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FanCode ECS Sweden, Malmo, 2021

FANTASY Dashboard - Match 20 - FanCode ECS Sweden Malmo

MATCH 20 (ECS21.623) JONKOPING (JKP) v MALMO (MAL) 1230 GMT | 1430 CET | 1800 IST

JKP Last Five Matches: W L L L L (Avg Score For 82, Avg Score Against 103) 

MAL Last Five Matches: L L L W W (Avg Score For 91, Avg Score Against 99) 

 

JONKOPING (JKP)

Captain: Muhammad Ismail

Wicketkeeper: Rehman Babar

Projected Top Four: Riaz Khan, Sami Ibrahimkhil, Zabiullah Zadran, Sahargul Shirzad

Projected Opening Bowlers: Zabiullah Zadran, Sahargul Shirzad

Spin Option(s): Muhammad Ismail, Sami Ibrahimkhil

 

JONKOPING Key Players:

Riaz Khana very talented opening batsman, can destroy any bowling attack with his powerful hard-hitting ability. Struggled with the bat on Tuesday but was impressive with the ball picking up two wickets. Will be back in the side after a break and will look to dominate the bowlers up front.

Zabiullah Zadranright arm fast bowler, opens the bowling for JKP, can deliver at 140+ speed easily. Also a very talented middle-order batsman, capable of building an innings and scoring quick runs. Top scorer and wicket taker for JKP racking up 112 runs and picking up SEVEN wickets in six games. He is also the most economical JKP bowler with an ER of 7.16.

Sahargul Shirzadis a very economical and wicket-taking bowler with the ability to swing the ball. He is also a middle-order batsman who can add quick runs. Second highest run scorer for JKP with 68 runs including a man of the match performance in the first game vs HRO scoring a quickfire 33 of 13 balls. Has picked up three wickets as well.

Sami Ibrahimkhil, left handed opening batsman, has the ability to hit the ball out of the park, was in good hitting form on Wednesday mustering 47 runs in two games vs ARI at a SR of 181. Has racked up a total of 62 runs from six games. Can also bowl some left-arm offies.



MALMO (MAL)

Captain: Hammad Rafiq

Wicketkeeper: Hasan Cheema

Projected Top Four: Sunny Sharma, Hammad Rafiq, Qaiser Munir, Musadaq Mubarak

Projected Opening Bowlers: Saqlain Shah, Azim Chinwari

Spin Option(s): Hammad Rafiq, Yarjan Mohammadi

 

MALMO Key Players:

Hammad Rafiqstar all-rounder, attacking middle order batsman, has the ability to take spinners apart on his day. A wily and reliable off-spinner, he will look to make  breakthroughs in the middle overs. The all-rounder is leading the scoring sheets for his side with 134 runs and is also joint top wicket taker picking up SEVEN wickets.

Saad Mohammad, the 18-year old medium pacer returned figures of 4-11 on Tuesday vs ARI and is joint leading wicket taker for MAL with SEVEN wickets alongside captain Hammad Rafiq and Azim Chinwari.

Azim Chinwari, the 16-year old pace bowler has good pace and control. Swings the new ball away from the right handers. Recently picked for the Swedish U19 National Team. Returned figures of 3-23 in the opening game vs AF.  Joint leading wicket taker for MAL picking up SEVEN wickets in six games.

Nikhil Mathur, the wicket keeper batsman, has looked in tremendous touch mustering 79 runs in four games at a strike rate of 188 and is second highest run scorer for his side. 

Qaiser Munir, right arm fast bowler, usually bowls at the death, targeting the stumps. Is the biggest hitter in the team, can hit monster sixes for fun. Has mustered 42 runs and scalped SIX wickets in six games.

 

Previously winless Malmo overtook HRO, beating their nearest rivals twice on Thursday including a dramatic Golden Ball win to seal quarter-final qualification. After making an impressive start, Jonkoping, on the other hand, are on the slide and have lost four in a row. With that in mind, JKP will be looking to hold onto third spot in the standings with at least a win. 

 

Match Prediction: Jonkoping to beat Malmo in a close contest to retain third spot in the standings.

 

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