The Norway and Spain team will lock horns in the Match 17 of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The Spain team have the likes of Atif Mehmood and Awais Ahmed, while Raza Iqbal and Prithvi Bhart will hold they key for Norway. The opener Raza Iqbal leads the Norway team team, while Christian Mills captains the Spain team.
The Spain team has been terrific in the last 2 matches and are at 2nd position in the points table with 4 wins in 6 matches. While, Norway have also been impressive and have a real chance of qualifying for the next stage with 2 wins in the same number of league matches. This match will be crucial for both the teams and it will be an exciting encounter.
The Norway team are at 38th position, while Spain stand at 41st position in the latest ICC T20I rankings. Their best ranks have been 30th and 40th respectively, and have been one of the best performing associate nations coming out of Europe. It will certainly be a home ground for the Spain team, as the match is being played at Cartama Oval.
Fixture Name: Match 17
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10
Date: 16 September
Time: 2:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
SPA(recent last): W W NR
NOR(recent last): W W NR
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between Norway and Spain is scheduled to played in Cartama Oval. The pitch has been assisting the batters in playing their natural game and piling runs on the board. Here, the par score will be 100, according to the tournament stats. The bowlers have to be wary of their line-lengths to avoid getting thrashed by the batters.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Belgium 129/6 won by 4 wickets against Sweden 128/8 in Match 15 of ECC T10 2021.
The selected combination would be 6 players from Norway and 5 players from Spain. In the batting department, Raza Iqbal and Kuldeep Lal can be selected due to their fine form. The wicket-keeper batsmen, Awais Ahmed and Khizer Ahmed have been terrific. In the bowling unit, Atif Mehmood is bowling quite well and Shinwari will be a differential pick.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Awais Ahmed, Khizer Ahmed
BATSMEN: Ali Tafseer, Wahidullah Sahak, Raza Iqbal, Sheraz Sheikh
ALL-ROUNDERS: Sabeer Zakhil, Babarkhel Aziz Mohammad
BOWLERS: Shagharai Sefat, Fahim Bhatti, Ahamdullah Shinwari
Both the teams have picked up momentum at the right time and need few wins under their belt to qualify for the next stage. But, the Spain team have an experienced bowling attack who defended the score of 87 well and are predicted to fare better in this fixture. While, Norway need batting prowess to have an edge in this fixture.
The Spain team have been impressive in the last few matches and are expected to keep getting better due to their experience. In the last league match, they could not score enough runs (87), which is a below par total on this ground. The top contributor was Awais Ahmed, and then in the bowling unit, Atif Mehmood held his nerves and won the match for the team.
The top-order batsman is the leading run-scorer for the Spain team in the ECC T10 2021 season. He will certainly be the best pick of this match due to his consistency to deliver at crucial moments of the game. In the last league match, he top-scored with 27 off 15 balls that helped the team to post a respectable total on the board.
The experienced bowler has been a star in the ECS Spanish tournaments and has topped the bowling charts for quite some time. He has a tremendous execution skills to perform well for the team. In the last league match, he picked 1 wicket but was terrific in the last over and defended the target for the team. Although, he has not picked enough wickets but will be a differential pick.
The Spain team is doing well in most of the departments and are not expected to make any changes for their crucial fixture against Norway in the European Cricket Championship T10 matches. The players like Awais Ahmed and Atif Mehmood will be most important to see the team going into the next stage and need support of youngsters.
SPA Playing 11 (likely)
1. Awais Ahmed (wk)
2. Hamza Saleem
3. Jack Perman
4. Christian Munoz-Mills (c)
5. Asjad Butt
6. Kuldeep Lal
7. Atif Mehmood
8. Paul Hennessy
9. Ravi Panchal
10. Zulqarnain Haider
11. Thomas Vine
The Norway team could not win any of the first 4 matches and were struggling to perform well. But, the recent wins have opened the doors for their survival in the tournament. In the last league match, they bowled well and contained opposition to 72 in 10 overs. Niazi and Bhart were the top-bowlers, and then Raza Iqbal and Khizer performed with the bat.
The experienced campaigner has been displaying amazing skills in the past ECS tournaments. He has been able to take wickets off the new cherry as well as the old ball. Due to his performances, the team has been able to find confidence back and he will be the vital player along with Prithvi Bhart who have proved themselves in the last few series.
The leader of Norway team has scored the most runs in this tournament and is looking quite confident of continuing his blistering form. In the last league match, he stitched an important partnership with wicket-keeper Khizer Ahmed and scored an unbeaten 31 off 15 balls to chase down the score of 73 in just 5 overs and will be crucial for the team.
The Norway team are expected to play with the Playing 11 same, and have the fine combination of experienced and young players who have proved themselves in domestic circuit. But, it will be a must-win game for them and they need to win the remaining 2 matches to sail into the next stage. In this purpose, Raza Iqbal and Khizer Ahmed will play a lead role.
NOR Playing 11 (likely)
1. Raza Iqbal (c)
2. Suhail Iftikhar (wk)
3. Muhammad Sher
4. Bilal Safdar
5. Khizer Ahmed (wk)
6. Vinay Ravi
7. Waqas Ahmed
8. Wahidullah Sahak
9. Usman Arif
10. Prithvi Bhart
11. Hayatullah Niazi
Watch Norway 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 4th day of the tournament comprising of European nations
The NOR 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. With the covid concerns, no crowd is allowed in the Cartama Oval at Spain.