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BRONZE FINAL - MATCH 47 (ECS21.602) MARSTA (MAR) v DJURGARDENS IF (DIF) 1200 GMT | 1400 CET | 1730 IST
MAR Last Five Matches: NR W W W L (Avg Score For 102, Avg Score Against 89)
DIF Last Five Matches: L NR L W L (Avg Score For 96, Avg Score Against 93)
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 186 runs in nine 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 172 runs in nine 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 10 wickets with a best return of 2-5 and has scored 148 runs with the bat including an unbeaten 66 off 32 balls DIF on Thursday.
Shahid Mustafa, captain, has racked up 121 runs in nine 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 10 wickets with a best return of 2-3 vs ALZ on Tuesday. Has also mustered 93 runs.
Ajmal Raza, the left arm medium pacer has picked up 11 wickets with a best return of 2-0 and is leading the wicket taking charts for MAR.
Captain: Wynand Boshoff
Wicketkeeper: Wynand Boshoff
Projected Top Four: Wynand Boshoff, Daniel Nissila,Shahzeb Choudhry, Richie Robbins
Projected Opening Bowlers: Serge Conein, Prashant Shukla
Spin Option(s): Prashant Shukla, Ankit Dubey, Shravan Kannan
DJURGARDENS IF Key Players:
Shahzeb Choudhryis a big contributor for DIF with bat and ball, already taking away two man of the match awards. The all-rounder has racked up 112 runs and picked up 14 wickets this term to lead the wicket taking charts.
Richie Robbins, the right hander has been in good touch this season. He is the second highest run scorer for DIF with 148 runs from nine games.
Wynand Boshoff, captain and driving force of the team, a natural strokemaker who can also hit the long ball. Top scorer in the tournament smashing 248 runs in eight games, bagging a couple of man of the match awards as well. Has hit the most fours this season with 32 hits to the ropes.
Prashant Shukla, the leg spinner has been mighty impressive picking up 10 wickets including a best return of 3-8.
Serge Conein, experienced medium pacer, has good control over the ball and is able to swing the ball both ways. Man of the match in the quarter-finals for an outstanding spell of 4-16 becoming only the third bowler this series to bag a four-wicket haul.
Ankit Dubey is a key spinner for DIF with multiple variations up his sleeves. Played his first game of the season on Tuesday and made an impact straightway returning figures of 2-8 vs HUD. Has picked up EIGHT wickets in seven overs so far.
The top two teams from Group B square off in the Bronze Final after failing to progress to the title clash. Marsta failed to beat Huddinge yet again. MAR lost the semi-final and the Bronze Final last year and could sense history repeating itself unless finding a way to overcome the bitter semi-final loss to focus on this fixture. Djurgardens IF will have to recover from a heartbreaking loss to ALZ in the second semi-final and will be completely distraught.
Last time they met: ECS21.594 | MAR 121 def DIF 15 (29 Jul 2021)
Match Prediction: Marsta (MAR) to take the bronze medal honours.
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