The 1st Semi-Final of 2020 ECS T10 Stockholm League will be played between Kista Cricket Club and Sigtuna CC at the Marsta Cricket Club in Stockholm.
The match starts at 4:00 PM local time (7:30 PM IST) (2:00 PM GMT).
This game can be streamed live on Fan Code.
Kista Cricket Club cruised to the semi-finals of the ECS T10 Stockholm having won as many as five matches in the league phase and ended up as the table toppers. Their only defeat of the tournament thus far came against Pakistanska Foreningen who will face Alby Zalmi in the second semi-final on Thursday. The Kista Cricket Club will face the 4th ranked team Sigtuna CC in the first semi-final. They won only three of the six matches and lost both the matches they were scheduled to play on Friday.
The Marsta CC is likely to receive rain during the match between Kista CC and Sigtuna CC teams.
The synthetic track here at the Marsta Cricket Club has ensured the playing area remained even through the day. Hence, the teams have got some big totals irrespective of the number of matches played in a day. The first semi-final, to be played on the same turf, could be carrying a lot of runs in it.
Average first innings score: 84 (Unaffected matches in league stage)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 8, Lost – 10
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Qurban Ali, Muhammad Rehman, Azeem Faisal, Ataullah Safi, Adil Mahmood Afzal, Ahmad Ejaz, Adnan Raza, Abu-Bakr Azhar/Zulfiqar Kiyani, Raja Mahmood (C & WK), Arshpreet Singh, Ch Shaftaz.
Bench – Abu-Bakr Azhar/Zulfiqar Kiyani, Sohaib Atif, Muhammad Nawaz, Umer Waqar, Osama Saleem, Shahzaib Hassan, Amir Mir.
Kista Cricket Club:
Shahid Nawaz, Muhammad Farhan Anwar, Fashahid Shah, Chandan Khatri, Nasir Khan (C), Muhammad Asif, Arif Zaidi, Zubair Abbas, Kashan Khan (WK), Aleem Muhammad Siddiqi, Maqoos Badar.
Bench – Rizwan Baig, Junaid Azam, Pankaj Kaul, Ahsan Mehmood, Ghazzai Mehdi, Hamza Iqbal, Sudharma Srinivasan Damarla, Naeem Ullah Khan, Imran Hussain.
Zubair Abbas scored 56 runs in the tournament thus which includes a highest score of 34. He also bowled ten overs and picked up three wickets at an economy rate of only 5.6. Azeem Faisal is of only 8.5 credits in the category of batsmen. He managed to score only 34 runs thus far but picked up two wickets in the eight overs he bowled in the tournament at an economy below eight runs.
Qurban Ali has scored 106 runs at an average of 26.5 for Sigtuna CC with a highest score of an unbeaten 33. Qurban also bowled four overs in the tournament and bagged two wickets at an economy of eight. Adnan Raza is the joint-highest wicket-taker for the Sigtuna CC as he bagged five wickets in total across the ten overs he bowled. His economy rate is now 8.3 which was around six before Thursday.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Chandan Khatri, Qurban Ali, Zubair Abbas
Vice-Captain options – Adnan Raza, Muhammad Rehman, Muhammad Farhan Anwar
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Kashan Khan
Batsmen – Muhammad Farhan Anwar, Aleem Muhammad Siddiqi, Azeem Faisal
All-Rounders – Zubair Abbas, Muhammad Rehman, Chandan Khatri (C)
Bowlers – Qurban Ali (VC), Adnan Raza, Arif Zaidi, Arshpreet Singh
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Raja Mahmood
Batsmen – Ataullah Safi, Muhammad Farhan Anwar, Azeem Faisal, Adil Mahmood Afzal
All-Rounders – Zubair Abbas, Muhammad Asif, Chandan Khatri (C)
Bowlers – Qurban Ali, Adnan Raza, Arif Zaidi
The Kista Cricket Club have been quite brilliant at managing the workload of players. They featured in as many as five matches in the span of 30 hours that included three successive games fielding with almost 15 different players. Hence, their playing XI for the semi-final could be unpredictable. We have picked a certain set of players in our fantasy teams who have played most of them and contributed for team’s cause.
Kista Cricket Club is likely to end up in the final with their 6th win in seven matches.
Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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