MATCH 7 (ECS21.562) STOCKHOLM (STO) v BOTKYRKA (BOT) 1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST
STO Last Five Matches: W L L L W (Avg Score For 81, Avg Score Against 89)
BOT Last Five Matches: L W (Avg Score For 74, Avg Score Against 82)
Captain: Chenna Nali
Wicketkeeper: Chenna Nali
Projected Top Four: Ankit Tiwari, Vinod Chalindra, Rajesh Lal, 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 46 runs in two games at a staggering strike rate of 288. He scored a whopping 87% of his runs in boundaries!
Deepjagan Singh, right arm fast bowler, looked impressive on the opening day picking up three wickets in two games.
Manoj Tomar scalped three wickets on Monday conceding at just 7.25 and is leading the wicket taking charts 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.
Captain: Tahir Tarar
Wicketkeeper: Muhammad Ali Hassani
Projected Top Four: Zeeshan Mehmood, Ahmed Zulfiqar, Tahir Tarar, Shani Khawaja
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. Didn’t look comfortable on Monday scoring 34 runs at less than a run a ball. Would look to change that in the coming games. He was good with the ball though picking up three wickets at an economy of under six and a best return of 2-5.
Zeeshan Mehmood, the all-rounder racked up 39 runs topping the scoring sheets for BOT and picked up THREE wickets in the two games on Monday.
Ahmed Zulfiqar is a classy batsman who will open the innings for BOT, can also bowl decent off-spin.
Asif Khan, fast bowler,will normally take the new ball and look to provide early breakthroughs.
Two evenly matched sides meet with both having racked up a win a piece on the opening day. Both beat bottom side FOR but both come unstuck against defending champs PF. Which side can state their case for second place in the group standings?
Match Prediction: Stockholm (STO) to seal a narrow success.
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