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1st SEMI FINAL - MATCH 45 (ECS21.600) MARSTA (MAR) v HUDDINGE (HUD) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
MAR Last Five Matches: L NR W W W (Avg Score For 104, Avg Score Against 90)
HUD Last Five Matches: W NR L W W (Avg Score For 95, Avg Score Against 94)
Captain: Shahid Mustafa
Wicketkeeper: Shahid Mustafa
Projected Top Four: Share Ali, Waqas Haider, Hamid Sulehri, Shahid Mustafa
Projected Opening Bowlers: Qambber Syed, Ajmal Raza
Spin Option(s): Hamid Sulehri, Fahad Waqas
MARSTA Key Players:
Share Ali is a solid top order batsman and can bowl fast with the ball. Started off well scoring 35 off just 19 balls in the first match and has racked up 185 runs in eight innings leading the scoring sheets for MAR. Returned a man of the match performance against NAC scoring 31 off 22 balls. Also picked up 2-8 vs FOR in the quarter-final.
Waqas Haider, a dashing opening batsman and brilliant pace bowler with the ability to swing the ball. Second highest scorer for MAR mustering 170 runs in eight innings including an 18-ball 36 vs FOR in the quarter-final earning himself a man of the match award.
Hamid Sulehri, an elegant top order batsman and a quality left arm spinner, has scalped NINE wickets with a best return of 2-5 and has scored 130 runs with the bat including an unbeaten 66 off 32 balls DIF on Thursday.
Shahid Mustafa, captain, has racked up 108 runs in eight innings including a man of the match performance against ALZ scoring 30 off 19 balls.
Sweed Ullah, a talented middle-order batsman with the ability to bowl at any slot with tight line and lengths. He has scalped EIGHT wickets with a best return of 2-3 vs ALZ on Tuesday. Has also mustered 61 runs.
Ajmal Raza, the left arm medium pacer has picked up 10 wickets with a best return of 2-0 and is leading the wicket taking charts for MAR.
Captain: Abdul Rashid Khan
Wicketkeeper: Abdul Rashid Khan
Projected Top Four: Abdul Rashid Khan, Tariq Zuwak, Nasir Iqbal, Sami Rahmani
Projected Opening Bowlers: Hijrat Khan, Saeed Ahmad
HUDDINGE Key Players:
Sami Rahmani is one of the best hitters of a cricket ball in Sweden. Scored a blistering 31 not out off just 13 balls against his former team Nacka. Is the second highest scorer for HUD racking up 92 runs at a SR of 196. Has also picked up EIGHT wickets leading the wicket taking charts for his side. Has bagged two man of the match awards for his all-round performances.
Saeed Ahmad, the 21-year-old talent has the potential to represent Sweden in the future. He has picked up FIVE wickets and has mustered 68 runs at a strike rate of 234 including a man of the match performance vs MAR hammering 34 off 13 balls.
Abdul Rashid Khan, captain, decent top order batsman, brings stability to the HUD batting lineup. Is top scorer for his side scoring 101 runs in seven innings including a quickfire 47 off 21 balls vs ALZ.
Farhad Momand, the all-rounder has impressed whenever given the opportunity racking up 64 runs in five innings and also claimed FIVE wickets in five overs.
Tariq Zuwak, star performer for HUD in the quarter-final, returned best bowling figures in the tournament of 4-8 and scored an unbeaten 39 to take his side to the Finals Day.
Despite losing two of their first five games, Marsta came with a late run to top Group B and have seriously improved towards the business end of the comp. Newcomers Huddinge are a threat especially if batting second. HUD have won all their five games when chasing a target, including a comfortable quarter-final success over BOT. Interestingly, Marsta have come out victorious against every opponent with the exception of Huddinge - both of MAR’s losses have come against the debutants. MAR will have a psychological disadvantage going into this game and will have to find a way to overcome the HUD challenge to secure a podium finish.
Last time they met: ECS21.586 | HUD 94(9.3) def MAR 93 (27 Jul 2021)
Match Prediction: Marsta (MAR) to edge Huddinge narrowly beating the debutants for the first time this season.
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