Stockholm T10 Cricket: 1st Semis, NAC vs MAR
The 1st Semi-Final of 2020 ECS T10 Botkryka, Stockholm will be played between Nacka CC and Marsta CC at the Karsby Cricket Center in Botkryka, Stockholm.
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (1:30 PM IST) (8:00 AM GMT).
This game can be streamed live on Fan Code.
Nacka CC and Marsta CC will lock horns on Friday in the first semi-final of the Stockholm T10 in the Botkryka. Nacka team won all the four matches by a huge margin to finish as No.1 of the Group A while Marsta got into the knockouts by winning three out of the four. Considering how both the teams fared thus far, it can be said Marsta CC were a bit unlucky to be facing the mighty Nacka CC in the semi-final. A narrow defeat in the hands of Djurgardens IF Cricketforening has pushed them to No.2 in the Group B.
The match between Nacka CC and Marsta CC is likely to get affected by showers towards the end.
The ECS T10 Botkryka has recorded an average first-innings total of 99 across the 17 unaffected matches in the league phase. The chasing teams did struggle to get going in pursuit of big targets as they won only 8 out of 17 unaffected matches.
Average first innings score: 99 (Unaffected matches in the tournament)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 8, Lost – 9
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Sohail Zahid (WK), Zabi Zahid (C), Omran Zazai, Samiullah Rahmani, Muhammad Nawaz, Saeed Ahmad, Khalid Azizi, Same Zaza, Hijrat Khan, Abdul Hakeem, Lemar Momand.
Bench – Najeeb Khan, Ozil Rahman, Shakil Jalali, Wakil Jalali, Azam Momand
Waqas Haider, Hamid Mahmood, Aweem Ullah, Asif Loan, Sweed Ullah (C), Fahad Waqas, Ajmal Raza, Kamran Ali, Zulfiqar Ali, Sohail Khan, Waqas Anis (WK).
Bench – Waseem Ul Haque, Shahid Mustafa, Mushtaq Aslam, Yasir Ali, Usman Arif, Bilal Momand, Danish Jahanzeb, Ghulam Hassan, Shahin Heydari, Qaiser Ilyas, Faisal Iqbal, Amjad Khawaja, Junaid Khan, Umair Muzamal, Zahid Naqwi, Ahsan Rafique, Piyal Rehman, Qambar Syed.
Sohail Zahid has aggregated 109 runs in four innings with help of an unbeaten 55-run knock. He also contributes through the dismissals as a wicketkeeper.
Sweed Ullah has contributed 44 runs with the bat and also picked up two crucial wickets while conceding runs under nine an over.
Hamid Mahmood is the leading run-getter and wicket-taker of the Marsta CC having scored 84 runs and picked up 7 wickets respectively.
Waqas Haider has taken five wickets in the seven overs bowled at an economy rate of seven and also scored 69 runs with help of a fifty.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Sohail Zahid, Hamid Mahmood, Omran Zazai
Vice-Captain options – Waqas Haider, Sweed Ullah, Lemar Momand
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Sohail Zahid
Batsmen – Aweem Ullah, Omran Zazai (VC), Fahad Waqas, Samiullah Rahmani
All-Rounders – Zabi Zahid, Hamid Mahmood (C), Waqas Haider
Bowlers – Kamran Ali, Lemar Momand, Ajmal Raza
12th Man – Hijrat Khan
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Sohail Zahid (C)
Batsmen – Fahad Waqas, Omran Zazai, Samiullah Rahmani, Aweem Ullah
All-Rounders – Waqas Haider (VC), Hamid Mahmood, Sweed Ullah
Bowlers – Ajmal Raza, Lemar Momand, Kamran Ali
12th Man – Hijrat Khan
Marsta CC have been quite particular about their playing XI. They have given the importance of playing a core line-up in most matches. This has helped in maintaining the consistency of certain players. Hence, we might not see any surprise changes for the semi-final.
Nacka CC is likely to get the better of Marsta CC in the first semi-final.