The England XI and Italy team will lock horns in the Match 11 of European Cricket Championship T10 2021 Championship Week fixtures. The Italy team will need the contributions of Damith Kosala and Amir Sharif, and Harrison Ward and Sam Pearce will be the key players of the England XI team. The all-rounder Baljit Singh is the leader of the Italy team, while England XI is captained by Dan Lincoln.
The England XI side have 2 wins in 3 league matches, and are in a comfortable position. They lost their last league match to Belgium team, where they to failed to defend the total. While, the Italy team have 1 win in 3 league matches, and need crucial wins. In their last league match, the Italy team won by a huge margin of 96 runs.
This is the Match 11 of the Championship Week of the European Cricket Championship T10 2021, and two of the top teams in the Group C will play against their each other. In their last encounter in the finals of group stage finals, the England team emerged victorious and will look to maintain the same form in this fixture as well.
Fixture Name: Match 11 (Championship Week)
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10 2021
Date: 6 October
Time: 12:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
ENG-XI(recent last): L W W
ITA(recent last): W L L
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between England XI and Italy is slated to be played in Cartama Oval, Malaga. The batters will have a fine assistance on this venue, according to the matches played for the past 15 days. The par score is 130, to have a good competition between the both teams.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Belgium 136/3 won by 7 wickets against England XI 133/5 in ECC T10 2021.
The captain pick for your team can be Amir Sharif, who has been a terrific performer in both departments in this tournament. While the vice captain can be Dan Lincoln, who has also been consistent with his performances at the top order. The differential pick for this match will be Baljit Singh, who has been in fine form as well.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Dan Lincoln, Nisar Ahmed
BATSMEN: Harrison Ward, Tom Bevan, Alex Mellor, Damith Kosala
ALL-ROUNDERS: Baljit Singh, Amir Sharif
BOWLERS: Muhammad Imran, Arthur Godsal, Rich Edwards
The Italy team is expected to secure crucial victory in this match due to the better bowling attack of the team. The team’s batting performance was terrific in the last league and would be upbeat to go up in the points table. While, the England XI team will be little short of confidence after losing to the Belgium team and need to improve their performances with the ball.
The England XI team have been impressive in the tournament, but would look to improve their performance in the bowling unit, where they failed to defend their score of 133 in the last league match against Belgium. The batters, Alex Mellor and Tom Bevan put up a fine show to post a strong total, but the bowlers were thrashed all around the park in a disappointing game for them.
The opener and captain of the England XI team will look to forget the performance of the last league match against Belgium, where he could not open his account. But with experience, he is expected to come back to form and help the team in bagging the top 3 spots in the points table. In 8 matches of ECC T10 2021, Dan has scored 356 runs at an average of 39.55
The middle order batsman was quite impressive in the last league match, where he hit 60 off 23 balls to help the team in posting a strong target of 134 runs for the opposition. He blew away the opposition with his ball striking capability, and will look to continue the same form to win the matches for the team. In 11 matches, Tom Bevan has scored 146 runs at an average of 24.33.
Captain: Dan Lincoln
Wicketkeeper: Dan Lincoln, Alex Mellor
Possible Top Order: Dan Lincoln, Harrison Ward, Tom Bevan, Alex Mellor
Pace Bowlers: Zaman Ahkter, Andy Rishton, Rich Edwards
Spin Bowlers: Alex Russell, Sam Pearce, Max Uttley, Tom Bevan
The player to watch out in England XI team will be Alex Mellor, who has been terrific prospect for the team and would look to keep his form maintained for the next few days.
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. Zum Ahktar
11. Max Uttley
The Italy team started with 2 losses, and then played a terrific match to win by a huge margin of 96 runs. They posted nearly an unchaseable target of 180 against Spain, with the contribution of Amir Sharif, Baljit Singh, and Hassan Ahmad, and Muhammad Imran. Then all the bowlers picked wickets and were clinical in their efforts, with pick of them being Muhammad Imran.
The captain of Italy team will look to be consistent in his performances and play sensibly and not give away his wickets easily. In the last league match, Baljit Singh came at no. 3 and hit 44 off 18 balls to provide momentum to the team in the first 5 overs of the innings. Then bowled a over and scalped 1 wicket, and would look to keep contributing.
The leading run scorer and third highest wicket taker in the tournament can be one of the best picks for this fixture due to his abilities to score runs in a consistent manner. Amir has displayed his wide range of shots, and has given Italy team a rousing starts in most of the matches. In 14 matches, Amir has struck 396 runs and also has 17 wickets to his name.
Captain: Baljit Singh
Wicket Keeper: Nisar Ahmed
Possible Top-4: Nisar Ahmed, Amir Sharif, Hassan Ahmad, Baljit Singh
Pace Bowlers: Muhammad Imran, Jorawar Singh, Amir Sharif, Janaka Wass
Spin Bowlers: Damith Kosala
The x factor for the team can be Damith Kosala, who has been a fine performer in the T10 circuit and would look to replicate his performances.
ITA Playing 11 (likely)
1. Nisar Ahmed (wk)
2. Amir Sharif
3. Baljit Singh (c)
4. Irfan Shaikh
5. Ammad Khan
6. Damith Kosala
7. Jaspreet Singh/ Rajmani Sidhu
8. Hassan Ahmad
9. Jorawar Singh
10. Muhammad Imran
11. Janaka Waas
Watch England XI vs Italy 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 18th day of the tournament and final fixture of the Championship Week matches in ECC T10 taking place at Cartama Oval.
The ENG-XI vs ITA 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.