QUARTER FINAL 2 - MATCH 42 (ECS21.381) DÜSSELDORF BLACKCAPS (DB) v BAYER UERDINGEN BOOSTERS (BUB) 0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
DB Last Five Matches: L W W W W (Avg Score For 100, Avg Score Against 73)
BUB Last Five Matches: W L L W L (Avg Score For 90, Avg Score Against 87)
DÜSSELDORF BLACKCAPS (DB)
Captain: Venkat Ganesan
Wicketkeeper: Niraj Patel
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:
Oascoroni Ahamed, big hitter and excellent swing bowler, can clear the fence with ease and boasts previous first class cricket experience in Bangladesh, top scorer for Dusseldorf mustering 178 runs from eight matches including a man of the match performance of 16-ball 51 vs Koln CC.
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, is leading the wicket taking charts for DB picking up nine wickets and has also racked up 106 runs from eight innings.
Muhammad Raheel, has been in good nick with the bat mustering 123 runs from seven innings, leads the bowling attack for his side with his left arm medium pace scalping seven wickets with a best return of 3-3. He has bagged two man of the match performances for his all-round abilities.
Nilay Patel, stroke maker and gun fielder, loves playing the lofted drive, is the key man in the middle overs, has racked up 120 runs from eight matches and is the third highest run scorer for DB.
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, has scalped six wickets from eight games so far.
Aritharan Vaseekaran, former Germany international, hit SIX maximos in an over, has racked up 162 runs from eight games including 17 sixes - joint most in the tournament, and has also picked up four wickets.
Thinesh Rajakulasingam, valuable all-rounder, is the second highest run scorer for BUB racking up 109 runs and has also scalped four wickets with the ball.
Pakeetharan Praba, leads the bowling attack for Boosters, has been in good form picking up seven wickets including a best return of 2-3 vs KCH.
Boosters have enjoyed a long break from the action and could be a bit rusty. Group B winners Dusseldorf Blackcaps will be full of confidence and should have too much firepower for the co-hosts.
Match Prediction: Dusseldorf Blackcaps (DB) to keep their momentum going with a win.
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