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 2016, Jonkoping (JKP) have been one of the top teams in Sweden ever since. JKP were promoted to the Elite division after being crowned champions of the Swedish T20 League in 2017. JKP won the SCF T10 league in 2020 before enjoying a fantastic run at European Cricket Series Gothenburg last season with 4-1-1 record in the group stages, before going onto win the tournament comfortably. Although star player Naseer Batcha is absent, JKP still boast a good mix of young and experienced talent. JKP have dropped from Superettan to Swedish T20 League Division 1 this year, yet are considered one of the top T10 teams in the country.
Regular Captain: Muhammad Ismail
Regular Wicketkeeper: Bilal Munir
Likely Top 4 Batting Order: Riaz Khan, Sami Ibrahimkhil, Muhammad Ismail, Zabiullah Zadran
Likely Opening Bowlers: Zabiullah Zadran, Sahargul Shirzad
Spin Option(s): Muhammad Ismail, Sami Ibrahimkhil
Riaz Khan, a very talented opening batsman, can destroy any bowling attack with his powerful hard-hitting ability. Was back in the side after a break mustering a 21-ball 41 vs MAL on Friday. Has racked up a total of 62 runs and has picked up a couple of wickets as well.
Zabiullah Zadran, a very talented middle-order batsman, capable of building an innings and scoring quick runs. Right arm fast bowler, opens the bowling for JKP, can deliver at 140+ speed easily. Top scorer and wicket taker for JKP racking up 128 runs and picking up NINE wickets in eight games.
Sahargul Shirzadis a very economical and wicket-taking bowler with the ability to swing the ball. He is also a middle-order batsman who can add quick runs. Third highest run scorer for JKP with 82 runs including a man of the match performance in the first game vs HRO scoring a quickfire 33 of 13 balls. Has picked up four wickets as well.
Sami Ibrahimkhil, left handed opening batsman, has the ability to hit the ball out of the park, was in good hitting form on Wednesday mustering 47 runs in two games vs ARI at a SR of 181. Has racked up a total of 88 runs from eight games. Can also bowl some left-arm offies.
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