The England XI and Belgium team will lock horns in the Qualifier 1 of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The England XI team will need the contributions from Harrison Ward and Alex Rusell, while the Belgium team has the presence of Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad and Ali Raza. Sheraz Sheikh and Dan Lincoln are the leaders of Belgium and England respectively.
The England XI side have been the best side in the tournament, and are coming into this game after beating the same opponent by a huge margin of 80 runs. While, the Belgium team have also played well, and stood 2nd in the points table rankings. They won their last fixture against Netherlands XI by 5 wickets, and will look to keep the fine form going.
The Qualifier 1 of the European Cricket Championship T10 2021 will feature the top 2 teams of the tournament, Belgium and England XI up against each other. They have met two times before this fixture, and the equation is 1-1, with the most recent won by the England XI team. But the stakes are high on this one, with the final spot up for grabs.
Fixture Name: Qualifier 1
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10 2021
Date: 8 October
Time: 2:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
ENG-XI(recent last): W W L
BEL(recent last): W L W
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between England XI and Belgium is scheduled to played in Cartama Oval, Malaga. The pitch will be a belter and is expected to keep assisting the batters in their purpose to score runs in a quick manner. The par score will be 120, which will be important for the teams to have a competitive match. While the bowlers need to maintain proper line lengths to contain runs.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Belgium 98/5 won by 5 wickets against Netherlands XI 93/10 in Playoff 3 of ECC T10 2021.
The captain pick in the ENG-XI vs BEL Dream11 team will be Harrison Ward, who has been terrific in the tournament, and is the leading run scorer as well, and would look to continue the same form. While the vice captain can be Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad, with an ability to provide contribution in both departments of the game.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Dan Lincoln, Ali Raza
BATSMEN: Harrison Ward, Tom Bevan, Adnan Razzaq
ALL-ROUNDERS: Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad, Saber Zakhil, Khalid Ahmadzai
BOWLERS: Zaman Akhter, Murid Ekrami, Arthur Godsal
The Belgium team would look to play positively and win this match due to their better bowling attack. The team has a fine T10 experience as well, and need to use it well to have an edge over the strong opponents. The debutants in the ECC T10 have come a long way and have certainly been the best team, but they are too reliant on their openers to fire, and need to be cautious about this aspect.
The England XI have been terrific with their ball striking capabilities, especially their openers, who have led the way for the team to qualify for the last 4 of the tournament. They bagged a 1st place in the points table, and are clearly the favourites to win the tournament. But, they would look to be a little cautious about the opening pair, who have done the majority of the contributions.
The leading run scorer in the tournament has blasted his way into the top of the charts with his confidence, skills, and hitting prowess. Harrison has played across all formats for Sussex in few matches, and can certainly be trusted to give enough fantasy points. In 16 matches, Harrison has scored 512 runs at an average of 39.28, with 81 off 23 balls coming in the last match.
Often the bowlers who do their work silently are the under-rated. One such example is Arthur Godsal, who has been consistent in picking wickets in crunch situations and has been able to win matches for the England XI team. He has good change ups and variations up his sleeve and has been successful in its execution, while managing to pick up 15 wickets.
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: Tom Bevan has been consistent in providing contributions, and is expected to play a main role for the team.
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 have been impressive in the tournament, and were the winners in the group stage. They emerged as the second best team in the Championship Week. In their last league match, it was a clinical effort by the players to restrict opposition with the ball, and then chased the total well to play this encounter against England XI.
The powerful striker of the cricket ball would look to keep his blistering form same in this fixture to help them get an edge in the crucial fixture. Saber has been a well known name in the T10 circuit, due to his six hitting prowess and consistent performances. In this tournament, he has managed to score 277 runs in 15 matches at an average of 25.18.
The opening batsman of the Belgium team has been terrific to give the team a rousing start in the power play overs, and has made sure that the middle order is provided with solid foundation, so that they can launch it well in the final 2 overs. In the last fixture, he bowled as well and picked up a wicket, and would look to maintain same form. In 12 matches, he has scored 296 runs.
|Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad||12||296||26.90|
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: Sherry Butt has supported the team well in the middle order and will look to be proficient in this fixture.
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 last day of the tournament and `Qualifier 1 fixture of the Championship 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.