MATCH 10(ECC21.010) LUXEMBOURG (LUX) v BELGIUM (BEL) 1500 GMT | 1700 CET | 2030 IST
LUX Timeline: L L (Avg Score For 93, Avg Score Against 146)
BEL Timeline: W W (Avg Score For 137, Avg Score Against 88)
Captain: Tony Whiteman
Wicketkeeper(s): Tony Whiteman, Akhilesh Kumar
Projected Top Order: Roshan Paul Vishwanath, Thomas Martin, Tony Whiteman, Aanand Pandey
Projected Opening Bowlers: Raju Akulwar, Ansh Trivedi
Spin Options: Tony Whiteman, Harpal Virdee
LUXEMBOURG Key Players:
Tony Whiteman, experienced cricketer, who will lead the side. Classical batting technique, but able to clear the rope with consummate ease. The oldest player in ECC21 at 52, showed he has lost none of his class with a brilliant 29-ball 63* vs SWE.
Roshan Vishwanath, another experienced cricketer who loves to keep his strike-rate above 150. Quick between the wickets and likes to set the standard in the field. Scored 37 runs in two games on Monday.
Thomas Martin, another strong hitter. Young gun with plenty of potential, will relish the step up to international level. Can clear the ropes with ease as well. Racked up 43 runs in two games on Monday.
Raju Akulwar, natural outswing bowler. Nominated as an emerging cricketer in Luxembourg. Can do real damage with the new ball.
Captain: Sheikh Sheraz
Wicketkeeper: Ali Raza
BELGIUM Key Players:
Saber Zakhil, fearsome hitter, currently lies fourth in the world for sixes hit this year in T20i with 19 in seven matches. Also recently broke the T20 World Record (with Raja Saqlain), posting an undefeated 132 for a 9th wicket stand in the series against Austria. Top scorer at the end of the opening day plundering 96 runs at a SR of 310 to deservedly bag back-to-back man of the match awards.
Aziz Mohammad, destructive right handed batsman who has impressed in ECS tournaments in Spain last season and most recently in the Netherlands. Has racked up 676 runs in 26 ECS games plundering over 84% of his runs in boundaries. Can also deliver useful wickets as a change bowler, picking up 19 ECS wickets. Mustered 55 runs in two games at a sprightly SR of 262.
Shagharai Sefat, produced some impressive spells in recent ECS history and likely to spearhead the Belgian attack. Top wicket taker for BEL on the opening day picking up TWO wickets.
SheikhSheraz, captain who leads by example with bat and ball. The all-rounder showed immense talent with the ball vs Malta in the T20i series. Has scored 132 runs and picked up EIGHT wickets in 15 ECS games. Looked at his destructive best hammering 24 off 11 vs LUX.
These two sides sit at opposite ends of the ladder having enjoyed contrasting results on the opening day. A strong Belgian side will fancy their chances of another victory to march on at the top of standings.
Match Prediction: Belgium (BEL) to breeze to their fourth straight win.
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