Alby Zalmi CC are back in action after a day off as they face Stockholm CC in the first game on Day 4 of the ECS T10 Stockholm League 2020.
Both teams are neck-and-neck on the points table with three points each. However, Alby Zalmi have three games in hand in contrast to Stockholm CC's one. Despite not winning their previous two games, Alby Zalmi are a force to be reckoned with. They have the highest score of the tournament (123) and are more than capable with the ball as well.
However, things aren't as straightforward as they seem, with the likes of Abhinav Mathur and Himanshu Patel capable of wrecking havoc with bat and ball respectively. While Stockholm CC are effectively out of the running for a semi-final spot, they would hope to play spoilsport to Alby Zalmi's pursuit of a top-four finish.
Squads to choose from
Viswanadha Bazawada, Abhishek Mathur, Feroz Patel, Rakesh Kumar, Umesh Bharti, Avinash Upadhyaya, Prem Krishna, Akash Jha, Suman Mokhamatam, Akanshu Mahajan, Harsha Vardahana Singaraju, Himanshu Patel, Ashok Ganesan Ramalingam, Rajesh Lal Raveendran, Kaushik Vats, Sampat Manju Lyengar, Santosh Yadlapalli, Vinod Chalindra, Shrikant Sakpal.
Alby Zalmi CC
Farqaleet Kirmani, Ismaeel Zia, Amanullah Safi, Saad Anis, Muhammad Usman Iftikhar, Sheikh Hadi Iqbal, Rohollah Stanikzai, Qudratullah Mir Afzal, Muhammad Fahad Javed, Kashif Aziz, Rahel Khan, Munib Safi, Yakob Safi, Abdullah Khalil, Noman Walyat, Munir Safi, Zia Alozai, Faseeh Tariq Choudhary, Aman Khalil, Aman Khan, Faraan Chaudhry, Noman Fawjoon, Usman Jabbar, Talha Masood, Syed Muhammad Talha Wasti, Yasir Sultan, Zabihullah Niazy, Basir Sahebi, Shahed Ali, Samiallah Khalil, Rukshan Nawalage.
Predicted Playing XIs
C Nali, J Saikia, A Mathur, K Vats, V Chalindra, S Sakpal, U Bharti, H Pate, A Upadhyaya, R Lal Raveendran and N Komalla
Alby Zalmi CC
I Zia, M Usman Ifthikar, Q Mir, A Khan, F Tariq, Azam Khalil, F Chaudhry, Abdullah Khalil, S Ali, S Khalil and T Masood
Match: Stockholm CC vs Alby Zalmi CC
Date: June 18, 2020, at 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Marsta Cricket Club, Stockholm
A good batting track awaits the two sides on Thursday with the weather also not expected to cause any delays. However, a few clouds are expected to hover around, which should provide the pacers with some extra help.
The spinners have relied on changes of pace during the middle overs, with their battle against the batsmen being crucial to the outcome of this game. 80 is par on this surface and teams batting first have a superior record in the tournament so far.
ECS T10 Stockholm Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion #1: C Nali, A Mathur, Q Mir, M Usman, K Vats, U Bharti, A Khalil, N Komalla, F Chaudhry, A Upadhyaya and T Masood
Captain - A Khalil, Vice-captain - A Mathur
Fantasy Suggestion #2: C Nali, A Mathur, I Zia, M Usman, K Vats, U Bharti, A Khalil, N Komalla, F Chaudhry, A Upadhyaya and H Patel
Captain - A Khalil , Vice-captain - F Chaudhry