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)
Captain: Steffan Gooch
Wicketkeeper: Izhar Khan
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.
Captain: Satyadeep Ashwathnarayana
Wicketkeeper: Satyadeep Ashwathnarayan
Projected Top Four: Anuj Kumar, Shiekh Rasik, Satyadeep Ashwathnarayana, Vishnu Vasudev
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.
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 is the player to look out for this season.
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: Budapest Blinders to romp home with a comprehensive win on a sizzling hot day in Hungary.