European Cricket Network will again showcase the best of cricket in Europe this summer with Germany hosting France and Norway in a T20 Tri-series at the Bayer Uerdingen Cricket Ground in Krefeld. Tune into the live action from 1330 GMT | 1530 CEST | 1900 IST from the Bayer Uerdingen Cricket Ground in Krefeld.
Germany host France and Norway in aTri-Series in Krefeld with seven T20I matches over four days.
Germany face Norway in the final after four days of intense battle between the three emerging nations. Norway had earlier in the day posted the highest total of the Tri-Series against Germany. After that convincing victory, Norway will be hoping for a similarly good showing in the Final, while Germany will be looking to bounce back with the trophy on the line.
GERMANY (GER) v NORWAY (NOR)
1330 GMT | 1530 CEST | 1900 IST
GER Last Five Matches: W W W W L W
NOR Last Five Matches: L L L L W
Captain: Venkatraman Ganesan
Wicketkeeper: Harish Srinivasan
Projected Opening Bowlers: Sajid Liaqat, Ghulam Rasul Ahmadi
Spin Options: Vishnu Bharati, Ghulam Rasul Ahmadi, Venkatraman Ganesan.
GERMANY Key Players:
Venkatraman Ganesan, solid top-order batsman and captain, who plays for Dusseldorf Blackcaps. He is also a handy off-spinner. He has played six T20I matches after making his debut in 2019. Warmed up with an unbeaten 15 in the first game of the series to take his side to victory. He was impactful with the ball on day two, picking up two wickets against France.
Ghulam Rasul Ahmadi, tidy left-arm finger spinner with neat variations, picked up a four-wicket haul, leaking just five runs, in a sensational spell in the opening game against Norway in the Tri-series.
Rohit Singh, exciting top-order batsman, who also bowls medium pace. He has a highest score of 44* in T20Is and has played nine of them since his debut in 2019. He was the main architect in Germany's win over France on day two, scoring a brilliant unbeaten 68 of the 97 runs in the run chase. Earlier in the day, Rohit was in scintillating touch in the run-chase against Norway. He is the leading run-scorer in the tri-series so far.
Captain: Raza Iqbal
Wicketkeeper: Kuruge Darshana
Projected Opening Bowlers: Vinay Ravi, Muhammad Sher
Spin Options: Bilal Safdar, Waqas Ahmed, Pritvhi Bhart, Raza Iqbal
NORWAY Key Players:
Raza Iqbal, the Norway captain is a brilliant all-rounder, who played a key role in helping Norway top the Group C of 2018 ICC T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier. He made 125 runs and took 9 wickets at an economy of 3.35 in the tournament. In the Regional qualifiers in 2020, he took five wickets with his left-arm wrist spin. He was tidy with the ball against Germany and made a solid 24 against France in their first fixture of the series. He has also bagged five wickets so far in the series.
Wahidullah Sahak, top-order batsman, took a definite liking to the Germany attack in Match 6, smashing a half-century to guide Norway to the highest score in the series.
Kuruge Darshana, neat wicketkeeper and handy top-order batter, Darshana has shown good temperament this series and will be key in the middle-order on Day four.
Match Prediction: Germany to avenge that earlier heavy defeat in Match 6 and claim the trophy on home soil.
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