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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: European Cricket Championship 2021 - Sweden vs Norway - Match 2: 13th Sept

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The 2nd Group A match of the European Cricket Championship 2021 will be played between Sweden and Norway at Cartama Oval, Cartama in Spain.

Live Scores and Stats - Sweden vs Norway - Match 2

Norway impressed in the recent Tri-Series in August in Germany, blasting the highest score in the T20i competition before losing the final to hosts Germany. Going into the tournament, Norway are the top ranked side in Group A sitting in 39 in the ICC T20 Mens rankings.

The reins of Norway will be in the hands of captain Raza Iqbal. Khizer Ahmed will be their man behind the wickets.

Raza Iqbal, Khizer Ahmed, Walid Ghauri, Wahidullah Sahak will be Norway's top 4 batsmen. Vinay Ravi, Muhammad Sher Sahak, Hayatullah Niazi will be the opening bowlers for Norway. The team has three good spin bowling options in Waqas Ahmed, Raza Iqbal, Pritvhi Bhart.

Currently ranked 45th in the ICC T20 Mens rankings, Sweden will be a fiercely competitive T10 unit as most of their line-up have impressed in a host of European Cricket Series tournaments staged in Sweden over the last two years.

Sweden will be captained by Abhijit Venkatesh in the European Cricket Championship. With Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway and Spain in the Group, Sweden will not find it easy, but they certainly have the ability to shine through.

Wicketkeeper Ismaeel Zia will play a crucial role for the side. He is not only impeccable behind the sticks, but has a tactical brain which helps him to keep manoeuvring the field throughout the bowling innings.

Sweden's projected top three batters are Share Ali, Rahel Khan, Azam Khalil. Khalid Azizi, Zabi Zahid, Qudratullah Mir Afzal have ample pace to unsettle the opposition. With Azam Khalil, Oktai Gholami, Rahel Khan giving it a tweak, Sweden's bowling line-up is a varied one.

Squads:

Sweden - Abhijit Venkatesh, Azam Khalil, Hassan Mahmood, Humayun Kabir Jyoti, Imal Zuwak, Ismaeel Zia, Khalid Zahid, Oktai Gholami, Qudratullah Mir Afzal, Rahel Khan, Sami Rahmani, Share Ali, Zabi Zahid

Norway - Ahmadullah Shinwari, Ali Tafseer, Faizan Mumtaz, Hayatullah Niazi, Khizer Ahmed, Muhammad Sher Sahak, Prithvi Bhart, Raza Iqbal, Suhail Iftikhar, Usman Arif, Wahidullah Sahak, Walid Ghauri, Waqas Ahmed

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Norway

Who will win? – Norway

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Raza Iqbal (Norway), Share Ali (Sweden)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Vinay Ravi (Norway), Khalid Azizi (Sweden)

Most Sixes – Raza Iqbal (Norway), Share Ali (Sweden)

Player of the Match –  Raza Iqbal

Team Scores Batting first – Norway 100+, Sweden 90+

 Match Handicap Norway

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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