The Belgium and Italy team will lock horns in the Match 1 of Final week of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The Italy team have the presence of Amir Sharif and Jaspreet Singh, while it will be Ali Raza and Saber Zakhil as the key players of Belgium. The Italy team is led by the all rounder Baljit Singh, while Sheraz Sheikh captains the Belgium team.
The Belgium team were the winner in their Group fixtures, which consisted of 8 teams. They beat the Spain team after chasing down the total of 114 runs. While, the Italy team have been terrific as well to reach the Group stage final and featuring in the last week of the tournament. In their last appearance, they lost to England XI and would look to improve their bowling performances.
The Belgium and Italy team will lock horns in the first fixture of the Championship week in the European Cricket Championship T10. Both the teams have excitinh young talents and experienced players who have done very well in the tournament and would look to keep getting better, to win the ultimate title at the end of this week.
Fixture Name: Match 1 ( Championship week)
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10
Date: 4 October
Time: 12:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
ITA(recent last): L W W
BEL(recent last): W W L
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between Belgium and Italy is slated to be played in Cartama Oval. From the Group C final fixtures, the pitch started to play better, and it is expected that this match will be a run feast. The average score on this venue has been 110, and the bowlers will have to be at their best to contain the opposition.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: England XI 144/4 won by 4 wickets against Italy 141/6 in ECC T10 2021.
The selected combination is chosen, taking into account the track record and peroformance of the players in this season. The captain pick from the team will be Amir Sharif, who has been the best player of this tournament and would look to continue his form. While the vice captain can be Saber Zakhil, who can use his experience well to help the team in winning the match.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Nisar Ahmed, Ali Raza
BATSMEN: Sheraz Sheikh, Damith Kosala, Omid Rahimi
ALL-ROUNDERS: Saber Zakhil, Amir Sharif, Baljit Singh
BOWLERS: Shagharai Sefat, Jaspreet Singh, Murid Ekrami
The Italy team is expected to win this encounter due to the terrific balance and momentum of the team in the last 5 matches. Their bowlers have been doing quite well, and the batters are looking confident of scoring runs in a steady manner. While, the Belgium team would also look to continue their good form after they emerged as the Group A champions.
The Italy team picked the momentum in their last 5 matches of the Group C fixtures, but unfortunately lost to a better team in the finals. They scored 141 runs on the board, but the opposition chased down the score without much hassle. The top picks for the team against Belgium will be all rounders, Baljit Singh and Amir Sharif.
The best player in the tournament would look to maintain the same form in the final week. Amir has been terrific to score runs in a consistent manner, and has been able to bowl death overs well and pick wickets with the new as well as the old ball. In 10 matches, Amir has amassed 324 runs at an average of 36, and has taken 17 wickets at a fantastic average of 10.23.
The captain of the Italy team will look to be proficient once again in both the departments. He has been intelligent with the ball, and blistering with the bat. In the finals of the group stage, Baljit smashed 62 off 19 balls to set alight the Cartama Oval, and has the ability to pick wickets as well. So, he can also be a good package for your fantasy team.
Captain: Baljit Singh
Wicket Keeper: Nisar Ahmed
Possible Top-4: Manoj Rodrigo, Amir Sharif, Hassan Ahmad, Baljit Singh
Pace Bowlers: Muhammad Imran, Ravi Paul, Amir Sharif
Spin Bowlers: Adnan Muhammad, Jaspreet Singh
The player to watch out in the Italy team will be Damith Kosala, who has a fine track record in the T10 format and can perform very well in this fixture.
ITA Playing 11 (likely)
1. Nisar Ahmed (wk)
2. Hassan Ahmed
3. Baljit Singh (c)
4. Amir Sharif
5. Ammad Khan
6. Damith Kosala
7. Jaspreet Singh
8. Ravi Paul
9. Adnan Muhammad
10. Simranjit Singh
11. Janaka Waas
The Belgium team will be upbeat after being the champions of their group a few weeks back. In the final of the ECC T10 Group A, Belgium chased down the score of 114 runs in 8 overs. The best performers for the team were Ali Raza with the bat, and Sefat with the ball. The top picks from the team will be all rounders Shagharai Sefat and Saber Zakhil.
A steady customer with the ball took the most wickets for the Belgium team in the first round of the tournament and would look to turn to for good once again in the important week. In 10 matches, Sefat scalped 10 wickets at a fine average of 16 and can also be useful with the bat in the middle order, that can do wonders for the team.
One of the most experienced player in the tournament has been impressive yet again for the Belgium team in the T10 format. He has been terrific with his ball striking capabilities and need to maintain the same performances to lift the team’s spirits in this fixture. In 10 matches, Saber has scored 178 runs and also has 6 wickets to his name.
Captain: Sheikh Sheraz
Wicketkeeper: Ali Raza
Possible Top Order: Aziz Mohammad, Muneeb Muhammad, Faisal Mehmood, Ali Raza
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] Omid Rahimi, who can hit long balls and finish well for the team in the death overs.
BEL Playing 11 (likely)
6. Saber Zakhil
7. Omid Rahimi
8. Adnan Razzaq
9. Mamoon Latif
10. Shagharai Sefat
11. Murid Ekrami
Watch Belgium vs Italy 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 final fixture in the league stage.
The BEL vs ITA 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.