Group C | MATCH 11 (ECC21.059) ITALY (ITA) v ENGLAND XI (ENG XI) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
ITA Timeline: L L L L (Avg Score For 99, Avg Score Against 111)
ENG XI Timeline: W W W W (Avg Score For 131, Avg Score Against 77)
Captain: Baljit Singh
Wicket Keeper: Nisar Ahmed
Projected Opening Bowlers: Muhammad Imran, Ravi Paul, Amir Sharif
Spin Options: Adnan Muhammad, Jorawar Singh
Coach: KI Kamal
ITALY Key Players:
Muhammad Imran, all-rounder has scored 51 runs in three innings including an unbeaten 45 off 17 balls vs CZR. Has also picked up a couple of wickets.
Baljit Singh, right arm medium pacer with good numbers in international T20. The experienced campaigner can also swing the bat hard. Has picked up three wickets and scored 50 runs in four innings.
Ravi Paul, left arm pacer, can swing the ball into the right hander and move it away with the angle, has good variations as well. Picked up 2-24 vs GER in the first game on Monday.
Hassan Ahmad, hard hitting batter, played a vital role in Jinnah Brescia’s surge to the FanCode ECS Italy Brescia title earlier this year, top scorer for Italy racking up 68 runs in four games.
Amir Sharif, right handed batter and right arm pacer, played for Fresh Tropical in the ECS, capable of swinging the ball away from the right hander at pace, top wicket taker for ITA scalping 10 wickets including a best return of 4-19 vs GER in the opening game. Second highest run scorer for ITA blasting 66 runs in four games.
ENGLAND XI (ENG XI)
Captain: Dan Lincoln
Wicketkeeper: Dan Lincoln, Alex Mellor
Projected Top Four: Dan Lincoln, Harrison Ward, Tom Bevan, Alex Mellor
Projected Opening Bowlers: Zum Ahktar, Andy Rishton, Rich Edwards
Spin Options: Euan Woods, Alex Russell, Sam Pearce, Max Uttley, Tom Bevan
Coach: Tom Lambert
ENGLAND XI Key Players:
Sam Pearce, Wales captain and bowling all-rounder, he represented Glamorgan in the T20 Blast this summer and Royal London One Day Cup. Pearce also led Wales to the semi-finals of the NCCA fifty-overs competition this summer. Picked up FOUR wickets including a man of the match return of 2-4.
Dan Lincoln, skipper, wicketkeeper and a former professional footballer with Reading FC, he has played for Glamorgan and Kent in the last two years in county cricket and brings experience to this young side. Has scored 51 runs in four innings.
Harrison Ward, the hard hitting left handed batsman plays for Sussex CCC. Top scorer for ENG XI on plundering 136 runs in four games at a strike rate of 256.
Alex Russell, hugely talented leg spinner,academy graduate at Gloucestershire CCC, joint top wicket taker for ENG XI scalping SIX wickets at an ER of 5.07 including a best return of 3-4 vs GER.
Rich Edwards, right arm medium pacer and hard hitting lower order batsman, joint top wicket taker for ENG XI scalping SIX wickets. He has the best economy rate in the tournament so far conceding at just 4.50 runs per over.
Euan Woods, a former England under-19 player who played in the ICC under-19 World Cup in 2018, Woods even has an ODI hundred for the England under-19 side. Returned impressive figures of 2-5 vs Germany on Monday.
Unbeaten England XI take on Italy who have endured a terrible start losing all four games. Unfortunately, for the Italians that losing streak is likely to continue against a quality England XI side who have looked unbeatable so far.
Last time they met: ECC21.055 | ENG XI 127 def ITA 94 (28 Sep 2021)
Match Prediction: England XI (ENG XI) to win with plenty to spare.
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