The Belgium and Netherlands XI team will compete in the Qualifier 2 of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The Netherlands XI team will requite the contributions from Victor Lubbers and Clayton Floyd, while Waqas Raja and Aziz Mohammad will hold the key for Belgium. The Belgium team’s leader will be Sheraz Sheikh, while Sebastiaan Braat is the captain of Netherlands XI.
The Belgium team secured 3 wins in 5 matches, and the lost to England XI in the Qualifier 1 in a thrilling encounter, where they failed to defend the target of 94 runs. While, the Netherlands also had same wins but with a lower net run rate than the opponents. They managed to win by a big margin of 66 runs against Spain in the Eliminator.
Fixture Name: Qualifier 2
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10
Date: 8 October
Time: 5:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
NED-XI(recent last): W W L
BEL(recent last): L W L
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between Belgium and Netherlands XI team will be played at Cartama Oval. Here, the surface will be very good for the batters to score runs easily and have the capacity to chase down any total on the board. The par score will be 110, in a crucial match like this one. While, the bowlers will need to be wary of their lengths to avoid leaking runs.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: England XI 95/7 won by 3 wickets against Belgium 94/10 in Qualifier 2 of ECC T10 2021.
It will be the most important fixture for both teams to qualify for the finals of the tournament. The experience of Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad will be handy in both departments, and will be the captain pick of this fixture. While, the vice captain can be Clayton Floyd who has been the best performer for the Netherlands XI team in the tournament.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Ali Raza
BATSMEN: Musa Ahmad, Boris Gorlee, Victor Lubbers
ALL-ROUNDERS: Saber Zakhil, Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad, Clayton Floyd, Khalid Ahmadzai
BOWLERS: Ryan Klein, Viv Kingma, Waqas Raja
The Belgium team is expected to win this fixture due to the better bowling department, who has been impressive to take the match down the wire. They played well in the Qualifier 1 as well, and will look to take the confidence into this fixture. While, Netherlands secured victory after 3 losses to qualify for playing this match and would look to maintain same form.
The Netherlands team could not win their last 3 league matches, and had only 1 chance to have a shot at the finals. They grabbed this chance and posted a strong score of 142 runs on the board, with the contribution of Clayton Floyd. While, the bowlers put a fine show as well to contain opposition and win by 66 runs. The top picks will be Floyd and Klein.
The all rounder will be one of the best picks of this fixture due to his all round abilities for helping the team to win the match. In the Eliminator, he scored 83 off 39 balls, and was the biggest reason, the team is playing this match. In 18 matches of this tournament, Clayton has amassed 435 runs at an average of 31, and also has 21 wickets to his name.
A good support to the team with his pitch perfect yorkers during crucial juncture of the match. Klein has been able to contain runs and take wickets by his fine execution of stock balls, and can provide quickfire contributions in the lower order. In 17 matches, Ryan has scalped 16 wickets at an average of 15, and will look to keep the form same.
Captain: Sebastiaan Braat
Wicketkeeper: Asad Zulfiqar
Possible Top Order: Musa Nadeem Ahmad, Clayton Floyd, Boris Gorlee, Sebastiaan Braat
Possible Opening Bowlers: Vivian Kingma, Ryan Klein
Spin Bowlers: Clayton Floyd, Julian de Mey
NED-XI Playing 11 (likely)
1. Clayton Floyd
2. Musa Ahmad
3. Boris Gorlee
4. Sebastiaan Braat
5. Victor Lubbers
6. Aryan Dutt
7. Vivian Kingma
8. Ratha Alphonse (wk)
9. Ryan Klein
10. Julian De Mey
11. Shariz Ahmad
The Belgium team will be a heartbroken after the loss in their last fixture against England XI, where the team had a chance to pull off a terrific victory through their talented bowlers. The team was dismissed for a score of 94 runs, and then tried hard but the opposition chased down the target in the last ball. The top picks will be Babarkhel and Waqas.
The prolific run scorer will look to settle down and hit long balls, like he has always done in the T10 circuit or this tournament. He has been able to be consistent with his scores due to wide range of shots, due to the confidence and track record. He has also been impressive with the ball, with his good death bowling. In 13 matches, he has smashed 348 runs at 29.
|Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad||13||348||29|
The leader of the bowling attack made a comeback into the Playing 11 for the Qualifier 1 and returned with 3 wickets, and was perfect in his execution of yorkers and mixed it well with variations. In 7 matchs, Waqas Raja has scalped 11 wickets at an average of 11.
Captain: Sheikh Sheraz
Wicketkeeper: Ali Raza
Possible Top Order: Aziz Mohammad, Muneeb Muhammad, Saber Zakhil, Sherry Butt
Pace Bowlers: Shagharai Sefat, Adnan Razzaq, Khalid Ahmadi
Spin Bowlers: Sheikh Sheraz, Murid Ekrami
BEL Playing 11 (likely)
6. Faisal Mehmood
7. Ali Raza (wk)
8. Fahim Bhatti
9. Omid Rahimi
10. Shagharai Sefat
11. Murid Ekrami
Watch Netherlands XI vs Belgium 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 final day of the tournament comprising of European nations and the Qualifier 2 match.
The NED-XI vs BEL 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 concerns, no crowd is allowed in the Cartama Oval at Spain but the cricketing action can be exciting online as well.