The European Cricket Championship (ECC) is back in 2023, and the first match of the tournament is between Jersey and Belgium. Both teams are looking to start their campaign on a strong note, and it is sure to be an exciting match.
The match will be played at the ECI Germany in Krefeld. The pitch is known for being a good batting surface, with the ball coming on nicely to the bat. However, there can be some movement for the bowlers early on, especially if there is some moisture in the air.
Jersey will be without their captain, Charles Perchard, who is out with a hamstring injury. However, they have a number of other experienced players in their squad, including Ben Stevens, Jonty Jenner, and Corey Bisson.
– Wicketkeeper: Ali Raza (JER) – Batsmen: Janpreet Singh (JER), Rohit Singh (JER), Ace Pruss (GER), Muhammad Asif (BEL) – All-rounders: Shahid Afridi Jr (BEL), Raja Waqas Ali (BEL) – Bowlers: Muhammad Sajad Ahmadzai (GER), Fayaz Nasserri (GER), Murid Ekrami (GER)
– Captain: Janpreet Singh (JER) – Vice-Captain: Shahid Afridi Jr (BEL)
Janpreet Singh is the top scorer for Jersey in T10 cricket, with an average of over 55. He is a consistent performer and is likely to be amongst the runs again in this match.
Shahid Afridi Jr is a versatile player who can contribute both with the bat and the ball. He is a powerful hitter and a wicket-taking bowler. He is also a very experienced player, and he will be looking to lead Belgium to victory.
Ace Pruss (GER): Pruss is a young German player who is in good form. He has scored over 290 runs in his last 10 T10 matches.
Muhammad Sajad Ahmadzai (GER): Ahmadzai is a right-arm fast bowler who can generate good pace. He has taken 12 wickets in his last 10 T10 matches.
Fayaz Nasserri (GER): Nasserri is a left-arm spinner who can bowl accurately. He has taken 10 wickets in his last 10 T10 matches.