MATCH 15 (ECS21.570) BOTKYRKA (BOT) v STOCKHOLM (STO) 1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST
BOT Last Five Matches: L W W L W (Avg Score For 88, Avg Score Against 87)
STO Last Five Matches: L W L L W (Avg Score For 98, Avg Score Against 104)
Captain: Tahir Tarar
Wicketkeeper: Muhammad Ali Hassani
Projected Top Four: Zeeshan Mehmood, Tahir Tarar, Shani Khawaja, Gurpal Randhawa
Projected Opening Bowlers: Osama Qureshi, Zeeshan Mehmood
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. Second highest run scorer for BOT racking up 87 runs from five games. Has been good with the ball too picking up SIX wickets at an economy of just over six and a best return of 2-5.
Gurpal Randhawa picked up SIX wickets from four matches finishing joint top wicket taker for BOT with a best return of 3-10.
Zeeshan Mehmood, the all-rounder has racked up 72 runs and picked up SIX wickets in five games.
Ahmed Zulfiqar is a classy batsman who will open the innings for BOT, can also bowl decent off-spin. Has mustered 102 runs in three games at a strike rate of 179.
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.
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.
Placed third in Group A, Stockholm have only managed to beat the two teams below them and have struggled against the ones above them. Newcomers Botkyrka are currently second and beat STO in their last meeting. BOT will be confident of a repeat, while STO will be hoping to avenge that previous defeat.
Last time they met: ECS21.562 | BOT 107 def STO 96 (20 Jul 2021)
Match Prediction: Botkyrka (BOT) to down Stockholm for a second time.
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