The England XI and Belgium team will meet in the Finals of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The England XI team will look to find the contributions of Harrison Ward and Sam Pearce, and they will be led by Dan Lincoln. While, the Belgium team has the presence of Aziz Mohammad and Saber Zakhil, and is captained by Sheikh Sheraz.
The England XI side have been the best side in the tournament, first being the group stage winners, and stood 1st in the points table in the Championship week. While, the Belgium team were also the best team in their group, and came 2nd in the points table and won the Qualifier 2 by 6 wickets to reach the finals of the tournament, to face the England XI team.
Fixture Name: Final
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10 2021
Date: 8 October
Time: 9:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
ENG-XI(recent last): W W W
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. Here, it will be difficult for the bowlers to contain runs, and have to be at their best with their accuracy and variations. The par score on this venue will be 140, and the batters will look to keep their natural game going to score runs easily.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Belgium 122/4 won by 6 wickets against Netherlands XI 121/7 in Qualifier 2 of ECC T10 2021.
It will be an exciting encounter between both the top teams of Europe, who have worked hard to reach the finals of the tournament. The captain pick for your fantasy team will be Harrison Ward, who is the leading run scorer in the tournament, and vice captain will be Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad, who helped the Belgium team to secure victory and reach the finals.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Dan Lincoln, Ali Raza
BATSMEN: Harrison Ward, Tom Bevan, Mohammad Muneeb
ALL-ROUNDERS: Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad, Saber Zakhil, Khalid Ahmadzai
BOWLERS: Zaman Akhter, Waqas Raja, Arthur Godsal
The Belgium team have generated a terrific momentum with their batting performances, and their top players have been in fine form, and are expected to win the championship, given all the bowlers also support the team. While the England XI have been the best performers in this tournament and would look to maintain same momentum.
The England team have been impressive in their performances to reach the finals of the tournament. They will be in confidence after beating the Belgium team in the Qualifier 1, and would look to replicate the same dominating performance. The team’s batting performances have been outstanding, and have paved the way for reaching the finals.
The opener of the England XI team has scored the most runs in the tournament and will be upbeat about his performances. His ball striking capabilities are second to none in the team, and has given the team a rousing start, while making full use of power play overs. In 17 matches, Ward has smashed 534 runs at an average of 38.14, and will be most vital to the team’s chances.
The bowler has been impressive in the last few matches to go up in the bowling charts. His variations and accuracy and done the trick to trouble the batters and taken wickets in a consistent manner. In the Qualifier 1 match against Belgium, he picked up 3 wickets and was the best bowler for the team. In total, he has 18 wickets as well.
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
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 lost the Qualifier 1 in a close encounter, but won the Qualifier 2 in a confident fashion. They chased down the target of 122 runs on the board in 9 overs and will look to maintain same tempo, aggression in their performances. But they will look to improve their bowling in power play overs, while batters have been impressive.
The bowler has been impactful with his powerful performances in the last few league matches. He has pushed in perfect yorkers to contain runs and take wickets. His pace and accuracy have kept the batters in pressure to score runs in the death overs against the bowler. In 8 matches of this season, Khalid has scalped 8 wickets.
The best batter of the Belgium team in this season, has displayed impeccable confidence in his striking abilities. He has stepped up to the top bowlers of the opposition and tonked them to many a miles, and has the capability to chase down any score on the board. In 14 matches, Aziz has amassed 348 runs at an average of 26.76.
|Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad||14||348||26.76|
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 has been terrific to provide a good start and would look to maintain the form in this fixture as well.
BEL Playing 11 (likely)
6. Khalid Ahmadzai
7. Sheraz Sheikh (c)
8. Fahim Bhatti
9. Omid Rahimi
10. Waqas Raja
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.