The Belgium and Spain team will lock horns in the Match 20 of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The Spain team have the presence of Atif Mehmood and Awais Ahmed, while it will be Saber Zakhil and Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad as the key players of Belgium. The Norway team is led by the batter Sheraz Sheikh, while Christian Mills captains the Spain team.
The Spain team has done good work of playing well in crucial situations, and have managed to win 3 out of last 5 matches, making it 4 out of 7. While, Belgium team had already confirmed their place for the semi-finals and have 5 wins in 6 matches and would look to maintain the same performances. This fixture will be crucial for Spain.
The Belgium team are at 40th position, while Spain currently stands at 41st position in the latest ICC T20I rankings. The both teams have got resources to perform well and tournaments have been organized for their benefit. With a home ground advantage, Spain will certainly hold an edge over the opposition in this fixture.
Fixture Name: Match 20
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10
Date: 16 September
Time: 8:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
SPA(recent last): L W W
BEL(recent last): W W NR
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between Belgium and Spain is slated to be played in Cartama Oval. In the last few days due to the rain showers, apart from offering help to the bowlers, it has been quite good for batters and the par score on this pitch is 110. The bowlers will need to strive hard to contain runs and dismiss the batters for their teams.
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 Spain and 5 players from Belgium. In the batting department, Raza Iqbal and Sheraz Sheikh can be selected due to their fine performances. The all-rounders, Aziz and Hamza Saleem have usually provided contribution with bat. In the bowling unit, Mehmood and Sefat will be crucial.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Awais Ahmed
BATSMEN: Sheraz Sheikh, Kuldeep Lal, Christian Muniz Hils, Omid Rahimi
ALL-ROUNDERS: Sabeer Zakhil, Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad, Hamza Saleem
BOWLERS: Shagharai Sefat, Atif Mehmood, Thomas Vine
The Belgium team has been quite balanced in their performances, and are the best team in the tournament. But, the Spain team has certainly become active in causing upsets and Belgium is likely on their radar and are expected to win this fixture. They need the fire power of their top players like Saber Zakhil and Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad.
The Spain team had been clinical until the last league match, but loss against Norway would hurt their chances for going into the next stage. They gave away 132 runs, which is an above par score. Then, could not chase down the score and was dismissed on 91, and need a win in this game to gain confidence and enter into the next stage.
The top-order batsman has scored the most runs for the team in this series. He has been confident in his decision making and has made calculated moves. In the last league match, he scored 21 off 9 balls to provide a blistering start to the team which helped them to post 132 runs on the board. So, he will certainly be the best pick from Spain.
The bowler was not well known to the fantasy players and has not played eough matches in the ECS circuit. But his wicket-taking abilities with an ability to contain runs has kept him a fine choice in the bowling unit. In the last league match, he picked 3 wickets and will be a vital player if the team has to reach the next stage.
The Spain team is doing well in most of the departments and are not expected to make any changes for their crucial fixture against Norway in the European Cricket Championship T10 matches. The players like Awais Ahmed and Atif Mehmood will be most important to see the team going into the next stage and need support of youngsters.
SPA Playing 11 (likely)
6. Kuldeep Lal
7. Atif Mehmood
8. Paul Hennessy
9. Ravi Panchal
10. Zulqarnain Haider
11. Thomas Vine
The Belgium team have been consistent in their performances and have been confident of their abilities in this tournament. In the last league match, they chased down the total of 129, with the contribution of Sheraz Sheikh, while Shagharai Sefat was impressive with terrific performances in the both departments.
The experienced campaigner is the leading wicket-taker for the team in this tournament. In the last few matches, he has been pitch-perfect with his line-lengths and put pressure to batters in the death overs. Also, he has the ability to contribute with the bat and provided lusty blows yesterday to score 28 off 9 balls against Sweden.
The best batter of Belgium team will be a fine pick for your fantasy time due to his experience and aggressiveness. Although he has not been consistent with his performances, but has a great track record and ball-striking capabilites to win it for the team. In the last league match, he could only score 6 runs and need to push himself to score better.
The Belgium team have already qualified for the next stage, but they need to maintain their good performance for getting confidence. The team management and captain are not likely to make any changes in the Playing XI for their fixture against Spain. The players who will be crucial for them are Sheraz Sheikh, Saber, and Shagharai Sefat.
BEL Playing 11 (likely)
6. Saber Zakhil
7. Mamoon Latif
8. Fahim Bhatti
9. Omid Rahimi
10. Shagharai Sefat
11. Murid Ekrami
Watch Belgium vs Spain 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 4th day of the tournament comprising of European nations and the final fixture in the league stage.
The BEL vs SPA 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.