SEMI FINAL 2 - MATCH 46 (ECS21.385) MSC FRANKFURT (MSF) v KÖLN CC (KCC) 0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
MSF Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 113, Avg Score Against 69)
KCC Last Five Matches: W NR W W W (Avg Score For 107, Avg Score Against 71)
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, has mustered 174 runs from SIX innings at a strike rate of 290 - by far the best SR in the tournament, scalped three wickets with the ball and has bagged three man of the match awards as well.
Adel Khan, highest run scorer for MSF with 214 runs to his name. Racked up an unbeaten 63 off 32 balls in the first match, scored a classy 46 off 30 balls to take his side home in the quarter-final, has also picked up seven wickets.
Nafees Buttar, left-arm off-spinner, very accurate with his line and length, has scalped seven wickets from nine matches at an economy rate of just 6.56. Returned impressive figures of 3-6 in the second match, scored a blistering 11-ball 32* to earn himself a man of the match award vs KCH, racking up a total of 98 runs from six innings.
Qader Khan has been impressive with the ball picking up 11 wickets so far at an economy rate of 6.46 and a best return of 3-13. He is the leading wicket taker for MSF.
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, top scorer for KCC racking up 178 runs from eight innings at a SR of 180, has scored more than 75 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 seven wickets in five matches. Returned man of the match performance in the quarter-final for his all-round performance.
Sandheep Ravishankar, left arm orthodox bowler and a stylish batsman, has picked up 10 wickets with a best return of 3-8.
With eight wins in nine games so far, MSC Frankfurt will be strong favourites but after a week off, looked more than a bit rusty against the Wolves early on Friday. Koln CC fought back well to beat VG after a sluggish start, so it will be interesting to watch who comes out victorious in this second semi-final.
Match Prediction: MSC Frankfurt (MSF) to move into the final thanks to their batting firepower deep down the order.
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