The Norway and Sweden team will lock horns in the Eliminator of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The Sweden team have the likes of Imal Zuwak and Azam Khalil, while Khizer Ahmed and Prithvi Bhart will be the key players for Norway. The opener Raza Iqbal leads the Norway team team, while Abhijit Venkatesh captains the Sweden team.
The Norway team managed to win 4 out of 8 matches, and were at 3rd position in the points table. In the last few matches, they produced fine performances to qualify for the next stage. While, the Sweden team came at last position with same wins and lower net run-rate. Whichever team wins this match goes to the Qualifier 2.
The Norway team are at 38th position, while Sweden stand at 45th position in the latest ICC T20I rankings. The rankings clearly depict the same trend in the points table, where both the team had same wins and it would be a tough competition to get into the finals. All the matches are played at the same venue, Cartama Oval situated in Spain.
Fixture Name: Eliminator
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10 2021
Date: 17 September
Time: 12:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
SWE(recent last): W W L
NOR(recent last): W W W
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between Norway and Sweden is scheduled to played in Cartama Oval, Malaga. The pitch is expected to assist the big-hitters to keep striking the ball well and clear the boundary in most of the ocassions. The par score on this venue is 110, according to the stats of the last few matches. But, the bowlers need to be tight with their line-lengths.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Spain 135/3 won by 7 wickets against Belgium 134/9 in Match 20 of ECC T10 2021.
The selected combination would be 6 players from Norway and 5 players from Sweden. Khizer Ahmed has been performing well, and the batters like Rahel Khan and Imal Zuwak are in top-form. While, the all-rounders Azam Khalil and Abhijit Venkatesh have fine experience. Then, the bowlers like Vinay Ravi and Hayatullah Niazi have picked up good form.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Khizer Ahmed
BATSMEN: Wahidullah Sahak, Walid Ghauri, Share Ali, Rahel Khan, Imal Zuwak
ALL-ROUNDERS: Azam Khalil, Abhijit Venkatesh
BOWLERS: Vinay Ravi, Hayatullah Niazi, Prithvi Bhart
The Norway team has been excellent in their last 2 games and will take the confidence of the performances from their top players to win this fixture and play the Qualifier 2. While it will all be dependent on the performance of experienced players for Sweden who have not been consistent and need to come out of comfort zone.
The Sweden team will have to get back their confidence and momentum back, and will need a 100% effort. A bit of the boost would have been provided to the squad after a brilliant performance against the rampaging Belgium in their last fixture. After giving too many runs, the batters came hard at the opposition and chased down the total of 150 under 9 overs.
The top-order batsman has scored the most runs for the Sweden team in this tournament and will be best pick from the batting department due to his consistency to score runs in the international cricket. In the last league match, he scored 23 off 10 balls which provided a stable platform for the team to chase down the target of 150.
The all-rounder has a fine experience in the European Cricket Series and is a proven performer with the bat, but his bowling performances have been terrific and is leading the bowling charts. He has scored 78 runs and picked 12 wickets and if you want a bowler who can score crucial runs in the middle-order, he can be your pick.
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The Sweden team is playing well for the last 2 tournaments and has the presence of all the experienced players for this crucial match. The team management will be positive after the team’s win in the last league which will work as a booster dose. They are not expected to change their Playing 11 for their fixture against the Norway team.
SWE Playing 11 (likely)
The Norway team picked up momentum at the right time and won their last 2 matches to enter the semi-final stage. In the last league match, they dismissed the opposition to 72 runs in 10 overs. In the bowling unit, Tafseer and Bhart were impressive, while the batters chased down the total in 6 overs, with the contribution of Khizer Ahmed and Raza Iqbal.
The bowler was not known to many, but has done wonders in the European Cricket Championship 2021. He is one of the main reason of the team’s glowing form in the last few matches. In the last league match, he added 2 wickets to his tally and now has a total of 8 wickets to his name and should be on the look out of fantasy players.
The wicket-keeper batsman is the leading run-scorer in this season, and has gradually displayed his ball-striking capabilities. He has scored 168 runs in 6 innings, and has been way better than the experienced players of other teams. In the last league match, he scored 45 off 16 balls and is certainly in beast mode and will be difficult for the bowlers to contain him.
The Norway team have performed better than expected from them, and will be contenders for playing the finals as well. The team is in nice momentum with 2 consecutive wins and no changes in Playing 11 for their fixture against Sweden in the Eliminator. The differential picks would be Vinay Ravi and Wahidullah Sahak who have been impressive.
NOR Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Norway vs Sweden 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 5th day of the tournament and Eliminator of Round 1 matches in ECC T10.
The NOR vs SWE 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 matches have been interesting in the online live streaming as well.