GROUP B | 1ST QUALIFIER - MATCH 22 (ECC21.046) NETHERLANDS XI (NED XI) v AUSTRIA (AUT) 0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
NED XI Timeline: W W W W W W L W (Avg Score For 130, Avg Score Against 88)
AUT Timeline: W W L W L W W W (Avg Score For 122, Avg Score Against 113)
NETHERLANDS XI (NED XI)
Captain: Sebastiaan Braat
Wicketkeeper: Asad Zulfiqar
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 111 runs in eight games at a SR of 241. Second highest wicket taker for NED XI picking up 10 wickets.
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 man of the match award vs Romania. Second highest scorer for NED XI racking up 159 runs in seven innings.
Musa Nadeem Ahmad, star batsman, the left hander finally came good against Romania on Tuesday mustering an unbeaten 63 off 20 balls. He also picked up two wickets and plucked two outstanding catches. Has plundered a total of 149 runs including back-to-back fifties.
Clayton Floyd, talented all-rounder and canny left-arm spinner. Mustered 115 off just 35 balls vs Romania on Tuesday racking up an historic first ever T10 international hundred. His knock included 15 towering maximos. Top scorer in the tournament amassing 245 runs in seven innings and has taken NINE wickets.
Julian De Mey, slow left arm orthodox, highly effective in the middle overs, top wicket taker for NED XI scalping 12 wickets in eight 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 EIGHT wickets in seven games.
Captain: Razmal Shigiwal
Wicketkeeper: Abrar Bilal
Projected Opening Bowlers: Aqib Iqbal, Sahel Zadran
Spin Options: Sahel Zadran, Sahil Momin, Abdullah Akbarjan, Iqbal Hossain
AUSTRIA Key Players:
Abdullah Akbarjan, talented left-arm slow bowler with good pace variations, is generally very economical, scalped TWO HAT-TRICKS at FanCode ECS Austria Vienna. He is a handy batsman too. Leading wicket taker for AUT picking up NINE wickets.
Razmal Shigiwal, hard hitting batsman, started off with a bang plundering 96 runs in just 28 balls including 11 HUGE maximos against Romania. Second highest scorer for Austria mustering 198 runs in seven games at a strike rate of 211.
Iqbal Hossain, aggressive opening batsman, second highest scorer in the tournament, hammered 235 runs in six games at a strike rate of over 224 including a blistering 64* off 29 balls vs HUN. Has bagged three man of the match awards.
Noor Khan, right arm medium pacer with plenty of ECS experience, joint second highest wicket taker for Austria scalping SIX wickets in eight games. He is also a handy batsman.
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 SEVEN wickets with a best return of 3-4.
Netherlands XI beat Austria twice easily in the group stages, the only side to overcome the second placed Austrians. Despite losing to Portugal on Thursday, NED XI will be huge favourites to seal their spot at Championship Week by winning the opening Qualifier. Austria’s best chance is to bat first and post a challenging target of 125+.
Last time they met: ECC21.035 | NED XI 158 def AUT 68 (22 Sep 2021)
Match Prediction: Netherlands XI (NED XI) to go straight to the Final with a comprehensive win.
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