CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK | QUALIFIER 2 - MATCH 23 (ECC21.095) BELGIUM (BEL) v NETHERLANDS XI (NED XI) 1200 GMT | 1400 CET | 1730 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 L W L (Avg Score For 137, Avg Score Against 111)
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 L L W (Avg Score For 111, Avg Score Against 101)
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 313 runs at a SR of 236 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 348 runs in 14 games at a staggering strike rate of 280. Has also picked up SIX wickets.
Ali Raza, wicket keeper batter, very good behind the stumps and equally better in-front of it. Highest scorer for BEL amassing 379 runs in 17 innings. Has been in good form racking up 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 15 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 185 runs in 16 innings. Has picked up 20 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 344 runs in 16 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 335 runs in 17 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 435 runs in 16 innings and has picked 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. Has picked up 14 wickets in 17 games.
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 17 games.
Netherlands regained form in their impressive win over the hosts Spain. Belgium came agonizingly close to winning the first qualifier against ENG XI. BEL will have to forget that loss quickly and move on to focus on this encounter. NED XI might fancy their chances considering the Belgians will be low on confidence after that heartbreaking loss.
Last time they met: ECC21.092 | BEL 98(8.1) def NED XI 93 (7 Oct 2021)
Match Prediction: Netherlands XI (NED XI) to edge a narrow win.
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