CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK | PLAYOFF 3 - MATCH 20 (ECC21.092) BELGIUM (BEL) v NETHERLANDS XI (NED XI) 1500 GMT | 1700 CET | 2030 IST
BEL Group StageTimeline: W W W W L W L L W W (Avg Score For 134, Avg Score Against 119)
BEL Championship Week Timeline: W W W L L (Avg Score For 139, Avg Score Against 121)
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 WeekTimeline: W W L L W (Avg Score For 108, Avg Score Against 93)
Captain: Sheikh Sheraz
Wicketkeeper: Ali Raza
Projected Opening Bowlers:Adnan Razzaq, Khalid Ahmadi
Coach: Abhijit Harikrishna Khan
BELGIUM Key Players:
Saber Zakhil, fearsome hitter, currently lies fourth in the world for sixes hit this year in T20i with 19 in seven matches. Second highest scorer for BEL plundering 277 runs at a SR of 237 and deservedly bagged three player of the match awards. He can also chip in with crucial wickets in the middle overs and has picked up SEVEN wickets so far.
Aziz Mohammad, destructive right handed batter who has impressed in ECS tournaments in Spain last season and most recently in the Netherlands. Mustered 88 runs in six games at a sprightly SR of 282 in the opening week before being injured. The opener has looked in tremendous touch this week taking his total run tally to 257 runs in 11 games.
Ali Raza, wicket keeper batter, very good behind the stumps and equally better in-front of it. Highest scorer for BEL racking up 343 runs in 14 innings including a 21-ball 57 vs Sweden in first week and blasting 56 off 23 vs ENG XI on Tuesday. Has FOUR fifties to his name - joint most in ECC21.
Adnan Razzaq, right arm pacer who has decent pace and is consistent with the ball. Highest wicket taker for his side scalping 13 wickets in 12 games.
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 155 runs in 14 innings at a SR of 209. 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 285 runs in 13 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 304 runs in 14 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 331 runs in 13 innings and is now the second highest wicket taker in the tournament picking up 19 wickets.
Julian De Mey, slow left arm orthodox, highly effective in the middle overs, joint third highest wicket taker for NED XI scalping 15 wickets in 14 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 15 wickets in 14 games.
Netherlands XI lost to ENG XI earlier in the day and will be keen to finish in the top two with a win. Belgium enjoyed a good start to Championship Week, but lost the plot on Wednesday slipping to two losses.
Last time they met: ECC21.084 | NED XI 132 def BEL 121 (6 Oct 2021)
Match Prediction: Belgium (BEL) to win a thriller.
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