MATCH 14 (ECS21.617) MALMO (MAL) v HELSINGBORG ROYALS (HRO) 0830 GMT | 1030 CET | 1400 IST
MAL Last Five Matches: L L L L L (Avg Score For 84, Avg Score Against 106)
HRO Last Five Matches: L L L L L (Avg Score For 78, Avg Score Against 96)
Captain: Hammad Rafiq
Wicketkeeper: Nikhil Mathur
Projected Top Four: Sunny Sharma, Nikhil Mathur, Hammad Rafiq, Qaiser Munir
Projected Opening Bowlers: Saqlain Shah, Azim Chinwari
Spin Option(s): Hammad Rafiq, Yarjan Mohammadi
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 78 runs and is joint top wicket taker picking up SIX wickets.
Saad Mohammad, the 18-year old medium pacer returned figures of 4-11 on Tuesday vs ARI and is leading the wickets column for MAL with SIX wickets alongside Hammad Rafiq.
Azim Chinwari, the 16-year old pace bowler has good pace and control. Swings the new ball away from the right handers. Recently picked for the Swedish U19 National Team. Returned figures of 3-23 in the opening game vs AF.
Nikhil Mathur, the wicket keeper batsman looked in tremendous touch on Tuesday mustering 51 runs in two games at a strike rate of 212.50.
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 scalped three wickets so far.
Captain: Madhan Prabu
Wicketkeeper: Madhan Prabu
Projected Top Four: Abinash Panda, Pramod Kompella, Prasanjit Behera, Madhan Prabu
Projected Opening Bowlers: Gour Sadashiv, Sachin Shetty
Spin Option(s): Rohit Saproo, Abinash Panda
HELSINGBORG ROYALS Key Players:
Abinash Panda, a talented opening batsman, capable of playing fast paced innings. Can bowl quick off spinners and is one of the best all-rounders in the HRO side. Has scored 71 runs and picked up three wickets in six games.
Davinder Singh, the hard hitting middle order batsman has racked up 81 runs from six matches and is second highest run scorer for his side.
Rohit Saproo, a tricky slow bowler, the angle and speed at which he bowls will make it tougher for batsmen. Has picked up SIX wickets with a best return of 2-9.
Gour Sadashiv, fast bowler, can produce inswingers at decent speed, joint top wicket taker for HRO picking up SEVEN scalps from six games.
Prasanjit Behera, a talented all-round cricketer, a good technical batsman, has the ability to bowl tight line and length with good swing. He is also a gun fielder. Highest run scorer for HRO with 85 runs from six games. Is also joint top wicket taker for HRO scalping SEVEN wickets including a best return of 4-7 vs JKP on Tuesday. Has bagged two man of the match awards for his all round performances.
Madhan Prabu, captain, right hand middle order batsman, one of the best hitters in the HRO lineup with a career strike rate of over 140. Will be donning the keeping gloves this season, but can also bowl if needed. Has racked up 65 runs in five innings.
Winless Malmo enjoyed a day off and must come back refreshed to the action against Helsingborg Royals who are struggling themselves with just a solitary win. These two sides are both without a win in their last five appearances and are presented with the opportunity to get their campaign back on track.
Match Prediction: Malmo to register their first win of the series.
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