SEMI FINAL 1 - MATCH 45 (ECS21.384) BAYER UERDINGEN BOOSTERS (BUB) v BONN BLUE STAR (BBS) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
BUB Last Five Matches: L L W L W (Avg Score For 89, Avg Score Against 90)
BBS Last Five Matches: W W L L W (Avg Score For 100, Avg Score Against 99)
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 nine games so far.
Aritharan Vaseekaran, former Germany international, hit SIX maximos in an over, has racked up 194 runs from nine games including 20 sixes - the most in the tournament, and has also picked up five wickets.
Thinesh Rajakulasingam, valuable all-rounder, second highest run scorer for BUB racking up 109 runs and has also scalped four wickets with the ball.
Pakeetharan Praba, leads the Boosters bowling attack, in good form with seven wickets including a best return of 2-3 vs KCH.
BONN BLUE STAR (BBS)
Captain: Khurram Ilyas
Wicketkeeper: Zaheer Abbas
Projected Top Four: Zaheer Abbas, Dilshan Rajudeen, Sahir Naqash, Naeem Akhtar
Projected Opening Bowlers: Ranjith Singh, Haron Khan
Spin Options: Jawad Azizi, Dilshan Rajudeen, Bryan Rattan, Karanjit Brar
BONN BLUE STAR Key Players:
Dilshan Rajudeen, former national team player, all-time leading run scorer and wicket taker for Bonn Blue Star, has looked in prime form and is BBS leading run scorer with 229 runs from eight innings at an average of 46 and strike rate of 179 and has scalped seven wickets with the ball, bagging four man of the match awards in the process.
Zaheer Abbas, hard hitting opening batsman, has consistently provided good starts amassing 127 runs from eight innings.
Haron Khan, the hat-trick hero, bowls with good pace and extracts decent bounce from the pitch, returned figures of 3-13 against Koln CC, is also the joint top wicket taker for BBS with seven scalps to his name.
Ranjith Singh, another former national team player, all-time leading wicket taker for BBS picking up 64 wickets, has picked up five wickets so far with best figures of 2-10 against DSS.
After two consecutive losses to round off the group stages, Bonn Blue Star bounced back to beat ARS and will be eyeing a spot in the final. Opponents Bayer Uerdingen Boosters will be high on confidence coming into this game after beating Group B winners Dusseldorf Blackcaps on a Golden Ball and will have their sights on another surprise.
Match Prediction: Bonn Blue Star (BSS) to win convincingly provided the top order fire.
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