United CC will look to end their winless start to the ECS T10 Prague 2021 campaign when they take on Brno Rangers in their Group B clash on May 6.
United CC, led by Pramod Bagauly, lost the first of two meetings with Prague Spartans Vanguards via the Golden Ball before being outclassed convincingly by eight wickets. With time running out, it is now or never for the team to claim their first victory of the tournament.
On the flip side, Brno Rangers have got some exciting players in their squad, with the likes of young Dylan Steyn and Rahat Ali expected to go all guns blazing in the team’s first outing.
UCC vs BRG match prediction
BRG, winners of the Czech Super Series Week 4 2020, will start as favourites to win this encounter solely based on recent form. The debutants have won three of their last five games, which will boost their chances of causing an upset for United CC.
UCC vs BRG best players
Top Tip: Best Batsmen
For UCC, Ayush Sharma, though listed as an allrounder, is the go-to batsman pick considering his recent performances. In two games so far, Ayush has scored 45 runs at an impressive strike rate of 128.57, and he is poised to lead the team to a victory with another satisfactory performance.
Young Dylan Steyn is the one to watch out from the BRG camp. He is a former captain and a top-order batsman, and a lot will depend on him to see the team home and secure two points for the side.
Top Tip: Best Bowlers
Skipper Pramod Bagauly is the top wicket-taker for UCC, with three wickets in 2 matches and an excellent economy of just five runs per over. His fine form can help his side come out of the 2-match losing streak and register their first win.
Pace bowler Rahat Ali is the best bet amongst BRG bowlers. If he can strike upfront, the UCC batsmen would have to run for cover. With the team playing their first match of the tournament, they would look to start on a positive winning note.
UCC vs BRG probable playing XI
United CC playing XI: Abhimanyu Singh, Rhuturaj Maghare, Pramod Bagauly (captain), Piyushsingh Baghel, Ayush Sharma, Mustafa Nawab, Shyamal Joshi, Ritesh Khanna, Chetan Sharma, Amit Pangarkar (wicket-keeper), Neelesh Pandit
Brno Rangers playing XI: Somesekhar Banerjee, Tripurari Kanhya Lal, Ushan Gunathilake (wicket-keeper), Jan Hoffmann, Vikram Padigala, Naveed Ahmed (captain), Dylan Steyn, Sandeep Tiwari, Somsuvro Basu, Ali Kashif, Rahat Ali
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