Introducing Ariana AKIF (AF) FanCode ECS Sweden Malmo
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.
Reigning champions Ariana AKIF (AF) dominated European Cricket Series Malmo last season with a 5-1 win-loss record, losing only to Ariana CC in a Golden Ball finish in the group stages. After the defending champions struggled in Stockholm with Nacka and PF both exiting prematurely, it will be interesting to see how AF fare this week.
Regular Captain: Dharmender Singh
Regular Wicketkeeper: Ihsan Shirzad
Likely Top 4 Batting Order: Ihsan Shirzad, Delawar Khan, Khaled Mohammad, Abdul Naser
Likely Opening Bowlers: Delawar Khan, Abdul Naser
Spin Option(s): Anudeep Gudimella, Dharmender Singh, Rahatullah Rahatullah
Ihsan Shirzad, the wicket keeper batsman is the third highest scorer in the tournament amassing 157 runs from eight innings at a SR of 212. 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, third highest scorer for AF racking up 85 runs in seven innings.
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. Joint top wicket taker for AF with SIX scalps from eight 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. Second highest run scorer for AF racking up 113 runs in four innings. He is also the joint leading wicket taker for AF scalping SIX wickets at an economy rate of just 4.12!
Abdul Naser was back in the side for the first time this season on Friday. The hard hitting batsman mustered an unbeaten 42 off just 11 balls against ARI to bag his first man of the match award in his very first game of the series.
Tune into the live action from Sweden from Monday to Saturday from 0630 GMT * 0830 CEST * 1200 IST *