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Group B Day 3 PREVIEW: Dream11 European Cricket Championship – Matches 11 to 15 - T10 CRICKET LIVE

The new and fresh venture sees 15 teams feature in three groups of five, with each group meeting over a separate week of T10 action. Each group will feature 24 T10 games - a double round-robin and a playoff. The leading two countries in each group will advance to a Finals Week scheduled from October 4-8 in Spain.

European Cricket Network live broadcasts five T10 matches on Day 8 of the 2021 Dream11 European Cricket Championship on Wednesday 22 September.

 

The high-octane T10 action continues Wednesday as we near the business end of Group B.

 

Group B

NED XI  Netherlands XI (4-0, NRR+5.350)

AUT  Austria (3-1, NRR+2.481)

HUN  Hungary (2-2, NRR+1.007)

ROM  Romania (1-3, NRR-5.500)

POR  Portugal (0-4, NRR-3.215)

 

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GROUP B | MATCH 11  (ECC21.035)

AUSTRIA (AUT) v NETHERLANDS XI (NED XI)

0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST

 

AUT Timeline: W W L W (Avg Score For 131, Avg Score Against 106) 

NED XI Timeline: W W W W (Avg Score For 135, Avg Score Against 82) 

 

AUSTRIA (AUT)

Captain: Razmal Shigiwal

Wicketkeeper: Abrar Bilal

Projected Top Order: Iqbal HossainZeeshan Goraya, Razmal Shigiwal, Abrar Bilal, Mirza Ahsan

Projected Opening Bowlers: Aqib Iqbal, Sahel Zadran

Spin Options: Sahel Zadran, Sahil Momin, Abdullah Akbarjan, Iqbal Hossain

 

AUSTRIA Key Players:

Abdullah Akbarjan, talented left-arm slow bowler with good pace variations, is generally very economical, scalped TWO HAT-TRICKS at FanCode ECS Austria Vienna. Also holds the record of bowling the joint second most economical spell in T20Is for players to have bowled a full quota of four overs giving away just four runs in four overs. He is a handy batsman too. Joint leading wicket taker for AUT picking up FIVE wickets.

Razmal Shigiwal, hard hitting batsman, started off with a bang plundering 96 runs in just 28 balls including 11 HUGE maximos against Romania. Top scorer for Austria mustering 165 runs at an average of 55 and strike rate of 243.

Iqbal Hossain, aggressive opening batsman, hammered 143 runs in four games at a strike rate of over 251 including a man of the match performance against Hungary scoring a blistering 64* off 29 balls.

Noor Khan, right arm medium pacer with plenty of ECS experience, joint top wicket taker for Austria scalping FIVE wickets in four games. He is also a handy batsman.



NETHERLANDS XI (NED XI)

Captain: Sebastiaan Braat

Wicketkeeper: Asad Zulfiqar

Projected Top Order: Musa Nadeem AhmadBoris Gorlee, Navjit Singh, Victor Lubbers

Projected Opening Bowlers: Vivian KingmaRyan Klein

Spin Options: Clayton FloydJulian de Mey

 

NETHERLANDS XI Key Players:

Sebastiaan Braat, skipper with six T20 international matches to his name. A dynamic, fast bowling all-rounder with vast experience facing top quality opposition. S

Hasn’t got much opportunity to bat but has managed to score 54 runs in four games at a SR of 235.

Boris Gorlee, young, upcoming talented batsman, has represented the Dutch under-19 team, mustered an unbeaten 55 off 29 balls to bag his first man of the match award vs Romania. Has racked up a total of 96 runs in three innings.

Musa Nadeem Ahmad, star batsman, the left hander finally came good against Romania mustering an unbeaten 63 off 20 balls. He also picked up two wickets and plucked two outstanding catches.

Clayton Floyd, talented all-rounder, mustered 34 runs in 15 balls vs Portugal and picked up three wickets in two games on Monday with his canny left-arm spin. Mustered 115 off just 35 balls vs Romania on Tuesday racking up an historic first ever T10 international hundred. His knock included 15 towering maximos.

Julian De Mey, slow left arm orthodox, highly effective in the middle overs, top wicket taker for NED XI scalping NINE wickets in four games including a best return of 3-12.

Vivian Kingma, fast bowler with international experience. He featured in the 2014 ICC T20 World Cup squad. A capable new ball bowler who can move the ball in the air and off the pitch. Is genuinely quick and difficult to get away, has picked up two wickets at an ER of five.

 

Team Netherlands proved too strong for the Austrians on Tuesday with a mammoth 58 run win. Anything other than a comfortable NED XI win would be a huge surprise.

 

Last time they met: ECC21.031 | NED XI 135 def AUT 77 (21 Sep 2021)

 

Match Prediction: Netherlands XI (NED XI) to win again but by a closer margin.

 

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GROUP B | MATCH 12 (ECC21.036)

HUNGARY (HUN) v ROMANIA (ROM)

0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST

 

HUN Timeline: W L W L (Avg Score For 119, Avg Score Against 109) 

ROM Timeline: L L W L (Avg Score For 100, Avg Score Against 155) 

 

HUNGARY (HUN)

Captain: Marc Ahuja

Wicketkeeper: Satyadeep Aswathnarayan

Projected Top Order: Zeeshan KukikhelHarsh MandhyanMarc AhujaZahir Safi Mohammed

Projected Opening Bowlers: Habib Deldar, Harsh MandhyanAbhishek Kheterpal and Asanka Weligamage

Spin Options: Harsh Mandhyan

 

HUNGARY Key Players:

Zahir Safi Mohammed, experienced right handed middle order batsman, second highest run scorer for HUN mustering 101 runs in four games including a crucial 43 off 14 balls vs POR.

Zeeshan Kukikhel, star all-rounder for Hungary, highest run scorer for HUN racking up 130 runs in four games and has picked up FIVE wickets. He also bagged man of the match award for his all-round performance vs POR.

Harsh Mandhyan, right arm off-spinner, very consistent with his line and length and is generally economical, has picked up FOUR wickets in four games.

Abhishek Kheterpal, right-arm fast bowler who loves taking the new ball and can swing it both ways, he is a genuine threat in the powerplay overs. Top wicket taker for Hungary scalping EIGHT wickets including a joint tournament best return of 4-10 vs Portugal bagging a man of the match award.

Salman Khan, left arm pacer, second highest wicket taker for Hungary picking up SIX wickets in four games with a best return of 3-12.



ROMANIA (ROM)

Captain:Ramesh Satheesan

Wicketkeeper:Satwik Nadigotla

Projected Top Order:Ramesh Satheesan,Taranjeet Singh,Gohar Manan,Satwik Nadigotla

Projected Opening Bowlers:Rajesh Kumar,Vasu Saini

Spin / Slow Options:Taranjeet Singh,Ramesh SatheesanPavel Florin

 

ROMANIA Key Players:

Taranjeet Singh, a terrific all-rounder and the pillar of this Romanian side. Didn't enjoy a good opening day failing in both matches but came good on Tuesday scoring a well compiled 59 off 27 balls vs Hungary. Top scorer for ROM with 108 runs in four games.

Sivakumar Periyalwar, experienced right handed batsman, has good technique and doesn’t shy away from challenges on the field, second highest scorer for ROM scoring 59 runs in four games.

Vasu Saini, handy all-rounder, equally capable with bat and ball, top wicket taker for ROM picking up FOUR wickets in four games.

Gohar Manan, hard hitting batsman with a couple of centuries to his name, is a huge part of the Romanian side, hasn’t fired yet but will be looking to make an impact soon.

 

Romania racked up their first win with a tense five run success over the Hungarians. This has the look of another close run affair between two evenly matched sides.

 

Last time they met: ECC21.032 | ROM XI 134 def HUN 129 (21 Sep 2021)

 

Match Prediction: Romania (ROM) to do the double over Hungary.

 

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GROUP B | MATCH 13 (ECC21.037)

PORTUGAL (POR) v AUSTRIA (AUT)

1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST

 

POR Timeline: L L L L (Avg Score For 92, Avg Score Against 124) 

AUT Timeline: W W L W (Avg Score For 131, Avg Score Against 106) 

 

PORTUGAL (POR)

Captain: Najjam Shahzad

Wicketkeeper: Francoise Stoman

Projected Top Order: Azhar Andani, Sharon Gomez, Amir ZaibAnthony Chambers

Projected Opening Bowlers: Junaid Khan, Najjam Shahzad

Spin Options: Md Siraj Nipo, Amandeep Singh

 

PORTUGAL Key Players:

Najjam Shahzad, star all-rounder, dependable batsman who can anchor the innings very well, third highest scorer for POR with 56 runs in four knocks. He also picked up FIVE wickets.

Amir Zaib, another valuable all-rounder with vast ECN experience. Top scorer for Portugal racking up 81 runs in four matches. Is also joint leading wicket taker with SIX wickets in four games.

Junaid Khan, very good with the bat and equally sharp with the ball, the left arm quick has looked lethal with the ball both at the start and in the death overs, joint top wicket taker for POR picking up SIX wickets in four games with a best return of 3-10 vs NED XI.

Sharn Gomez, classy left handed batsman, second highest run scorer for POR racking up 77 runs in four games.



AUSTRIA (AUT)

Captain: Razmal Shigiwal

Wicketkeeper: Abrar Bilal

Projected Top Order: Iqbal HossainZeeshan Goraya, Razmal Shigiwal, Abrar Bilal, Mirza Ahsan

Projected Opening Bowlers: Aqib Iqbal, Sahel Zadran

Spin Options: Sahel Zadran, Sahil Momin, Abdullah Akbarjan, Iqbal Hossain

 

AUSTRIA Key Players:

Abdullah Akbarjan, talented left-arm slow bowler with good pace variations, is generally very economical, scalped TWO HAT-TRICKS at FanCode ECS Austria Vienna. Also holds the record of bowling the joint second most economical spell in T20Is for players to have bowled a full quota of four overs giving away just four runs in four overs. He is a handy batsman too. Joint leading wicket taker for AUT picking up FIVE wickets.

Razmal Shigiwal, hard hitting batsman, started off with a bang plundering 96 runs in just 28 balls including 11 HUGE maximos against Romania. Top scorer for Austria mustering 165 runs at an average of 55 and strike rate of 243.

Iqbal Hossain, aggressive opening batsman, hammered 143 runs in four games at a strike rate of over 251 including a man of the match performance against Hungary scoring a blistering 64* off 29 balls.

Noor Khan, right arm medium pacer with plenty of ECS experience, joint top wicket taker for Austria scalping FIVE wickets in four games. He is also a handy batsman.

 

Portugal have lost four out of four and will be desperate for their first win. Apart from the Netherlands, Austria have looked the best of the bunch and easily came out on top against Portugal by eight wickets on Tuesday. 

 

Last time they met: ECC21.033 | AUT 89(6.2) def POR 88 (21 Sep 2021)

 

Match Prediction: Austria (AUT) to win again but Portugal are edging closer to their first success.  

 

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GROUP B | MATCH 14  (ECC21.038)

NETHERLANDS XI (NED XI) v HUNGARY (HUN)

1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST

 

NED XI Timeline: W W W W (Avg Score For 135, Avg Score Against 82) 

HUN Timeline: W L W L (Avg Score For 119, Avg Score Against 109) 

 

NETHERLANDS XI (NED XI)

Captain: Sebastiaan Braat

Wicketkeeper: Asad Zulfiqar

Projected Top Order: Musa Nadeem AhmadBoris Gorlee, Navjit Singh, Victor Lubbers

Projected Opening Bowlers: Vivian KingmaRyan Klein

Spin Options: Clayton FloydJulian de Mey

 

NETHERLANDS XI Key Players:

Sebastiaan Braat, skipper with six T20 international matches to his name. A dynamic, fast bowling all-rounder with vast experience facing top quality opposition. S

Hasn’t got much opportunity to bat but has managed to score 54 runs in four games at a SR of 235.

Boris Gorlee, young, upcoming talented batsman, has represented the Dutch under-19 team, mustered an unbeaten 55 off 29 balls to bag his first man of the match award vs Romania. Has racked up a total of 96 runs in three innings.

Musa Nadeem Ahmad, star batsman, the left hander finally came good against Romania mustering an unbeaten 63 off 20 balls. He also picked up two wickets and plucked two outstanding catches.

Clayton Floyd, talented all-rounder, mustered 34 runs in 15 balls vs Portugal and picked up three wickets in two games on Monday with his canny left-arm spin. Mustered 115 off just 35 balls vs Romania on Tuesday racking up an historic first ever T10 international hundred. His knock included 15 towering maximos.

Julian De Mey, slow left arm orthodox, highly effective in the middle overs, top wicket taker for NED XI scalping NINE wickets in four games including a best return of 3-12.

Vivian Kingma, fast bowler with international experience. He featured in the 2014 ICC T20 World Cup squad. A capable new ball bowler who can move the ball in the air and off the pitch. Is genuinely quick and difficult to get away, has picked up two wickets at an ER of five.



HUNGARY (HUN)

Captain: Marc Ahuja

Wicketkeeper: Satyadeep Aswathnarayan

Projected Top Order: Zeeshan KukikhelHarsh MandhyanMarc AhujaZahir Safi Mohammed

Projected Opening Bowlers: Habib Deldar, Harsh MandhyanAbhishek Kheterpal and Asanka Weligamage

Spin Options: Harsh Mandhyan

 

HUNGARY Key Players:

Zahir Safi Mohammed, experienced right handed middle order batsman, second highest run scorer for HUN mustering 101 runs in four games including a crucial 43 off 14 balls vs POR.

Zeeshan Kukikhel, star all-rounder for Hungary, highest run scorer for HUN racking up 130 runs in four games and has picked up FIVE wickets. He also bagged man of the match award for his all-round performance vs POR.

Harsh Mandhyan, right arm off-spinner, very consistent with his line and length and is generally economical, has picked up FOUR wickets in four games.

Abhishek Kheterpal, right-arm fast bowler who loves taking the new ball and can swing it both ways, he is a genuine threat in the powerplay overs. Top wicket taker for Hungary scalping EIGHT wickets including a joint tournament best return of 4-10 vs Portugal bagging a man of the match award.

Salman Khan, left arm pacer, second highest wicket taker for Hungary picking up SIX wickets in four games with a best return of 3-12.

 

Now that Team Netherlands avoided an opening day scare, it would be no surprise if NED-XI went through the group stages unbeaten. Hungary will try to avoid a huge dent to their NRR.

 

Match Prediction: Team Netherlands (NED XI) to win with plenty to spare.

 

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GROUP B | MATCH 15(ECC21.039)

ROMANIA (ROM) v PORTUGAL (POR)

1500 GMT | 1700 CET | 2030 IST

 

ROM Timeline: L L W L (Avg Score For 100, Avg Score Against 155) 

POR Timeline: L L L L (Avg Score For 92, Avg Score Against 124) 

 

ROMANIA (ROM)

Captain:Ramesh Satheesan

Wicketkeeper:Satwik Nadigotla

Projected Top Order:Ramesh Satheesan,Taranjeet Singh,Gohar Manan,Satwik Nadigotla

Projected Opening Bowlers:Rajesh Kumar,Vasu Saini

Spin / Slow Options:Taranjeet Singh,Ramesh SatheesanPavel Florin

 

ROMANIA Key Players:

Taranjeet Singh, a terrific all-rounder and the pillar of this Romanian side. Didn't enjoy a good opening day failing in both matches but came good on Tuesday scoring a well compiled 59 off 27 balls vs Hungary. Top scorer for ROM with 108 runs in four games.

Sivakumar Periyalwar, experienced right handed batsman, has good technique and doesn’t shy away from challenges on the field, second highest scorer for ROM scoring 59 runs in four games.

Vasu Saini, handy all-rounder, equally capable with bat and ball, top wicket taker for ROM picking up FOUR wickets in four games.

Gohar Manan, hard hitting batsman with a couple of centuries to his name, is a huge part of the Romanian side, hasn’t fired yet but will be looking to make an impact soon.

 

PORTUGAL (POR)

Captain: Najjam Shahzad

Wicketkeeper: Francoise Stoman

Projected Top Order: Azhar Andani, Sharon Gomez, Amir ZaibAnthony Chambers

Projected Opening Bowlers: Junaid Khan, Najjam Shahzad

Spin Options: Md Siraj Nipo, Amandeep Singh

 

PORTUGAL Key Players:

Najjam Shahzad, star all-rounder, dependable batsman who can anchor the innings very well, third highest scorer for POR with 56 runs in four knocks. He also picked up FIVE wickets.

Amir Zaib, another valuable all-rounder with vast ECN experience. Top scorer for Portugal racking up 81 runs in four matches. Is also joint leading wicket taker with SIX wickets in four games.

Junaid Khan, very good with the bat and equally sharp with the ball, the left arm quick has looked lethal with the ball both at the start and in the death overs, joint top wicket taker for POR picking up SIX wickets in four games with a best return of 3-10 vs NED XI.

Sharn Gomez, classy left handed batsman, second highest run scorer for POR racking up 77 runs in four games.

 

Portugal will still probably be seeking their first win, so this represents a must win game in terms of qualifying for Friday. Romania need to beat Portugal to potentially seal their spot in Finals Day.

 

Match Prediction: Romania (ROM) to edge Portugal in a nail biting affair.

 

 

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