The Netherlands XI and Austria team will lock horns in the Qualifier 1 of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The Netherlands team has the presence of players like Clayton Floyd and Julian De Mey. While, the Austria team rely on the contributions from Shahil Momin and Abdullah Akbarjan. The Netherlands team will be captained by Sebastian Brat and Razmal Shigiwal leads the Austria team.
The Netherlands team secured 7 wins in 8 matches and were at top of the table until the end of league stage, while Austria team had 6 victories in the same number of league matches. Both the teams will look to play with their best 11 to win this crucial fixture and to get an advantage of not playing another match to get close to the trophy.
The Netherlands XI won their both the league matches against Austria and will be upbeat ahead of this fixture. While, Austria team regained momentum in the last few league matches and will be in good space as well. This is the Qualifier 1 of the Round 2 of the European Cricket Championship T10 2021 and team winning this fixture will go straight to the finals.
Fixture Name: Qualifier 1 (Round 2)
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10 2021
Date: 24 September
Time: 2:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
NED XI(recent last): W L W
AUT(recent last): W W L
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between Netherlands XI and Austria is slated to played in Cartama Oval, Malaga. In this round, it has been observed that apart from high scores in the ground, the bowlers with their precision in line-lengths have been able to dismiss the opposition batters easily. While, the batters will still hold an edge due to the quick outfield and small boundary.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Austria 130/2 won by 8 wickets against Romania 126/5 in Match 20 of Round 2 of ECC T10 2021.
The 6 players from Netherlands XI, while 5 players are chosen from the Austria team. This is due to the fine performance from the Netherlands players in their debut ECC tournament. The captain pick for this game will be Clayton Floyd who has been terrific in both departments, while Iqbal Hossain will be the vice-captain pick. The differential pick can be Ryan Klein who has picked up fine momentum.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Abrar Bilal, Asad Zulfiqar
BATSMEN: Razmal Shigiwal, Boris Gorlee,Musa Ahmad, Iqbal Hossain
ALL-ROUNDERS: Clayton Floyd, Mark Simpson Parker
BOWLERS: Julian De Mey, Ryan Klein, Shahil Momin
The Netherlands team have been brilliant with their performances in the ECC T10. They have shocked everybody by their consistent performances and is expected to win this fixture and go into the finals. While, it may be a hard task for the Austrian team to go past the Netherlands XI, as they have been beaten down in their last two league fixtures by them.
The Netherlands team will look to maintain the same form as of the league stage. Their balance has been incredible in both departments, and all the players have chipped in to make a contribution, which makes them the best team in this round. The Top picks for this game will be bowler Ryan Klein and all-rounder Clayton Floyd who have been quite impressive.
The bowler will look to be proficient in this fixture to help the team in reaching the finals of the tournament. In the last league match, he took a hat-trick and is in fine form with his pitch-perfect lengths and wicket-taking abilities. In 7 matches of the ECC T10, he has bagged 8 wickets at an average of 16.25 and will look to keep performing the same way.
The opening batsman and also one of the pacers in the team has been the best performer in the Round 2 of ECC T10. He has scored the most runs in the tournament and has displayed terrific ball-striking capabilities, and is touted to be next superstar from Netherlands. In 8 matches, he has smacked 245 runs and also has 9 wickets to his name.
Captain: Sebastiaan Braat
Wicketkeeper: Asad Zulfiqar
Possible Top Order: Boris Gorlee, Musa Nadeem Ahmad, Navjit Singh, Victor Lubbers
Possible Opening Bowlers: Vivian Kingma, Ryan Klein
Spin Bowlers: Clayton Floyd, Julian de Mey
The x-factor for the team would be Victor Lubbers who has been consistent in providing contributions and will look to maintain his same form in the tournament.
NED XI Playing 11 (likely)
Asad Zulfiqar (wk)
Julian De Mey
The Austria team have been impressive as well, and had 6 wins in 8 league matches and qualified for the play-offs. In their last league match, the team chased down the total of 127 runs easily against Romania. The best performers were Iqbal Hossain, Zeeshan Goraya and Ibrahimkhel. The top picks from AUT will be Iqbal Hossain and Aqib Iqbal.
The top-order batsman has been one of the best batsman in the tournament and has been excellent with his ball-striking capabilities with fine composure and balance at the crease. He also has a good track record in the T10 circuit, and has maintained his form well. In 8 matches of ECC T10, he has scored 235 runs and is the second highest run-scorer in this round.
One of the most consistent wicket-takers for the Austria team will come in handy for your fantasy team as well. Aqib has an ability to bowl in-swinging yorkers and has variations up his sleeve, and is a differential pick for this fixture. In 7 matches, he has picked 7 wickets and would look to keep contributing to help the team to reach the finals.
Captain: Razmal Shigiwal
Wicketkeeper: Abrar Bilal
Projected Top Order: Abrar Bilal, Mirza Ahsan, Zeeshan Goraya, Razmal Shigiwal
Projected Opening Bowlers: Aqib Iqbal, Mark Simpson Parker
Spin Options: Sahel Zadran, Abdullah Akbarjan, Iqbal Hossain
The x-factor for the AUT would be Shahil Momin, who has been impressive with his perfect line-lengths and would look to count upon his experience to do well in this encounter.
AUT Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Netherlands XI vs Austria 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 6th day of the tournament and third fixture of the Round 2 matches in ECC T10 taking place at Cartama Oval.
The NED-XI vs AUT 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.