The Belgium and Norway team will lock horns in the Match 12 of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The Belgium team have the likes of Saber Zakhil and Aziz Mohammad, while Raza Iqbal and Ahmadullah Shinwari will hold they key for Norway. The opening batter Raza Iqbal leads the Norway team team, while Sheraz Sheikh captains the Belgium team.
The Belgium team has been quite impressive in the tournament, and has emerged as the best team in this group with 4 wins in 4 matches. They have all their players intact and are producing impressive performances. While, Norway have a lot to worry about and every win is a must game, due to the fact that they have lost all their 4 league matches.
The European Cricket Series has been a great platform for the players in building their skills in a tough competition and has helped them to get an edge in associate series or tournaments. The match is played at Spain, which has been hosting ECS matches for past few years and has certainly become center of attraction due to fine pitch and ground facilities.
Fixture Name: Match 12
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10
Date: 15 September
Time: 2:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
BEL(recent last): W W W
NOR(recent last): L L NR
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between Norway and Belgium is scheduled to played in Cartama Oval. The pitch is expected to keep assisting the batters in scoring runs easily and has the par score of 100, which does not depend on the weather conditions. While, the bowlers need to maintain their line-length to avoid getting thrashed by the thick willow.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Belgium 49/5 won by 5 wickets against Luxembourg 45/4 in Match 10 of ECC T10 2021.
The selected combination would be 6:5 for Belgium:Norway, which is due to the Belgium team performing well in the competition. The top picks for the game would be Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad and Saber Zakhil in the batting department, while Sefat and Shinari will be one the look-out to take wickets by their experience and skills.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Ali Raza, Suhail Iftikhar
BATSMEN: Ali Tafseer, Wahidullah Sahak, Raza Iqbal, Sheraz Sheikh
ALL-ROUNDERS: Sabeer Zakhil, Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad
BOWLERS: Shagharai Sefat, Fahim Bhatti, Ahamdullah Shinwari
The Belgium team has performed exceedingly well and has 4 wins in 4 matches, and them topping the points table. They are predicted to win this fixture, due to the fine balance and experience. While, Norway need to get their balance right and perform well as a team to have a minimum amount of chances of going into the next round, which is looking bleak.
In the last league match, they contained opposition to a score of 45 (5 overs) with the Waqas Raja being terrific with 3 wickets and a fine economy. Then, in the batting department, Sheraz Sheikh played well to help the team in chasing down the score with 10 balls still left. The top picks for this game would be Waqas Raja and batter Saber Zakhil.
The top-order batsman is the leading run-scorer for the Belgium team in the ECC T10 2021 season. He will be the best pick of this fixture due to his consistency and tremendous talent he possess to perform well in the tournament. Saber has been the star of the European Cricket series as well, and has started this season well with fine contributions.
The experienced player came into the team to play his first match and scalped 3 wickets and can be a differential pick for this match. This is due to the fact that the player has been performing well in the recent European Cricket Series tournaments. Along with the ball, he has displayed the skills of contributing with the bat as well.
The Belgium team are not expected to change their Playing XI at least for this fixture against Norway. This fixture will be criticak for them as well, as they need to be on the top of the table to qualify for the next stage of the tournament. The bowler Waqas Raja is expected to hold his place due to the fine performance in the last match.
BEL Playing 11 (likely)
6. Saber Zakhil
7. Mamoon Latif
8. Fahim Bhatti
9. Omid Rahimi
10. Shagharai Sefat
11. Murid Ekrami
The Norway team have not been impressive in the tournament, and despite the fact that they have the presence of almost all the top cricketers. In the last league match, they could not post only 49 runs in a rain-effected match of 6 overs. The opener Raza Iqbal was the top-contributor, while Vinay Ravi was the best performer with the ball.
The bowler has been picking consistent wickets in the European Cricket Series match for the past 1 year, With fine experience and proven performances, he would be pumped to perform for the team in a must-win game. His best is yet to come, and with the wicket-taking abilities, he can be a saviour for the Norway team in the next 2 days.
The leader of Norway will look to continue his good European Cricket circuit form in this match and help the team to build some reputation on the back of impressive performances. In the last match, he tried hard to compete against the opposition, but need some intent to help the team in winning the match. His consistency will be the key in this fixture.
The Norway team are likely to keep the Playing 11 same, because this is possibly the best combination for them with the experience and young guns present in the team. But, this will be the must-win game for them, and players like Raza Iqbal and Vinay Ravi need to be agile and motivated enough, along with all-rounder Sahak who has been a fine performer as well.
NOR Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Norway 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 third day of the tournament comprising of European nations.
The NOR 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.