3rd QUARTER FINAL - MATCH 43 (ECS21.598) PAKISTANSKA FORENING (PF) v ALBY ZALMI CF (ALZ) 1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST
PF Last Five Matches: W W W L W (Avg Score For 88, Avg Score Against 70)
ALZ Last Five Matches: W L W W L (Avg Score For 104, Avg Score Against 95)
Captain: Bilal Muhammad
Wicketkeeper: Kamran Zia
Projected Top Four: Imam Din,Faraan Chaudhry, Sameer Ali Khan, Khalil Jalali
Projected Opening Bowlers: Bilal Muhammad, Khalil Jalali
Spin Option(s): Sameer Ali Khan
PAKISTANSKA FORENING Key Players:
Sameer Ali Khan, MVP last term, is top scorer for PF racking up 149 runs in eight games and has picked up FIVE wickets as well.
Bilal Muhammad, captain, medium pacer, has scalped EIGHT wickets at an economy of 6.15 and a best return of 2-5.
Faraan Chaudhry has been selected for the Swedish U19 team. Is currently the second highest run scorer for PF with 93 runs from seven innings and has picked up a couple of wickets.
Zubair Aslam, the right arm pacer is leading the wicket taking charts in Group A with 10 scalps from seven games at an impressive economy of 4.53 and boasts tournament best figures of 4-11.
Captain: Rahel Khan
Wicketkeeper: Ismaeel Zia
Projected Top Four: Rahel Khan, Shahed Ali, Azam Khalil, Zia Alozai
Projected Opening Bowlers: Qudratullah Mir Afzal, Zia Alozai
Spin Option(s): Azam Khalil, Rahel Khan, Sami Khalil
ALBY ZALMI CF Key Players:
Azam Khalil, all-rounder,second highest run scorer for ALZ with 120 runs from eight games. He is also joint wicket taker for ALZ picking up 10 wickets. Awarded man of the match for his all-round performance vs Nacka on Tuesday.
Rahel Khan, solid top order batsman and a good leg spinner, recently selected for the Swedish national team. Top scorer and joint top wicket taker for ALZ scoring 134 runs and picking up 10 wickets. Was awarded man of the match vs DIF for his all-round show scoring 32 off 14 and picking up 2-14.
Qudratullah Mir Afzalis a talented middle order batsman and opens the bowling for ALZ, has good control over the new ball. Has scored 100 runs and picked up a couple of wickets as well.
Zia Alozai, the all-rounder returned figures of 3-19 in his very first game of the series vs Marsta. He has also racked up 72 runs in four games.
Ismaeel Zia, the wicket-keeper batsman scored 32 off 18 balls against Huddinge on Thursday to bag his first man of the match award this season.
PF progressed to seven wins out of eight to top Group A, but it’s fair to say the reigning champions did not always convince during the round robin stage. PF will look to up their game during the business end of the competition, in similar fashion to last season when beating ALZ on the way to the title. Alby Zalmi lost four of their first five games before recovering to finish fourth, ahead of previous winners Nacka.
Last time they met: PF 108 def ALZ 66 (19 Jun 2020)
Match Prediction: Both teams have solid bowling attacks, but have struggled to deliver with the bat more often than not. Whoever bats well will win this match, but a slight preference is given to Alby Zalmi as PF might be rusty after not playing for a week.
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