MATCH 13 (ECC21.013) SWEDEN (SWE) v SPAIN (SPA) 1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST
SWE Last Five Matches: W W NR L (Avg Score For 124, Avg Score Against 123)
SPA Last Five Matches: L W NR W (Avg Score For 133, Avg Score Against 114)
Captain: Abhijit Venkatesh
Wicketkeeper: Humayun Kabir Jyoti
Spin Options: Azam Khalil, Oktai Gholami, Rahel Khan
SWEDEN Key Players:
Azam Khalil, experienced campaigner in this format who contributes with bat and ball. Tireless worker on behalf of Swedish and European Cricket who will enjoy his moment in the sun in this tournament. Plundered 41 off just 12 balls vs Norway and also picked up three wickets.
Rahel Khan, a late call up who has seriously impressed with bat and ball in ECS cricket. Will be keen to take his chance on the big stage. The all-rounder has racked up 60 runs in three innings at a SR of 214.
Khalid Zahid, right arm pacer who can generate good speed, generally very tight with his line and lengths, top wicket taker for SWE with FOUR victims.
Share Ali, one of the fiercest attacking batsmen in the Swedish batting line up. Get the Swedes off to a quick start. Top scorer for SWE racking up 79 runs in three including a quality unbeaten 63 off 24 balls vs LUX on Monday.
Captain: Christian Munoz-Mills
Wicketkeeper: Awais Ahmed
Projected Top Order: Awais Ahmed, Hamza Saleem, Yasir Ali, Asjad Butt,
Spin Options: Jack Perman, Yasir Ali
SPAIN Key Players:
Yasir Ali, consistently one of the best batsmen in Spain over the last decade and can chip in with vital wickets with the ball. Hasn’t fired yet but is a quality player and will be looking to get some runs under his name on Wednesday.
Kuldeep Lal, has caught the eye in ECS comps over the last two seasons for his all-round performances. Top wicket taker for SPA scalping FOUR wickets in three games with a tournament best return of 3-6.
Hamza Saleem, Prodigiously talented all-rounder, who made his international debut in the Tri-Series victory over Germany. Can make things happen with the ball and a quality left-hand bat, who can clear the fence with ease. Top scorer for Spain racking up 101 runs in three innings including two man of the match awards for his exquisite hitting.
Awais Ahmed, destructive wicket keeper batsman, likes to take control of the game from ball one, second highest scorer for SPA, racking up 53 runs in three games including a quickfire 45 off 18 balls.
Spain won the reverse fixture on Tuesday when Sweden gifted the hosts too many extras in a 12-run defeat. Sweden will be looking to bounce back.
Last time they met: ECC21.006 | SPA 72 def SWE 60(14 Sep 2021)
Match Prediction: Sweden (SWE) to win a close contest and avenge that defeat.
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