The 1st semi-final of the ECS T10 St Gallen, 2020 will be played between Olten CC and Cossonay CC at the Grundenmoos in St Gallen.
The match starts at 9:00 AM local time (12:30 PM IST) (7:00 AM GMT). This game can be streamed live on Fan Code.
After a close fight in the league stage of the ECS T10 St Gallen, the finals round is set to be played on Friday. The first semi-final of the tournament will see the unbeaten Olten CC lock horns with the Cossonay CC. Olten CC has won all their six matches and defeated their semi-final opponents by two wickets earlier as well. Cossonay, on the other hand, had a mixed record winning three and losing as many.
The first semi-final could well be washed out due to the predicted thunderstorms until 12 PM local time.
The high-scoring league phase of the St Gallen concluded on Thursday with as many as nine out of the 21 matches had recorded 100+ totals in the first-innings. The chasing team failed to win even one of those nine games. However, the have been a couple of targets between 90 and 100 that were successfully chased down thus far.
Average first innings score: 104 (During league phase)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 11, Lost – 10
Injury and Availability News
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Probable Playing XIs
Ali Nayyer, Gowreesan Navaretnarasa, Tharanitharan Thanabalasingham, Johnson Diyon, Nalinambika Kumar, Yasotharan Thirnavukarasu, Shane Charles, Pratheeparaj Varothayan, Mohamed Shahid, Malyar Stanikzai, Ali Usman.
Bench – Rizwan Izzadeen, Roshanth Karunamoorthy, Hamad Khan, Ravindrakumar Damotharam, Ijaz Baghri, Sufiyan Mohamed, Arbab Khan, Mohamed Peer, Jeyakanthan Perumal, Shathees Thanasegaram.
Aidan Andrews, Jai Sinh, Arjun Vinod, Ashwin Vinod, Mumtaz Ahmadzai, Andrew Ryan (C), Waseem Javaid (WK), Vikas Bhat, Thileepan Rasalingam, Bharath Narayanan, Ismail Zaidi.
Bench –Ruwan Jayakody, Yateendra Sinh, Ashish Das, Sriniketh Srinivasan, Cameron Allen, Prateek Gumbhar.
Yasotharan Thirnavukarasu has been the top batsman of Olten CC having scored 202 runs at an average of 40.4 and a strike rate over 200. Malyar Stanikzai picked up six wickets in as many matches of this tournament. He also scored 33 runs at a healthy strike rate. Ali Nayyer bowled only nine overs for his five wickets which came at an economy rate above eight runs. He has also scored 25 runs with a best score of 21.
Mohamed Shahid has smashed as many as 13 sixes in the 136 runs he scored across six matches with a best score of 61 runs. Gowreesan Navaretnarasa claimed six wickets across the six games he played and has conceded runs at an economy under eight runs. Ali Usman conceded 104 runs in the 12 overs he bowled during this tournament but has claimed six wickets. He also chipped in with 28 runs thus far.
Jai Sinh has scored a total of 178 runs thus far at an average of 35.6 with help of two half-centuries. Jai also picked up a wicket in the only over he bowled. Aidan Andrews scored 137 runs across six innings at healthy rate and also bagged five wickets across 11 overs despite conceding at an economy of 9.8. Mumtaz Ahmadzai has picked up a wicket in five of the six matches he played. His economy rate of 7.45 is quite good for the T10 format.
Ashwin Vinod picked up five wickets in 7.1 overs despite going at an economy rate over 10. He also scored 35 runs across the four innings he played. Arjun Vinod has scored a total of 87 runs at an average of 29 that too at 150 strike rate. He also claimed two wickets in 4.5 overs where he was quite expensive. Bharath Narayanan scored 64 runs in four innings with help of three fours and a maximum. He smashed six sixes and hit three totals in this tournament.
Captain and Vice-Captain Options
Captain options – Yasotharan Thirnavukarasu, Mohamed Shahid
Vice-Captain options – Aidan Andrews, Jai Sinh
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Mohamed Shahid
Batsmen – Tharanitharan Thanabalasingham, Yasotharan Thirnavukarasu (C), Arjun Vinod
All-Rounders – Ali Nayyer, Malyar Stanikzai, Aidan Andrews (VC), Ashwin Vinod
Bowlers – Gowreesan Navaretnarasam, Mumtaz Ahmadzai, Jai Sinh
Suggested Playing XI for Grand/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Mohamed Shahid (C)
Batsmen – Tharanitharan Thanabalasingham, Yasotharan Thirnavukarasu, Arjun Vinod
All-Rounders – Ali Usman, Aidan Andrews, Ashwin Vinod
Bowlers –Shathees Thanasegaram, Thileepan Rasalingam, Jai Sinh (VC)
Jai Sinh might continue to open for the Olten CC. Looking at his exceptional form, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to make him C or VC.
Olten CC is expected to win this match.
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