In a major coup for European cricket South African legend Jonty Rhodes was appointed Sweden coach last year, travelling bravely through the Swedish winter snow to take his first indoor training session!
Swedish cricket history dates all the way back to 1883, when the first club formed had a name that translates as the ‘Society of Joy’. British Embassy staff created Stockholm CC in 1948, the very first organised club still going strong today, which back then played against crews of passing ships.
In 1990s a national federation was formed and more recently Sweden earnt a place in the ICC European 1st Division.
Currently ranked 45th in the ICC T20 Mens rankings, Sweden will be a fiercely competitive T10 unit as most of their line-up have impressed in a host of European Cricket Series tournaments in Sweden over the last two years.
Captain: Abhijit Venkatesh
Wicketkeeper: Ismaeel Zia
Spin Options: Azam Khalil, Oktai Gholami, Rahel Khan
Azam Khalil - experienced campaigner in this format who contributes with bat and ball. Tireless worker on behalf of Swedish and European Cricket who has enjoyed his moment in the sun in this tournament so far.
Rahel Khan - a late call up who has seriously impressed with bat and ball in ECS cricket, and has grasped his chance on the big stage here in Spain.
Sami Rahmani - another top class all-rounder for Sweden, reknowned for his power hitting and massive sixes. Can also keep it tight with the ball.
Ismaeel Zia - tidy wicket keeper and has caught the eye with the bat too in ECS cricket.
Share Ali - one of the fiercest attacking batsman in Swedish batting line up. Regularly gets the Swedes off to a sizzling quick start.
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