MATCH 9(ECC21.009) SPAIN (SPA) v SWEDEN (SWE) 1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST
SPA Timeline: L W (Avg Score For 127, Avg Score Against 111)
SWE Timeline: W W (Avg Score For 126, Avg Score Against 113)
Captain: Christian Munoz-Mills
Wicketkeeper: Awais Ahmed
Projected Top Order: Awais Ahmed, Kuldeep Lal, Asjad Butt, Yasir Ali, Hamza Saleem
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. The all-rounder has amassed 1055 runs in 28 ECS matches at an average of 44 and SR of 217 and has taken 20 wickets as well.
Asjad Butt, prolific run scorer, regularly going big in Barcelona events. Can clear the fence with ease and also chip in with useful wickets with the ball if needed. Has scored 783 runs in 29 ECS games mustering about 81% of his runs in boundaries.
Kuldeep Lal, has caught the eye in ECS comps over the last two seasons and will be hoping to make a similar impression at ECC21. His numbers speak for themselves - 941 runs including a hundred and six fifties and 25 wickets - all in 34 ECS games. Top wicket taker for SPA scalping THREE wickets in two games.
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 - 767 runs and 38 wickets in 34 ECS games. Top scorer for Spain, returned man of the match for his brilliant 56* off 19 balls in the vital win over Norway.
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 two games including a quickfire 45 off 18 balls.
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. 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 237 runs and picked up 23 wickets in 15 ECS matches. Racked up 40 runs in two games at a SR of 211.
Khalid Zahid, right arm pacer who can generate good speed, generally very tight with his line and lengths, top wicket taker for SWE on Monday with THREE victims.
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.
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 with a total of 395 runs in 18 ECS games. Mustered a quality unbeaten 63 off 24 balls vs LUX on Monday.
Two closely matched sides meet, both boasting with a wealth of T10 experience in their ranks. Can the hosts get the job done in the penultimate match of the day?
Match Prediction: Spain (SPA) to secure a thrilling victory.
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