The England XI and Italy team will lock horns against each other in the Match 11 of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The Italy team will need the performances from Ammad Khan and Hassan Ahmad, while Alex Mellor and Harrison Ward are the key players of the England team. The all-rounder Baljit Singh captains the Italy team, while England XI is led by Dan Lincoln.
The England XI have been phenomenal in the tournament with 4 wins in 4 matches. In the last league match, they beat the Germany team by 47 runs. While, the Italy team have been disappointing with no wins in any of the 4 league matches. They lost to the Finland team by 5 runs in the last league fixtures of the ECC 2021.
The Italy team have players who have been the proven performers in the T10 circuit, but have not looked in good touch in this season of ECC. While, England team have been terrific with their performances and have been unbeaten in the tournament. This will be the Match 11 of the European Cricket Championship T10 2021 and the battle will be interesting.
Fixture Name: Match 11 (Group C)
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10 2021
Date: 29 September
Time: 12:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
ENG-XI(recent last): W W W
ITA(recent last): L L L
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between Italy and England XI is slated to be played in Cartama Oval, Malaga. The scores of around 125 runs are easily scored on this venue and batters are expected to score runs by playing their natural game. While, it is of utmost importance for the bowlers, both spinners and pacers to keep a check on their line length and use variations as well.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: England XI 135/5 won by 46 runs against Germany 89/7 in ECC T10 2021.
The 7 players from England XI have been selected due to their performance until the completion of 4 league matches. The captain pick among the group of players for the team will be Harrison Ward who has been flawless with his hitting at the top order. While the vice captain can be Amir Sharif who has been impressive in both the departments.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Dan Lincoln, Alex Mellor, Hassan Ahmad
BATSMEN: Harrison Ward, Ammad Khan, Baljit Singh
ALL-ROUNDERS: Euan Woods, Amir Sharif
BOWLERS: Muhammad Imran, Alex Russell, Rich Edwards
The England team is expected to continue their fine performances in the tournament and win their 5th consecutive match due to the tremendous balance of the squad. While, the Italy team needs to improve their batting performances to secure crucial victories to win this match and make their case strong for the playoffs stage in the European Cricket Championship T10 2021.
The England team have produced brilliant performances in all the matches of the tournament. They have been quite aggressive from the start, and is gradually scoring much more runs than the earlier matches giving enough to the bowlers. In the last league match, they posted 135 runs and won by a huge margin of 46 runs against the Germany team.
The opener has provided a terrific start to the team in all the matches they have played in the tournament. Harrison has a fine experience in the domestic season and is using it quite well to perform well for the team. In 4 matches, Harrison has smashed 136 runs at a fantastic average of 45.33 and is looking quite confident during his stay at the crease.
The bowler has been pitch perfect with his lengths in the last few matches and has helped England to contain and pick crucial wickets to secure crucial victories and confirm their place for the top 4 spots. Rich has a good pace and hits the deck hard, which makes it hard for the batters to score runs. In 4 matches, Edwards has scalped 6 wickets at an average of 6.
Captain: Dan Lincoln
Wicketkeeper: Dan Lincoln, Alex Mellor
Possible Top Order: Dan Lincoln, Harrison Ward, Tom Bevan, Alex Mellor
Pace Bowlers: Zum Ahktar, Andy Rishton, Rich Edwards
Spin Bowlers: Euan Woods, Alex Russell, Sam Pearce, Max Uttley, Tom Bevan
The x-factor for the team would be Tom Bevan who was brilliant in the last game and is expected to keep performing the same way to lift the team’s spirits in the middle order.
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 has not been good in their performance in the tournament and need to rethink on their strategies to chase down totals. The team has done fine with the ball, but needs attention in the batting department. They could not chase down the total of 93 runs and would look to improve their performances. The top picks from the team will be Hassan Ahmad and Amir Sharif.
The wicket keeper has been a fine performer in the T10 circuit and needs to replicate the ECS performances in this tournament. His ability to stabilize as play attacking shots has been the main highlight of this career. In the last match, Hammad scored 25 off 15 balls but could not help the team to chase down the total, and will look to keep contributing.
The bowling all-rounder, Amir has been an interesting prospect for the Italy team in the T10 format. He has been quite consistent in taking wickets and can provide lusty blows in the power play overs. In the last league match, Amir was impressive with 3 wickets which put the opposition under pressure for quite some time, and can be a vice captain pick for this fixture.
Captain: Baljit Singh
Wicket Keeper: Nisar Ahmed
Possible Top-4: Manoj Rodrigo, Amir Sharif, Hassan Ahmad, Baljit Singh
Pace Bowlers: Muhammad Imran, Ravi Paul, Amir Sharif
Spin Bowlers: Adnan Muhammad, Jaspreet Singh Singh
The x-factor for ITA team would be Baljit Singh who is a talented player and needs to come out of the shell to perform well for the team in this crucial fixture.
ITA Playing 11 (likely)
1. Manoj Rodrigo
2. Hassan Ahmed
3. Baljit Singh (c)
4. Amir Sharif
5. Ammad Khan
6. Nisar Ahmed (wk)
7. Jaspreet Singh
8. Ravi Paul
9. Adnan Muhammad
10. Muhammad Imran
11. Janaka Waas
Watch Italy vs England XI 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 13th day of the tournament and 1st fixture of the Group C matches in ECC T10 taking place at Cartama Oval.
The ITA vs ENG-XI 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.