MATCH 14 (ECC21.014) LUXEMBOURG (LUX) v NORWAY (NOR) 1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST
LUX Last Five Matches: L L NR L (Avg Score For 100, Avg Score Against 127)
NOR Last Five Matches: L L NR L (Avg Score For 110, Avg Score Against 133)
Captain: Tony Whiteman
Wicketkeeper(s): Akhilesh Kumar
Projected Top Order: Thomas Martin, Oscar Whiteman, 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.
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.
Both these sides are likely to be without a win going into this meeting of the bottom two. Which side can gain their opening win?
Match Prediction: Norway (NOR) to register first ECC victory.
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