The Belgium and Sweden team will lock horns in the Match 15 of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The Belgium team has the presence of players like Saber Zakhil and Aziz Mohammad, while Rahel Khan and Share Ali are key players of Sweden team. The Sweden team is led by Abhijit Venkatesh and Sheraz Sheikh captains the Belgium team.
The Belgium team have secured 4 wins in 5 matches, and lost their last league by a fine margin. Still they would be positive and are currently at the top of the table. The Sweden team have 2 wins in 4 matches and need to win minimum of 2 games to guarantee their place for the next stage of the European Cricket Championship tournament.
The Sweden team are currently ranked at the 45th position in the T20I rankings, while Belgium are at 40th rank in the same format. Their performances have done the full justice to their ranks in the ICC tournaments. The European Cricket Championship T20 2021 is being played at Cartama Oval, Malaga in the city of Spain.
Fixture Name: Match 15
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10
Date: 15 September
Time: 8:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
BEL(recent last): L W W
SWE(recent last): L NR W
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between Belgium and Sweden will be played in Cartama Oval situated in Spain. It has behaved nicely for the batters and it is expected that the trend will be the same for this fixture as well. The par score on this venue is 100, and the bowlers will have to be their best to maintain the same flow to contain runs.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Norway 145/3 won by 31 runs against Belgium 114/8 in Match 12 of ECC T10 2021.
The best combination would be 5:6 for Belgium:Sweden due to the performance of the respective players in the tournament. The top picks from the batting department would be Rahel Khan and Saber Zakhil. While, the Azam Khalil can dorn the role of an all-rounder. In the bowling unit, Khalid Zahid and Gholami have been impressive.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Ali Raza
BATSMEN: Rahel Khan, Share Ali, Zabi Zahid, Sheraz Sheikh
ALL-ROUNDERS: Azam Khalil, Saber Zakhil
BOWLERS: Khalid Zahid, Shagharai Sefat, Oktai Gholami, Murid Ekrami
The Sweden team’s batting performances have dipped, and their top players aren’t contributing enough to keep the fire burning and reach the next stage. Although the Belgium team has also lost both their matches, but have the confidence going with them, in terms of batting performances and are expected to fare better in this fixture.
The Belgium team have been fine performers in this season, but lost their last league match. The bowlers gave away lot of runs which created pressure in the minds of the batters. The top performer for the team was, Omid Rahimi in the batting department. The 2 picks from Belgium team for this fixture are Saber Zakhil and Sheraz Sheikh.
The explosive batsman has been impressive for the past 1 year in the European circuit. His ball-striking capabilities have helped the team to clinch crucial moments and maintain pressure on the opposition. On the first day of the tournament, he was the best performer in the ECC T10 2021 and would look to maintain the same form.
The captain of the Belgium team will be crucial for prospects of the side going through the next stage of the tournament. His leadership qualities have been exemplary, and has given confidence to the team. He has scored 56 runs in the tournament and would look to replicate his ECS form for the Belgium team for the benefit of the team.
The Belgium team need to pick back the momentum the had generated on the first day of the tournament. With fine performances, they are not expected to change their playing 11 in this fixture against the Sweden team. The top players like Sheraz Sheikh and Saber Zakhil will be crucial in terms of batting, while Sefat and Bhatti need to take wickets.
BEL Playing 11 (likely)
6. Saber Zakhil
7. Mamoon Latif
8. Fahim Bhatti
9. Omid Rahimi
10. Shagharai Sefat
11. Murid Ekrami
The Sweden team needs to play well as a team, and need fighting performance from their top players. In the last league match, they bowled well and contained opposition to a score of 87, but failed to perform with the bat and lost the match. In the batting department, Share Ali and Rahel Khan again failed to perform and need to comeback to the form.
The best bowler of the team in this tournament would look to keep his form going well through out the tournament. His form in the European Cricket Series have been impressive and has been lauded by many for his efforts. In the last few matches, he has been picking wickets of the crucial players and is expected to deliver big.
The consistent run-scorer in the European Cricket Series will be the most vital player for the team due to his consistency to score runs. But he would be disappointed with the lack of form in the last few matches and need to rethink on his strategies to stay at the crease and score runs. So, he is a fine pick due to his track record in T10 circuit.
It will be a must-win game for the Sweden team due to the two consecutive losses for the team on the third day of the European Cricket Championship 2021. Although the bowlers performed well, the batters did not do well and there can be some changes in the Playing 11 for their fixture against the Belgium team to stay alive in the tournament.
SWE Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Belgium vs Sweden 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 is the Match 15 of the 2021 season and the last fixture of the third day of the tournament.
The BEL vs SWE 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. It is expected to be an exciting encounter between both the teams.