The Italy and Spain team will lock horns in the Match 7 of the European Cricket Championship T10. The Italy team will need the contributions from Amir Sharif and Hassan Ahmad. While, the Spain team have the calibre of players like Awais Ahmed and Kuldeep Lal. The all rounder Baljit Singh will be the leader for Italy, while the experienced batsman Jack Perman is the captain of Spain.
The Italy team were not able to secure wins on the first day of the final week. In their last league match, the Italy team fell short to 37 runs by Netherlands XI. While, the Spain team have displayed disappointing performance and lost both their league matches. It will be the most important match for both the teams to keep their hopes alive in the tournament.
It will be the 2nd fixture of the Final week of the European Cricket Championship T10 2021, with Italy and Spain up against each other. Both the teams failed to win their league matches on the first day of the final week’s fixtures. The result of this match is expected to matter for them to keep their hopes alive for the race of playoffs.
Fixture Name: Match 7 (Final week)
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10 2021
Date: 5 October
Time: 2:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
SPA(recent last): L L L
ITA(recent last): L L L
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between Italy and Spain is scheduled to played in Cartama Oval, Malaga. Here, the batters will look to play their natural game and score runs in a quick manner. The average score on this venue is 110, depicting a surface, which has been very kind to batters. While, the bowlers will look to be wary of their line lengths to contain runs.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: England XI 178/0 won by 93 runs against Spain 85/8 in ECC T10 2021.
The 7 players from Italy, and 4 from the host nation are selected. The captain pick for your team will be Amir Sharif, who has been the best performer until the completion of league stages and can be trusted with his abilities. While, the vice captain can be Jaspreet Singh, who has been taking wickets consistently and would come in handy.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Nisar Ahmed, Awais Ahmed
BATSMEN: Hamza Saleem, Yasir Ali, Damith Kosala, Irfan Shaikh
ALL-ROUNDERS: Amir Sharif, Baljit Singh
BOWLERS: Jorawar Singh, Jaspreet Singh, Zulqarnain Haider
The Italy team has been brilliant in the last 3 matches, and would look to keep the same momentum and form in this fixture. They have produced credible performances in both departments and are likely to beat the struggling Czech Republic team. The CZR team need to take special care to bat as deep as they can to accumulate runs, in the area, which they have been lacking in the last few games.
The Italy team needs to maintain their fine performances as of the group stage matches. But this will possibly be their last chance to make their case strong for the playoffs. In their last league match, the bowlers were average to give away 108 runs, with Damith Kosala taking 3 wickets. Then the batters could not chase down the total, and Amir Sharif was the key contributor.
Although the captain of Italy team has not been consistent with his performances in the tournament, but his capabilities and experience will be very helpul for the team in the most crucial fixture of the tournament. In 13 matches, Baljit has scored 214 runs at an average of 26.75, and would look to perform well to win the matches for the team.
The best performer for the team in the tournament will have the onus to contribute in both departments. He has displayed the ability to be consistent enough in the batting department, and even scored 30 off 24 balls in the last league match. He has also been one of the best bowlers in the tournament with 17 wickets.
Captain: Baljit Singh
Wicket Keeper: Nisar Ahmed
Possible Top-4: Nisar Ahmed, Amir Sharif, Hassan Ahmad, Baljit Singh
Pace Bowlers: Muhammad Imran, Ravi Paul, Amir Sharif
Spin Bowlers: Jorawar Singh, Jaspreet Singh
Player to Watch Out: Nisar Ahmed has displayed a fine talent in the T10 format, and would look to keep performing well for the team.
ITA Playing 11 (likely)
1. Nisar Ahmed
2. Amir Sharif
3. Baljit Singh (c)
4. Hassan Ahmed
5. Ammad Khan
6. Nissar Ahmed
7. Jaspreet Singh
8. Ravi Paul
9. Jorawar Singh
10. Muhammad Imran
11. Janaka Waas
The Spain team would have to be at their best for the upcoming games in the tournament, which may decide if they make it to the top 3 places in the points table. They have already lost their both league matches, and would look to improve the performances with the ball as well as bat. The top picks from Spain can be Yasir Ali and Hamza Saleem.
The top order batsman has a fine experience in the T10 format and would look to replicate his ECS T10 form in this fixture. In this tournament, he has been quiet customer at the crease, but the performance in the last league match would keep him confident of his abilities. He scored 31 runs and was the top scorer for the team. In 14 ECS T10 matches, Yasir has accumulated 348 runs at an average of 34.80.
The middle order batsman played quite well in the group stage, and is the highest run scorer for the team. Although, he has not converted his starts into big scores in the last 2 matches. In 12 matches of the European Cricket Championship T10, Hamza has slammed 240 runs at an average of 30, and can be a vital performer for the team to lift the spirits.
Captain: Christian Munoz-Mills
Wicketkeeper: Awais Ahmed
Possible Top 4: Awais Ahmed, Hamza Saleem, Jack Perman, Ravi Panchal, Christian Munoz Hills
Pace Bowlers: Atif Mehmood, Zulqarnain Haider, Ravi Panchal, Adeel Raja
Spin Bowlers: Jack Perman, Yasir Ali
Player to Watch Out: The captain Jack Perman has a fine experience in the T10 circuit, and has played well in the group stages and is expected to perform well.
SPA Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Italy vs Spain 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 Eliminator fixture of the Group C matches in ECC T10 taking place at Cartama Oval.
The ITA vs SPA 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.