The England XI and Belgium team will lock horns in the Playoff 2 of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The England XI team will require the performances of players like Rich Edwards and Harrison Ward. The Belgium team will look to fine contributions from Saber Zakhil and Ali Raza. Sheraz Sheikh and Dan Lincoln are the captains of Belgium and England respectively.
The England XI side are sitting at top of the table with 4 wins in 5 matches, and need to be proficient in their performances to make their way into the finals of the tournament. They won their last league match by 9 wickets against Austria. While, the Belgium team lost their last league match against Spain, and have 3 wins in 5 matches.
The Playoff 2 match between England XI and Belgium will be an exciting encounter between the top teams in the European circuit. In their last encounter, the Belgium team beat England XI by 7 wickets and will be upbeat ahead of this fixture. This is the penultimate day of the European Cricket Championship T10 2021, and 4 top teams will make it into the playoffs.
Fixture Name: Playoff 2
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10 2021
Date: 7 October
Time: 8:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
ENG-XI(recent last): W L W
BEL(recent last): L W W
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between England XI and Belgium is scheduled to played in Cartama Oval, Malaga. This match is expected to be a run feast, with both teams being a batting heavy side, and have played well to clear the small boundaries on on one end. The par score is expected to be 110, to make things interesting in the crucial match.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Italy 98/3 won by 7 wickets against Austria 97/10 in Match 15 of ECC T10 2021.
The captain pick for your fantasy team will be Dan Lincoln, who has been terrific in the tournament, and has a good experience in the England domestic cricket. While, the vice captain can be Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad, with a fine ball striking capabilities at the top order. The differential pick can be Sam Pearce, who is the leading wicket taker in the tournament.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Dan Lincoln, Ali Raza
BATSMEN: Tom Bevan, Adnan Razzaq, Omid Rahimi
ALL-ROUNDERS: Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad, Saber Zakhil, Sam Pearce
BOWLERS: Rich Edwards, Murid Ekrami, Arthur Godsal
The Belgium team is expected to make a fighting comeback in this game to keep their hopes alive for the playoffs matches. They have a stronger batting attack than the opponents, with the players being a reputed name in the T10 circuit. While the England XI team will look to continue the same form, as they have played in the tournament, with balanced performance in both the matches.
The England XI have been performing well and have kept their form maintained in the Championship week as well. In their last league match, they beat the Austria team by chasing down the target of 109 runs. The openers were brilliant with their contribution and will play an important part in the last few matches, and the spinners have done a fine job for them as well.
The leader of the England XI team has been impactful with his contributions throughout the tournament and would look to keep it going in this fixture and confirm their place in the top 2 spots of the tournament. In 15 matches, Dan has scored 406 runs at an average of 36.90, and will be the best pick for your fantasy team, due to his experience as well.
Although Sam has not been able to pick enough wickets in the last few matches, but still is the best bowler of the tournament. Sam has bagged 21 wickets in 14 matches at an average of 9.38. With a fine experience of rubbing shoulders with top players in England, he will look to keep the form same and win the next few matches for the team to clinch the title.
Captain: Dan Lincoln
Wicketkeeper: Dan Lincoln, Alex Mellor
Possible Top Order: Dan Lincoln, Harrison Ward, Tom Bevan, Alex Mellor
Pace Bowlers: Andy Rishton, Richard Edwards, Arthur Godsal
Spin Bowlers: Alex Russell, Sam Pearce, Max Uttley, Tom Bevan
Player to Watch: The spinner Alex Russell was impressive in the last league game with 3 wickets, and suprised everybody with his wicket taking abilities.
ENG-XI Playing 11 (likely)
1. Dan Lincoln (c & wk)
2. Harrison Ward
3. Tom Bevan
4. Alex Mellor
5. Sam Pearce
6. Andy Rishton
7. Richard Edwards
8. Euan Woods
9 Alex Russell
10. Arthur Godsal
11. Max Uttley
The Belgium team emerged as the winners in the group stage, and have 3 wins in 5 matches. They need to win 1-2 games to confirm their participation in the real playoffs scheduled for tomorrow. In the last league match, they failed to win against the Spain team, while defending the total of 97 runs, which is way below the par score on this venue.
One of the best batters of the Belgium team in the T10 circuit has a solid prowess in constructing the innings well and hitting the balls out of the park in no time. He has made it a habit to hit long balls, whenever he is at the crease for the Belgium team. In this season, he has looked quite confident in his aggressive approach with 277 runs at an average of 27.70 runs to his name.
The bowler can be one of the best performers for the team in this fixture due to his track record in the T10 format. Adnan has been part of the T10 circuit for 2 years, and has played well in the ECS T10 tournaments. In this tournament, Adnan has been perfect with his execution of stock balls and has scalped 13 wickets at an average of 18.92.
Captain: Sheikh Sheraz
Wicketkeeper: Ali Raza
Possible Top Order: Aziz Mohammad, Muneeb Muhammad, Ali Raza, Sherry Butt
Pace Bowlers: Adnan Razzaq, Fahim Bhatti
Spin Bowlers: Sheikh Sheraz, Murid Ekrami
Player to Watch: The wicket keeper Ali Raza is looking in fine touch and is expected to continue the same form in this fixture as well.
BEL Playing 11 (likely)
6. Khalid Ahmadzai
7. Sheraz Sheikh (c)
8. Fahim Bhatti
9. Omid Rahimi
10. Adnan Razzaq
11. Murid Ekrami
Watch England XI vs Belgium 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 17th day of the tournament and `10th fixture of the Final week matches in ECC T10 taking place at Cartama Oval.
The ENG-XI vs BEL 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. The crowd is allowed in the stadium and different facilities have been provided for the kids and adults, for having a fine experience in Cartama Oval.