MATCH 9 (ECS21.564) BOTKYRKA (BOT) v PAKISTANSKA FORENING (PF) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
BOT Last Five Matches: L W W (Avg Score For 85, Avg Score Against 86)
PF Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 109, Avg Score Against 70)
Captain: Asad Iqbal
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. Joint leading run scorer with 72 runs from three games. Has been good with the ball too picking up FIVE wickets at an economy of just over six and a best return of 2-5.
Gurpal Randhawa picked up FIVE wickets on Monday finishing as the top wicket taker with a best return of 3-10.
Zeeshan Mehmood, the all-rounder has racked up 40 runs and picked up FOUR wickets in three games.
Ahmed Zulfiqar is a classy batsman who will open the innings for BOT, can also bowl decent off-spin. Mustered 43 runs at a strike rate of 215 on Tuesday.
Asif Khan, fast bowler,will normally take the new ball and look to provide early breakthroughs.
Captain: Bilal Muhammad
Wicketkeeper: Usama Chaudhry
Projected Top Four: Faraan Chaudhry, Sameer Ali Khan, Muhammad Vajjih Ali, Usama Chaudhry
Projected Opening Bowlers: Bilal Muhammad, Khalil Jalali
Spin Option(s): Sameer Ali Khan, Waqar Hassan
PAKISTANSKA FORENING Key Players:
Sameer Ali Khan, MVP last term, the right hander racked up 106 runs in five innings in the previous edition and was the joint highest wicket taker for PF with EIGHT scalps. Has scored 57 runs in four games and has picked up a couple of wickets as well.
Bilal Muhammad, captain, medium pacer, leading wicket taker for PF last summer with EIGHT wickets at an economy rate of just 5.75. Has scalped FIVE wickets at an economy of 5.14 and a best return of 2-5.
Faraan Chaudhry played for Alby Zalmi last term racking up 94 runs from five innings. Has been selected for the Swedish U19 team. Is currently the top run scorer with 72 runs from four matches.
Muhammad Vajjih Ali, returned man of the match performance of a 17-ball 32 vs STO in the second game to take his side to eighth consecutive wins.
Zubair Aslam, the right arm pacer is leading the wicket taking charts so far with SIX scalps from just three games at an impressive economy of 6.20 and a tournament best figure of 4-11.
Continuing from where they left off last season, Pakistanska Forening have raced to FOUR straight wins this term without breaking a sweat. Botkyrka have shown promise winning two of the three games played and have the quality to surprise PF on their day.
Last time they met: ECS21.556 | PF 101 def BOT 80 (19 Jul 2021)
Match Prediction: Pakistanska Forening (PF) to pick up a fifth straight win this season.
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