MATCH 6 (ECS21.345) BAYER UERDINGEN BOOSTERS (BUB) v VFB GELSENKIRCHEN (VG) 0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
BUB Last Five Matches: L L (Avg Score For 59, Avg Score Against 114)
VG Last Five Matches: W W (Avg Score For 85, Avg Score Against 52)
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, scalped two wickets from two games on Monday.
Aritharan Vaseekaran, another former Germany international who will look to get the Boosters off to a quick start.
Ahilan Ravinthran, looked the pick of all BUB batsmen scoring a quickfire 19 off 11 balls in the first game, he would love to stay longer at the crease and showcase his talent on the grand European Cricket stage.
Pakeetharan Praba, leads the bowling attack for Boosters, looked in good form picking up 2-18 vs MSF in the second match.
VFB GELSENKIRCHEN (VG)
Captain: Swapnil Varhade
Wicketkeeper: Swapnil Varhade
Projected Top Four: Suliman Hugakhil, Mirwali Jabarkheel, Sahalom Dhaly, Swapnil Varhade
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 42 runs from two games including a valuable contribution of 32 runs in the second game.
Mirwali Jabarkheel, young and extremely talented opening batsman, likes to dominate bowlers with his hard hitting abilities, can be devastating if he gets going.
Swapnil Varhade, captain, plays the anchor role holding the innings together, giving others the freedom to play dynamic innings.
Sahalom Dhaly impressed with both bat and ball on Monday scoring 65 runs and picking up four wickets from two matches. He also bagged back-to-back man-of-the-match awards for his significant contributions.
Bayer Uerdingen Boosters twice came off second best against MSC Frankfurt, one of the heavyweights in German cricket, which was not a major surprise. BUB, playing on home soil, did manage to post 87 in their first innings against MSF which augurs well for future matches. VfB Gelsenkirchen twice easily defended scores of 74 and 96 batting first to start with a bang against Koln Challengers. It will be interesting to see the VG response when asked to chase a target.
Match Prediction: VfB Gelsenkirchen (VG) to win convincingly and maintain their unbeaten record.
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