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 3 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Hungary – Matches 9 to 12

European Cricket Network live broadcasts four T10 matches on Day 3 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Hungary on Wednesday 30 June.

 

Debutants Blinders Blizzards got off the mark in a thrilling fashion, but face a daunting task against reigning champs Royal Tigers, while Budapest Blinders face last year’s runners-up Cobra CC in a meeting of two evenly-matched sides.

 



Teams

BUB Budapest Blinders (3-1, NRR+1.920)

UCB  United Csalad (2-2, NRR-0.800)

COB  Cobra CC (1-1, NRR+1.272)

ROT Royal Tigers (1-1, NRR+0.550)

BLB Blinders Blizzards (1-3, NRR-1.974)

 

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MATCH (ECS21.492)

BLINDERS BLIZZARDS (BLB) v ROYAL TIGERS (ROT)

0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST

 

MATCH 10 (ECS21.493)

BLINDERS BLIZZARDS (BLB) v ROYAL TIGERS (ROT)

0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST

 

BLB Last Five Matches: L L W L (Avg Score For 79, Avg Score Against 102) 

ROT Last Five Matches: W W W W L (Avg Score For 109, Avg Score Against 92) 

 

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 has racked up 92 runs in four games, top scoring for his side.

Omer Zahid, hard-hitting batsman, loves to take the aerial route from ball one. He will also contribute with his medium pacers, has picked up SEVEN wickets and scored 56 runs, also returned with man-of-the-match figures of 4-20 vs BLB.

Amjad Aziz, all-rounder, has scalped four wickets with a best return of 3-14 and scored 39 runs as well.



ROYAL TIGERS (ROT)

Captain: Khaibar Deldar

Wicketkeeper: Sufiyan Mohammed

Projected Top Four: Zeeshan Khan, Khaibar Deldar, Stan Ahuja, Harsh Mandhyan

Projected Opening Bowlers: Habib Deldar, Harsh Mandhyan

Spin Options: Harsh Mandhyan, Stan Ahuja

 

ROYAL TIGERS Key Players:

Zeeshan Khan, MVP last summer, blasted a blistering 94 in the final with the title on the line. Arguably the best batsman in Hungary and his attacking approach really suits the T10 format. All-time club leading run scorer. Mustered 117 runs in two matches on Monday including a blistering 35-ball 81* and was awarded man of the match for his efforts.

Khaibar Deldar, hard-hitting top order batsman who gives it a whack from ball one.Mustered an unbeaten 40 off 20 balls against Dunabogdany CC to bag a man of the match award.

Harsh Mandhyan, leading all-rounder who sets the tone with bat and ball. Racked up 42 runs in two innings and picked up three wickets as well. 

 

Blinders Blizzards face a monumental task against the reigning champions. Anything other than two comfortable wins for ROT would be a HUGE shock.

 

Match Prediction: ROyal Tigers (ROT) to romp to victory in both contests, boosting their NRR considerably.

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MATCH 11  (ECS21.494)

BUDAPEST BLINDERS (BUB) v COBRA CRICKET CLUB (COB)

1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST

 

MATCH 12  (ECS21.495)

BUDAPEST BLINDERS (BUB) v COBRA CRICKET CLUB (COB)

1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST

 

BUB Last Five Matches: W W L W (Avg Score For 102, Avg Score Against 82) 

COB Last Five Matches: NR W L L W (Avg Score For 104, Avg Score Against 98) 

 

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 is the second highest run scorer for BUB with 57 runs and also picked up SIX wickets.

Ali Farasat, top scorer for BUB, has mustered 105 runs in three innings at a strike rate of 198, scored a match winning knock of 63 off 31 balls vs UCB on Tuesday.

Salman Khan, the 22-year old left arm fast bowler has been in tremendous form with the ball picking up SIX wickets and is the joint highest wicket taker for BUB.

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 SIX wickets in four games and has also mustered 32 runs.



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. Racked up 39 runs in two games on Tuesday.

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. Picked up three wickets on Tuesday and scored an unbeaten 19 to take his side home in the second game.

Shiekh Rasik, young, talented all-rounder, picked up FIVE wickets in two games including a best of 3-9 and scored 37 runs with the bat.

Jogi Sehgal, captain, led his side from the front scoring a match winning 40 of just 16 balls in the second game against BLB, finished with a total of 53 runs from two games, also picked up a wicket.

 

Cobra finished runners-up last season, pushing the Royal Tigers all the way and will aim to go one better in Budapest this time around. Budapest Blinders showed their strength in depth, recovering from 7-5 after only 10 balls, to post 90 against UCB on Tuesday.

 

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

 

 

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