Pitch Report:

Moara Vlasiei Cricket Ground

Wicket should be batting friendly as per the last season. You can see scores above 100 easily.

Average score in the last season: 116

UNITED Team Preview:

They are a good team and are the runner ups of the last season. They have won their both the games.

Team Preview as per European cricket website:

UNITED (UNI)

Captain: Ramesh Satheesan

Wicketkeeper: Stan Ahuja

Projected Top Four: Ramesh Satheesan, Rohit Kumar, Shantanu Vashisht, Stan Ahuja

Projected Opening Bowlers: Shantanu Vashisht, Raj Kumar

Spin Options: Syed Ali Zain, Ali Hussain, Ramesh Satheesan

 

UNITED Key Players:

Ramesh Satheesan, the hard hitting opening batsman mustered 158 runs at a SR of 208 last summer and picked up SIX wickets. He recently broke Yuvraj Singh’s T20 International record of highest strike rate in an innings for a 50+ score. Mustered an unbeaten 88 in the opening game. Returned 5-3 in the second game bagging back-to-back MoMs on Monday.

Stan Ahuja , recent winning experience for Royal Tigers in Hungary. Safe pair of hands behind the stumps and contributes valuable runs. Scored 236 runs in ECS Hungary recently, is an excellent finisher with the bat, big leg side hitter with stylish flicks, sweeps and midwicket slogs.

Raj Kumar, one of top five bowlers in Romania. A genuine wicket taker, who can swing the new ball both ways and is excellent in the death overs with yorkers and slower balls. Scored 97 runs in four innings last summer and picked up FIVE wickets as well. Hammered 45 runs in two games at a strike rate of 300 on Monday.

Aftab Kayani has been bowling well recently which got him a place in the national side, is  in good wicket taking form, reliable death over bowler. He is  committed in the field and has taken some excellent catches of late.

Shantanu Vashisht, one of the best bowlers in Romania. Generally economical, doesn’t always get a flurry of wickets, but often gets the best bats out. He will bat in the top four, is good at rotating strike and is an excellent fielder. Scored 74 runs and picked up a couple of wickets last term. Scored 44 runs and picked up two wickets on Monday.

 

Probable11 of the team:

Ramesh Satheeshan: 88, 7+3/5(1.4)

Ali Hussain: 2, 27+16/0(1)

Shantanu Vashistha: 6+1/1(1), 38+11/1(2)

Rajesh Kumar: 11+14/1(1), 34+20/1(2)

Rohit Kumar: 13, 10

Dharmendra Manani: 2+5/0(1), 7

Aftab Kayani(Played from the national team and is a good bowler but bowled only 1 overs in Both the games): 5/0(1), 12/0(1)

Syed Ali Zain: 14/1(2), 21/2(2)

Ali Zawwar: 25/1(2)

Lalit Punjabi:

D Sundararajan: 14/1(2)

Full Stats and Analysis of the players(Last Season and Overall T20):

Jawad Ali: 14 M, 13 I, 109 R, 9.91 A, 75.69 SR+ 1 I, 1 O, 0 W, (T20)

Lalit Panjabi: 4 M, 1 I, 7 R, 7.0 A, 140.0 SR(L.S) and 13 M, 7 I, 55 R, 11.0 A, 88.71 SR+ 1 I, 1 O, 0 W, (T20)

Stan Ahuja: 4 M, 2 I, 43 R ( ECS Hungary T10)

Ali Hussain(1-3D): 5 M, 4 I, 105 R, 35.0 A, 143.84 SR+ 5 I, 14.2 O, 3 W, (T20)

Ramesh Satheesan(Opener, Captain of national team):

LS: 5 M, 5 I, 158 R, 39.50 A, 207.89 SR+ 5 I, 9 O, 6 W,

T20: 26 M, 26 I, 991 R, 43.09 A, 154.60 SR+ 18 I, 36 O, 11 W, 

T20I: 13 M, 11 I, 417 R + 9 I, 9 W

Laurentiu Gherasim: 2 M, 2 I, 9 R, 4.50 A, 128.57 SR+ 3 I, 7.5 O, 1 W, (T20)

Dharmendra Manani:

LS: 5 M, 4 I, 21 R, 7.0 A, 210.0 SR+ 5 I, 7 O, 2 W,

Kautubh Chavan:

L.S: 1 M, 1 I, 1 R

T20: 16 M, 11 I, 152 R, 15.20 A, 74.88 SR+ 4 I, 5.4 O, 3 W,

Shantanu Vashisht:

L.S: 5 M, 5 I, 74 R, 14.80 A, 168.18 SR+ 5 I, 9.1 O, 2 W

Rajesh Kumar:

L.S: 5 M, 4 I, 97 R, 24.25 A, 194.0 SR+ 5 I, 9 O, 5 W,

T20: 14 M, 12 I, 210 R, 21.0 A, 119.32 SR+ 14 I, 46 O, 11 W,

Divakharr Sundarajan:

Sudeep Thakur(Open-2D):

T20: 12 M, 12 I, 240 R, 21.4 A + 10 I, 25 O, 8 W

T20(International): 3 M, 3 I, 98 R, 98 A + 2 I, 4 O, 2 W

Kahavita RovinakaRansilu:

T20: 2 M, 2 I, 16 R, 16.0 A, 55.17 SR+ 1 I, 1 O, 0 W,

Syed Ali Zain:(Good bowler but had not bowled in the last season)

LS: 3 M, 1 I, 2 R

T20: 21 M, 8 I, 22 R, 7.33 A, 81.48 SR+ 20 I, 57.2 O, 24 W,

Hammad Ahmed Kayani:

Aftab Ahmed Kayani:

L.S: 5 M, 4 I, 13 R + 6 O, 2 W

T20I: 4 M, 4 I, 12 O, 4 W

Marian Gherasim:

T20: 5 M, 4 I, 13 R, 6.50 A, 52.0 SR+ 3 I, 6 O, 4 W,

Ali Zawwar:

T20: 4 M, 3 I, 20 R, 10.0 A, 80.0 SR+ 4 I, 11 O, 3 W,

Rohit Kumar:

L.S: 3 M, 3 I, 1 R + 1 I, 1 O, 0 W

T20:21 M, 20 I, 472 R, 26.22 A, 133.71 SR+ 2 I, 1.1 O, 0 W,

CLJ Team Preview:

This team finished at 3rd rank in the last season and is a strong team. They have 2-3 match winners in their team.

Team preview as per ECN.cricket website:

Formed in 2009, Cluj are no strangers to European Cricket’s big stage, Romania’s champion team back when it all started at ECL19.

Boasting a good mix of all-round talent, Cluj have to travel almost six hours and 500km for this tournament.

However, Cluj have the experience and talent to make sure this trip is a successful one.

Captain: Arun Kumar
Regular WK: Satvik Nadigotla
Likely Top 4 Batting Order: Taranjeet Singh, Satvik Nadigotla, Sivakumar Periyalwar, Vasu Saini
Likely Opening Bowlers: Gaurav Mishra , Nishant devre
Spin Option(s): Sukhkaran Singh Sahi, Taranjeet Singh

KEY PLAYERS

Taranjeet Singh – all-leading run scorer who can also take vital wickets.

Sivakumar Periyalwar, Vasu Saini, Taranjeet Singh and Satvik Nadigotla are all stalwarts for the Romania national team.

Probable11 of the team:

Most probably Taranjeet, Vasu Saini, Nishant Devre and Gaurav Mishra will bowl 2 overs.

Taranjeet Saini:

Satwik Nadigotla:

Vasu Saini:

Sivakumar Periyalwar:

Anand Rajshekara:

Nishant Devre(Opened in the last T10)

Ravindra Athapaththu:

Gaurav Mishra:

Sohail Shaikh:

Rajendra Pisal:

Sukhkaran Sahi:

Full Stats and Analysis of the players:

Satwik Nadigotla:(Played from the national team, Opener)

T2O: 18 M, 16 I, 285 R, 23.75 A, 130.14 SR

T20(Int): 7 M, 5 I, 60 R, 15 A

Sivakumar Periyalwar(Has 1 international century to his name):

T10: 4 M, 4 I, 62 R, 20.66 A, 110.71 SR

T20: 18 M, 11 I, 179 R, 22.38 A, 100.56 SR

T20(Int): 10 M, 7 I, 173 R, 43.25 A

Anand Rajshekara(2-4 Down):

T20: 8 M, 7 I, 97 R, 13.86 A, 136.62 SR+ 6 I, 10.4 O, 7 W,

Taranjeet Singh(RHB+RAO, Best player of Romania):

T10: 4 M, 4 I, 181 R, 45.25 A, 306.78 SR+ 4 I, 7.3 O, 6 W,

T20: 19 M, 17 I, 948 R, 79.0 A, 187.72 SR+ 14 I, 36 O, 18 W,

Sohel Shaikh:

T10: 4 M, 1 I, 5 R, 125.0 SR+ 2 I, 2 O, 1 W,

Rajendra Pisal:

T20: 9 M, 4 I, 20 R, 10.0 A, 95.24 SR+ 7 I, 15 O, 0 W,

Vasu Saini(Main bowler of the national team):

T10: 4 M, 4 I, 105 R, 105.0 A, 177.96 SR+ 4 I, 8 O, 5 W,

T20: 21 M, 14 I, 369 R, 46.13 A, 153.75 SR+ 17 I, 53 O, 22 W,

Gaurav Mishra:

T10: 4 M, 2 I, 17 R, 242.85 SR+ 4 I, 8 O, 3 W,

T20: 8 M, 4 I, 54 R, 18.0 A, 87.10 SR+ 8 I, 28.3 O, 20 W,

Ravindra Athapaththu:

T10: 4 M, 3 I, 37 R, 12.33 A, 185.0 SR+ 4 I, 4 O, 0 W,

Nishant Devre:

T10: 4 M, 4 I, 33 R, 11.0 A, 122.22 SR+ 4 I, 6 O, 2 W,

T20: 12 M, 7 I, 89 R, 12.71 A, 145.90 SR+ 12 I, 36 O, 17 W,

Karthigai Ramachandran:

T20: 5 M, 4 I, 66 R, 16.50 A, 113.79 SR+ 4 I, 9 O, 3 W,

Arun Chandrasekaran:

T10: 1 I, .3 O, 0 W,

T20: 11 M, 3 I, 11 R, 11.0 A, 110.0 SR+ 8 I, 15 O, 1 W,

Sukhkaran Sahi:

T20: 11 M, 3 I, 20 R, 125.0 SR+ 9 I, 25 O, 13 W,

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