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)
Captain: Jogi Sehgal
Wicketkeeper: Satyadeep Ashwathnarayan
Projected Top Four: Jogi Sehgal, 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.
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.
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.
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 and will 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 win back-to-back games.