FanCode ECS Sweden, Malmo, 2021

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MATCH 5 (ECS21.608) MALMO (MAL) v ARIANA CC (ARI) 0630 GMT | 0830 CET | 1200 IST

MAL Last Five Matches: NR W L L L (Avg Score For 91, Avg Score Against 96) 

ARI Last Five Matches: W W L L W (Avg Score For 79, Avg Score Against 86) 



Captain: Hammad Rafiq

Wicketkeeper: Nikhil Mathur

Projected Top Four: Sunny Sharma, Yarjan Mohammadi, Hammad Rafiq, Qaiser Munir

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. He was top scorer for Malmo last term atEuropean Cricket Series Malmo racking up 116 runs and also picked up four wickets. The all-rounder started well with four wickets in two games on Monday.

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.

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. Scalped two wickets on Monday.


Captain: Nusratullah Sultan

Wicketkeeper: Nusratullah Sultan

Projected Top Four: Mahmood Babar, Bashir Ahmed, Nusratullah Sultan, Zamin Zazai

Projected Opening Bowlers: Atif Muhammad, Absar Khan

Spin Option(s): Dawood Shirzad, Mahmood Babar


ARIANA CC Key Players:

Nusratullah Sultancaptain, a solid top order batsman, amassed 155 runs in four innings at an average of 77.50 and SR of 207 including three man of the match performances atEuropean Cricket Series Malmo 2020. 

Bashir Ahmed, technically sound, racked up 120 runs in five innings with a best score of 56* off 28 balls vs Malmo atEuropean Cricket Series Malmo 2020. Looked good with the bat scoring a crucial 21* in the second game on Monday.

Hamed Arabzaijointtop wicket taker last summer atEuropean Cricket Series Malmo 2020 picking up EIGHT wickets with a best return of 3-8.

Yusuf Sahak, the all-rounder impressed on Monday top scoring for ARI with 24 runs and picking up three wickets.

Dawood Shirzad, the wily leg spinner impressed last termatEuropean Cricket Series Malmo 2020 scalping SIX wickets in five games. Picked up four wickets with a best return of 3-9 on Monday.


Both these sides were in action on the opening day with Ariana sharing the spoils with Helsingborg Royals, while Malmo missed a great chance to beat AF in the opener on Monday and were soundly beaten in the next game, paying the price for that earlier missed opportunity. 

Last time they met: ARI 138 def MAL 108 (5 Aug 2020)



Match Prediction: Ariana CC (ARI) to win a close game.



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