FanCode ECS Hungary provides an opportunity for five teams to showcase their skills, contesting 24 games over six days. 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 2 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Hungary - Matches 5 to 8

United Csalad are a new side, but many of their squad featured for Dunabogdany CC and Baggy Blues last time around in Hungary, including the ultra-talented Vinoth Ravindran who caught the eye on the opening day. Budapest Blinders are another new team, but won their opening two games and can boast a brilliant all-rounder in Steffan Gooch, holder of amazing ECS record bowling figures of 6-2 from last summer.

 

Cobra finished runners-up, pushing the Royal Tigers all the way and will aim to go one better in Budapest this time around. Blinders Blizzards lost their first two games on Monday and will be looking to make amends on the second day of action.



Teams

BUBBudapest Blinders (2-0, NRR+2.640)

ROTRoyal Tigers (1-1, NRR+0.550)

UCB  United Csalad (1-1, NRR-0.550)

COBCobra CC (0-0, NRR+0.000)

BLBBlinders Blizzards (0-2, NRR-2.640)

 

2021 ECS BATTING STATS

2021 ECS BOWLING STATS

2021 ECS FIELDING STATS



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MATCH (ECS21.488)

UNITED CSALAD (UCB) v BUDAPEST BLINDERS (BUB)

0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST

 

MATCH 6  (ECS21.489)

UNITED CSALAD (UCB) v BUDAPEST BLINDERS (BUB)

0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST

 

UCB Last Five Matches: L W (Avg Score For 108, Avg Score Against 114) 

BUB Last Five Matches: W W (Avg Score For 94, Avg Score Against 66) 

 

UNITED CSALAD (UCB)

Captain: Anil Pattanaik

Wicketkeeper: Anil Pattanaik

Projected Top Four: Vinoth Ravindran, Hassan Ashfaq, Ashrith Darapureddy, Amit Parihar

Projected Opening Bowlers: Amit Parihar, Dheeraj Gaikwad

Spin Options: Ashrith Darapureddy

 

UNITED CSALAD Key Players:

Vinoth Ravindran, right-hand batter and medium-fast bowler. One of the best cricketers in Hungary. A true asset for the team. Mullered a brilliant 78 off 31 balls to take his side to a debut victory.

Amit Parihar, boasts previous ECS experience playing for Dunabogdany CC, impressing last summer scoring over 50 runs and picking up three wickets. Sure to be a factor with bat and ball.

Ashrith Darapureddy, a classic top order batsman who is a huge addition to the UCB ranks. A genuine off break mystery spinner who can also take responsibility with the new ball. Looked solid with the bat scoring 44 runs in two games, and picked up a wicket as well.

Hassan Ashfaq, a good top order batsman, already has a ton to his name in club cricket, scored 23 runs at a strike rate of 192 on Monday.

Hrishikesh Chekuri, talented top-order batsman with a calm head on his shoulders. Can also deceive batsmen with his pace.



BUDAPEST BLINDERS (BUB)

Captain: Steffan Gooch

Wicketkeeper: Maaz Bhaiji

Projected Top Four: Abbas Ghani, Ali Yalmaz, Steffan Gooch, Asanka Weligamage

Projected Opening Bowlers: Asanka Weligamage,  Ali Yalmaz

Spin Options: Danyal Akbar

 

BUDAPEST BLINDERS Key Players:

Steffan Gooch,ECS bowling record holder, scalped an unbelievable 6-2 against Baggy Blues last season, can also give it a whack with the bat. May also keep wicket if needed and not bowl so much.

Abbas Ghani, the opener was top scorer for BUB on Monday with 47 runs and also picked up three wickets.

Asanka Weligamage, the RH batsman is a National squad member, very aggressive, can hit huge 6's and also play measured, technical cricket. Medium fast bowler who usually takes the new ball.

Danyal Akbar, right arm leg spinner with a beautiful action, has different variations up his sleeve to keep batsmen guessing. He is also a handy batsman with silky technique. Looked confident with ball in hand, rewarded with a wicket as well.

Ali Yalmaz, hard hitting opening batsman and decent medium fast bowler. A utility cricketer, Yalmaz can adapt to any situation. Also a National squad member. Picked up FIVE wickets in two games on Monday and also mustered 32 runs.

 

Budapest Blinders, as expected, beat their second string BLB twice in the opening games of the tournament. UCB got off the mark thanks to a match-winning knock from Vinoth Ravindran against reigning champions Royal Tigers.

 

Match Prediction: UCB and BUB to share the spoils on a blisteringly hot day in Hungary.

 

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MATCH 7  (ECS21.490)

COBRA CRICKET CLUB (COB) v BLINDERS BLIZZARDS (BLB)

1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST

 

MATCH 8  (ECS21.491)

COBRA CRICKET CLUB (COB) v BLINDERS BLIZZARDS (BLB)

1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST

 

COB Last Five Matches: L L NR W L (Avg Score For 84, Avg Score Against 94) 

BLB Last Five Matches: L L (Avg Score For 66, Avg Score Against 94) 

 

COBRA CRICKET CLUB (COB)

Captain: Jogi Sehgal

Wicketkeeper: Satyadeep Ashwathnarayan

Projected Top Four: Anuj Kumar, Jogi Sehgal, Shiekh Rasik, Satyadeep Ashwathnarayana

Projected Opening Bowlers: Ashutosh Mathur, Sanjay Kumar

Spin Options: Hafeez Ullah, Bhavani Prasad Adapaka, Jogi Sehgal, Amal Jacob

 

COBRA CRICKET CLUB Key Players:

Satyadeep Ashwathnarayan, an accomplished wicketkeeper-batsman who will bat in the top order. A clean hitter who will have a big role to play in the T10 format.

Sanjay Kumar, the all-rounder impressed with both bat and ball in the previous edition mustering 61 runs including a half century and picking up three wickets.

Bhavani Prasad Adapaka, right arm off-spinner, has been a consistent performer for COB. He picked up three wickets in five games last summer.

Vishnu Vasudev, one of the most consistent players in the COB lineup, fits into any situation with the bat, ball or on the field. He will be the player to look out for this season.



BLINDERS BLIZZARDS (BLB)

Captain: Sachin Chauhan

Wicketkeeper: Sachin Chauhan

Projected Top Four: Rahul Goyal, Amjad Aziz, Sachin Chauhan, Onur Ozkul

Projected Opening Bowlers: Rahul Goyal, Onur Ozkul

Spin Options: Rahul Goyal, Jassi Singh

 

BLINDERS BLIZZARDS Key Players:

Sachin Chauhan has been a fixture in the Hungarian cricket scene for the past six seasons. The experienced batsman racked up 41 runs in Monday’s action top scoring for his side.

Zubair Muzaffar Bhat, a decent right hand batsman, loves to play shots along the ground and is also a capable swing bowler.

Omer Zahid, hard-hitting batsman, loves to take the aerial route from ball one. He will also contribute with his medium pacers and picked up FIVE wickets vs BUB on Monday and a man-of-the-match award.

Rahul Goyal is in good form this season with both bat and ball andwill open the batting for the Blizzards. The 37-year old will also serve up some deceptive offies to trouble the opposition batsmen.

Jassi Singh brings variety to the BLB bowling lineup with his left-arm off-spin. Also a handy batsman down the order.

 

Cobra, Runners up last season, enter the fray against BLB who enjoy the benefit of knowing the conditions from the opening day. That said, Cobra will start as overwhelming favourites against the Budapest Blinders’ second string.

 

Match Prediction: Cobra Cricket Club (COB) to clinch a couple of entertaining wins.

 

 

Tune into the live action from Hungary from Monday to Saturday from * 0900 CEST * 0700 GMT * 1230 IST.