MATCH 5 (ECC21.005) LUXEMBOURG (LUX) v SWEDEN (SWE) 1500 GMT | 1700 CET | 2030 IST
LUX Timeline: ECC DEBUT
SWE Timeline: ECC DEBUT
Captain: Tony Whiteman
Wicketkeeper(s): Tony Whiteman, Akhilesh Kumar
Projected Top Order: Roshan Paul Vishwanath, Thomas Martin, Tony Whiteman, Aanand Pandey
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.
Roshan Vishwanath, another experienced cricketer who loves to keep his strike-rate above 150. Quick between the wickets and sets the standard in the field.
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.
Raju Akulwar, natural outswing bowler. Nominated as an emerging cricketer in Luxembourg. Can do real damage with the new ball.
Captain: Abhijit Venkatesh
Wicketkeeper: Ismaeel Zia
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. Has scored 344 runs and picked up 21 wickets in 19 ECS matches.
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 237 runs and picked up 23 wickets in 15 ECS matches.
Sami Rahmani, another top class all-rounder for Sweden, renowned for his power hitting and massive sixes. Can also keep it tight with the ball. Has mustered 195 runs at a SR of over 207 and has scalped 10 wickets in 17 ECS matches.
Ismaeel Zia, tidy wicket keeper and has caught the eye with the bat too in ECS cricket. Has good technique and is easy on the eye to watch.
Share Ali, one of the fiercest attacking batsmen in the Swedish batting line up. Will be keen to get the Swedes off to a quick start. Mustered 395 runs in 18 ECS games.
Luxembourg have been fairly competitive in T20Is this year with a win percentage of 62.5, compared to Sweden who have only managed to win three of their seven games this year. That said, Swedish players can call on a wealth of experience playing in the ECS and will take confidence in this against LUX.
Match Prediction: Sweden (SWE) to win an entertaining match.
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