1st QUARTER FINAL - MATCH 41 (ECS21.596) BOTKYRKA (BOT) v HUDDINGE (HUD) 1500 GMT | 1700 CET | 2030 IST
BOT Last Five Matches: L W W L W (Avg Score For 101, Avg Score Against 95)
HUD Last Five Matches: L W NR L W (Avg Score For 92, Avg Score Against 105)
Captain: Asad Iqbal
Wicketkeeper: Muhammad Ali Hassani
Projected Top Four: Ahmed Zulfiqar, Zeeshan Mahmood, Tahir Tarar, Shani Khawaja
Projected Opening Bowlers: Osama Qureshi, Tahir Tarar
Spin Option(s): Ahmed Zulfiqar, Gurpal Randhawa
BOTKYRKA Key Players:
Shani Khawaja is a good top order batsman and is the leading run scorer in Group A scoring 189 runs in eight innings including 19 fours and EIGHT sixes.
Tahir Tarar, big hitting all-rounder, is third highest run scorer for BOT racking up 125 runs from eight games. Has been consistently good with the ball too picking up NINE wickets with a best return of 2-5.
Gurpal Randhawa picked up EIGHT wickets from seven matches, joint second highest wicket taker for BOT with a best return of 3-10.
Zeeshan Mahmood is a valuable all-rounder and has been very consistent throughout the series racking up 122 runs with the bat and picking up EIGHT wickets with the ball.
Osama Qureshi, the BOT opening bowler has delivered with the new ball picking up EIGHT wickets in eight games with a best return of 2-19.
Ahmed Zulfiqar is a classy batsman who will open the innings for BOT, can also bowl decent off-spin. Has mustered 133 runs in just four games at a strike rate of 187.
Captain: Abdul Rashid Khan
Wicketkeeper: Abdul Rashid Khan
Projected Top Four: Abdul Rashid Khan, Nasir Iqbal, Sami Rahmani, Farhad Momand
Projected Opening Bowlers: Javaid Dawoodzai, Saeed Ahmad
HUDDINGE Key Players:
Sami Rahmaniis one of the best hitters of a cricket ball in Sweden. Scored a blistering 31 not out off just 13 balls against his former team Nacka. Is the second highest scorer for HUD racking up 92 runs at a SR of 196. Has also picked up SIX wickets leading the wicket taking charts for his side.
Saeed Ahmad, the 21-year-old talent has the potential to represent Sweden in the future. He has picked up FIVE scalps from eight games and has mustered 68 runs at a strike rate of 234 including a man of the match performance vs MAR hammering 34 off 13 balls.
Abdul Rashid Khan, captain, decent top order batsman, brings stability to the HUD batting lineup. Is top scorer for his side scoring 94 runs in six innings including a quickfire 47 off 21 balls vs ALZ on Thursday.
Farhad Momand, the all-rounder has racked up 64 runs in five innings and also claimed FIVE wickets in five overs.
Nasir Iqbal, thecurrent Swedish international is the all time leading wicket taker for HUD. He has picked up four scalps from seven games and has also mustered 75 runs at a strike rate of 170.
Botkyrka finished 5-3 to end second in Group A while Huddinge took third place in Group B with 4-3 with one of their games washed out. Both debutants have impressed immensely in the past 10 days and will be hopeful of progressing to the finals day. Botkyrka boast better stats, but will be rusty after a week out of the action. Therefore, Huddinge could edge through especially if batting second. HUD have won all four games chasing a target.
Match Prediction: Botkyrka (BOT) to narrowly edge Huddinge.
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