MATCH 18 (ECC21.018) SWEDEN (SWE) v BELGIUM (BEL) 1100 GMT | 1300 CET | 1630 IST
SWE Timeline: W W NR L L L (Avg Score For 117, Avg Score Against 118)
BEL Timeline: W W W W L W (Avg Score For 130, Avg Score Against 109)
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 here. Plundered 41 off just 12 balls vs Norway. Top wicket taker in the tournament picking up EIGHT wickets with a tournament best figures of 4-10.
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 101 runs in five innings at a SR of 214.
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 118 runs in five including a quality unbeaten 63 off 24 balls vs LUX 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 106 runs and deservedly bagged back-to-back man of the match awards on the opening day.
Aziz Mohammad, destructive right handed batsman who has impressed in ECS tournaments in Spain last season and most recently in the Netherlands. Mustered 88 runs in six games at a sprightly SR of 282.
Shagharai Sefat, produced some impressive spells in recent ECS history, spearheads the Belgian attack. Joint top wicket taker for Belgium picking up SIX wickets. Returned best figures of 4-21 and blasted 28 off just nine balls to take his side to an emphatic victory over Sweden.
Sheikh Sheraz, captain who leads by example with bat and ball. Has played a few crucial knocks leading his side to victories mustering a total of 102 runs in the process.
Adnan Razzaq, right arm pacer who has decent pace and is consistent with the ball, joint top wicket taker for his side scalping SIX wickets.
Belgium slipped to their first defeat on Wednesday and face another tough test against the Swedes who have let their standards slip of late. The two sides played a high scoring thriller on Wednesday with Belgium prevailing comfortably in the end. Sweden will be eager to avenge the defeat.
Match Prediction: Belgium (BEL) to rack up a sixth win out of seven.
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