QUALIFIER 2 - MATCH 23 (ECS21.506) BUDAPEST BLINDERS (BUB) v UNITED CSALAD (UCB) 1200 GMT | 1400 CET | 1730 IST
BUB Last Five Matches: L W L W L (Avg Score For 121, Avg Score Against 111)
UCB Last Five Matches: L L W W W (Avg Score For 121, Avg Score Against 123)
Captain: Steffan Gooch
Wicketkeeper: Maaz Bhaiji
Projected Top Four: Abbas Ghani, Mahela Daub, Ali Farasat, Maaz Bhaiji
Projected Opening Bowlers: Asanka Weligamage, Ali Yalmaz
Spin Options: Danyal Akbar
BUDAPEST BLINDERS Key Players:
Abbas Ghani, the hard-hitting opener is the highest run scorer for BUB with 208 runs, scoring more than 83% of his runs boundaries. He has also picked up EIGHT wickets.
Ali Farasat has mustered 184 runs in seven innings at a strike rate of 196, 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 SEVEN wickets for BUB.
Maaz Bhaiji, the wicket-keeper batsman has shown he is capable of hitting long balls. He has amassed 155 runs in six innings including 13 maximos.
Captain: Vinoth Ravindran
Wicketkeeper: Vinoth Ravindran
Projected Top Four: Vinoth Ravindran, Hassan Ashfaq, Ashrith Darapureddy, Hrishi Chekuri
Projected Opening Bowlers: Hrishi Chekuri, Amit Parihar
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 65 off 27 balls to take his side home in the eliminator. He is the highest scorer with 338 runs to his name at a staggering SR of 230.
Amit Parihar, boasts previous ECS experience playing for Dunabogdany CC. Sure to be a factor with bat and ball. Second highest wicket taker for UCB picking up FIVE wickets and has also mustered 49 runs.
Ashrith Darapureddy, 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. Has been solid with the bat scoring 160 runs in nine games, and has picked up FIVE wickets as well.
Hrishikesh Chekuri, talented top-order batsman with a calm head on his shoulders. Can deceive batsmen with his pace with the ball. Has racked up 139 runs in five games including a fifty and has scalped four victims as well.
Hassan Ashfaq, a decent top order batsman, already has a ton to his name in club cricket. Scored 114 runs in eight innings and has picked up FIVE wickets including an impressive return of 2-14 vs COB in the eliminator.
United Csalad beat Cobra CC in the eliminator while Budapest Blinders’ 140 in the first qualifier wasn't enough to stop the reigning champs Royal Tigers. With a place in the final at stake, expect some exhilarating cricket between the two sides.
Last time they met: ECS21.489 | BUB 128 def UCB 96 (29 Jun 2021)
Match Prediction: Budapest Blinders (BUB) to march into the Final with a thrilling victory.