The 3rd and final 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).
This series will be streamed live on Finland Cricket’s YouTube Channel
The 3-match T20I series between Finland and Spain will go into the final game on Sunday as both the teams won one match apiece on Saturday. Finland thumped the visitors by 82 runs after posting a huge total of 185/8. Spain were bundled out for only 103 in 15 overs during the chase. Later, the hosts were restricted to 135/8 and Spain chased it down with an over and six wickets to spare.
The first game witnessed the maiden victory for Finland in International cricket. They featured in two T20Is before; both during the T20I series against Denmark last month. Finland fell short of Denmark’s total by one run and by 38 runs respectively on the same day. Interestingly, Spain suffered their first defeat during the same game as they defeated Malta during a T20I series in March by 2-0 margin.
Both the matches on Saturday were hosted by Kerava without any interruption. The weather forecast suggested an even better day. The forecast indicates 0% rain chances during the match timings.
The venue suggested slowness in the pitch as the day progressed. Finland’s innings in the first game of the day was the only time when the pitch allowed the batsmen dominance. The same is expected on a new pitch in the series decider. The team winning the toss could be soon electing to bat first.
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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, Vinod Kumar, Awais Ahmed, Yasir Ali, Muhammad Asjed, Zulqarnain Haider, Paul Hennessy, Kuldeep Karan, Atif Ali, Ravi Panchal, Tom Vine.
Bench – Hamza Dar.
Nurul Huda Shipon had good Saturday with both bat and ball. He took two wickets apiece in two matches and scored 30* and 10* respectively in two innings. He is expected to continue the same on Sunday. Tom Vine didn’t play the first game but took a couple in the afternoon match.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Nurul Huda Shipon, Yasir Ali, Aniketh Pusthay
Vice-Captain Options – Paul Hennessy, Ravi Panchal, Shoaib Tahir Qureshi
Ravi Panchal scored 55 runs and bagged four wickets in the two matches on Saturday.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jonathan Scamans
Batters – Nurul Huda Shipon (C), Peter Gallagher, Vinod Kumar
All-Rounders – Yasir Ali, Ravi Panchal (VC), Aniketh Pusthay, Amjad Sher
Bowlers – Tom Vine, Shoaib Tahir Qureshi, Mehmood Atif Ali
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Aravind Kumar Mohan
Batters – Paul Hennessy, Peter Gallagher, Nurul Huda Shipon
All-Rounders – Yasir Ali (C), Faran Afzal, Aniketh Pusthay, Ravi Panchal
Bowlers – Tom Vine, Shoaib Tahir Qureshi (VC), Mehmood Atif Ali
As many as four all-rounders should be picked for this game. These three players – Faran Afzal, Aniketh Pusthay and Ravi Panchal have high potential when it comes to fantasy cricket and should be among the first choice pickings.
Finland is expected to win a T20I series for the first time by going 2-1 up.
*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.
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