The 1st game of the 3-match T20I Series between Finland and Spain will be hosted by the Kerava National Cricket Ground. The match starts at 11:00 AM local time (8:00 AM GMT) (1:30 PM IST).
The 2nd game of the 3-match T20I Series between Finland and Spain will be hosted by the Kerava National Cricket Ground. The match starts at 3:30 PM local time (12:30 PM GMT) (6:00 PM IST).
This series will be streamed live on Finland Cricket’s YouTube Channel
Spain is touring Finland for a 3-match T20I series to be played on 17th and 18th August. Saturday will witness two T20I matches with only one hour gap between the two games. The last of the three matches in this series will be played on Sunday. Kerava National Cricket Ground will host all the three games of this series. The hosts Finland will be led by Nathan Collins await for their maiden T20I victory.
Finland featured in two T20Is against Denmark last month. They lost their first-ever T20I by narrowest margins of one run and by 38 runs in the 2nd T20I later on the same day. Contrastingly, Spain won all the T20Is they played thus far. They defeated Malta by 109 runs and 7 wickets respectively during a 3-match T20I series in March this year. The final T20I was abandoned without a toss.
The weather forecast suggests a cloudy day in Kerava on Saturday. The forecast indicates 10% of rain chances from 1 PM local time. By that time at least 25 overs of play would have been completed. Those are enough to determine a result based on the DLS method. The second match could go on without any issues.
The venue hasn’t hosted a professional match thus far. The Saturday’s double-header will be the first match with an official status here in Kerava. Some lesser-known games that hosted by this venue do give a hint about the Finland-Spain T20I being a high-scoring one.
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Vanraaj Singh Padhaal, Nathan Collins (C), Aniketh Pusthay, Aravind Kumar Mohan (WK), Shoaib Tahir Qureshi, Jonathan Scamans, Tonmoy Saha, Amjad Sher, Nurul Huda Shipon, Hariharan Dandapani, Peter Gallagher.
Bench – Maneesh Chauhan, Sanju Shrestha, Abdul Ghafar.
Christian Muñoz Mills (C), Faran Afzal, Awais Ahmed, Yasir Ali, Muhammad Asjed, Zulqarnain Haider, Paul Hennessy, Kuldeep Karan, Atif Ali, Ravi Panchal, Tom Vine.
Bench – Hamza Dar, Vinod Kumar.
Awais Ahmed scored an unbeaten 102 in the only time he batted in a T20I. Tom Vine took 4-wicket haul in the only T20I match. Skipper Nathan Collins scored the only T20I fifty recorded for Finland.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Yasir Ali, Paul Hennessy, Awais Ahmed
Vice-Captain Options – Amjad Sher, Aniketh Pusthay, Nathan Collins
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Awais Ahmed
Batters – Paul Hennessy, Christian Muñoz Mills, Nathan Collins
All-Rounders – Yasir Ali (C), Faran Afzal, Aniketh Pusthay, Amjad Sher (VC)
Bowlers – Tom Vine, Shoaib Tahir Qureshi, Hariharan Dandapani
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Aravind Kumar Mohan
Batters – Paul Hennessy (C), Vanraaj Singh Padhaal, Nathan Collins
All-Rounders – Yasir Ali, Faran Afzal, Aniketh Pusthay (VC), Amjad Sher
Bowlers – Tom Vine, Zulqarnain Haider, Hariharan Dandapani
Nurul Huda Shipon has not been included in Dream11 at the time of the writing the article. Pick him when you find in the options. He might be available for selection from the 2nd T20I.
Spain is expected to go 1-0 up against the hosts.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
Note: The team for the second T20I will be updated here once the first game is over.
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