The Belgium and Austria team will lock horns in the Match 3 of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The Austria team have the presence of Abdullah Akbarjan and Shahil Momin, and Saber Zakhil and Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad as the key players of Belgium. The Belgium team is led by the batter Sheraz Sheikh, while Razmal Shigiwal captains the Austria team.
The Belgium team won the finals of their group stage matches of the tournament. They beat the Spain team in the finals by 27 runs and will be confident about their performances. While the Austria team were also the second best team in their group and would look to be proficient in the final week. In the finals, they fell short by 4 runs against Netherlands.
The Belgium team will lock horns with the Austria team in a crucial encounter in the Match 3 European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The both teams are well equipped to handle the pressure and would look to end on the winning side on the first day of the final week of the most prestigious tournament in the European circuit.
Fixture Name: Match 3 (Final week)
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10
Date: 4 October
Time: 4:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
AUT(recent last): L W W
BEL(recent last): W W L
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between Belgium and Austria team is slated to be played in Cartama Oval. In this tournament, the batters have got the advantage of the quick outfield and smaller boundary at one side, and the scores of around 110 are easily scored. While, the bowlers will look to have a clear mindset of containing runs and dismissing the batters.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Norway 132/7 won by 41 runs against Spain 91/10 in Match 17 of ECC T10 2021.
The selected combination would be 6 players from Austria and 5 players from Belgium. The captain pick for the team will be Iqbal Hossain, who has been one of the best batters in the tournament and would look to keep the performances consistent. While, the vice captain can be Saber Zakhil, who has a very fine track record in the T10 format and has played well in this tournament.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Abrar Bilal
BATSMEN: Sheraz Sheikh, Omid Rahimi, Razmal Shigiwal, Iqbal Hossain
ALL-ROUNDERS: Saber Zakhil, Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad
BOWLERS: Shagharai Sefat, Aqib Iqbal, Sahel Zadran, Shahil Momin
Although the Austria team could not win the finals in the group stages, but have the experience and form of the players to do it well in the final week of the championship. While, the Belgium team have a comparatively weaker bowling attack and need to compliment it well with the batting performances of their experienced players.
The Austria team will look to find contributions from their top players, like they have got in the group stages of the tournament. They lost the finals to the Netherlands XI team and would look to winning the crunch moments of the game. The team has been doing well with the bat, but the bowlers have to be at their best. While, the top picks from the Austria team will be Iqbal Hossain and Aqib Iqbal.
The top order batsman has displayed his effortless hitting and wide range of shots, and will be looking to continue his same form in the tournament. In 11 matches, Iqbal has smashed 265 runs at an average of 29.44, and has been one of the best batters in the tournament as well, and can be the captain pick for this fixture.
The speedster has been terrific for the team in the power play as well, as the death overs. He has the natural swing with the new ball, which has disturbed the flow of batters, and his yorkers have been perfectly executed with optimum pace, and would come in handy for your team. In 10 matches, Aqib has scalped a total of 9 wickets at 18.11.
Captain: Razmal Shigiwal
Wicketkeeper: Abrar Bilal
Possible Top Order: Zeeshan Goraya, Iqbal Hossain, Razmal Shigiwal, Mirza Ahsan
Pace Bowlers: Aqib Iqbal, Mark Simpson Parker
Spin Bowlers: Sahel Zadran, Abdullah Akbarjan, Iqbal Hossain, Shahil Momin
The Austria team will require the contributions of their experienced batsman Zeeshan Goraya to fire all cylinders to help the team at the top order.
AUT Playing 11 (likely)
6. Sahel Zadran
7. Abdullah Akbarjan
8. Abrar Bilal (wk)
9. Shahil Momin
10. Aqib Iqbal
11. Zabiullah Ibrahimkhel
The Belgium team have been terrific in the tournament and emerged as the winners of the their group. The team’s batting performance has been superb, and they have started quite well in the final week and scored 153 runs in 10 overs, courtesy Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad and Saber Zakhil, and will be the top picks as well for this fixture.
The opener of the Belgium team was quite terrific in the last league match, where he hit 65 off 22 balls, and can be a good pick for this match, due to his track record in the T10 format, but needs to maintain consistency. His contribution will play main role in this final campaign to help the team in winning the match and the tournament.
|Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad||7||153||25.60|
The explosive batter will be one of the best picks of this tournament due to his ability to strike the ball well and take crucial wickets. In the first league match of the final week, Saber scored 48 off 19 balls to help the team in posting a strong total of 153, and helped the team to get off the winning start, and would look to contribute with the ball as well.
Captain: Sheikh Sheraz
Wicketkeeper: Ali Raza
Possible Top Order: Aziz Mohammad, Muneeb Muhammad, Saber Zakhil, Sherry Butt
Pace Bowlers: Shagharai Sefat, Adnan Razzaq, Khalid Ahmadi
Spin Bowlers: Sheikh Sheraz, Murid Ekrami
The player to watch out in the Belgium team will be Muneeb Mohamamad, who has looked confident during his stay at the crease, and has started well in the final week as well.
BEL Playing 11 (likely)
6. Faisal Mehmood
7. Ali Raza (wk)
8. Fahim Bhatti
9. Omid Rahimi
10. Shagharai Sefat
11. Murid Ekrami
Watch Belgium vs Austria European Cricket Championship T10 Live score and streaming on Fancode. All the news updates and stats related to the European Cricket Championship T10 will be available on the European Cricket Network official website. This will be the 16th day of the tournament comprising of European nations and the Match 3 in the league stage.
The BEL vs AUT match will not be broadcasted on any Television Channel, as they did not have bought rights for the tournament. The ball-to-ball commentary and live streaming action will be available on the FanCode app. With the covid concerns, no crowd is allowed in the Cartama Oval at Spain but the cricketing action can be exciting online as well.