MATCH 2 (ECS21.485) BLINDERS BLIZZARDS (BLB) v BUDAPEST BLINDERS (BUB) 0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
BLB Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT
BUB Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT
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:
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, will provide much needed impetus in the BLB middle order. He will also contribute with his medium pacers.
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.
Captain: Steffan Gooch
Wicketkeeper: Maaz Bhaiji
Projected Top Four: Steffan Gooch, Ali Yalmaz, Ali Farasat, Asanka Weligamage
Projected Opening Bowlers: Asanka Weligamage, Sandeep Mohandas
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.
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, usually opens bowling for his side.
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.
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.
Budapest Blinders start off their campaign with a double header against their second string team Blinders Blizzards. These teams know each other inside and out. Expect two fiercely competitive matches amid some friendly banter between the two sides.
Match Prediction: Budapest Blinders (BUB) to clean sweep BLB.