MATCH 12 (ECC21.012) NORWAY (NOR) v BELGIUM (BEL) 0900 GMT | 1100 CET | 1430 IST
NOR Last Five Matches: L L NR L (Avg Score For 110, Avg Score Against 133)
BEL Last Five Matches: W W W W (Avg Score For 125, Avg Score Against 91)
Captain: Raza Iqbal
Wicketkeeper: Suhail Iftikhar
Spin Options: Waqas Ahmed, Raza Iqbal, Pritvhi Bhart
NORWAY Key Players:
Raza Iqbal,the Norway captain is a brilliant all-rounder, who played a key role in helping Norway top Group C of 2018 ICC T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier. The opener scored a 26-ball 52 vs Spain in the second game and is the top scorer for NOR racking up 75 runs in three innings.
Walid Ghauri, left handed top order batsman, second highest scorer for NOR scoring 40 runs in two innings.
Vinay Ravi, right arm fast bowler, has good speed and is capable of moving the ball both ways, top wicket taker for NOR scalping FOUR wickets in four overs.
Hayatullah Niazi, a seriously talented cricketer who has been playing in England this summer. Caught the eye at ICC WT20 Europe Qualifier as a 17-year-old. Will be one of the fastest bowlers in the tournament and can give it a whack too. Looked good with the bat scoring 20 off 11 vs Sweden on Monday.
Wahidullah Sahak, top-order batsman and right arm medium pace bowler. returned figures of 2-23 vs Sweden on Monday.
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. Top scorer for BEL plundering 99 runs and deservedly bagged back-to-back man of the match awards on Monday.
Aziz Mohammad, destructive right handed batsman who has impressed in ECS tournaments in Spain last season and most recently in the Netherlands. Mustered 79 runs in four games at a sprightly SR of 282.
Shagharai Sefat, produced some impressive spells in recent ECS history, spearheads the Belgian attack. Scalped TWO wickets on Monday.
SheikhSheraz, captain who leads by example with bat and ball. Looked at his destructive best hammering 24 off 11 vs LUX. Led his side to another emphatic victory with a 6-ball 19 in the final match of day two.
Norway are the top ranked side in the Group, sitting in 39 in the ICC T20 Mens rankings, but without a win in four games, have serious work to do to remain in with a chance of a top two spot. Belgium on the other hand are on a four game unbeaten run and look primed to qualify for Finals Week.
Last time they met: ECC21.008 | BEL 53(4.4) def NOR 49 (14 Sep 2021)
Match Prediction: Belgium (BEL) to rack up fifth consecutive win.
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