FanCode ECS Germany Krefeld 2021: Fixtures, Team, Squads – All you need to Know
The FanCode ECS Germany Krefeld begins on Monday May 17th and runs to May 29th 2021, with new and exciting talent from all over Western Germany keen to compete on the grand European Cricket stage.
MSC Frankfurt are probably one of the favourites on account of their cricketing talent and tournament pedigree. In fact, the European Cricket Series Frankfurt champions are the only side featuring at the FanCode ECS Germany Krefeld to boast any previous ECS experience.
Dusseldorf Blackcaps are bound to be one of the teams to beat at FanCode ECS Germany Krefeld. Originally founded in 1990 by British Business Men's Club Düsseldorf (BBCD) before being renamed, the Blackcaps are led by current German national team captain Venkatraman Ganesh. Dusseldorf Blackcaps are a formidable outfit and have enjoyed a host of success over the last decade, winning eight state championships to accompany their crowning glory of the German national championship in 2017.
Koln CC will also be keen to stamp their authority on the competition. Twice Bundesliga champions in 2005 and 2012, Koln CC has also emerged victorious on 12 occasions in the past 18 years regionally and will fancy their chances of going all the way under the astute leadership of Dhruv Patel.
Koln Challengers were formed a year after their Koln CC’s last Bundesliga success and can boast less silverware than their more illustrious local rivals. However, Koln Challengers are not to be underestimated over the shorter format and will look to reach the knockout stages at the very least.
Featuring Germany internationals Asad Mohammed and Sahir Naqash, Bonn Blue Star will be on many people’s shortlists for success too, especially if BBS repeat the winning formula from the T20 regional championship in 2020.
VfB Gelsenkirchen, formed only in 2018, are another relatively new, inexperienced team, especially in hard-ball cricket. That said, what was once a social group of refugees have evolved into a talented team ready to spring a surprise or two in hardball cricket.
Both Aachen Rising Stars and DJK SG Solingen have a host of talent in their ranks and it will be interesting to see if they can perform on the big stage when the ECS spotlight is zooming in.
Bayer Uerdingen Boosters and Bayer Uerdingen Wolves are two new very teams that will play their games at the new German national performance centre in Krefeld. In the bigger picture, it could be that both the Boosters and Wolves will find themselves on a very steep learning curve in this tournament.
VfB Gelsenkirchen - Vignaesh Sankaran, Phanish Rachuru, Swapnil Varhade, Shahidullah Arman, Shrutarv Awasthi, Sivasai Yeesakonu, Anil Kavi, Arvind Raju, Arfan Malik, Rubesh Palaniappan, Nihal Mattoo, Afzal Pathan, Sahalom Dhaly, Mezeyn Kamal, Kamran Khan, Suliman Hugakhil, Mirwali Jabarkheel, Neeraj Hukeri, Ebnimin Qanee, Hammed Ghane Zanei, Mubashir Hussain
Koln Challengers - Kesava Motati, Vijay Rathnavel, Amey Potale, Srinivas Nareshkumar, Nikhil Patil, Rohit Narayanan, Dev Ganatra, Santhosh Mathi, Abdul Ajeez, Ajmal Schinwari, Aravind Muthusubramanian, Akhil Giddaluri, Sriram Gurumurthy, Ayush Sharma
Bayer Uerdingen Boosters - Ahilan Ravinthran, Anvesh Jandagudem, Pakeetharan Praba, Ankur Tyagi, Ali Abbas Akbar, Gobinath Sribalashanmugan, Kanus Indran, Ahalavan Pius, Shiyamsundar Narayanan, Thinesh Rajakulasingam, Mani Janarthanam, Gobinath Navarathinam, Tharmabalan Veluppillai, Ismin Hameed, Stebin Stephen, Ashok Hardik, Sri Kanth Vaka, Jeyaruban Paramanathan, Aritharan Vaseekaran, Jayakumar Vidhuran, Kumar Mahendran, Sakeshkanth Indran, Ramar Tharmaraj, Balachandran Atchuthan
MSC Frankfurt - Habib Rahman, Hamza Sayed Ameer, Sekandar Khan, Adel Khan, Paramveer Singh, Zabiullah Arjubi, Mohabbat Miakhel, Nafees Buttar Ahmad, Muslim Yar Ashraf, Qader Khan, Shahid Afridi Jr, Sajid Khan Afridi, Daud Muhammad, Bashir Zamankhel, Idrees Miakhel, Waseem Khan
Aachen Rising Stars (ARS) - TBA
Bayer Uerdingen Wolves (BUW)
Koln CC (KCC)
Bonn Blue Star (BBS)
Düsseldorf Blackcaps (DB)
DJK SG Solingen (DSS)
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FanCode ECS Germany Krefeld Fixtures Schedule
Monday, May 17, 2021
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Friday, May 21, 2021
Saturday, May 22, 2021
(Fixtures from May 23rd onwards TBA)
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