Group C | MATCH 13 (ECC21.061) FINLAND (FIN) v ITALY (ITA) 1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST
FIN Timeline: L L L W (Avg Score For 88, Avg Score Against 115)
ITA Timeline: L L L L (Avg Score For 99, Avg Score Against 111)
Captain: Nathan Collins
Wicketkeeper: Jonathan Scamans, Aravind Mohan
Spin Options: Hariharan Dandapani, Peter Gallagher
Coach: Mathew Jenkinson
FINLAND Key Players:
Amjad Sher, a right-arm medium pace bowler and middle-order batter, has scored 37 runs and picked up a wicket so far.
Aravind Mohan, right handed top order batsman, top scorer for Finland scoring 91 runs in four games including a man of the match effort of 44 off 24 balls vs Italy on Tuesday.
Mahesh Tambe, the Empire CC quick bowler finished as leading wicket-taker in the Finnish Premier League, returned figures of 3-18 vs Italy on Tuesday.
Peter Gallagher, a batting all-rounder who is a terrific spinner, hasn’t fired with the bat yet but has managed to pick up a couple of wickets with the ball.
Nathan Collins, team captain and opener, second-highest run-scorer for FIN this series racking up 39 runs in four games.
Raaz Mohammad, right arm medium pacer, joint top wicket taker for Finland picking up THREE wickets in four games.
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.
Finland got the better of Italy in their previous encounter, winning a thrilling encounter by just five runs. ITA HAVE to win this game to stay in contention for Finals Day.
Last time they met: ECC21.057 | FIN 92 def ITA 87 (28 Sep 2021)
Match Prediction: Italy (ITA) to avenge previous defeat.
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