MATCH 12 (ECS21.351) AACHEN RISING STARS (ARS) v BAYER UERDINGEN BOOSTERS (BUB) 1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST
ARS Last Five Matches: L W (Avg Score For 96, Avg Score Against 112)
BUB Last Five Matches: L L L W (Avg Score For 70, Avg Score Against 100)
AACHEN RISING STARS (ARS)
Captain: Varun Reddy
Wicketkeeper: Sagar Kataria
Projected Top Four: Varun Reddy, Sagar Kataria, Faheem Jan, Gulistan Muhammad
Projected Opening Bowlers: Ahmad Shirzad, Faheem Jan
Spin Options: Varun Reddy, Dhaval Goyani, Asif Rauf
AACHEN RISING STARS Key Players:
Sagar Kataria, classy batsman, very consistent, leading run scorer for the club last year, loves playing spin and reverse sweeps well.
Faheem Jan, all-rounder, can swing the ball both ways and hit a long ball when needed, mustered an unbeaten 35 in the second game to take his side home.
Ahmad Shirzad, left-arm fast bowler with the ability to swing the ball both ways, can clock very high speeds when in good rhythm, leads the ARS bowling attack picking up two wickets at a frugal economy rate of just 5.33.
Varun Reddy, captain, will open the innings for his side, a good timer of the ball and bowls some tidy off-spin, top scorer for ARS after two games with 56 runs to his name.
BAYER UERDINGEN BOOSTERS (BUB)
Captain: Kumar Mahendran
Wicketkeeper: Ahilan Ravinthran
Projected Top Four: Kumar Mahendran, Aritharan Vaseekaran, Ahilan Ravinthran, Thinesh Rajakulasingam
Projected Opening Bowlers: Pakeetharan Praba, Gobinath Navarathinam
Spin Options: Kumar Mahendran, Stebin Stephen
BAYER UERDINGEN BOOSTERS Key Players:
Kumar Mahendran, former Germany international, will be looking to lead by example with bat and ball, leading wicket taker in club history, scalped four wickets from four games.
Aritharan Vaseekaran, another former Germany international who will look to get the Boosters off to a quick start, has racked up 86 runs from four games including nine maximos and a man of the match performance - 13-ball 33*.
Ahilan Ravinthran, looked the pick of all BUB batsmen scoring a quickfire 19 off 11 balls in the first game, he would love to stay longer at the crease and showcase his talent on the grand European Cricket stage.
Pakeetharan Praba, leads the bowling attack for Boosters, looked in good form picking up three wickets including a best return of 2-18 vs MSF in the second match on Monday.
Newcomers Bayer Uerdingen Boosters twice came off second best against MSC Frankfurt, which was to be expected, but grabbed their first win with a tense run chase against VfB Gelsenkirchen.
Aachen Rising Stars impressed on debut, sharing a win a piece with mighty MSC Frankfurt. On that form, ARS will be strong favourites against the Boosters.
Match Prediction: Aachen Rising Stars (ARS) to edge Boosters for the second time in the day.
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