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 1980, Malmo (MAL) is the very first cricket club formed in the city of Malmo. MAL boast some good ex-Swedish national team players including Rajan Sharma who is also the current U19 national team coach and still a keen, active player at the age of 58! However, Malmo endured an ordinary season last term finishing third in Group B with two wins and two losses. MAL later lost the Shield Final to finish sixth overall.
Regular Captain: Hammad Rafiq
Regular Wicketkeeper: Nikhil Mathur
Likely Top 4 Batting Order: Sunny Sharma, Nikhil Mathur, Hammad Rafiq, Qaiser Munir
Likely Opening Bowlers: Saqlain Shah, Azim Chinwari
Spin Option(s): Hammad Rafiq, Yarjan Mohammadi
Hammad Rafiq, star all-rounder, attacking middle order batsman, has the ability to take spinners apart on his day. A wily and reliable off-spinner, he will look to make breakthroughs in the middle overs. The all-rounder is leading the scoring sheets for his side with 164 runs and has picked up SEVEN wickets. Plundered five sixes in an over to take his side to a famous win over JKP on Friday.
Saad Mohammad, the 18-year old medium pacer returned figures of 4-11 on Tuesday vs ARI and is second highest wicket taker for MAL with EIGHT wickets with a best return of 4-11.
Azim Chinwari, the 16-year old pace bowler has good pace and control. Swings the new ball away from the right handers. Recently picked for the Swedish U19 National Team. Leading wicket taker for MAL picking up 10 wickets in eight games. Returned best figures of 3-9 vs HRO.
Nikhil Mathur, the wicket keeper batsman, has looked in tremendous touch mustering 79 runs in four games at a strike rate of 188 and is second highest run scorer for his side.
Musadaq Mubarak, the all-rounder is having an impressive season racking up 86 runs in seven innings and picking up NINE wickets including a best return of 3-4 vs LAN in the quarter-final.
Sunny Sharma, the right handed opening batsman has racked up 97 runs in eight games and is the second highest run scorer for Malmo.
Qaiser Munir, right arm fast bowler, usually bowls at the death, targeting the stumps. Is the biggest hitter in the team, can hit monster sixes for fun. Has mustered 66 runs and scalped SEVEN wickets in eight games.
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