MATCH 12 (ECS21.567) UMEA (UME) v STOCKHOLM (STO) 1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST
UME Last Five Matches: L L (Avg Score For 63, Avg Score Against 83)
STO Last Five Matches: L L W L L (Avg Score For 83, Avg Score Against 103)
Captain: Majid Mustafa
Wicketkeeper: Majid Mustafa
Projected Top Four: Majid Mustafa, Arslan Bajwa, Pradeep Singh, Hani Hassan
Projected Opening Bowlers: Amir Husseini, Hani Hassana
Spin Option(s): Abdullah Abrar, Majid Mustafa, Syed Junaid, Mahmood Ahmad
UMEA Key Players:
Majid Mustafa, right handed top order batsman and wicket-keeper, is one of the most reliable batsman with sound technique. He is the all-time leading run scorer and captain of UME. Finished top scorer for UME racking up 34 runs in two games.
Arslan Bajwa finished second highest run scorer for UME on Tuesday with 24 runs to his name. Almost took his side home losing out on Golden Ball.
Hani Hassan, the 19-year old all-rounder is a shining star. He is one of the best batsman in Umea and is a hard bowler to get away. Picked up three wickets at a miser economy of just 5.25 on Tuesday.
Pradeep Singh is a middle order batsman with good technique who can hit huge sixes as well. An economical and tricky bowler to hit due to his tight line and length.
Captain: Chenna Nali
Wicketkeeper: Chenna Nali
Projected Top Four: Ankit Tiwari, Vinod Chalindra, Shiva Arsi, Archan Vaidya
Projected Opening Bowlers: Deepjagan Singh, Harlagan Sandhu
Spin Option(s): Rakesh Kumar, Archan Vaidya
STOCKHOLM Key Players:
Vinod Chalindra, the hard hitting batsman hammered 66 runs in four games at a staggering strike rate of 228. He scored a whopping 76% of his runs in boundaries!
Shiva Arsi racked up 44 runs and ended up as second highest run scorer on Monday.
Deepjagan Singh, right arm fast bowler, looked impressive on the opening day picking up three wickets in two games. Is top wicket taker for STO with FIVE wickets from three matches.
Archan Vaidya is a quality all-rounder and a gun fielder. He will be looking to make an impact in all three departments in his debut ECS season. Scored 35 runs on his ECS debut on Tuesday.
Two evenly matched sides meet and fine margins will normally decide these encounters. Umea face a second outing of the day against a STO side that will have plenty of energy having not played so far on Wednesday. Umea could be basking in their first ever ECS victory or become further demoralised after another heartbreaking loss.
Match Prediction: Stockholm (STO) to bounce back after two back-to-back losses.
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