10 top teams from Western Germany feature over 12 days in 48 hotly-anticipated T10 matches from the new home of German cricket in Krefeld. Every game will be live streamed worldwide on the European Cricket Network and on FanCode - a multi-sport aggregator platform, from the house of Dream Sports for the Indian Sub-Continent.
Formed only in 2018, VfB Gelsenkirchen are a relatively new, inexperienced team, with little previous exposure on the big stage. That said, what was once a social group of refugees have evolved into a talented team definitely ready to spring a surprise or two in hardball cricket.
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, dashing all-rounder, also an excellent fielder.
Sahalom Dhaly, caught the eye with bat and ball bagging back-to-back man-of-the-match awards on the opening day.
Mirwali Jabarkheel, young and extremely talented opening batsman, all-tiime leading run scorer who can find the fence with ease.
Swapnil Varhade, captain, plays the anchor role giving others more freedom to play dynamic innings, safe pair of hands behind the stumps.
Shrutarv Awasthi will lead the VG bowling attack, has the ability to swing the ball and hits good lengths and areas.
Vignaesh Sankaran signed from Düsseldorf Blackcaps, previously with Rugby Cricket Dresden and part of the 2016 & 2017 T20 national championship winning team. Leading wicket taker in 2018 and 2019 in T20s in the West region.