Switzerland participated in the 4-nation Central European Development League ODI tournament against Czech Republic, Poland & Luxembourg in Prague from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June 2017, finishing in a disappointing 4th place on net run rate.
Central European Development League ODI series
Match & scorecard
Friday 9th June
Saturday 10th June
Sunday 11th June
Net run rate separated 1st & 2nd and 3rd & 4th places at the end of the 4 nation Central European Development League ODI tournament in Prague, Czech Republic.
|Central European Development League ODI series|
* Poland win on NRR
Czech Republic 275ao (48.3 overs) defeated Switzerland 152ao (36.3 overs) by 123 runs
Kriket Vinor, Prague - Friday 9th June 2017
Switzerland lost their opening match in the Central European Development League ODI series at Kriket Vinor against Czech Republic by 123 runs.
The Czechs won the toss on their home ground and elected to bat, but lost their first wicket early in the game, H.Ahmad (0) caught behind by Tom Mampilly off Shahnawaz Muhammad's (10-0-41-2) first spell. However two half-centuries from Ashokan & Stary put the Czechs firmly in control. Although being all out before their allotted 50 overs, contributions from almost everyone in the Czech batting line-out set the Swiss a total of 276 to win (5.52 rpo), a total that proved too good a test for the Swiss, not helped by the early dismissal of M.Martin (0) for a duck. The other opener, Aidan Andrews (31) was the only one of the Swiss top order to perform. Double digit contributions from the middle order: Afzaal Sikander (15); Ali Abbas (21); Sajid Safiat (12): Ruwan Jayakody (13*) and the tail Sara Subramani (10) proved insufficient as Switzerland ended their innings 123 runs short in the 36th over.
Switzerland face another stiff test against Poland on Saturday 10th June before playing Luxembourg on the last day on Sunday 11th June.
Switzerland 74ao (20.2 overs) defeated by Poland 75-3 (14.2) overs by 7 wickets
Kriket Vinor, Prague - Saturday 10th June 2017
On Saturday 10th June, Switzerland suffered a heavy defeat against Poland in their second of 3 ODIs in Prague.
Only two batsman managed double figures, Ali Abbas (12) & Shahnawaz Muhammad (26) in what proved to be a poor batting performance by Switzerland.
And defending just 74 proved impossible, despite 3 early wickets by Afzaal Sikander (6-0-33-3), as Poland's Y.Singh (12*) & C.Mohan (22*) kept their cool an took Poland over the line for a 7 wicket victory in just 14.2 overs.
Switzerland 294ao (49.2 overs) defeated Luxembourg 114ao (28.0 overs) by 180 runs
Kriket Vinor, Prague - Sunday 11th June 2017
On Sunday 11th June, Switzerland beat tournament favourites Luxembourg in their 3rd and final ODI in Prague, Czech Republic.
An amazing innings of 140 from Aidan Andrews set up Switzerland for their first victory in this tournament by a huge 178 run margin. Shahnawaz Muhammad (44) and Afzaal Sikander (46) were the only other two Swiss batsman to add anything significant to the total, making Aidan's innings all the more astonishing!
The win was secured compliments of a four wicket haul by Afzaal Sikander (10-1-31-4) and the Luxembourger tail-end clean-up by Adam Pratt (4-0-19-3).
|1||Adam Pratt||Winterthur CC|
|2||Afzaal Sikander*||Power CC|
|3||Aidan Andrews||Cossonay CC|
|4||Ali Abbas||St Gallen CC|
|5||Aneesh Kumar||Bern CC|
|6||Daniel Manchala||CERN CC|
|7||Matthew Martin||CERN CC|
|8||Ruwan Jayakody||Cossonay CC|
|9||Sajid Safiatullah||Power CC|
|10||Saravanakumar Subramani||Zurich Lions CC|
|11||Shahnawaz Muhammad||Power CC|
|12||Thomas Mampilly+||Winterthur CC|
|13||Yash Roy||Geneva CC|
At the end of the tournament Afzaal Sikander handed over the captaincy of the Swiss national squad to Mathew M. Martin.
Swiss National ODI Squad 2017
Front row (l-r): Yash Roy (Geneva), Matthew Martin (CERN), Thomas Mampilly (Winterthur), Aidan Andrews (Cossonay), Juli Pratt (Physio)
Back row (l-r): Ali Abbas (St Gallen), Ruwan Jayakody (Cossonay), Adam Pratt (Winterthur), Chris Lodge (IMM), Sajid Safiatullah (Power), Daniel Manchala (CERN), Shahnawaz Muhammad (Power), Afzaal Sikander (Power), Saravanakumar Subramani (Zurich Lions)