CHICAGO IL: The newly constituted Chicago Blasters Cricket Team clinched magnificent back-to-back victories against the Michigan Stars with the young cricketers putting up domineering performances highlighted by tenacious bowling, outstanding fielding, and remarkable boatmanship in the Minor League Cricket tournament on a warm crispy afternoon on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at the Mountain View Park cricket grounds in Des Plaines. Illinois USA with appreciative cricket-lovers and families gathered to watch this exciting clash.
This second game between Chicago Blasters and the Michigan Stars kicked off to an exciting start with Michigan Stars electing to bat first. Having wrapped up the Michigan Stars for a total of 169; the Chicago Blasters took to the field hammering all across the field with openers Shaheer Hassan and Fahad Babber executing powerful shots taking the Chicago Blasters to a spectacular victory. Shaheer Hassan scored a magnificent102 not out with 16 shots to the boundary including 8 sixes; while Fahad Babber scored 65 with 5 sixes taking this amazing partnership to lift the team to a decisive victory – creating a record in the USA Cricket franchise in the Minor League Cricket.
Earlier, The Chicago Blasters kicked off its maiden cricket match with a thrilling victory against the Michigan Stars at the Lyons Oaks park stadium near Detroit Michigan on September 19, 2020, scoring a magnificent knock excelling in both batting and bowling. After an initial slow rate, the Chicago Blasters displayed outstanding batting prowess with batsman Anirudh Jonnavituila scoring an amazing 74; while bowler Hunain Amin took 4 wickets with his immaculate bowling spell. Later, the Michigan Stars walked into the field scoring runs but the tenaciousbowling and fielding kept the Michigan Stars fall short of their target – thus the Chicago Blasters emerged victorious in its first encounter in Detroit, Michigan.
Iftekhar Shareef, CEO/Owner of the Chicago Blasters Cricket Team welcomed the team, families, other cricket enthusiasts gathered at the grounds including the ‘live’ online viewers, and praised the Chicago Blasters for chronicling stunning victories and applauded their robust collective team spirit that helped forge an impressive win. Iftekhar Shareef thanked and acknowledged the core inner operational team including Khurram Syed, Vice President supported by Satish Dadepogu, and the management team of Keerthi Kumar Ravoori, Ajai Agnihotri & Dr. Sanhita Agnihotri.
The ChicagoBlasters Cricket team is based in Chicago, USA was constituted as an affiliate team in the United States of America under the authorized aegis of the International Cricket Council [ICC]. The Chicago Blasters team members consist of Ashar Mehdi (Captain &Wicket Keeper), Joshua Kind (Vice-Captain), Fahad Babar, Shaheer Hasan, Najmi Hasan, Anirudh Jonnavitula, Sachin Veeraswamy, Talha Mohsin, Hunain Amin, Ibrahim Khaleel, Sai Charith Duggupati, Adnan Yar Khan and Mann Patel, Coach/ Manager Afroze Siddiqui, Selectors Neeraj Patel, Mohammes Ashfaq & Ahmed Shareef.
Photographs and Press release by: Asian Media USA
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