CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK PREVIEW - DREAM11 EUROPEAN CRICKET CHAMPIONSHIP
15 teams in three groups of five, have been whittled down to a select group of six nations for Championship Week from 4-8 October at the stunning Cartama Oval in Malaga, Spain.
Belgium and the hosts Spain have qualified from Group A, joined by the Netherlands XI and Austria from Group B for Championship Week.
With a talented mix of National Counties, former and current County players, expertly led by Dan Lincoln, who scored a magnificent ton in the Group C Final against Italy, England XI will be favourites for the inaugural Dream11 European Cricket Championship crown.
WATCH ENGLAND CAPTAIN DAN LINCOLN CENTURY IN GROUP C FINAL AGAINST ITALY
The Netherlands will provide the stiffest challenge to the Engand XI as we witnessed regularly in their all-round displays while dominating Group B.
The other four sides appear evenly matched. Austria only lost to the Netherlands in group stage action, so it will be interesting to see how they perform against other opposition. However, the Austrians also have five new players in their 13man squad and time will tell how the chopping and changing affects both performance and team morale.
After starting with four straight defeats, Italy are the form side of the competition, winning six in a row, including that classic upset win over England XI. Again expertly led by skipper Baljit Singh, an early candidate for Man of the Tournament, Italy will take a huge amount of confidence into Championship Week.
The hosts Spain did well to qualify in a very tight Group A and will be concentrating their efforts on wins over Belgium, Italy and Austria, rather than focussing on the top two.
Belgium will be bouyant after winning Group A and should have plenty of belief in their explosive T10 talents, and begin Championship Week with a game against Italy on Monday morning.
In fact, the European Cricket Network has now broadcast over 900 games this year.
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