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PREVIEW - Germany T20I Tri-Series - Match 6

European Cricket Network will again showcase the best of cricket in Europe this summer with Germany hosting France and Norway in a T20 Tri-series at the Bayer Uerdingen Cricket Ground in Krefeld. Tune into the live action from 0900 GMT | 1100 CEST | 1430 IST from the Bayer Uerdingen Cricket Ground in Krefeld.

Germany host France and Norway in aTri-Series in Krefeld with seven T20I matches over four days.

Germany lead with three wins ahead of France and Norway, who made a stunning comeback with a three-run win over France, as the trio head into the fourth and final day of T20I action.

Germany meet Norway again on Day 4 and will look to maintain a clean sheet heading into the finals. 



0900 GMT | 1100 CEST | 1430 IST

GER Last Five Matches: W W W W L W 

NOR Last Five Matches: L L L L W



Captain: Venkatraman Ganesan

Wicketkeeper: Harish Srinivasan

Projected Top Four: Vijayshankar Chikkannaiah, Abdul-Shakoor Rahimzei, Venkatraman Ganesan, Rohit Singh

Projected Opening Bowlers: Sajid Liaqat, Ghulam Rasul Ahmadi

Spin Options: Vishnu Bharati, Ghulam Rasul Ahmadi, Venkatraman Ganesan.


GERMANY Key Players:

Venkatraman Ganesan, solid top-order batsman and captain, who plays for Dusseldorf Blackcaps. He is also a handy off-spinner. He has played six T20I matches after making his debut in 2019. Warmed up with an unbeaten 15 in the first game of the series to take his side to victory. He was impactful with the ball on day two, picking up two wickets against France.


Ghulam Rasul Ahmadi, tidy left-arm finger spinner with neat variations, picked up a four-wicket haul, leaking just five runs, in a sensational spell in the opening game against Norway in the Tri-series.

Rohit Singh, exciting top-order batsman, who also bowls medium pace. He has a highest score of 44* in T20Is and has played nine of them since his debut in 2019. He was the main architect in Germany's win over France on day two, scoring a brilliant unbeaten 68 of the 97 runs in the run chase.



Captain: Raza Iqbal

Wicketkeeper: Kuruge Darshana 

Projected Top Four: Raza Iqbal, Ehtsham ul Haq, Wahidullah Sahak, Kuruge Darshana 

Projected Opening Bowlers: Vinay Ravi, Muhammad Sher

Spin Options: Bilal Safdar, Waqas Ahmed, Pritvhi Bhart, Raza Iqbal


NORWAY Key Players:

Raza Iqbal, the Norway captain is a brilliant all-rounder, who played a key role in helping Norway top the Group C of 2018 ICC T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier. He made 125 runs and took 9 wickets at an economy of 3.35 in the tournament. In the Regional qualifiers in 2020, he took five wickets with his left-arm wrist spin. He was tidy with the ball against Germany and made a solid 24 against France in their first fixture of the series. He also has four wickets so far in the series, the second-most by any bowler.

Waqas Ahmed, tidy leg-break bowler and handy batsman, has showcased his range this series with decent performances with bat and ball, including a highest score of 32*.

Kuruge Darshana, neat wicketkeeper and handy top-order batter, Darshana has shown good temperament this series and will be key in the middle-order on Day four.


Match Prediction: Germany to complete a clean sweep and breeze through to the finals.


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