FanCode ECS Sweden Malmo provides an opportunity for ten teams to showcase their skills, contesting 48 games over 12 days. Every game will be live streamed worldwide on the European Cricket Network and on FanCode - a multi-sport aggregator platform, from the house of Dream Sports for the Indian Sub-Continent.
Founded in 2014, Ariana CC (ARI) stormed into the Elite division winning all lower level leagues in successive seasons. The club is famous for its power hitting which was certainly on display at European Cricket Series Malmo last season, when ARI went unbeaten in the group stages. Ariana CC were unfortunate to succumb in the final against Ariana AKIF, but will be determined to go one step better this time around.
Regular Captain: Nusratullah Sultan
Regular Wicketkeeper: Qader Khan
Likely Top 4 Batting Order: Mahmood Babar, Bashir Ahmed, Nusratullah Sultan, Qader Khan
Likely Opening Bowlers: Atif Muhammad, Absar Khan
Spin Option(s): Dawood Shirzad, Mahmood Babar
Nusratullah Sultan, captain, a solid top order batsman, highest run scorer Group A mustering 176 runs at a SR of 185, including an unbeaten 75 off 30 balls vs Malmo earning himself a man of the match award. Has hit the most fours - 22 and sixes - 11 in Group A.
Mahmood Babar, the experienced right handed batsman has racked up 96 runs from six innings and is the third highest run scorer for his side.
Bashir Ahmed, technically sound, has looked good with the bat scoring 118 runs in eight matches and is the second highest run scorer for ARI.
Yusuf Sahak, the all-rounder is the second highest wicket taker so far scalping 13 wickets. Picked up FOUR wickets in four balls vs MAL in astounding match winning figures of 5-6. He has also mustered 40 runs in three innings.
Dawood Shirzad, the wily leg spinner is the leading wicket taker picking up 14 wickets in eight games with a best return of 4-16 vs JKP. He is the only bowler to have picked a four-fer twice in the series.
Baz Ayubi, the youngster has been impressive in his debut season picking up 11 wickets in eight games at an economy rate of 6.76 and is the third highest wicket taker in the tournament.
Tune into the live action from Sweden from Monday to Saturday from 0630 GMT * 0830 CEST * 1200 IST *