MATCH 29 (ECS21.368) BAYER UERDINGEN WOLVES (BUW) v KÖLN CC (KCC) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
BUW Last Five Matches: L L W W (Avg Score For 110, Avg Score Against 88)
KCC Last Five Matches: W L L W (Avg Score For 82, Avg Score Against 90)
BAYER UERDINGEN WOLVES (BUW)
Captain: Waqas Fatmi
Wicketkeeper: Humayun Butt
Projected Top Four: Waqas Fatmi, Muhammad Rizwan, Shamil Niyas, Humayun Butt
Projected Opening Bowlers: Taha Hassan, Raj Bhushan
Spin Options: Raj Bhushan, Zain Alam, 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 racking up 147 runs at a strike rate of 188 including a man of the match performance of 54 off 23 balls.
Taha Hassan, right arm medium fast bowler, bowls tight lines, is joint top wicket taker for BUW picking up five victims from four matches.
Shamil Niyas, hard hitting opening batsman who loves to hit lofted shots and is good at flicking the ball off his pads. Finally hit form with an unbeaten 48 off just 19 balls including five sixes and three fours.
Raj Bhushan, the spinner bowled a record two maidens in the last game picking up two wickets in the process. He is joint top wicket taker for BUW with five wickets at an economy rate of just 5.50.
KÖLN CC (KCC)
Captain: Dhruv Patel
Wicketkeeper: Satya Srinivas
Projected Top Four: Irfan Ahmed, Satya Srinivas, Tejas Morbagal, Dhruv Patel
Projected Opening Bowlers: Asmdin Zadran, Ameya Deshpande
Spin Options: Sandheep Ravishankar, Tejas Morbagal, Dhruv Patel
KÖLN CC Key Players:
Irfan Ahmed, explosive opening batsman with 20 years of German cricket experience, age is just a number for him, has racked up 113 runs from four innings at a SR of 164.
Dhruv Patel, calm and composed Captain who shows abundance of steel with his batting and shoulders the responsibility of the side with same elegance. Scored an unbeaten 25 of 21 balls to steer his side to victory against leaders Dusseldorf.
Tejas Morbagal, an excellent top order batsman and a handy off-spinner, and a great team man. Instrumental in Koln’s first win and is heading the wicket taking charts for KCC scalping five wickets with a best return of 2-5.
Satya Srinivas, former German wicket-keeper batsman, lightning quick behind the stumps and can be a match winner with the bat.
Wolves are a fledgling team compared to two-time Bundesliga champions Koln CC who managed to sneak past leaders Dusseldorf Blackcaps in their last game. But BUW are a much-improved side since their opening games. Incidentally, both teams are level on two wins and two losses each and this double header promises to be the deciding factor of where they finish in the standings.
Match Prediction: Bayer Uerdingen Wolves to win three matches in a row.
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