GROUP B | MATCH 11 (ECC21.035) AUSTRIA (AUT) v NETHERLANDS XI (NED XI) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
AUT Timeline: W W L W (Avg Score For 131, Avg Score Against 106)
NED XI Timeline: W W W W (Avg Score For 135, Avg Score Against 82)
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. Also holds the record of bowling the joint second most economical spell in T20Is for players to have bowled a full quota of four overs giving away just four runs in four overs. He is a handy batsman too. Joint leading wicket taker for AUT picking up FIVE wickets.
Razmal Shigiwal, hard hitting batsman, started off with a bang plundering 96 runs in just 28 balls including 11 HUGE maximos against Romania. Top scorer for Austria mustering 165 runs at an average of 55 and strike rate of 243.
Iqbal Hossain, aggressive opening batsman, hammered 143 runs in four games at a strike rate of over 251 including a man of the match performance against Hungary scoring a blistering 64* off 29 balls.
Noor Khan, right arm medium pacer with plenty of ECS experience, joint top wicket taker for Austria scalping FIVE wickets in four games. He is also a handy batsman.
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. S
Hasn’t got much opportunity to bat but has managed to score 54 runs in four games at a SR of 235.
Boris Gorlee, young, upcoming talented batsman, 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. Has racked up a total of 96 runs in three innings.
Clayton Floyd, talented all-rounder, mustered 34 runs in 15 balls vs Portugal and picked up three wickets in two games on Monday with his canny left-arm spin. 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.
Julian De Mey, slow left arm orthodox, highly effective in the middle overs, top wicket taker for NED XI scalping NINE wickets in four games including a best return of 3-12.
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. Is genuinely quick and difficult to get away, has picked up two wickets at an ER of five.
Team Netherlands proved too strong for the Austrians on Tuesday with a mammoth 58 run win. Anything other than a comfortable NED XI win would be a huge surprise.
Last time they met: ECC21.031 | NED XI 135 def AUT 77 (21 Sep 2021)
Match Prediction: Netherlands XI (NED XI) to win again but by a closer margin.
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