The Sweden and Luxembourg team will lock horns in the Match 16 of European Cricket Championship T10 2021. The Luxembourg team has the presence of players like Tony Whiteman and Thomas Martin, while Rahel Khan and Abhijit Venkatesh are key players of Sweden team. The Sweden team is led by Abhijit Venkatesh and Tony Whiteman captains the Luxembourg team.
The Luxembourg team have not won any of the 6 league matches this season. They are out of the contention of going into the next stage, and will look to win their last 2 matches. While, the Sweden team have 2 wins in 6 matches and have lost momentum in the last few matches, and need 2 wins to have a minimum chance of qualifying for the next stage.
The Luxembourg team are currently ranked at the 64th position in the T20I rankings, while Sweden are at 45th rank in the same format. Their performances in the ECC T10 tournaments have reflected the same positions. The European Cricket Championship T20 2021 is being played at Cartama Oval, Malaga in the city of Spain.
Fixture Name: Match 16
Competition: European Cricket Championship T10
Date: 16 September
Time: 12:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
LUX(recent last): L L NR
SWE(recent last): L L NR
Venue: Cartama Oval, Malaga
Pitch Report: The match between Sweden and Luxembourg will be played in Cartama Oval situated in Spain. The pitch is expected to keep assisting the batsman in scoring runs and has the par score of 100. Although the rain showers have erupted, the batters are still in commanding position and it will be a difficult for the bowlers to contain runs.
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 selection combination for this match, would be 6 players from Sweden and 5 from Luxembourg. The top picks from the batting department would be Rahel Khan and Roshan Paul. While, Abhijit Venkatesh and Azam Khalil have been impressive as an all-rounder. In the bowling unit, Khalid Zahid and Gholami will be the key picks.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Tony Whiteman
BATSMEN: Rahel Khan, Zabi Zahid, Roshan Paul Vishwanath
ALL-ROUNDERS: Azam Khalil, Abhijit Venkatesh, Thomas Martin, Mohd Dilshad
BOWLERS: Khalid Zahid, Oktai Gholami, Harpal Singh
The Sweden team’s bowling woes have continued, where they have not been able to defend or restrict the opposition team, but will be quite strong as compared to Luxembourg and are expected to win this fixture. While, Luxembourg needs to bowl well to contain the experienced batters of the Sweden and finish off the tournament well.
The Luxembourg team have not been able to perform well as a team and needs spirited effort from all the players in this fixture. Their last match was a rain-effected affair, and only 10 overs were possible. The top 3 batters, Thomas Martin, Oscar and Tony Whiteman contributed to post a low total of 72. Then, in the bowling department, only 1 wicket was taken by Sambhav Puri.
Although the player has not performed quite well in this tournament, he still has enough experience and capability to come back harder and perform well. In the last league match, he could score 18 runs off 14 balls, and was not successful to accelerate in a fine fashion. But he is guaranteed to give you good amount of fantasy points.
The top-order batsman has the ability to give the team a stable start and has been a fine performer in the European Cricket Series for the past 6 months. With experience, he is still learning and it is expected that the next 2 matches will be the best performance from him. In the last league match, he scored 13 off 12 balls and would look to improve the strike rate.
The Luxembourg team is likely to give chances to the younger players in the last 2 matches of the tournament, as they are out of the race for going into the next stage. While, other players like Martin and Whiteman have been average with their performances and would look to improve for benefit of the team. Additionally, Roshan is expected to comeback in the team.
LUX Playing 11 (likely)
4. Oscar Whiteman
5. Tony Whiteman (c)
6. Akhilesh Kumar (wk)
7. Mohit Dixit
8. Sambhav Puri
9. Ansh Trivedi
10. Aanand Pandey
11. Raju Akulwar
The Sweden team have display disappointing performances in the last 3 matches and are on a losing curve. In the last 2 matches, the team failed to defend the score of 128, which is quite good for a 10-over match. The best performers in batting department were Rahel Khan and Share Ali. In the bowling unit, Abhijit and Qudratullah were impressive.
The captain of the Sweden team will be one of the best picks of this fixture due to the fact that he has been one of the most consistent contributors for the team in the ICC tournaments as well. In the last league match, he picked 2 wickets and scored 11 runs off 4 balls. But, his performance in earlier matches with the bat and would give him fine confidence.
The consistent run-scorer for the Sweden team is possibly the best pick for the SWE vs LUX Dream11 Prediction. He has fine composure and skills to stay at the crease and score crucial runs for the team. In the last league game against Belgium, he helped the team to get a good start by contributing 28 off 13 balls and would be confident.
It will be a must-win game for the Sweden team as they have lost their 2 league matches, with the matches also being a wash-out. Their performance in the last league match was fine, and they are not expected to change their Playing 11 for their fixture against Luxembourg. Their top players like Rahel, Abhijit, and Share would be the most important players.
SWE Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Sweden vs Luxembourg 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 is the Match 16 of the 2021 season and the last day of the first round of the ECC T10 tournament.
The SWE vs LUX 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. It is expected to be a close encounter between both the teams.