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.
Making their ECS debut, Goteborg City have been on a steep rise, finishing runners-up in Allsvenskan T20 last year and will now be hoping to impress on the grand stage of European Cricket. GOC are renowned slow starters, but have the capability to finish strongly and can beat any opponent on their day.
Regular Captain: Abu Zar
Regular Wicketkeeper: Umar Usman
Likely Top 4 Batting Order: Rahim Safi, Abu Zar, Mahib Shahin, Qasir Mahmood
Likely Opening Bowlers: Avinash Ketty,Mahib Shahin
Spin Option(s): Hasibur Rahman , Vikas Dixit , Abu Zar
Rahim Safi, has joined GOC this season, one of the best all-rounders in the side, has the ability to change games on his own with his power-hitting. Also very quick and reliable with the ball in his hand. Third highest run scorer for GOC with 169 runs to his name and has also picked up SIX wickets.
Abu Zar, captain, LHB, is the best batsman in the side. Second highest run scorer in the tournament amassing 186 runs in eight games at a strike rate of 200.
Mahib Shahin, the hard hitting all-rounder bagged man of the match award in his very first ECS match for his all-round performance mustering 38 off 20 and picking up 2-16 vs LAN. He is leading the wickets column for GOC picking up EIGHT wickets. He has also scored 176 runs in seven innings and is the second highest for GOC.
Umar Usman, the right handed wicket keeper batsman has mustered 54 runs in five innings at a strike rate of 216 and could be a game changer in crunch situations.
Qasir Mahmood, the all-rounder looked good in the two games he played earlier in the tournament racking up 45 runs at a SR of 173. Mustered a 5-ball 13 in the quarter-final vs JKP.
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