The 18th match of 2020 ECS T10 Stockholm League will be played between Alby Zalmi CC and Sigtuna CC at the Marsta Cricket Club in Stockholm.
The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (5:30 PM IST) (12:00 PM GMT).
This game can be streamed live on Fan Code.
Alby Zalmi CC and Sigtuna CC will face off in a crucial match in the ECS T10 Stockholm League on Thursday. The Sigtuna CC are placed well in the points table having won three of the four matches. They will face Kista Cricket Club soon after this match. On the other hand, the Alby Zalmi will be part of a tripleheader and the game against Sigtuna CC will be their last one. The Zalmi team have played three matches thus far where they won one, lost one while another game was abandoned.
No rain is expected at the Marsta CC on Thursday but the clouds will remain in the afternoon.
After three days of matches, it is evident that at least 90 runs is needed at the Marsta Cricket Club to win while batting first. All the matches where the team batting first crossed 90-run mark, they ended up on the winning side in the tournament. Only four unaffected matches have been won by the chasing teams thus far.
Average first innings score: 88 (Unaffected matches in the tournament)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 8
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Alby Zalmi CC:
Muhammad Usman Iftikhar, Ismaeel Zia (WK), Azam Khalil (C), Faraan Chaudhry, Qudratullah Mir Afzal, Zia Alozai, Usman Jabbar, Talha Masood, Noman Walyat, Samiallah Khalil, Muhammad Zeeshan.
Bench – Shahed Ali, Saad Anis, Farqaleet Kirmani, Amanullah Safi, Sheikh Hadi Iqbal, Rohollah Stanikzai, Syed Muhammad Talha Wasti, Zabihullah Niazy, Yasir Sultan, Kashif Aziz, Basir Sahebi, Muhammad Fahad Javed, Munir Safi, Noman Fawjoon, Rukshan Nawalage, Yakob Safi, Munib Safi, Aman Khan, Rahel Khan, Abdullah Khalil, Faseeh Tariq Choudhary.
Qurban Ali, Muhammad Rehman, Azeem Faisal, Ataullah Safi, Adil Mahmood Afzal, Sohaib Atif, Ahmad Ejaz, Adnan Raza, Abu-Bakr Azhar/Zulfiqar Kiyani, Raja Mahmood (C & WK), Arshpreet Singh.
Bench – Abu-Bakr Azhar/Zulfiqar Kiyani, Muhammad Nawaz, Umer Waqar, Osama Saleem, Shahzaib Hassan, Amir Mir, Ch Shaftaz.
Adnan Raza has been brilliant for the Sigtuna CC with the ball. He bagged five wickets across the four matches at an economy rate of 7.25. Adnan can also be a handy batsman but is yet to make a mark. Muhammad Rehman began the tournament with scores of 53 and 46* respectively on the first day of the tournament. However, he collectively scored only 19 runs in the two games played on Wednesday.
Azam Khalil has scored 61 runs in two innings without getting dismissed and also has a batting strike rate of 200. He bowled four overs and picked up three wickets at an economy rate of 6.25. Muhammad Zeeshan featured in one match for Alby Zalmi CC in the tournament. He bowled two overs and bagged two wickets despite conceding 21 runs. Zeeshan is placed among bowlers and costs only 8 credits.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Qurban Ali, Adnan Raza, Azam Khalil
Vice-Captain options – Ahmad Ejaz, Muhammad Rehman, Muhammad Usman Iftikhar
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Ismaeel Zia
Batsmen – Muhammad Usman Iftikhar, Qudratullah Mir Afzal, Azeem Faisal
All-Rounders – Ahmad Ejaz (VC), Muhammad Rehman, Azam Khalil (C)
Bowlers – Qurban Ali, Adnan Raza, Arshpreet Singh, Muhammad Zeeshan
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Ismaeel Zia
Batsmen – Ataullah Safi, Muhammad Usman Iftikhar, Azeem Faisal
All-Rounders – Ahmad Ejaz, Azam Khalil (VC), Muhammad Rehman
Bowlers – Qurban Ali (C), Adnan Raza, Muhammad Zeeshan, Faraan Chaudhry
Since this match will be a third successive match for Alby Zalmi CC on Thursday, they could be seen making few changes keeping an eye on the fitness of the players. There are good chances of Alby Zalmi sealing their semi-final berth before they faced Sigtuna CC and the result of this match might not be relevant.
Alby Zalmi CC is likely to defeat Sigtuna CC in a game that is expected to go down the wire.
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