MATCH 18 (ECS21.573) UMEA (UME) v BOTKYRKA (BOT) 0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
UME Last Five Matches: L L L L L (Avg Score For 86, Avg Score Against 98)
BOT Last Five Matches: W W L W W (Avg Score For 96, Avg Score Against 90)
Captain: Majid Mustafa
Wicketkeeper: Majid Mustafa
Projected Top Four: Majid Mustafa, Abdullah Abrar, 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. Now the second highest run scorer in the tournament, with 142 runs from six matches, including an unbeaten 50 vs FOR.
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 four wickets at an economy of 8.25.
Kaiyum Miah, the right arm medium pacer is leading the wickets taking column for UME with SEVEN scalps from four games. He returned second best figures of the tournament picking up 4-14 vs PF on Thursday.
Abdullah Abrar, the all-rounder is the second highest run scorer for UME scoring 108 runs and has picked up two wickets as well.
Captain: Asad Iqbal
Wicketkeeper: Muhammad Ali Hassani
Projected Top Four: Ahmed Zulfiqar, Tahir Tarar, Shani Khawaja, Gurpal Randhawa
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. Second highest run scorer for BOT racking up 87 runs from five games. Has been good with the ball too picking up SIX wickets with a best return of 2-5.
Gurpal Randhawa picked up SEVEN wickets from five matches, joint top wicket taker for BOT with a best return of 3-10.
Osama Qureshi, the BOT opening bowler has delivered with the new ball picking up SIX wickets in six games with a best return of 2-19.
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.
Botkyrka are comfortably placed second with four wins from six games while Umea are yet to win a game. With FOR beating PF yesterday, Umea are officially eliminated from the knockout stages. Having nothing to lose, UME will look to spring a surprise and end the tournament on a high.
Match Prediction: Botkyrka (BOT) to rack up a fifth win.
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