ECS T10 Stockholm 2020 – 1st Semi-Final, Kista Cricket Club vs Sigtuna CC: 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Chandan Khatri has scored 88 runs at an average of 44 and a strike rate over 150.
Updated - Jun 19, 2020 12:56 pm
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 10:00 AM local time (1:30 PM IST) (8:00 AM GMT).
This game can be streamed live on Fan Code.
The ECS T10 Stockholm 2020 comes down to the knockout stage as the Kista Cricket Club and Sigtuna CC will face off in the first semi-final on Friday morning. The Kista team finished as the table-toppers having won five matches including two of three they played earlier on Thursday. Contrastingly, the Sigtuna CC team played two matches on Thursday which they lost by big margins. It could hamper their confidence going into the knockouts.
The first semi-final is likely to be completed without any interruptions due to rain.
The tournament began with five consecutive wins for the batting first teams out of which four posted 90+ runs. In the next three days, the trend of successfully defending 90+ totals continued but the bowling first teams did figure out on how to improve their winning record.
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.
Chandan Khatri has scored 88 runs at an average of 44 and a strike rate over 150. His best in the tournament came with the ball as he claimed nine wickets which are the joint-most wickets by any player. Muhammad Asif has bowled 12 overs across six league matches where he claimed as many as five wickets. He conceded only 77 runs in those 12 overs as his economy reads under 6.5.
Muhammad Rehman started the tournament on a high with 99 runs across two games. However, since then, he lost his way and scored only 27 runs in four matches but is expected to bounce back. Arif Zaidi has bagged three wickets in the 11 overs he bowled in the tournament conceding only 77 runs. Zaidi also scored six runs without being dismissed in the only innings he was part of.
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
12th Man – Muhammad Asif
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 (VC), Muhammad Asif, Chandan Khatri (C)
Bowlers – Qurban Ali, Adnan Raza, Arif Zaidi
12th Man – Arshpreet Singh
(Note: Players with 9 credits or less can only be chosen as the 12th man. This feature will only come into play if one of 11 players of your team is not the part of the playing XI.)
The Sigtuna team lost both their matches on Thursday despite which they made it to the knockouts. There is a possibility of them coming up with a weird line-up for the semi-finals. Hence, we have not picked anyone other than the regular turn-ups in the XI.
Kista Cricket Club is expected to defeat Sigtuna CC by a comfortable margin.