MATCH 11 (ECC21.011) SPAIN (SPA) v LUXEMBOURG (LUX) 0700 GMT | 0900 CET | 1230 IST
SPA Last Five Matches: L W NR W (Avg Score For 133, Avg Score Against 114)
LUX Last Five Matches: L L NR L (Avg Score For 100, Avg Score Against 127)
Captain: Christian Munoz-Mills
Wicketkeeper: Awais Ahmed
Projected Top Order: Awais Ahmed, Hamza Saleem, Atif Mehmood, Christian Munoz-Mills, Asjad Butt
Projected Opening Bowlers: Atif Mehmood, Kuldeep Lal
Spin Options: Jack Perman, Yasir Ali
SPAIN Key Players:
Kuldeep Lal, has caught the eye in ECS comps over the last two seasons for his all-round performances. Top wicket taker for SPA scalping FOUR wickets in three games with a tournament best return of 3-6.
Hamza Saleem, Prodigiously talented all-rounder, who made his international debut in the Tri-Series victory over Germany. Can make things happen with the ball and a quality left-hand bat, who can clear the fence with ease. Top scorer for Spain racking up 101 runs in three innings including two man of the match awards for his exquisite hitting.
Awais Ahmed, destructive wicket keeper batsman, likes to take control of the game from ball one, second highest scorer for SPA, racking up 53 runs in three games including a quickfire 45 off 18 balls.
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. Top scorer for LUX mustering 75 runs in two innings.
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 47 runs in three games so far.
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. Has racked up 61 runs in three games.
Raju Akulwar, natural outswing bowler. Nominated as an emerging cricketer in Luxembourg. Can do real damage with the new ball. Has picked up a couple of wickets so far.
The hosts Spain are unbeaten in the last three games, while underdog Luxembourg still seek a first win. Spain will fancy their chances of racking up another win.
Last time they met: ECC21.011 | Match Abandoned (14 Sep 2021)
Match Prediction: Spain (SPA) to win at a canter.
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