FANTASY Dashboard - Match 18 - FanCode ECS Sweden Malmo
MATCH 18 (ECS21.621) ARIANA CC (ARI) v ARIANA AKIF (AF) 0830 GMT | 1030 CET | 1400 IST
ARI Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 91, Avg Score Against 79)
AF Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 119, Avg Score Against 79)
Captain: Nusratullah Sultan
Wicketkeeper: Nusratullah Sultan
Projected Top Four: Mahmood Babar, Bashir Ahmed, Nusratullah Sultan, Qader Khan
Projected Opening Bowlers: Atif Muhammad, Absar Khan
Spin Option(s): Dawood Shirzad, Mahmood Babar
ARIANA CC Key Players:
Nusratullah Sultan, captain, a solid top order batsman, second highest run scorer in the tournament mustering 139 runs at a SR of 204, including an unbeaten 75 off 30 balls vs Malmo earning himself a man of the match award.
Mahmood Babar, the experienced right handed batsman has racked up 92 runs from four innings and is the second highest run scorer for his side.
Yusuf Sahak, the all-rounder is the second highest wicket taker so far scalping 11 wickets. Picked up FOUR wickets in four balls vs MAL in astounding match winning figures of 5-6. He has also mustered 40 runs in three innings.
Dawood Shirzad, the wily leg spinner is the leading wicket taker picking up 13 wickets in six games with a best return of 4-16 vs JKP. He is the only bowler to have picked a four-fer twice in the series.
Baz Ayubi, the youngster has been impressive in his debut season picking up 10 wickets in six games at an economy rate of 6.00 and is the third highest wicket taker in the tournament.
Captain: Dharmender Singh
Wicketkeeper: Ihsan Shirzad
Projected Top Four: Delawar Khan, Khaled Mohammad, Abdul Naser, Ihsan Shirzad
Projected Opening Bowlers: Sreekanth Medavarapu, Javid Khan
Spin Option(s): Anudeep Gudimella, Dharmender Singh, Rahatullah Rahatullah
ARIANA AKIF Key Players:
Ihsan Shirzad, the wicket keeper batsman is the top scorer in the tournament amassing 140 runs from six innings. He showed a nice array of shots in his match winning knock of 57* off 21 balls vs JKP on Thursday. Has won two man of the match awards for his efforts with the bat so far.
Khaled Mohammad, a talented top order batsman, one of the best batsmen in the AF side, second highest scorer for AF racking up 83 runs from six matches.
Dharmender Singh, captain, slow left arm orthodox, scalped 2-10 vs Malmo in the opening match bagging his first man of the match award this season. Top wicket taker for AF with FIVE scalps from six games.
Javid Khan, the all-rounder has impressed with both bat and ball, mustering 80 runs at a strike rate of 222 and scalping FOUR wickets in four matches.
Delawar Khan, one of the top all-rounders in the AF side. Top scorer for AF on Monday scoring 59 runs in two games including a man of the match performance of 46 off 26 balls. Also picked up three wickets.
Abdul Naser will be back in the side for this enthralling encounter. The hard hitting batsman was third highest run scorer in the tournament last term mustering 165 runs at an average of 55 and SR of 236. He hit the joint most sixes with 20 long hits over the ropes. Picked up FIVE wickets as well.
Unbeaten Ariana AKIF play fierce rivals Ariana CC with both sides eyeing top spot in the standings. Ariana CC enjoyed a day off on Thursday and will look to come back refreshed to the fray. Ariana AKIF boast a massive NRR advantage over their nearest rivals and will be confident of holding onto top spot.
Last time they met: AF 53(5) def ARI 49 (7 Aug 2020)
Match Prediction: Ariana CC to end AF's unbeaten run with a gripping win.
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