The Belgium and Netherlands XI team will compete in the Playoff 2 of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The Netherlands XI team will need the performances from Clayton Floyd and Victor Lubbers, while Saber Zakhil and Adnan Razzaq will be the key players of Belgium. The Belgium team will have the leadership of batter Sheraz Sheikh, while all rounder Sebastiaan Braat leads the Netherlands XI team.
The Belgium team have 3 wins in 5 matches, and are playing well. But, they lost their last league match to Spain, where the team failed to defend their modest score of 97. While, the Netherlands XI team have same wins in 6 league matches, and need to better their performance. They lost their last fixture to the England XI team, by failing to defend their score of 114.
Fixture Name: Playoff 3
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10
Date: 7 October
Time: 8:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
NED-XI(recent last): L L W
BEL(recent last): L W W
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between Belgium and Netherlands XI team is slated to be played in Cartama Oval. On this venue, if the player is well settled, he can have a very good time and will have the ability to chase down totals around 150 runs. This also means the bowlers will have a hard time, and they need to be wary of their lengths to avoid getting thrashed.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: England XI 120/2 won by 8 wickets against Netherlands XI 114/6 in Playoff 1 of ECC T10 2021.
It is expected to be a high scoring game, and the batters will be in play due to the quick outfield and minimal support to the bowlers. The captain pick will be Saber Zakhil, who has the capacity to play a blinder due to his ball striking capabilities. While the vice captain can be Dan Lincoln, who has been consistent with his performances as well.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Ali Raza
BATSMEN: Musa Ahmad, Boris Gorlee, Adnan Razzaq, Victor Lubbers
ALL-ROUNDERS: Saber Zakhil, Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad, Clayton Floyd
BOWLERS: Ryan Klein, Shariz Ahmad, Fahim Bhatti
The Belgium team is expected to win this game and get a good confidence ahead of the qualifier matches scheduled for tomorrow. They have got a powerful batting line up and would look to play well. While, the Netherlands XI will be short of confidence after losing 2 straight matches. Their bowling performances need to be improved to win this fixture.
It will be an important fixture for the Netherlands team to secure a crucial victory and get confidence ahead of the playoffs matches. In the last league match, it was a fine effort by the batters to post a target of 114 runs, but the bowlers were thrased and the opposition chased down the score in 7 overs. The top picks will be Floyd and Klein.
One of the best picks for this match has the ability to provide contributions in all the departments. Clayton has been impressive to take the team to this stage with his superb efforts and composure at the crease. In 16 matches, Clayton Floyd has scored 351 runs and has 19 wickets to his name. In the last league match, he scored 20 runs and would look to improve his performances.
The bowler has been quite impressive with his line lengths and wicket taking abilities. Ryan has been impeccable with his perfectly executed yorkers, which has helped him to help the team in winning the crunch moments. While, Ryan has the ability to provide contributions with the bat in the lower order as well. In this tournament, he has scalped 16 wickets at 14.50.
Captain: Sebastiaan Braat
Wicketkeeper: Asad Zulfiqar
Possible Top Order: Musa Nadeem Ahmad, Clayton Floyd, Boris Gorlee, Sebastiaan Braat
Possible Opening Bowlers: Vivian Kingma, Ryan Klein
Spin Bowlers: Clayton Floyd, Julian de Mey
Player to Watch: Boris Gorlee is a talented young player and is expected to do well in this fixture against Belgium.
NED-XI Playing 11 (likely)
1. Clayton Floyd
2. Musa Ahmad
3. Boris Gorlee
4. Sebastiaan Braat
5. Victor Lubbers
6. Aryan Dutt
7. Vivian Kingma
8. Ratha Alphonse (wk)
9. Ryan Klein
10. Julian De Mey
11. Shariz Ahmad
The Belgium team has been impressive in the tournament, and have 3 wins in 5 matches. But they would look to forget the loss of their last league match against Spain, where the team could not defend their target of 97 runs and will be on the look out to improve their performance and put a strong claim on the playoffs spot.
The super striker of the cricket ball, Babarkhel has been performing very well in the season, and has a good performance behind him in the T10 format. He has been successful in providing the platform to the team in the power play overs, which has helped them to post a good score on the board. In 11 matches, Babarkhel Aziz has scored 257 runs at 25.70.
|Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad||11||257||25.70|
The leading run scorer for the team in this tournament has started to pick up momentum after an average performance in the group stages. Ali has been able to stabilzie the team well, and accelerate at the right time. In the last league match, Ali hit 4 sixes off an over to seal the match for the team and would be confident. In 15 matches, Ali has smashed 343 runs.
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
Player to Watch: Sheikh Sheraz has a good track record in the T10 circuit, and will have to do well in this fixture.
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 Netherlands XI 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 19th day of the tournament comprising of European nations and the Playoff 3 match.
The BEL vs NED-XI 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.