The Norway and Luxembourg team will compete each other in the Match 14 of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The key players of Norway team are Raza Iqbal and Walid Ghauri, while Luxembourg have Tony Whiteman and Thomas Martin are the top-performers. Tony Whiteman leads the Luxembourg team, while Raza Iqbal is the captain of Norway team.
The Norway team have lost all their 4 league matches and are currently playing their 5th match. The team needs to win remaining matches to get into the play-offs. While, the Luxembourg have also lost all their 5 league matches and are out of the race for going into the next stage. This means it will likely be a dead rubber fixture between the two teams.
The Luxembourg team are positioned 64th in the T20I rankings, while Norway have a rank of 38th in the same format. The both teams needs to perform well to create their name in the European Cricket series and then in the ICC tournaments to get belief, confidence, and of-course the sponsors as well which would help in the growth.
Fixture Name: Match 14
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10
Date: 14 September
Time: 6:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
NOR(recent last): L L NR
LUX(recent last): L L NR
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between Luxembourg and Norway is scheduled to played in the Cartama Oval. The pitch is expected to provide fine assistance to the batters in scoring runs. Most of the matches have been won by the teams posting a good total and then defending it successfully. The bowlers are likely to keep variations as their main weapon.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Spain 76/4 won by 6 wickets against Luxembourg 75/5 in Match 11 of ECC T10 2021.
The selected combination would be 6:5 for Luxembourg: Belgium, according to the performance of the players and teams in last 2 matches. The top picks for the fixture would be Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad and Saber Zakhil in the batting department, while Sefat and Ansh Trivedi will be fine picks from the bowling attack.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Tony Whiteman, Khizer Ahmed, Suhail Iftikhar
BATSMEN: Roshan Paul Vishwanath, Raza Iqbal, Wahidullah Sahak
ALL-ROUNDERS: Thomas Martin, Walid Ghauri
BOWLERS: Ansh Trivedi, Ahmadullah Shinwari, Harpal Singh
The both teams have not played well in the European Cricket Championship T10 2021 and it will be expected that both teams will compete well to start off their account in the tournament. Still, the Norway team is expected to fare better due to the presence of experienced players, and the absence of key players for Luxembourg will keep affecting them.
The top picks from Norway side will be Walid Ghauri and Vinay Ravi. They both have fine experience in the ECS circuit and should be on the lookout of the people. In the last league match, they beat the Belgium team by a fine margin and would be high on confidence and maintained pressure in the bowling as well as batting department.
The top-order batsman has a fine experience in the domestic as well as European Cricket Series matches. In the last league match, he scored 57 off 25 balls to help the team in posting a strong total of 145 on the board. During the innings, he displayed ball-striking capabilities and able to maintain a steady run-rate for the team.
The player has been quite impressive in the last few matches with his wicket-taking abilities in crucial situations, and just need to take care of his economy in the death overs. Otherwise he has been able to pick wickets with the new ball and will be one of the best picks for the game mainly due to the experience he as gathered during the ECS matches.
The Norway team would have liked to perform well in the last few matches, but their performance in the last match would keep them upbeat and the experienced players will be crucial to the team’s success. No changes are expected in the Norway team for their fixture against the Luxembourg team.
NOR Playing 11 (likely)
The Luxembourg team have lost all their 5 league matches and need to finish the tournament well to avoid getting short on confidence for the upcoming series and tournaments. In the last league match, they could not score enough runs on the board, and then could not defend it. The top picks from Luxembourg will be Whiteman and Roshan Paul.
The captain has batted at every position in the batting-order and has displayed flexibility. But, he has not performed quite well, as he would have liked in the big tournament like ECC. A big innings is expected from the stalwart of the Luxembourg team in this difficult situation. In the last league match, he did not play but will be back for this game.
The player has scored the most runs for Luxembourg and is gradually coming in fine form, and has lived up to the reputation he has gained in the club cricket. In the last league match, he scored 32 off 23 balls to help the team in posting a fighting score which was not proved to be enough at the end, but Roshan will be confident about his performance.
No changes are expected in the Playing 11 of Luxembourg team for their fixture against Norway. Although, the team has lost all their league matches, but it is a matter of respect for the team to win few matches and finish the tournament. The captain Tony Whiteman is expected to back in the squad for this fixture and will hold the key.
LUX Playing 11 (likely)
4. Oscar Whiteman
5. Tony Whiteman (c)
6. Akhilesh Kumar (wk)
7. Mohit Dixit
8. Sambhav Puri
9. Ansh Trivedi
10. Aanand Pandey
11. Raju Akulwar
Watch Luxembourg vs Norway 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 Match 14 of the ECC T10 2021 season and the second last last fixture of 3rd day.
The LUX vs NOR 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. With the covid norms and protocols, no crowd is allowed in the Cartama Oval at Spain.