FanCode ECS Sweden Stockholm provides an opportunity for ten teams to showcase their skills, contesting 48 games over 12 days. Every game will be live streamed worldwide on the European Cricket Network and on FanCode - a multi-sport aggregator platform, from the house of Dream Sports for the Indian Sub-Continent.
Started at Stockholm University by Swedish students who learnt cricket during an exchange in New Zealand, the club was originally named as Stockholms Akademiska Cricketsällskap. In 2020, the club joined forces with Djurgarden IF, leading to its change of name. DIF enjoyed an outstanding run at Dream11 European Cricket Series Botkyrka, Stockholm last season with a 4-1 win/loss record. DIF fell agonisingly short at the final hurdle against eventual champions Nacka, but will aim to go one better to add to their two National T20 titles.
Regular Captain: Wynand Boshoff
Regular Wicketkeeper: Wynand Boshoff
Likely Top 4 Batting Order: Wynand Boshoff, Richie Robbins, Shahzeb Choudhry, Asim Bukhari
Likely Opening Bowlers: Shahzeb Choudhry, Prashant Shukla
Spin Option(s): Prashant Shukla, Ankit Dubey
Shahzeb Choudhryis a big contributor for DIF with bat and ball. He is also a reliable fielder. The all-rounder has racked up 79 runs and picked up 11 wickets this term leading the wicket taking charts. He has bagged two man of the match awards.
Wynand Boshoff, captain and driving force of the team, a natural strokemaker who can also hit the long ball. Top scorer for DIF with 181 runs in five games, bagging a couple of man of the match awards as well.
Richie Robbins, the right hander has been in good touch this season. He is the second highest run scorer for DIF with 107 runs from seven games.
Prashant Shukla, the leg spinner has been mighty impressive picking up 10 wickets at an economy rate of 6.66 and a best return of 3-8.
Tune into the live action from Stockholm from Monday to Saturday from 0700 GMT * 0900 CEST * 1230 IST *