MATCH 13 (ECS21.568) STOCKHOLM (STO) v UMEA (UME) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
STO Last Five Matches: L W L L W (Avg Score For 98, Avg Score Against 104)
UME Last Five Matches: L L L L (Avg Score For 89, Avg Score Against 101)
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 75 runs in five games at a strike rate of 179. He has scored a whopping 77% of his runs in boundaries!
Shiva Arsi, the right hander has looked good with the batracking up 55 runs in three innings.
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 four matches.
Manoj Tomar has scalped FOUR wickets and is leading second highest wicket taker for STO.
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. Second highest run scorer in the tournament racking up 112 runs in just two innings. The left hander scored a blistering 77* off just 28 balls in the last game vs UME and bagged man of the match honours for his effort.
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. Racked up a total of 82 runs on Wednesday including an unbeaten 50 vs FOR. Is now the leading run scorer in the tournament with 116 runs from four matches.
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 an economy of just 7.50.
Abdullah Abrar, the all-rounder is the second highest run scorer and wicket taker for UME scoring 81 runs and picking up two wickets.
These two sides played out a thriller on Wednesday. Once again, Umea were on the wrong side of the result, losing a third close game and as a result are stranded at the bottom of the table. Stockholm, on the other hand, are placed in third and will be aiming for another win before a tough battle against Botkyrka later in the day.
Last time they met: ECS21.567 | STO 129 def UME 121 (21 Jul 2021)
Match Prediction: Stockholm (STO) to win at a canter.
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