Day 10 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Sweden Malmo – Matches 37 to 40
FanCode ECS Sweden Malmo provides an opportunity for ten teams to showcase their skills, contesting 48 games over 12 days. Every game will be live streamed worldwide on the European Cricket Network and on FanCode - a multi-sport aggregator platform, from the house of Dream Sports for the Indian Sub-Continent.
European Cricket Network live broadcasts four T10 matches on Day 10 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Sweden, Malmo on Thursday 12 August.
The final day of the group stages with the race on to finish as high up in the standings as possible. Lund lost their lead at the top and are now sitting in third place. LND will look to move up to at least second place against improving hosts Landskrona as newcomers Goteborg City have most certainly secured top spot with a couple of easy games against a struggling Hisingens still to play.
GOC Goteborg City (5-1, NRR+2.109)
MAM Malmohus (4-3-1, NRR+1.734)
LND Lund (3-2-1, NRR+0.796)
LAN Landskrona (3-3, NRR+0.046)
HSG Hisingens (0-6, NRR-5.304)
MATCH 37 (ECS21.640)
LUND (LND) v LANDSKRONA (LAN)
0630 GMT | 0830 CET | 1200 IST
MATCH 38 (ECS21.641)
LUND (LND) v LANDSKRONA (LAN)
0830 GMT | 1030 CET | 1400 IST
LND Last Five Matches: NR W W L L (Avg Score For 106, Avg Score Against 89)
LAN Last Five Matches: L L W W W (Avg Score For 113, Avg Score Against 118)
Captain: Hardeep Virk
Wicketkeeper: Hardeep Virk
Projected Top Four: Debarchan Dash,Hardeep Virk, Oktai Gholami, Ashfaq Ali
Projected Opening Bowlers: Debarchan Dash, Ashfaq Ali
Spin Option(s): Oktai Gholami, Inder Singh
LUND Key Players:
Debarchan Dash, MVP and top scorer in the European Cricket Series Malmo 2020. The destructive, hard hitting opening batsman has impressive statistics in Swedish cricket. Top scorer for LND mustering 92 runs in five innings this term and has picked up three wickets. Returned man of the match against HSG on Monday for his all-round performance.
Oktai Gholami, solid, technical middle order batsmen and left arm spinner with excellent control. Recently selected for the national team for both T20 and T10 squads. Has scored 42 runs in three innings and has picked up a wicket as well this term.
Hardeep Virk, captain, wicket keeper batsman, a decent top order batsman with good skills behind the wicket. Scored a well-made 21 off 13 balls in the opening game contributing to his side’s first ever ECS victory. He is the second highest scorer for LND racking up 69 runs in three innings.
Haroon Malik, right arm medium pacer, top wicket taker for LND so far picking up FOUR wickets in four games with a best return of 3-16.
Captain: Saghar Hanif
Wicketkeeper: Nadeem Khan
Projected Top Four: Rameez Dalvi, Imran Kiyani, Tauseef Walayat, Qaisar Zaman
Projected Opening Bowlers: Amritanshu Singh, Javid Khan
Spin Option(s): Aniket Kharade, Saghar Hanif
LANDSKRONA Key Players:
Imran Kiyani, an aggressive batting all-rounder with an ability to score quick runs and can swing the ball at decent pace. Second highest scorer for LAN racking up 135 runs in six games including a 25-ball 46 vs GOC. Has scalped EIGHT wickets and is joint leading wicket taker for LAN.
Rameez Dalvi, a consistent opening batsman, leading run scorer for LAN in Swedish Cricket League in the past two years in the T20 format. His agility makes him by far the best fielder in the side as well. Highest run scorer for LAN mustering 150 runs in six games at a SR of 211.
Saghar Hanif, captain, one of the most experienced players in the LAN side. A prolific run scorer with over a decade of experience in Swedish Cricket. He is a very handy left arm spin bowler as well. Returned man of the match for his all-round performance against MAM scoring a valuable 24 off 16 and picking up 3-9 with the ball. Has scored a total of 73 runs and picked up SEVEN wickets.
Tuseef Walayat, middle order batsman who can destroy any bowling attack with his power hitting. Excellent fielder with a very strong arm. Plundered 101 runs in four games at a strike rate of 246!
Amritanshu Singh, the right arm pacer has impressed the most in the LAN bowling attack bowling tight lines. He has scalped EIGHT wickets in six games and is joint leading the wicket taker for his side alongside Imran Kiyani.
Missing a few key players on Wednesday, Lund were not at their best and lost their unbeaten record to Goteborg City and top spot as well in the process. Hosts Landskrona are safely through to the next stage and will provide a stiff test for LND. Both of these sides can still finish second in the group with a couple of wins to set up a potentially easier quarter-final.
Match Prediction: Lund (LND) to win two thrilling games.
MATCH 39 (ECS21.642)
HISINGENS (HSG) v GOTEBORG CITY (GOC)
1030 GMT | 1230 CET | 1600 IST
MATCH 40 (ECS21.643)
HISINGENS (HSG) v GOTEBORG CITY (GOC)
1230 GMT | 1430 CET | 1800 IST
HSG Last Five Matches: L L L L L (Avg Score For 65, Avg Score Against 134)
GOC Last Five Matches: W W L W W (Avg Score For 120, Avg Score Against 95)
Captain: Gokul Seenivasan
Wicketkeeper: Sri Vakkalanka
Projected Top Four: Chaitanya Kilari, Raja Mavuduru, Gokul Seenivasan, Sri Vakkalanka
Projected Opening Bowlers: Abhinav Kamma, Raja Mavuduru
Spin Option(s): Sriram Sridhar
HISINGENS Key Players:
Gokul Seenivasan, captain, one of the best batsman in the side, plays in the top order and can swiftly move up the gears to change the course of the match. Also a reliable bowler and regular wicket taker with his medium pace cutters. Top run scorer and wicket taker for HSG racking up 88 runs and picking up EIGHT wickets in six games.
Abhinav Kamma is an emerging young talent who bagged one of the best bowling figures of 6-19 across all formats in 2021. Scalped two wickets on Monday.
Nijamudeen Hameed, the medium pacer has picked up three wickets in four games and can score valuable runs down the order.
Rakesh Srikanth, second highest scorer for HSG scoring 47 runs in four games.
GOTEBORG CITY (GOC)
Captain: Abu Zar
Wicketkeeper: Umar Usman
Projected Top Four: Rahim Safi, Abu Zar, Mahib Shahin, Qasir Mahmood
Projected Opening Bowlers: Rahim Safi,Mahib Shahin
Spin Option(s): Hasibur Rahman , Vikas Dixit , Abu Zar
GOTEBORG CITY Key Players:
Rahim Safi, has joined GOC this season, one of the best all-rounders in the side, has the ability to change games on his own with his power-hitting. Also very quick and reliable with the ball in his hand. Joint second highest run scorer for GOC with 129 runs to his name and has also picked up SIX wickets.
Abu Zar, captain, LHB, is the best batsman in the side. Top scorer for GOC racking up 159 runs in six games at a strike rate of 192.
Mahib Shahin, the hard hitting all-rounder bagged man of the match award in his very first ECS match for his all-round performance mustering 38 off 20 and picking up 2-16 vs LAN. He is leading the wickets column for GOC picking up EIGHT wickets in six games. Has also scored 129 runs - joint second highest for GOC.
Without a win in six attempts, HSG are already out of the competition with only pride to play for. This improving GOC side moved to the top of the standings on Wednesday and will be confident of staying there against the bottom side.
Match Prediction: Goteborg City (GOC) to win both encounters at a canter and cement top spot in Group B.
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