MATCH 32 (ECS21.587) ALBY ZALMI (ALZ) v NACKA (NAC) 1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST
ALZ Last Five Matches: W L W L L (Avg Score For 83, Avg Score Against 91)
NAC Last Five Matches: W L L L L (Avg Score For 98, Avg Score Against 104)
ALBY ZALMI (ALZ)
Captain: Rahel Khan
Wicketkeeper: Ismaeel Zia
Projected Top Four: Rahel Khan, Shahed Ali, Azam Khalil, Tas Qureshi
Projected Opening Bowlers: Qudratullah Mir Afzal, Tas Qureshi
Spin Option(s): Azam Khalil, Rahel Khan, Faseeh Choudhary, Sami Khalil, Muhammad Zeeshan
ALBY ZALMI Key Players:
Azam Khalil, all-rounder,leading run scorer and wicket taker for ALZ last year atDream11 European Cricket Series Stockholm racking up 179 runs and picking up 10 wickets. The most economical bowler for ALZ on Monday conceding at just 5.75 runs per over and rewarded with three wickets.
Rahel Khan, solid top order batsman and decent leg spinner, recently selected for the Swedish national team, picked up SEVEN wickets last year at an economy rate of just 5.87 and mustered 48 runs with the bat. Top scorer and wicket taker for ALZ scoring 31 runs and picking up FOUR wickets in two games on Monday.
Qudratullah Mir Afzalis a talented middle order batsman and can bowl at any time of the innings with good control. The all-rounder picked up SIX wickets atDream11 European Cricket Series Stockholm 2020. Scored 25 runs and picked up a wicket on Monday.
Tas Qureshiis another reliable all-rounder in the ALZ squad. He played for PF last term scoring 75 runs and picking up three wickets. One of the fastest bowlers in Sweden and can be a handy batsman in the middle order. Returned impressive figures of 2-15 vs DIF yesterday.
Sami Khalil, considered the best all-rounder in the ALZ side, the 17-year old is one of the most improved players in Sweden. The youngster likes to hit the ball hard and is a skilled leg spinner. He recently hit the fastest fifty in just 15 balls in the junior league and is also a member of the U19 national side.
Captain: Zabi Zahid
Wicketkeeper: Sadat Sidiqi
Projected Top Four: Khalid Zahid, Omran Zazai, Azam Mohammad, Sadat Sidiqi
Projected Opening Bowlers: Zabi Zahid, Lemar Momand
Spin Option(s): Abdul Hakeem, Azam Mohammad
NACKA Key Players:
Khalid Zahid, the experienced all-rounder has been selected to represent the national team recently. He was the second highest run scorer last summer racking up 168 runs in just four innings at an average of 84 and SR of 183 atDream11 European Cricket Series Botkyrka, Stockholm.Has racked up 65 runs and picked up three in four games.
Lemar Momand, left arm medium pacer, was top wicket taker for NAC last season with SIX scalps from six games atDream11 European Cricket Series Botkyrka, Stockholm. He has also been selected for the Swedish national team to tour Denmark and Finland.
Omran Zazai, the 22-year old is a hard hitting opening batsman, racked up 118 runs at a strike rate of 281 - highest in the tournament. He hit 13 sixes and six fours mustering over 86% of his runs in boundaries atDream11 European Cricket Series Botkyrka, Stockholm. Top scorer for NAC with 67 runs from four innings at a SR of 203.
Zabi Zahid, captain, all-rounder, mustered 77 runs in three innings at a SR of 241 - third highest in the tournament. He also picked up FOUR wickets atDream11 European Cricket Series Botkyrka, Stockholm. Has picked up FIVE wickets and mustered 63 runs so far.
Nacka have been the surprise of the comp so far for all the wrong reasons. Without a win in four attempts, the reigning champions simply have to beat Alby Zalmi to remain in the hunt for the knockout stages. Alby Zalmi lost both their games on Monday and are also under pressure for a result.
Match Prediction: Strugglers NAC and ALZ have lost a combined four of their five games chasing. Hence, the result of this match may depend on the toss. Both teams will be keen to bat first and put the opposition under heavy scoreboard pressure.
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