MATCH 27 (ECS21.366) DÜSSELDORF BLACKCAPS (DB) v KÖLN CC (KCC) 1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 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: Satya Srinivas
Projected Top Four: Irfan Ahmed, Satya Srinivas, Lokesh Kamti, Tejas Morbagal
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.
Satya Srinivas, former German wicket-keeper batsman, is lightning quick behind the wickets and a match winner with the bat.
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 third consecutive win.
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