QUARTER FINAL 4 - MATCH 44 (ECS21.383) KÖLN CC (KCC) v VFB GELSENKIRCHEN (VG) 1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST
KCC Last Five Matches: W W NR W W (Avg Score For 110, Avg Score Against 75)
VG Last Five Matches: L L L W L (Avg Score For 76, Avg Score Against 101)
KÖLN CC (KCC)
Captain: Dhruv Patel
Wicketkeeper: Satya Srinivas
Projected Top Four: Irfan Ahmed, Satya Srinivas, Tejas Morbagal, Asmdin Zadran
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, top scorer for KCC racking up 170 runs from seven innings at a SR of 181, has scored more than 76 percent of his runs in boundaries.
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 this tournament scalping 12 wickets with a best return of 4-14, has also racked up 106 runs with the bat.
Asmdin Zadran, exceptional all rounder who can win games with either of his two primary skills, has played a couple of good cameos with the bat and has picked up four wickets in four matches.
Sandheep Ravishankar, left arm orthodox bowler and a stylish batsman, has picked up eight wickets with a best return of 3-8.
VFB GELSENKIRCHEN (VG)
Captain: Swapnil Varhade
Wicketkeeper: Swapnil Varhade
Projected Top Four: Swapnil Varhade, Sahalom Dhaly, Mirwali Jabarkheel, Arfan Malik
Projected Opening Bowlers: Arfan Malik, Shrutarv Awasthi
Spin Options: Shahidullah Arman, Vignaesh Sankaran, Anil Kavi
VFB GELSENKIRCHEN Key Players:
Suliman Hugakhil, dynamic all-rounder who adds value with his abilities not only with bat and ball, but also with his agile fielding, racked up 83 runs from six innings including a valuable contribution of 32 runs in the second game.
Shahidullah Arman has been mighty good with the ball leading the wicket taking column for VG, has scalped seven wickets conceding at under eight runs per over with best figures of 2-9 against BUB.
Swapnil Varhade, captain, plays the anchor role holding the innings together, giving others the freedom to play dynamic innings, mustered a 27-ball 47 against BUB on Tuesday to bag his first man of the match award, has racked up 157 runs and is top scorer for his side.
Sahalom Dhaly impressed with both bat and ball, scoring 105 runs from six innings, and has picked up four wickets. He also bagged back-to-back man-of-the-match awards for his significant contributions.
VfB Gelsenkirchen blew hot and cold during the tournament with four wins and four losses, but VG will provide a stiff test to a Koln CC side that just missed out on top spot in Group B after having a game rained off.
Match Prediction: Koln CC (KCC) to win a close contest.
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