BRONZE FINAL - MATCH 47 (ECS21.650) ARIANA CC (ARI) v MALMO (MAL) 1130 GMT | 1330 CET | 1700 IST
ARI Last Five Matches: W L W W L (Avg Score For 99, Avg Score Against 104)
MAL Last Five Matches: W W NR W L (Avg Score For 120, Avg Score Against 90)
ARIANA CC (ARI)
Captain: Nusratullah Sultan
Wicketkeeper: Nusratullah Sultan
Projected Top Four: Mahmood Babar, Bashir Ahmed, Nusratullah Sultan, Qader Khan
Projected Opening Bowlers: Atif Muhammad, Absar Khan
Spin Option(s): Dawood Shirzad, Mahmood Babar
ARIANA CC Key Players:
Nusratullah Sultan, captain, a solid top order batsman, highest run scorer for ARI mustering 232 runs at a SR of 198, including an unbeaten 52 off 20 balls vs Malmohus earning himself a second man of the match award. Has plundered 31 fours and 13 sixes.
Mahmood Babar, the experienced right handed batsman has racked up 136 runs from eight innings and is the second highest run scorer for his side. Scored an unbeaten 40 off 21 balls vs MAM in the quarter-final.
Bashir Ahmed, technically sound, has looked good with the bat scoring 123 runs in nine innings and is the third highest run scorer for ARI.
Yusuf Sahak, the all-rounder is the highest wicket taker in the tournament scalping 19 wickets. Picked up FOUR wickets in four balls vs MAL in astounding match winning figures of 5-6. Returned impressive figures of 3-9 vs MAM in the quarter-final. He has also mustered 48 runs in five innings.
Dawood Shirzad, the wily leg spinner is the second highest wicket taker picking up 15 wickets in 10 games with a best return of 4-16 vs JKP. He is the only bowler to have picked a four-fer twice in the series.
Captain: Hammad Rafiq
Wicketkeeper: Nikhil Mathur
Projected Top Four: Abdur Rahman, Nikhil Mathur, Hammad Rafiq, Qaiser Munir
Projected Opening Bowlers: Saqlain Shah, Harris Aziz
Spin Option(s): Hammad Rafiq, Musadaq Mubarak
MALMO Key Players:
Hammad Rafiq, star all-rounder, attacking middle order batsman, has the ability to take spinners apart on his day. A wily and reliable off-spinner, he will look to make breakthroughs in the middle overs. The all-rounder is leading the scoring sheets for his side with 166 runs in nine innings and has picked up 10 wickets. Plundered five sixes in an over to take his side to a famous win over JKP last week.
Musadaq Mubarak, the all-rounder is having an impressive season racking up 87 runs in eight innings and picking up NINE wickets including a best return of 3-4 vs LAN in the quarter-final.
Nikhil Mathur, the wicket keeper batsman, has looked in tremendous touch mustering 133 runs in six games at a strike rate of 193 and is second highest run scorer for his side.
Sunny Sharma, the right handed opening batsman has racked up 106 runs in nine innings and is the third highest run scorer for Malmo.
Qaiser Munir, right arm fast bowler, usually bowls at the death, targeting the stumps. Is the biggest hitter in the team, can hit monster sixes for fun. Has mustered 67 runs and scalped 12 wickets in 10 games including 3-17 vs AF in the semi-final.
Ariana CC and Malmo have had an impressive run but fell short in the semi-finals. The two sides will be looking to at least get a podium finish in this bronze medal encounter.
Last time they met: ECS21.609 | ARI 118 def MAL 88 (3 Aug 2021)
Match Prediction: Ariana CC (ARI) won both the games against Malmo in the group stages and are likely to keep their unbeaten record against MAM.
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