MATCH 11 (ECS21.566) BOTKYRKA (BOT) v FORENOM ROYALS (FOR) 1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST
BOT Last Five Matches: L W W (Avg Score For 85, Avg Score Against 86)
FOR Last Five Matches: L L W (Avg Score For 65, Avg Score Against 90)
Captain: Asad Iqbal
Wicketkeeper: Muhammad Ali Hassani
Projected Top Four: Zeeshan Mehmood, Ahmed Zulfiqar, Tahir Tarar, Shani Khawaja
Projected Opening Bowlers: Osama Qureshi, Asif Khan
Spin Option(s): Ahmed Zulfiqar, Gurpal Randhawa
BOTKYRKA Key Players:
Tahir Tarar, big hitting all-rounder, boasts previous ECS experience playing for Karlskroma Zalmi Cricketforening. Joint leading run scorer with 72 runs from three games. Has been good with the ball too picking up FIVE wickets at an economy of just over six and a best return of 2-5.
Gurpal Randhawa picked up FIVE wickets on Monday finishing as the top wicket taker with a best return of 3-10.
Zeeshan Mehmood, the all-rounder has racked up 40 runs and picked up FOUR wickets in three games.
Ahmed Zulfiqar is a classy batsman who will open the innings for BOT, can also bowl decent off-spin. Mustered 43 runs at a strike rate of 215 on Tuesday.
Asif Khan, fast bowler,will normally take the new ball and look to provide early breakthroughs.
Captain: Rohit Juneja
Wicketkeeper: Srinivas Manem
Projected Top Four: Rohit Juneja, Anirudh Ram, Sahil Prashar, Srini Jettiboyina
Projected Opening Bowlers: Rohit Juneja, Sahil Prashar
Spin Option(s): Arpit Tiwari, Ameya Bendre
FORENOM ROYALS Key Players:
Rohit Juneja, captain of FOR, will also lead the way with the bat and open the innings. Hasn’t fired with the bat yet scoring just 13 runs in three games but is top wicket taker for FOR with three wickets in three games.
Sahil Prashar, the hard hitting right hander has mustered 93 runs in five T10 innings at a strike rate of 202. He also has three wickets to his name. Returned figures of 3-9 vs BOT on his ECS debut. Golden Ball hero taking FOR to their first ever ECS victory vs Umea.
Arpit Tiwari, bowling all-rounder, is a tidy off-spin bowler with SEVEN T10 wickets to his name in eight matches. Was impressive on the opening day bagging a man of the match award in the first game for scoring 25 runs and picking up 3-14 vs BOT. Top scorer for FOR racking up 58 runs in three innings.
Both sides are set for their second outing of the day. Botkyrka have shown some quality on the opening two days and will be favourites to beat the Royals who secured a precious first ever ECS victory via Golden Ball.
Last time they met: ECS21.557 | BOT 68 def FOR 62 (19 Jul 2021)
Match Prediction: Botkyrka (BOT) to win fairly comfortably.
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