Group C | MATCH 16 (ECC21.064) FINLAND (FIN) v ENGLAND XI (ENG XI) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
FIN Timeline: L L L W L L (Avg Score For 92, Avg Score Against 118)
ENG XI Timeline: W W W W L W (Avg Score For 129, Avg Score Against 83)
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 62 runs and picked up a couple of wickets so far.
Aravind Mohan, right handed top order batsman, top scorer for Finland scoring 154 runs in six 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. Top wicket taker for FIN scalping FIVE wickets.
Peter Gallagher, a batting all-rounder who is a terrific spinner, hasn’t fired with the bat yet scoring just 62 runs but has managed to pick up three wickets with the ball.
Raaz Mohammad, right arm medium pacer, second highest wicket taker for Finland picking up FOUR wickets in six 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. Joint second highest wicket taker for ENG XI picking up SEVEN wickets including a man of the match return of 2-4.
Alex Mellor, the most experienced player in the side at 31 and a former Warwickshire CCC player. Second highest scorer for ENG XI racking up 127 runs in five games including a brilliant 70 off 26 balls vs CZR on Wednesday.
Harrison Ward, the hard hitting left handed batsman plays for Sussex CCC. Top scorer for ENG XI on plundering 144 runs in six games at a strike rate of 236.
Alex Russell, hugely talented leg spinner,academy graduate at Gloucestershire CCC, joint second highest wicket taker for ENG XI scalping SEVEN wickets at an ER of six including a best return of 3-4 vs GER.
Rich Edwards, right arm medium pacer and hard hitting lower order batsman, top wicket taker for ENG XI scalping EIGHT wickets. He has the best economy rate in the tournament so far conceding at just 4.90 runs per over.
Leaders England XI were shocked by Italy in the opening game on Wednesday, but the English side recovered quickly to beat CZR in their next game. ENG XI will not be taking Finland lightly especially when the Finns are desperate for a win and a spot in Finals Day.
Last time they met: ECC21.053 | ENG XI 72(3.4) def FIN 71 (27 Sep 2021)
Match Prediction: England XI (ENG XI) to win at a canter.
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