CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK | ELIMINATOR 3 - MATCH 21 (ECC21.093) NETHERLANDS XI (NED XI) v SPAIN (SPA) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
NED XI Group Stage Timeline: W W W W W W L W NR W (Avg Score For 130, Avg Score Against 92)
NED XI Championship Week Timeline: W W L L W L L (Avg Score For 107, Avg Score Against 104)
SPA Group Stage Timeline: LW NR W W W L W L W L (Avg Score For 119, Avg Score Against 113)
SPA Championship Week Timeline: L L L L W W W (Avg Score For 102, Avg Score Against 138)
NETHERLANDS XI (NED XI)
Captain: Sebastiaan Braat
Wicketkeeper: Ratha Alphonse
Coach: Pierce Fletcher
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. has muscled 185 runs in 16 innings. Has picked up 18 wickets with the ball including a best return of 4-16.
Boris Gorlee, young, up and coming talent, has represented the Dutch under-19 team, mustered an unbeaten 55 off 29 balls to bag his first player of the match award vs Romania. Third highest scorer for NED XI racking up 320 runs in 15 innings.
Musa Nadeem Ahmad, star batter, the left hander scored a quickfire 70* off 27 balls vs Spain on Monday, second highest run scorer for NED XI amassing 323 runs in 16 knocks. Can also roll his arm if needed, has picked up a couple of wickets, he is a good outfielder.
Clayton Floyd, talented all-rounder and canny left-arm spinner. Mustered 115 off just 35 balls vs Romania in Week 2 racking up an historic first ever T10 international hundred. His knock included 15 towering maximos. Highest scorer for NED XI racking up 352 runs in 15 innings and is now the joint highest wicket taker in the tournament picking up 21 wickets.
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. Bowled well in Week 2 without much success but has been among wickets of late.
Ryan Klein, right arm fast bowler, became only the second bowler to take a T10 international HAT-TRICK - scalping 3-14 vs Austria. Has taken a total of 16 wickets in 16 games.
Captain: Christian Munoz-Mills
Wicketkeeper: Awais Ahmed
Projected Top Order: Awais Ahmed, Yasir Ali, Jack Perman, Hamza Saleem
Spin Options: Jack Perman, Yasir Ali
Coach: Dave Gelling
SPAIN Key Players:
Kuldeep Lal, has caught the eye in ECS comps over the last two seasons for his all-round performances. Joint second highest wicket taker for SPA scalping 14 wickets in 17 games with a best return of 3-6. Has also scored 119 runs.
Hamza Saleem, Prodigiously talented all-rounder, who made his international debut in the recent T20 Series win over Germany. Can make things happen with the ball and is a quality left-hand bat who can clear the fence with ease. Top scorer for SPA racking up 389 runs in 17 innings including FOUR player of the match awards, showcasing his exquisite hitting. Has smashed FOUR fifties in the tournament - joint most in the tournament.
Yasir Ali, consistently one of the best batsmen in Spain over the last decade and can chip in with vital wickets with the ball. The all-rounder struggled in the opening week but seems to have found his form back towards the business end of the tournament. The opener scored an unbeaten 46 off 28 balls vs AUT in the first eliminator.
Atif Mehmood, the left arm medium pacer is the death over specialist for Spain and has been very successful throughout the tournament picking up 16 wickets in 15 games.
Jack Perman, classy top order batter, impressed with his quick run-scoring ability in the opening week, has continued his good run this week, second highest scorer for SPA racking up 314 runs in 15 innings. Has played a crucial role in taking Spain to Finals Day Friday.
The hosts Spain have suddenly found their groove and are on a three-match winning streak while Netherlands XI have managed to win just one game in their last five appearances; after illness struck the camp. Spain will seek to keep the momentum going and eye another upset.
Last time they met: ECC21.074 | NED XI 128 def SPA 38 (4 Oct 2021)
Match Prediction: Netherlands XI (NED XI) to bounce back with a comprehensive win.
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