FanCode ECS Sweden Malmo provides an opportunity for ten teams to showcase their skills, contesting 48 games over 12 days. Every game will be live streamed worldwide on the European Cricket Network and on FanCode - a multi-sport aggregator platform, from the house of Dream Sports for the Indian Sub-Continent.
European Cricket Network live broadcasts four T10 matches on Day 8 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Sweden, Malmo on Wednesday 11 August.
Fourth placed Malmohus face a struggling Hisingens in the first double header. A couple of solid wins for MAL will make things interesting in Group B with the table toppers locking horns in the second double header later in the day.
LND Lund (3-0-1, NRR+4.535)
GOC Goteborg City (3-1, NRR+1.434)
LAN Landskrona (3-3, NRR-0.063)
MAM Malmohus (2-3-1, NRR-0.223)
HSG Hisingens (0-4, NRR-4.750)
MATCH 33 (ECS21.636)
MALMOHUS (MAM) v HISINGENS (HSG)
0630 GMT | 0830 CET | 1200 IST
MATCH 34 (ECS21.637)
MALMOHUS (MAM) v HISINGENS (HSG)
0830 GMT | 1030 CET | 1400 IST
MAM Last Five Matches: NR W L L W (Avg Score For 123, Avg Score Against 115)
HSG Last Five Matches: L L L L L (Avg Score For 72, Avg Score Against 122)
Captain: Ankit Gupta
Wicketkeeper: Raseka Danasekara
Projected Top Four: Dheeraj Malhotra, Raseka Danasekara, Ankit Gupta, Rizwan Tarar
Projected Opening Bowlers: Sheron Nord, Faraz Muneer
Spin Option(s): Shahbaz Hussain
MALMOHUS Key Players:
Dheeraj Malhotra, an aggressive opening batsman able to play shots on both the front and back foot. Second highest scorer for MAM racking up 165 runs in six games including a 28-ball 58 vs LAN on Monday. He is also the top wicket taker for his side scalping EIGHT wickets.
Ankit Gupta, a talented, adaptable and powerful batsman. Second highest run scorer in the tournament mustering 173 runs in six innings at a SR of 251 including a 32-ball 104 on Monday including 11 HUGE maximos.
Faraz Muneer, right arm nigglymedium pacer, consistent bowler with an arsenal of swing, cutters and slower balls. Has picked up three wickets so far.
Ashish Rajput, the 29-year old medium pacer has picked up four wickets in four games.
Captain: Gokul Seenivasan
Wicketkeeper: Sri Vakkalanka
Projected Top Four: Chaitanya Kilari, Raja Mavuduru, Gokul Seenivasan, Sri Vakkalanka
Projected Opening Bowlers: Abhinav Kamma, Raja Mavuduru
Spin Option(s): Sriram Sridhar
HISINGENS Key Players:
Abhinav Kamma is an emerging young talent who bagged one of the best bowling figures of 6-19 across all formats in 2021. Scalped two wickets on Monday.
Gokul Seenivasan, captain, one of the best batsman in the side, plays in the top order and can swiftly move up the gears to change the course of the match. Also a reliable bowler and regular wicket taker with his medium pace cutters. Top run scorer and wicket taker for HSG racking up 61 runs and picking up SEVEN wickets in four games.
Chaitanya Kilari, best all rounder in the HSG side, contributes with both bat and ball. Top order batsman with an ability to score runs quickly in the power play and picks up crucial wickets with the ball.
Hisingens are winless in four attempts and have serious work to do to make the knockout stages. HSG need to win at least two games from here on in and this winning streak is unlikely to start against an improving Malmohus side.
Match Prediction: Malmohus (MAM) to win both games with plenty to spare.
MATCH 35 (ECS21.638)
LUND (LND) v GOTEBORG CITY (GOC)
1030 GMT | 1230 CET | 1600 IST
MATCH 36 (ECS21.639)
LUND (LND) v GOTEBORG CITY (GOC)
1230 GMT | 1430 CET | 1800 IST
LND Last Five Matches: W NR W W (Avg Score For 128, Avg Score Against 79)
GOC Last Five Matches: W W W L (Avg Score For 115, Avg Score Against 98)
Captain: Hardeep Virk
Wicketkeeper: Hardeep Virk
Projected Top Four: Debarchan Dash, Wahab Hassan,Happy Singh, Ashfaq Ali
Projected Opening Bowlers: Debarchan Dash, Wahab Hassan
Spin Option(s): Oktai Gholami, Inder Singh
LUND Key Players:
Debarchan Dash, MVP and top scorer in the European Cricket Series Malmo 2020. The destructive, hard hitting opening batsman has impressive statistics in Swedish cricket. Has mustered 67 runs in three innings this term and has picked up two wickets. Returned man of the match against HSg on Monday for his all-round performance.
Oktai Gholami, solid, technical middle order batsmen and left arm spinner with excellent control. Recently selected for the national team for both T20 and T10 squads. Has scored 42 runs in three innings and has picked up a wicket as well this term.
Wahab Hassan, a talented, hard hitting top-order batsmanand opening bowler. Mustered an 18-ball 55 and picked up a couple of wickets in the opening game to take LND to a first ever ECS win and was awarded man of the match for his all-round efforts. Top scorer and wicket taker for LND smashing 78 runs in three innings and picking up FOUR wickets.
Hardeep Virk, captain, wicket keeper batsman, a decent top order batsman with good skills behind the wicket. Scored a well-made 21 off 13 balls in the opening game contributing to his side’s first ever ECS victory. He is the second highest scorer for LND racking up 69 runs in three innings.
GOTEBORG CITY (GOC)
Captain: Abu Zar
Wicketkeeper: Umar Usman
Projected Top Four: Rahim Safi, Abu Zar, Mahib Shahin, Qasir Mahmood
Projected Opening Bowlers: Rahim Safi,Mahib Shahin
Spin Option(s): Hasibur Rahman, Vikas Dixit, Abu Zar
GOTEBORG CITY Key Players:
Rahim Safi, has joined GOC this season, one of the best all-rounders in the side, has the ability to change games on his own with his power-hitting. Also very quick and reliable with the ball in his hand. Second highest run scorer for GOC with 83 runs to his name and has also picked up FOUR wickets.
Abu Zar, captain, LHB, is the best batsman in the side. Top scorer for GOC racking up 86 runs in four games.
Mahib Shahin, the hard hitting all-rounder bagged man of the match award in his very first ECS match for his all-round performance mustering 38 off 20 and picking up 2-16 vs LAN. He is leading the wickets column for GOC picking up SIX wickets in four games. Has also scored 62 runs.
The leading two sides in the standings meet twice for top billing in the group. Lund remain unbeaten, with GOC also going well with three wins out of four. Two entertaining encounters are in prospect.
Match Prediction: Lund (LND) to win both meetings to cement top spot.
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