MATCH 37 (ECS21.640) LUND (LND) v LANDSKRONA (LAN) 0630 GMT | 0830 CET | 1200 IST
LND Last Five Matches: NR W W L L (Avg Score For 106, Avg Score Against 89)
LAN Last Five Matches: L L W W W (Avg Score For 113, Avg Score Against 118)
Captain: Hardeep Virk
Wicketkeeper: Hardeep Virk
Projected Top Four: Debarchan Dash,Hardeep Virk, Oktai Gholami, Ashfaq Ali
Projected Opening Bowlers: Debarchan Dash, Ashfaq Ali
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. Top scorer for LND mustering 92 runs in five innings this term and has picked up three 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.
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.
Haroon Malik, right arm medium pacer, top wicket taker for LND so far picking up FOUR wickets in four games with a best return of 3-16.
Captain: Saghar Hanif
Wicketkeeper: Nadeem Khan
Projected Top Four: Rameez Dalvi, Imran Kiyani, Tauseef Walayat, Qaisar Zaman
Projected Opening Bowlers: Amritanshu Singh, Javid Khan
Spin Option(s): Aniket Kharade, Saghar Hanif
LANDSKRONA Key Players:
Imran Kiyani, an aggressive batting all-rounder with an ability to score quick runs and can swing the ball at decent pace. Second highest scorer for LAN racking up 135 runs in six games including a 25-ball 46 vs GOC. Has scalped EIGHT wickets and is joint leading wicket taker for LAN.
Rameez Dalvi, a consistent opening batsman, leading run scorer for LAN in Swedish Cricket League in the past two years in the T20 format. His agility makes him by far the best fielder in the side as well. Highest run scorer for LAN mustering 150 runs in six games at a SR of 211.
Saghar Hanif, captain, one of the most experienced players in the LAN side. A prolific run scorer with over a decade of experience in Swedish Cricket. He is a very handy left arm spin bowler as well. Returned man of the match for his all-round performance against MAM scoring a valuable 24 off 16 and picking up 3-9 with the ball. Has scored a total of 73 runs and picked up SEVEN wickets.
Tuseef Walayat, middle order batsman who can destroy any bowling attack with his power hitting. Excellent fielder with a very strong arm. Plundered 101 runs in four games at a strike rate of 246!
Amritanshu Singh, the right arm pacer has impressed the most in the LAN bowling attack bowling tight lines. He has scalped EIGHT wickets in six games and is joint leading the wicket taker for his side alongside Imran Kiyani.
Missing a few key players on Wednesday, Lund were not at their best and lost their unbeaten record to Goteborg City and top spot as well in the process. Hosts Landskrona are safely through to the next stage and will provide a stiff test for LND. Both of these sides can still finish second in the group with a couple of wins to set up a potentially easier quarter-final.
Match Prediction: Lund (LND) to bounce back after two losses on Wednesday with a thrilling win.
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