Team to be updated after the lineups are announced.
Malmo CC vs Karlskronazalmi CC
August 6th, 2020
9.00 PM IST
The 20th match of the ECS T10-Malmo League will see Malmo CC taking on Karlskronazalmi CC on Thursday. Malmo CC lost both their matches on Wednesday against Ariana CC and Ariana AKIF.
Karlskronazalmi CC also got off to an even more disappointing start as they managed to score only 45 runs in a nine-wicket loss against Ariana CC.
Probable Playing XIs:
Bilal Zaigham, Yarjan Mohammadi, Hammad Rafiq, Saqlain Karamat, Qaiser Munir (C), Sunny Sharma, Nikhil Mathur, Rajan Sharma, Hassan Zaigham, Pradeep Bhardwaj, Zaker Taqawi (WK)
Sher Rahman, Nasirali Kovvuru, Ayaz Hussain, Ehsan Ullah Khan (WK), Muhammad Tarar, Mohsinullah Safi, Rama Reddy (C), Shahbaz Ishaq, Farhad Zamani, Zia Rahman, Mohammad Wakas
Pitch Analysis: Balanced
Better Suited to: Pace and Spin
Avg first innings score: 99
Win Prediction: Malmo CC
What to expect: Malmo CC might have suffered two consecutive losses but they still seem to come across as the better side when compared to Karlskronazalmi CC. Malmo have plenty of all-rounders who can cause damage against Karlskronazalmi CC.
Head to Head/Small League
In the small league, the expected playing XI consisting of the best players should be chosen. And as such, assembling the best individuals to ensure maximum quality in all departments will be the right thing to do.
Experimental lineups should be put out for this and since both teams could look to shuffle the pack a little.
Bilal Saigham: Bilal Zaigham didn’t have the greatest of starts against Ariana AKIF as he managed to only score two runs. However, Bilal has been in great form during the domestic T20 competition.
Saqlain Karamat: Saqlain Karamat will be aiming for a big score against Karlskronazalmi CC. He has already come up with 31 runs and one wicket.
Hammad Rafiq: Hammad Rafiq was Malmo’s best player on the opening day with 45 runs and two wickets. He will look to come up with even better performances on Thursday.
Sher Rahman: All-rounder Sher Rahman didn’t have the greatest of performances against Ariana CC but he did better than his team-mates with eight runs and one wicket. He has also been consistent all-rounder in T20 cricket.
Head to Head/Small Leagues: Given his all-round value, Hammad Rafiq seems to be an ideal choice as the captain for this match. He has already been Malmo’s best player in the first two matches. Karlskronazalmi’s best player Sher Rahman will be a decent option as the vice-captain. He opens the batting and is also expected to bowl two overs for the side.
Grand Leagues: All-rounder Saqlain Karamat will be an alternative choice for captaincy. Apart from batting at No.4, Karamat is also expected to bowl two overs. Bilal Zaigham wouldn’t get a better chance to fill his pockets against a possibly demoralized Karlskronazalmi CC side. He could also chip in with an over or two.
Zia Rahman: Karlskronazalmi CC’s Zia Rahman might have been expensive so far but he is also a wicket-taking option. Rahman will cost 8.0 credits.
Hassan Zaigham: Hassan Zaigham impressed against Ariana AKIF by taking four wickets. He is also a decent batsman. Zaigham will cost 8.5 credits.
Yarjan Mohammadi: Opening batsman Yarjan Mohammadi is a steady batsman who can help Malmo get a big score on the board. He will cost 8.5 credits.