FINAL - MATCH 48 (ECS21.651) GOTEBORG CITY (GOC) v ARIANA AKIF (AF) 1330 GMT | 1530 CET | 1900 IST

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GOC Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 124, Avg Score Against 91)

AF Last Five Matches: W W L W W (Avg Score For 115, Avg Score Against 85) 



Captain: Abu Zar

Wicketkeeper: Shadhin Mahmood

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



Rahim Safi, 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. Leading run scorer in the tournament with 307 runs to his name including a match winning knock of 72* off 29 balls vs JKP in the quarter-final. He has also picked up SIX wickets.

Abu Zar, captain, LHB, is the best batsman in the side. Second highest run scorer for GOC amassing 221 runs in 10 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 10 wickets. He has also scored 241 runs in nine innings including a 30-ball 55 in the opening semifinal.

Qasir Mahmood, the all-rounder looked good in the two games he played earlier in the tournament racking up 59 runs. He mustered a 5-ball 13 in the quarter-final vs JKP and returned figures of 2-23 in the semi-final vs ARI.


Captain: Dharmender Singh

Wicketkeeper: Ihsan Shirzad

Projected Top Four: Delawar Khan, Khaled Mohammad, Abdul Naser, Ihsan Shirzad

Projected Opening Bowlers: Delawar Khan, Abdul Naser

Spin Option(s): Anudeep Gudimella, Dharmender Singh, Rahatullah Rahatullah


ARIANA AKIF Key Players:

Ihsan Shirzad, the wicket keeper batsman is the highest scorer for AF amassing 202 runs from 10 innings. He showed a nice array of shots in his match winning knock of 57* off 21 balls vs JKP in the group stage. Has won two man of the match awards for his efforts with the bat so far and will be key for AF in the crucial semi-final against MAL.

Khaled Mohammad, a talented top order batsman, one of the best batsmen in the AF side, joint second highest scorer for AF racking up 146 runs in nine innings.

Dharmender Singh, captain, slow left arm orthodox, scalped 2-10 vs Malmo in the opening match bagging his first man of the match award this season. Joint top wicket taker for AF with SEVEN scalps from 10 games.

Abdul Naser, the hard hitting batsman mustered an unbeaten 42 off just 11 balls against ARI to bag his first man of the match award in his very first game of the series. He bagged his second man of the match award in the quarter-final against LND for an impressive bowling figures of 3-6.


Newcomers Goteborg City have been mighty impressive in their debut season with 9-1 record and will be looking to win their maiden ECS tournament. Thereigning champs,ArianaAKIF, have truly played like champions with a similar record of 9-1 and have the experience of winning a big game. Both sides are equally capable of taking the trophy home and the match could turn out to be a humdinger.


Match Prediction: Ariana AKIF (AF) to be crowned champions for the second year running.



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