FINAL - MATCH 24 (ECC21.024) BELGIUM (BEL) v SPAIN (SPA) 1500 GMT | 1700 CET | 2030 IST
BEL Timeline: W W W W L W L L W (Avg Score For 134, Avg Score Against 120)
SPA Timeline: LW NR W W W L W L W (Avg Score For 119, Avg Score Against 113)
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. Third highest scorer for BEL plundering 126 runs and deservedly bagged back-to-back man of the match awards on the opening day.
Ali Raza, wicket keeper batsman, very good behind the stumps and equally better in-front of it. Top scorer for BEL racking up 152 runs in NINE games including a 21-ball 57 vs Sweden on Thursday.
Shagharai Sefat, produced some impressive spells in recent ECS history, spearheads the Belgian attack. Top wicket taker for Belgium picking up NINE wickets. Returned best figures of 4-21 and blasted 28 off just nine balls to take his side to an emphatic victory over Sweden.
SheikhSheraz, captain who leads by example with bat and ball. Has played a few crucial knocks leading his side to victories mustering a total of 117 runs in the process.
Omid Rahimi, fearsome right handed batsman, one of the best finishers in the tournament, has plundered 125 runs at a strike rate of over 255. Has scored almost 88% of his runs in boundaries.
Adnan Razzaq, right arm pacer who has decent pace and is consistent with the ball. Second highest wicket taker for his side scalping SIX wickets.
Captain: Christian Munoz-Mills
Wicketkeeper: Awais Ahmed
Projected Top Order: Awais Ahmed, Hamza Saleem, Yasir Ali, Jack Perman, Asjad Butt
Spin Options: Jack Perman, Yasir Ali
SPAIN Key Players:
Kuldeep Lal, has caught the eye in ECS comps over the last two seasons for his all-round performances. Joint second highest wicket taker for SPA scalping 10 wickets in nine games with a best return of 3-6. Scored an entertaining 46 off 20 balls opening the innings on Thursday to bag his first man of the match award this season.
Hamza Saleem, Prodigiously talented all-rounder, who made his international debut in the recent T20 Series win over Germany. Can make things happen with the ball and a quality left-hand bat, who can clear the fence with ease. Second highest scorer for Spain racking up 204 runs in nine innings including two man of the match awards, showcasing his exquisite hitting. Plundered an unbeaten 65 off 28 balls vs Sweden in the second qualifier.
Awais Ahmed, destructive wicket keeper batsman, likes to take control of the game from ball one, second highest scorer for SPA racking up 160 runs in eight innings including a quickfire 45 off 18 balls.
Zulqarnain Haider, right arm pacer, has been impressive with the ball bowling good lines. Joint second highest wicket taker for Spain scalping 10 wickets in nine games.
Thomas Vine, right arm medium pacer, only played six games but is leading wicket taker for Spain scalping 11 wickets with a best return of 3-24.
After a poor run of results, Belgium bounced back strongly to beat Spain earlier in the day to qualify directly for the Final. Hosts Spain will be still glowing after their victory over Sweden in Qualifier 2 which sealed their place in the Final. Both the teams will be keen on winning this affair to carry an extra point in the Finals Week.
Last time they met: ECC21.022 | BEL 114(8.3) def SPA 113 (17 Sep 2021)
Match Prediction: Belgium (BEL) to beat Spain again in another entertaining affair.
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