The European Cricket Network live broadcasts the 2020 Dream11 European Cricket Series Stockholm encounter between Värmdö CC and Djurgårdens IF Cricketförening.
Tune in to the live action Wednesday from 9am CEST * 8am UK * 7am GMT * 12:30pm IST from the Karsby Cricket Center ground in Stockholm, Sweden.
Team Preview for Värmdö CC
Värmdö CC could only manage 76 runs against Märsta CC in their tournament opener, going down with 11 balls to spare. They’ll hope for a better result in this match.
Captain: Kashif Aziz
Main Wicket-Keeper: Javed Ahmadzai
Najeeb Akhlaqi was the only shining light with the bat against Märsta scoring 40 off 27 balls while his teammates struggled. He will have to produce more runs in this match if Värmdö are going to be competitive.
Irfan Nazir comes into the side and will open the batting. A big hitter, he will have no time to shake off the rust as he leads the charge at the top of the order. He is an important inclusion.
Kashif Aziz toiled hard in the first match and tried to lead by example. He will bat in the middle order and his spinners looked dangerous when he got them in the right areas.
Khaled Anwar was effective with the ball in the first match, picking up 2 for 5. Värmdö will turn to him for more wickets.
Team Preview for Djurgårdens IF Cricketförening
Djurgårdens IF Cricketförening are two wins from two matches after a dramatic last ball victory in their match against Märsta. This “morning-after-the-night-before” clash against Värmdö represents a real danger game for them if they are not switched on.
Captain: Shahzeb Choudhry
Main Wicket-Keeper: Wynand Boshoff
Shahzeb Choudhry was crucial in their victory against the more fancied Märsta. He scored 27 off 11 balls, including the three required off the last ball for victory. The skipper has also proven to be an economical bowler so far in the tournament.
Wynand Boshoff is one of the most skilful wicketkeepers we have seen so far in the Dream11 European Cricket Series. He has very quick hands and good footwork behind the stumps. Hopefully this will be the game where he gets an opportunity to show what he can do with the bat in hand.
Liam Karlsson is a tall seam bowler who can extract awkward bounce out of the artificial surface. He took two wickets against Märsta and I expect him to take more in their Tuesday matches.
Serge Conein seems like quite a character. His bowling is deadly accurate too, picking up two wickets in each match so far.
Mr Maximo’s tip: Djurgårdens IF Cricketförening
I think this game will be closer than a lot of people may think, given the contrasting nature of these teams’ games against Märsta. It’s never easy to back up first game in the morning after a big performance the night before, but I will expect Djurgårdens to take care of Värmdö in the first match of the day.