Group C | MATCH 14 (ECC21.062) ENGLAND XI (ENG XI) v CZECH REPUBLIC (CZR) 1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST
ENG XI Timeline: W W W W (Avg Score For 131, Avg Score Against 77)
CZR Timeline: W W W L (Avg Score For 106, Avg Score Against 104)
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.
CZECH REPUBLIC (CZR)
Captain: Arun Ashokan
Wicket Keeper: Hilal Ahmad
Coach: Alex Sirisena
Sudesh Wickramasekara, known as “The Beast” for his hard hitting abilities, joint World Record holder for fastest ton in T20Is off just 35 balls. Can also bowl gentle medium pacers. Second highest scorer for CZR racking up 106 runs in four games including a man of the match effort of 54* off 27 balls vs Italy. He also scalped FIVE wickets finishing joint top wicket taker for CZR.
Sabawoon Davizi, star all-rounder, vastly experienced in the T10 format, joint top wicket taker for CZR picking up FIVE wickets. The left hander has also scored 68 runs in four games.
Arun Ashokan, captain, classy opening batter, has looked good at the top of the order providing solid starts to his side, top scorer for CZR racking up 123 runs in four games including an unbeaten 75 off 28 balls vs FIN on Tuesday.
Satyajit Sengupta, the right arm medium pacer returned tournament best figures of 4-6 against Finland on Monday bettering the previous record of 4-10 by Azam Khalil and Abhishek Kheterpal. Joint top wicket taker for CZR scalping FIVE wickets.
England XI are likely to extend their unbeaten run to six against the Czechs.
Match Prediction: England XI (ENG XI) to win at a canter.
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