In the Qualifier 1 of the Europea Cricket Championship T10 2021 Round 1, the Spain team will compete with Belgium to find direct qualification into the finals. The Spain team need contributions of Atif Mehmood and Hamza Saleem, while it will be Ali Raza and Omid Rahimi as the key players of Belgium. The Belgium team is captained by the batter Sheraz Sheikh, while Christian Mills leads the Spain team.
The both teams have been impressive in the tournament, with 5 wins in 8 matches. But, the Spain team had a better net run-rate and were positioned 1st in the points table. Which-ever team wins this match will go into the finals, and wait for the winner of Qualifier 1. The last encounter was close one, and it is expected to be the same as well.
The both teams have similar rankings in the ICC T20I standings as well. But, with a home venue, the Spain will certainly be in favour of being adapted to the pitch quickly than others. This is the first time that the ECC T10 tournament is being organized in Cartama Oval, and this is just the starting with two more rounds still to be played.
Fixture Name: Qualifier 1
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10 2021
Date: 17 September
Time: 2:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
SPA(recent last): W L W
BEL(recent last): L W W
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The Qualifier 1 match between Spain and Belgium will be played in Cartama Oval. The pitch has been supporting the batters from the day 1 and the par score will be around 120, which will be the minimum total the teams need to score to get a hold of the match, None of the bowlers have been pitch-perfect, but needs better execution skills.
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 chosen combination is 6 players from Spain, and 5 players from Belgium. The both wicket-keeping options can be chosen due to their fine form. In the batting department, Mohammad Muneeb and Hamz Saleem are the best bets. The all-rounders, Kuldeep Lal and Atif Mehmood have provided fine contributions, and the bowlers Vine and Sefat will be crucial.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Awais Ahmed, Ali Raza
BATSMEN: Sheraz Sheikh, Kuldeep Lal, Hamza Saleem, Omid Rahimi
ALL-ROUNDERS: Kuldeep Lal, Atif Mehmood
BOWLERS: Shagharai Sefat, Zulqarnin Haider, Thomas Vine
The both teams are looking well-balanced and had similar wins, and will be positive about their performances. But the Spain team with home advantage has been terrific in the last 3 matches and going ahead with fine momentum, especially in the bowling unit and are expected to win this fixture and get a ticket to the finals.
The Spain team have been clinical in their performances in the last few league matches and are surely on the front-seat to win this match. In the last league match, they beat the same opponent by 7 wickets. In the bowling department, all the bowlers picked wickets. Then, the batters chase down the score of 135 with 4 balls to spare.
The player has the flexibility to perform well in almost all the batting positions and has been a consistent performer for the Spain team. He has scored 133 runs, which helped the team to top the points table. In the last league match, he provided contribution an unbeaten 31 off 14 balls to help the team in chasing down the score.
The player has been performing well for the past ECS tournaments, and has finally got recognition after fine performances for the Spain team in the ECC T10 2021 tournament. He has been impressive in both departments and can be picked as a differential pick to have an edge over the other fantasy players in the Dream11 prediction.
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The Spain team is performing quite well in the batting departments and will be n confidence after chasing the total of 135. The players like Awais Ahmed and Atif Mehmood will be critical to the team’s success in the crucial fixture. While, the team management is not expected to change the Playing XI who is on a fine momentum.
SPA Playing 11 (likely)
6. Kuldeep Lal
7. Atif Mehmood
8. Paul Hennessy
9. Ravi Panchal
10. Zulqarnain Haider
11. Thomas Vine
The Belgium team need to be more consistent with their performances. Their experienced players including captain has been scoring big in 1 game, and then failing in next 2. In the last league match, the bowlers could not defend the score of 134, and will have to improve their economy and wicket-taking abilities to get into the finals.
The player with fine experience can be a match-winner on his good day and he needs that type of performance in this match. With the ability to perform with the ball, he can be quite handy with the bat and can provide exciting finish to the team. Although, he could not perform well in the last game, but still be valuable pick.
The batter has gained prominence in the last few matches and has been the most consistent run-scorer for the team. His ability to stabilize and ball-striking capabilities will be required in this crucial encounter. In the last league match, he scored 34 off 7 balls with 5 sixes and displayed his ability to hit sixes on demand, and has amassed 113 runs in this season.
It will be a test of skills and composure when they will meet the Spain team in their own backyard and x-factors for the team would be Saber Zakhil and Sheraz Sheikh who have been kept quiet.The team management is not expected to make any changes in the Playing 11 of the team for the Qualifier 1 fixture against the home team, Spain.
BEL Playing 11 (likely)
6. Saber Zakhil
7. Mamoon Latif
8. Fahim Bhatti
9. Omid Rahimi
10. Shagharai Sefat
11. Murid Ekrami
Watch Spain 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 5th day of the tournament comprising of European nations and the Qualifier 1 of the 1st Round.
The SPA 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.