MATCH 28 (ECS21.631) HISINGENS (HSG) v LUND (LND) 1230 GMT | 1430 CET | 1800 IST
HSG Last Five Matches: W L L L L
LND Last Five Matches: W NR
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. He is the leading wicket taker for HSG in the ongoing Swedish T20 League Division 1 with 10 scalps from four games.
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.
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. Top wicket taker for HSG at European Cricket Series Gothenburg 2020, scalping five wickets in five matches.
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, the destructive, hard hitting opening batsman has impressive statistics in Swedish cricket. He was also MVP and top scorer in the European Cricket Series Malmo 2020, mustering 210 runs at a devastating SR of 233. The right hander smashed the joint most sixes with 20 hits over the ropes. He is equally good with the ball, scalping SIX wickets last term and is rated one of the top all rounders in Swedish cricket. Mustered 24 runs in 12 balls in the opening game.
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. Played for AF at European Cricket Series Malmo 2020 returning impressive figures of 3-3 vs Karlskrona Zalmi CF.
Wahab Hassan, a talented, hard hitting top-order batsmanand opening bowler. Will be looking to provide his team with good starts with both bat and ball. 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.
Hardeep Virk, captain, wicket keeper batsman, a decent top order batsman with good skills behind the wicket. Didn’t enjoy last season playing for AF, scoring just 23 runs in five innings. He will look to turn things around this season in charge of a new team. Scored a well-made 21 off 13 balls in the opening game contributing to his side’s first ever ECS victory.
Hisingens enter the fray with a tough assignment against a strong looking Lund lineup. HSG did not enjoy their debut last year, winning just a solitary game at European Cricket Series Gothenburg 2020 and will be hoping to improve on that showing this time around. Lund opened their account with a win over Malmohus at the weekend and will start strong favourites.
Match Prediction: Lund (LND) to win with plenty to spare.
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