MATCH 19 (ECC21.019) NORWAY (NOR) v LUXEMBOURG (LUX) 1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST
NOR Timeline: L L NR L W W (Avg Score For 127, Avg Score Against 115)
LUX Timeline: LL NR L L L (Avg Score For 86, Avg Score Against 139)
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 118 runs in five innings.
Walid Ghauri, left handed top order batsman, second highest scorer for NOR scoring 98 runs in four innings including an unbeaten 25-ball 57 vs BEL. Has also picked up three wickets.
Vinay Ravi, right arm fast bowler, has good speed and is capable of moving the ball both ways, joint top wicket taker in the tournament scalping SEVEN wickets with a best return of 2-8.
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. Second highest wicket taker for Norway scalping FIVE wickets. Can also give it a whack with the bat.
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 93 runs in three 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 78 runs in four 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 86 runs in five games and is the second highest scorer for LUX.
Harpal Singh, talented off-spinner, has bowled well for his five wickets leading the wickets column for his side.
Norway prevailed on Wednesday in a meeting of the bottom two and have moved up to third spot in the standings. Luxembourg are still searching for their first ECC win but with NOR returning to form, a win for LUX seems unlikely.
Match Prediction: Norway (NOR) to win four in a row.
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