MATCH 15 (ECC21.015) BELGIUM (BEL) v SWEDEN (SWE) 1500 GMT | 1700 CET | 2030 IST
BEL Last Five Matches: W W W W (Avg Score For 125, Avg Score Against 91)
SWE Last Five Matches: W W NR L (Avg Score For 124, Avg Score Against 123)
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.
Captain: Abhijit Venkatesh
Wicketkeeper: Ismaeel Zia
Spin Options: Azam Khalil, Oktai Gholami, Rahel Khan
SWEDEN Key Players:
Azam Khalil, experienced campaigner in this format who contributes with bat and ball. Tireless worker on behalf of Swedish and European Cricket who will enjoy his moment in the sun in this tournament. Plundered 41 off just 12 balls vs Norway and also picked up three wickets.
Rahel Khan, a late call up who has seriously impressed with bat and ball in ECS cricket. Will be keen to take his chance on the big stage. The all-rounder has racked up 60 runs in three innings at a SR of 214.
Khalid Zahid, right arm pacer who can generate good speed, generally very tight with his line and lengths, top wicket taker for SWE with FOUR victims.
Share Ali, one of the fiercest attacking batsmen in the Swedish batting line up. Get the Swedes off to a quick start. Top scorer for SWE racking up 79 runs in three including a quality unbeaten 63 off 24 balls vs LUX on Monday.
The two sides play for the first time this week with Belgium potentially on a hot streak of five wins. Sweden possess the firepower to end BEL’s unbeaten run especially if star all-rounder Azam Khalil gets going.
Match Prediction: Belgium (BEL) to win a close contest.
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