European Cricket Network are excited to live broadcast the five match T20i Series between Belgium and Malta from July 8-10 on the beautiful island of Malta.
Belgium are currently ranked 43 in the ICC Men's T20I team rankings, 15 places above the hosts Malta.
Captain: Shaheryar Butt
Wicketkeeper: Syed Jamil
Projected Top Four: Hadisullah Tarakhel, Muhammad Muneeb, Mamoon Latif, Wahidullah Usmani
Projected Opening Bowlers: Ashiqullah Said, Khalid Ahmadi
Spin Options: Nemish Mehta, Shaheryar Butt, Muhammad Muneeb
BELGIUM Key Players:
Ashiqullah Said The right-arm fast bowler has impressive numbers in international cricket picking up 14 wickets in nine matches at an economy rate of just 5.66 including a best return of 3-15. Starred for champions V.O.C. Rotterdam at ECL19.
Hadisullah Tarakhel, the youngster likes to go bonkers from ball one. Impressed with an unbeaten knock of 45 in the second match smoking six fours and three sixes.
Wahidullah Usmani, the 32-year old batsman has scored 136 runs in five innings with a best score of 72 against Czech Republic. He hit 12 fours in that innings which is the 12th most in a T20I innings.Played a decent hand in the opener to resurrect the Belgium innings after a mini collapse in the powerplay.
Khalid Ahmadi, right arm fast bowler, he is quick and accurate, bowls deadly yorkers and is economical more often than not. The 26-year old scalped two wickets on Day 1 and took his tally to EIGHT international wickets in six matches.
Burhan Niaz, on international debut, the right arm medium pacer wreaked havoc running through the Malta batting lineup with man of the match figures of 4-8 in his four overs which also included a maiden.
Shaheryar Butt, the Belgian captain has mustered 294 runs in seven matches and holds the record of highest individual score batting at number six when he scored a blistering 125* off 50 balls vs Czech Republic in Aug 2020. He continued his impressive run in ECS Capelle racking up a total of 138 runs.