MATCH 4 (ECC21.004) SPAIN (SPA) v NORWAY (NOR) 1300 GMT | 1500 CET | 1830 IST
SPA Timeline: ECC DEBUT
NOR Timeline: ECC DEBUT
Captain: Christian Munoz-Mills
Wicketkeeper: Awais Ahmed
Projected Top Order: Awais Ahmed, Hamza Saleem, Yasir Ali, Asjad Butt, Christian Munoz-Mills
Spin Options: Jack Perman,
SPAIN Key Players:
Yasir Ali, consistently one of the best batsmen in Spain over the last decade and can chip in with vital wickets with the ball. The all-rounder has amassed 1055 runs in 28 ECS matches at an average of 44 and SR of 217 and has taken 20 wickets as well.
Asjad Butt, prolific run scorer, regularly going big in Barcelona events. Can clear the fence with ease and also chip in with useful wickets with the ball if needed. Has scored 783 runs in 29 ECS games mustering about 81% of his runs in boundaries.
Kuldeep Lal, has caught the eye in ECS comps over the last two seasons and will be hoping to make a similar impression at ECC21. His numbers speak for themselves - 941 runs including a hundred and six fifties and 25 wickets - all in 34 ECS games.
Hamza Saleem, Prodigiously talented all-rounder, who made his international debut in the Tri-Series victory over Germany. Can make things happen with the ball and a quality left-hand bat, who can clear the fence with ease - 767 runs and 38 wickets in 34 ECS games.
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. He made 125 runs and took nine wickets at an economy of 3.35 in the tournament. In the Regional qualifiers in 2020, he also bagged five wickets with his left-arm wrist spin. Naturally, top wicket taker for Norway in the recent Tri-Series with seven scalps.
Wahidullah Sahak, top-order batsman, took a definite liking to the Germany attack in Match 6 of the recent Tri-Series, smashing a half-century to guide Norway to the highest score in the series. Scored a total of 98 runs in four matches and scalped FOUR victims as well.
Mohammed Sher Sahak, a difference maker with both bat and ball who caught eye in the recent Tri-Series scoring 118 runs in five games at a decent strike rate of 137.20.
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 with the bat.
Hosts Spain return to take on Norway in the penultimate match of the day. The two sides are evenly matched with NOR slightly ahead in the ICC T20I rankings while SPA enjoy home advantage. This match could turn out to be a blockbuster.
Match Prediction: Spain (SPA) to edge Norway in a thrilling encounter.
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