CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK | MATCH 6 (ECC21.078) NETHERLANDS XI (NED XI) v AUSTRIA (AUT) 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 (Avg Score For 118, Avg Score Against 55)
AUT Group Stage Timeline: W W L W L W W W NR W L (Avg Score For 121, Avg Score Against 111)
AUT Championship Week Timeline: L (Avg Score For 137, Avg Score Against 171)
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. Hasn’t enjoyed much opportunity to impress with the bat, but has managed 130 runs in 11 innings at a SR of 220. Has picked up 14 wickets with the ball including a best return of 3-10.
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 232 runs in 10 innings.
Musa Nadeem Ahmad, star batter, the left hander scored a quickfire 70* off 27 balls vs Spain on Monday to surpass Clayton Floyd as highest run scorer for NED XI amassing 282 runs in 11 knocks at a strike rate of 219. Has also picked up a couple of wickets and 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. Second highest scorer for NED XI racking up 259 runs in 10 innings and is the top wicket taker for his side picking up 15 wickets.
Julian De Mey, slow left arm orthodox, highly effective in the middle overs, joint second highest wicket taker for NED XI scalping 14 wickets in 11 games including a best return of 3-12.
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 10 wickets in 11 games.
Captain: Razmal Shigiwal
Wicketkeeper: Abrar Bilal
Projected Opening Bowlers: Aqib Iqbal, Sahel Zadran
Spin Options: Sahel Zadran, Sahil Momin, Iqbal Hossain
Coach: Marcel Biersteker
AUSTRIA Key Players:
Razmal Shigiwal, hard hitting batter, started off Week 2 with a bang plundering 96 runs in just 28 balls including 11 HUGE maximos against Romania. Scored a valiant 78* off 31 vs BEL on Monday. Highest scorer for Austria mustering 304 runs in 10 innings.
Iqbal Hossain, aggressive opening batter, second highest scorer for AUT, hammered 299 runs in 11 innings including a blistering 64* off 29 balls vs HUN. Has bagged three player of the match awards.
Aqib Iqbal, young, energetic fast bowler, capable of swinging the ball in the air and off the deck, second highest wicket taker for AUT picking up NINE wickets with a best return of 3-4.
Bilal Zalmai, the hard hitting opening batter has been included in the Austria side for the Championship Week to boost the AUT batting. The all-rounder has amassed 618 runs at a SR of 206 and picked up 12 wickets in 22 ECS matches.
Group B winners Netherlands XI made a fast start in the Championship Week with two crushing wins. NED XI bowlers looked lethal bowling out hosts Spain for the lowest ever ECC total of just 38. Austria succumbed to Group A winners Belgium in their only game on Monday and will now face their nemesis from Week 2, NED XI.
Last time they met: ECC21.048 | NED XI 126 def AUT 122 (24 Sep 2021)
Match Prediction: Netherlands XI (NED XI) to win comfortably.
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