MATCH 3 (ECS21.342) BAYER UERDINGEN BOOSTERS (BUB) v MSC FRANKFURT (MSF) 1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST
BUB Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT
MSF Last Five Matches: W L L W W (Avg Score For 115, Avg Score Against 95)
BAYER UERDINGEN BOOSTERS (BUB)
Captain: Kumar Mahendran
Wicketkeeper: Ahilan Ravinthran
Projected Top Four: Kumar Mahendran, Aritharan Vaseekaran, Ali Abbas Akbar, Ahilan Ravinthran
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.
Aritharan Vaseekaran, another former Germany international who will look to get the Boosters off to a quick start.
Ali Abbas Akbar, decent top order batsman who will look to impress on the grand European Cricket stage.
MSC FRANKFURT (MSF)
Captain: Sekandar Khan
Wicketkeeper: Habib Rahman
Projected Top Four: Adel Khan, Shahid Afridi, Sekandar Khan, Nafees Buttar
Projected Opening Bowlers: Waheed Ahmed, Shahid Afridi
Spin Options: Adel Khan, Nafees Buttar
MSC FRANKFURT Key Players:
Shahid Afridi, hard hitting opening batsman, mustered 168 runs from eight matches in ECS at a strike rate of 218 and picked up six wickets with the ball.
Sekandar Khan, captain, big hitter, has mustered 148 runs at the ECS stage from eight matches including an unbeaten 53 off 22 balls.
Adel Khan has racked up 156 runs for MSF in ECS from eight matches including a fifty and has scalped five wickets with his deceptive spin bowling.
MSC Frankfurt are the only team in the competition with previous ECS experience and will start favourites. On debut, Bayer Uerdingen Boosters will enjoy home advantage and would want to start positively as well.
Match Prediction: MSC Frankfurt (MSF) to win at a canter.
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