FanCode ECS Greece provides an opportunity for five teams contesting 24 games over six days to establish the Champions. 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.

Day 4 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Greece – Matches 11 to 15 - T10 CRICKET LIVE

European Cricket Network live broadcasts five T10 matches on Day 4 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Greece on Thursday 21 October.

 

GEK remain unbeaten with four wins on the trot, while DEK and ACA turned things around with a couple of wins on Wednesday. Bottom placed Forge and KSA will be looking to move up the ladder.

 

Teams

GEK  GEK (4-0, NRR+1.939)

DEK Dekathlon (3-3, NRR+0.117)

ACA  Athens Cricket Academy (2-2, NRR-0.316)

FOR  Forge (1-3, NRR-0.054)

KSA  Kallithea Sixers Athens (0-2, NRR-3.115)

 

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MATCH 11 (ECS21.782)

KALLITHEA SIXERS ATHENS (KSA) v FORGE (FOR)

0530 GMT | 0730 CET | 1100 IST

 

KSA Last Five Matches: L L (Avg Score For 73, Avg Score Against 104) 

FOR Last Five Matches: W L L L (Avg Score For 71, Avg Score Against 72) 

 

KALLITHEA SIXERS ATHENS (KSA)

Captain: Vaios Pringas

Wicketkeeper: Clinton Freeman/Vaios Pringas

Projected Top Order: Parveez Niazai, Naquibullah Ahmadzai, Clinton Freeman, Vaios Pringas, Jonathan Allen

Projected Opening Bowlers: Parveez Niazai, Naquibullah Ahmadzai

Spin Options: Vaios Pringas

 

KALLITHEA SIXERS ATHENS Key Players:

Clinton Freeman, experienced middle order batter, can bowl variations of medium pace and leg spinners too. Jack of all trades, can also keep wicket.

Vaio Springas, the captain is a vastly experienced batter, and a tricky bowler able to use his height to extract variable bounce. Top scored for KSA on Wednesday racking up 44 runs in two games.

Jonathan Allen, capable medium pacer able with the ability to shape the ball around. A decent batter with a wide selection of shots in his locker. Picked up THREE wickets in two games.

Parveez Niazai,  Good top order batter possessing a broad selection of shots. Can find the boundary with ease.  Likely to open bowling as well with good, disciplined line and length. Will save runs in the field too with his powerful arm. Scalped two wickets on Wednesday.



FORGE (FOR)

Captain: Nasir Mommandi

Wicketkeeper: Issa Muhammad

Projected Top Order: Shabbir Arslan, Amjad Amboo, Ali Ashgar, Omid Niazi

Likely Opening Bowlers: Ali Asghar, Amjad Amboo

Spin Option(s): Nasir Mommandi, Yaqub Ahmadzi

 

FORGE Key Players:

Asghar Ali, talented all-rounder, can bowl quick but very accurate in his line and length. Record wicket taker since 2019. Is economical and consistent. Has picked up THREE wickets in four games.

Amjad Amboo, useful all-rounder, second highest scorer for his side racking up 46 runs and has scalped FOUR wickets in four games.

Shabbir Arslan, the right handed opener is the top scorer for Forge racking up 53 runs in four games.

Sajid Mehar, can apparently bat both right and left hand and bowl at decent pace. A very special young talent, can bat anywhere in the order. Returned figures of 2-7 vs ACA on Wednesday.

Nasir Mommandi, top order batter and bowls leg spin-googly variations. Scored a fighting 28 off 22 balls in the second game vs DEK on Tuesday. Has scored a total of 42 runs in four games.

Umair Javid, the hard hitting all-rounder scored an unbeaten 34 off 18 to bag player of the match award in his debut ECS game.

 

After winning the opening game, Forge have surprisingly slipped to three consecutive losses. KSA did not enjoy a good day either, remaining winless on Wednesday. Both sides will be keen to win this encounter to gain some momentum heading into the second half of the tournament.

 

Match Prediction: Forge (FOR) to bounce back with a thrilling win.

 

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MATCH 12  (ECS21.783)

KALLITHEA SIXERS ATHENS (KSA) v ATHENS CRICKET ACADEMY (ACA)

0730 GMT | 0930 CET | 1300 IST

 

MATCH 13 (ECS21.784)

KALLITHEA SIXERS ATHENS (KSA) v ATHENS CRICKET ACADEMY (ACA)

0930 GMT | 1130 CET | 1500 IST

 

KSA Last Five Matches: L L (Avg Score For 73, Avg Score Against 104) 

ACA Last Five Matches: L L W W (Avg Score For 84, Avg Score Against 87) 

 

KALLITHEA SIXERS ATHENS (KSA)

Captain: Vaios Pringas

Wicketkeeper: Clinton Freeman/Vaios Pringas

Projected Top Order: Parveez Niazai, Naquibullah Ahmadzai, Clinton Freeman, Vaios Pringas, Jonathan Allen

Projected Opening Bowlers: Parveez Niazai, Naquibullah Ahmadzai

Spin Options: Vaios Pringas

 

KALLITHEA SIXERS ATHENS Key Players:

Clinton Freeman, experienced middle order batter, can bowl variations of medium pace and leg spinners too. Jack of all trades, can also keep wicket.

Vaio Springas, the captain is a vastly experienced batter, and a tricky bowler able to use his height to extract variable bounce. Top scored for KSA on Wednesday racking up 44 runs in two games.

Jonathan Allen, capable medium pacer able with the ability to shape the ball around. A decent batter with a wide selection of shots in his locker. Picked up THREE wickets in two games.

Parveez Niazai,  Good top order batter possessing a broad selection of shots. Can find the boundary with ease.  Likely to open bowling as well with good, disciplined line and length. Will save runs in the field too with his powerful arm. Scalped two wickets on Wednesday.



ATHENS CRICKET ACADEMY (ACA)

Captain: Saleem Mahar

Wicket Keeper: Syed Mohammad Aqeel

Projected Top Order: Qasir Amin, Akif Khan, Waheed Akbar, Zain Ali Haider

Likely Opening Bowlers: Zubair Ashraf, Muhammad Tahir

 

ATHENS CRICKET ACADEMY Key Players:

Qasir Amin, can make it happen with both bat and ball. Top scorer in the tournament amassing 131 runs in four games. He has also picked up FOUR wickets.

Zubair Ashraf, has been ACA leading bowler of late and will be looking to impress on the big stage. Also likely to bat in the top order. Joint top wicket taker for ACA scalping FOUR wickets with a best return of 2-16.

Zain Ali Haider will be looking to score heavily at the top of the order. The all-rounder is joint leading wicket taker for ACA picking up FOUR wickets and has also scored 51 runs.

Muhammad Arfan, right arm medium pacer, has been consistent with his line and length and is rewarded with FOUR wickets including a best return of 2-13 vs FOR.

 

Athens Cricket Academy turned things around on Wednesday with a couple of wins and will be high on confidence going into this double header. On the other hand, KSA will probably be coming into this game winless and will be keen to get off the mark.

 

Match Prediction: ACA and KSA to share the spoils with a win each.

 

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MATCH 14  (ECS21.785)

FORGE (FOR) v GEK (GEK)

1130 GMT | 1330 CET | 1700 IST

 

MATCH 15  (ECS21.786)

FORGE (FOR) v GEK (GEK)

1330 GMT | 1530 CET | 1900 IST

 

FOR Last Five Matches: W L L L (Avg Score For 71, Avg Score Against 72) 

GEK Last Five Matches: W W W W (Avg Score For 105, Avg Score Against 86) 

 

FORGE (FOR)

Captain: Nasir Mommandi

Wicketkeeper: Issa Muhammad

Projected Top Order: Shabbir Arslan, Amjad Amboo, Ali Ashgar, Omid Niazi

Likely Opening Bowlers: Ali Asghar, Amjad Amboo

Spin Option(s): Nasir Mommandi, Yaqub Ahmadzi

 

FORGE Key Players:

Asghar Ali, talented all-rounder, can bowl quick but very accurate in his line and length. Record wicket taker since 2019. Is economical and consistent. Has picked up THREE wickets in four games.

Amjad Amboo, useful all-rounder, second highest scorer for his side racking up 46 runs and has scalped FOUR wickets in four games.

Shabbir Arslan, the right handed opener is the top scorer for Forge racking up 53 runs in four games.

Sajid Mehar, can apparently bat both right and left hand and bowl at decent pace. A very special young talent, can bat anywhere in the order. Returned figures of 2-7 vs ACA on Wednesday.

Nasir Mommandi, top order batter and bowls leg spin-googly variations. Scored a fighting 28 off 22 balls in the second game vs DEK on Tuesday. Has scored a total of 42 runs in four games.

Umair Javid, the hard hitting all-rounder scored an unbeaten 34 off 18 to bag player of the match award in his debut ECS game.



GEK (GEK)

Captain: Aslam Mohammad

Wicketkeeper: Giorgos Nikitas

Projected Top Order: Aslam Mohammad, Tasos Manousis, Sinan Khan, Giorgios Galanis

Projected Opening Bowlers: Aamir Javaid, Aslam Mohammad

Spin Options: Giorgios Galanis, Tasos Manousis, Ilias Bardis

 

GEK Key Players:

Aslam Mohammad, national team player and coach, the all-rounder is the leading run scorer for Greece in T20Is. Top scorer and second highest wicket taker for GEK racking up 81 runs and scalping FOUR wickets in four games.

Tasos Manousis, hard hitting left handed batter, second highest scorer for Greece in T20Is. Second highest scorer for GEK scoring 70 runs in four games.

Giorgios Galanis, the talented 17-year old spinner is the leading wicket taker for Greece in T20Is. Top wicket taker for GEK picking up SIX wickets in four games.

Asrar Ahmed, another Greece national team player who has performed reasonably well in T20Is. Has picked up three wickets so far.

 

Forge and GEK are two of the best sides in the competition but have had contrasting results. While GEK are going strong with four straight wins, FOR have lost three games on the trot and will be aiming to turn things around on Thursday. 

 

Match Prediction: GEK (GEK) to remain unbeaten with a couple of impressive wins.

 

 

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