, Nilay Patel

Projected Opening Bowlers: Muhammad Raheel, Abdulmajeed Ahmadzai

Spin Options: Neeraj Sharma, Venkat Ganesan

 

DÜSSELDORF BLACKCAPS Key Players:

Venkat Ganesan, Captain of Germany, solid opening batsman, loves playing the pull shot, is also a handy off spinner, looked good with the batting getting starts in both games, made a significant contribution with the ball in the second game returning figures of 4-7.

Oascoroni Ahamed, big hitter and excellent swing bowler, can clear the fence with ease and boasts previous first class cricket experience in Bangladesh.

Kashif Shahab, reliable all-rounder and all-time club leading wicket taker, contributed with bat and ball in the opening match scoring 23 off 14 balls and picking up 3-15 to bag a deserved man of the match award.

Nilay Patel, stroke maker and gun fielder, loves playing the lofted drive, will be the key man in the middle overs, ended Day 6 as the top run scorer for Dusseldorf with 37 runs from two innings.



KÖLN CC (KCC)

Captain: Dhruv Patel

Wicketkeeper: Lokesh Kamti

Projected Top Four: Irfan Ahmed, Lokesh Kamti, Tejas Morbagal, Dhruv Patel

Projected Opening Bowlers: Prateek Dabholkar, Appu Murali

Spin Options: Sandheep Ravishankar, Tejas Morbagal, Dhruv Patel, Santosh Kumar

 

KÖLN CC Key Players:

Irfan Ahmed, explosive opening batsman with 20 years of German cricket experience, age is just a number for him, racked up 45 runs from two innings at an SR of 150 on Saturday.

Dhruv Patel, calm and composed Captain who shows abundance of steel with his batting and shoulders the responsibility of the side with same elegance.

Tejas Morbagal, an excellent top order batsman and a handy off-spinner, and a great team man, was instrumental in Koln’s first win picking up two wickets for just five runs.

Asmdin Zadran, exceptional all rounder who can win games with either of his two primary skills.

 

These two teams are very evenly matched. Koln have a winning pedigree as two-time German champions, while the Blackcaps have been the most successful club in the Western Region since 2015.

 

Match Prediction: Dusseldorf Blackcaps to rack up at least one win. If Koln CC can post a decent total batting first, KCC might have a good shot at winning a game due to their strong bowling attack.

 

 

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