MATCH 7 (ECS21.610) JONKOPING (JKP) v HELSINGBORG ROYALS (HRO) 1030 GMT | 1230 CET | 1600 IST
JKP Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 93, Avg Score Against 68)
HRO Last Five Matches: L L L W L (Avg Score For 69, Avg Score Against 87)
Captain: Muhammad Ismail
Wicketkeeper: Bilal Munir
Projected Top Four: Riaz Khan, Sami Ibrahimkhil, Muhammad Ismail, Zabiullah Zadran
Projected Opening Bowlers: Zabiullah Zadran, Sahargul Shirzad
Spin Option(s): Muhammad Ismail, Sami Ibrahimkhil
JONKOPING Key Players:
Riaz Khan, a very talented opening batsman, racked up 138 runs from seven innings last summer at European Cricket Series Gothenburg 2020 and can destroy any bowling attack with his powerful hard-hitting.
Sami Ibrahimkhil, left handed opening batsman, has the ability to hit the ball out of the park, scored 64 runs in five innings at European Cricket Series Gothenburg 2020. Can also bowl some left-arm offies.
Zabiullah Zadran, right arm fast bowler, will open the bowling for JKP, can deliver at 140+ speed easily. Leading wicket taker atEuropean Cricket Series Gothenburg 2020, picking up 10 wickets at an ER of just 5.60. Also a very talented middle-order batsman, capable of building an innings and scoring quick runs, scored 44 runs in three innings last season.
Sahargul Shirzadis a very economical and wicket-taking bowler with the ability to swing the ball. Scalped EIGHT wickets at an economy rate of 5.64 last term at European Cricket Series Gothenburg 2020. He is also a middle-order batsman who can add quick runs.
Bhavya Patel, right-hand medium-pace bowler who is generally one of the leading wicket-takers for JKP in all tournaments. He has good control and bowls in good channels. Joint second highest wicket taker for JKP last term at European Cricket Series Gothenburg 2020 with EIGHT wickets to his name.
Captain: Abinash Panda
Wicketkeeper: Suhas Shetty
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. Top run scorer and wicket taker for HRO atEuropean Cricket Series Malmo 2020 scoring 92 runs and picking up three wickets. Looked good in the first game scoring 21 off 18 balls.
Rohit Saproo, a tricky slow bowler, the angle and speed at which he bowls will make it tougher for batsmen. Useful middle order batter, can contribute vital runs. The most economical bowler for HRO on Monday conceding only at 5.25 rpo, also picking up three wickets with a best return of 2-9.
Gour Sadashiv, fast bowler, can produce inswingers at decent speed, highest wicket taker for HRO last season and is generally economical. Top wicket taker for HRO on Monday picking up four scalps at an ER of 6.50.
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. Returned man of the match for his all-round performance in the first ever victory for HRO, scoring a vital unbeaten 23 and a priceless wicket vs ARI.
Jonkoping were jumping for joy after winning European Cricket Series Gothenburg last season with 4-1-1 record in the group stages, before going onto win the tournament comfortably. JKP will be strong favourites, but HRO at least claimed their first-ever ECS victory after five attempts on Monday.
Match Prediction: Jonkoping (JKP) to edge a narrow win.
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