MATCH 16 (ECC21.016) SWEDEN (SWE) v LUXEMBOURG (LUX) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
SWE Timeline: W W NR L L L (Avg Score For 117, Avg Score Against 118)
LUX Timeline: LL NR L L L (Avg Score For 86, Avg Score Against 139)
Captain: Abhijit Venkatesh
Wicketkeeper: Humayun Kabir
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 here. Plundered 41 off just 12 balls vs Norway. Top wicket taker in the tournament picking up EIGHT wickets with a tournament best figures of 4-10.
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 101 runs in five innings at a SR of 214.
Khalid Zahid, right arm pacer who can generate good speed, generally very tight with his line and lengths, second highest wicket taker for SWE with FIVE victims and has the best economy rate in the tournament conceding only at 4.71 runs per over!
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 118 runs in five including a quality unbeaten 63 off 24 balls vs LUX on Monday.
Captain: Tony Whiteman
Wicketkeeper(s): Roshan Paul Vishwanath
Projected Top Order: Roshan Paul Vishwanath, Thomas Martin, Tony Whiteman, Oscar Whiteman
Projected Opening Bowlers: Raju Akulwar, Ansh Trivedi
Spin Options: Tony Whiteman, Harpal Virdee
LUXEMBOURG Key Players:
Tony Whiteman, experienced cricketer, who will lead the side. Classical batting technique, but able to clear the rope with consummate ease. The oldest player in ECC21 at 52, showed he has lost none of his class with a brilliant 29-ball 63* vs SWE. Top scorer for LUX mustering 93 runs in three innings.
Roshan Vishwanath, another experienced cricketer who loves to keep his strike-rate above 150. Quick between the wickets and likes to set the standard in the field. Scored 78 runs in four games so far.
Thomas Martin, another strong hitter. Young gun with plenty of potential, will relish the step up to international level. Can clear the ropes with ease as well. Has racked up 86 runs in five games and is the second highest scorer for LUX.
Harpal Singh, talented off-spinner, has bowled well for his five wickets leading the wickets column for his side.
Luxembourg are the lowest ranked of the sides in Group A in the ICC T20 rankings at 54, and have unsurprisingly struggled to compete. LUX have battled bravely throughout though and will not give up easily. For Sweden this is a must win game to keep in the hunt for a top two spot.
Match Prediction: Sweden (SWE) to secure vital points with another success.
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