FIN vs SPA Dream11 : Finland and Spain look to continue their development in the cricketing arena when the two square off against each other today for the first T20 of a three match series
Ever since the International Cricket Council announced last year that all T20s contested by its members will be given the full status of official international matches, we have seen a slew of series spruce up in the cricketing fraternity. The move has come as a massive impetuous to the developing countries, offering them an incredible opportunity to tune their skill set and compete against similar upcoming countries.
Two such countries who’ll be squaring off against each other today are Finland and Spain with the two sides emerging as two of the most promising countries from the European Region. Massively buoyed by ICC’s outreach to them, the country have finally been accorded with a chance to make an advent at the big stage and showcase their skill set infront of a colossal viewer base.
Announced back in the beginning part of this year, this series being conducted in Finland is the first of two T20 series the two sides will fight it out in with the two countries competing in three T20s in each of the two series. Today’s series opener will also open up FNCG ground to international cricket for the first time, a showpiece stadium built in the country in lieu of the ascendancy the country is in the sport.
The last time these two countries clashed heads against each other we saw an evenly contested, jaffer of an encounter, something which should be emulated today as well. Finland had prevailed that day, winning by 28 runs as they stalled Spain’s run chase to just 91-6 after putting on 119 while batting first.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Being the first time we have an international contest being scoured here, this surface is a relatively unknown surface with not much being known about it till now. However given the matches contested here over the course of the last year, we should be blessed with pristine batting conditions which paired with the small boundaries will allow batsmen to pile on the runs with will.
Toss shouldn’t really play a difference in this one but the side winning the toss should opt to bat first on this wicket.
Probable Playing 11
Shoaib Tahir Qureshi, Aniketh Pusthay, Areeb Abdul Quadir, Tonmoy Saha, Waqas Raja, Maneesh Chauhan, Khalid Khan, Mahesh Balasaheb Tambe, Muhammad Ziaur Rehman, Abdul Ghafar, Sanju Shrestha
Yasir Ali, Paul Hennessy, Awais Ahmed, Farhan Afzal, Zulwarnain Haider, Tom Vine, Christian Mills, Muhammad Asjad, Kuldeep Lal, Rabi Panchal, Hamza, Vinod Kumar, Atif Ali
3 Match T20 Series
Match: Finland Vs Spain First T20
Date And Time: 17th August, Saturday- 1:30pm IST
Venue: Kerava National Cricket Ground, Finland
Top 4 Batting Order
- Shoaib Tahir Qureshi, Aniketh Pusthay, Areeb Abdul Quadir, Waqas Raja
- Yasir Ali, Paul Hennessy, Awais Ahmed, Farhan Afzal
- Shoaib Tahir Qureshi, Aniketh Pusthay
- Yasir Ali, Paul Hennessy
Death Overs Bowlers
- Aniketh Pusthay, Maneesh Chauhan
- Yasir Ali, Rabi Panchal
Wicket-Keeper for FIN vs SPA Dream11
Finland’s Jonathan Scamans is our pick for this encounter. The Finland wicket-keeper is not only the better batter between the two available options but will be more heavily involved behind the gloves as well, coming up with a good amount of catches and stumpings as well.
Batsmen for FIN vs SPA Dream11
Being the first encounter these sides will be playing and given their shaky batting middle-orders, one prone to collapse under the slightest bit of pressure, we have opted to go ahead with just the three picks in this facet. With Finland more well acclimatised with the conditions at hand showing their ability to pile on good runs recently, the hosts dominate with a duo coming in from the side.
We have opted for both Muhammad Ziaur Rehman and Areeb Abdul Quadir from the side while from Spain we have gone ahead with only Christia Munoz Mills. He’s likely to get atleast an over in the middle as well, making him a good pick when it comes to contributing in both the segments.
All-Rounders for FIN vs SPA Dream11
Khalid Khan and Aniketh Pusthay are out first two picks from Finland with the two players being of pivotal importance to the side. This is an encounter where the all-rounders’ segment will rope in a rich bagful of points into your side and we’ve rightfully gotten in the maximum of four players here.
Elsewhere from Spain we have gone in with Ravi Panchal after his 1-15 performance with the ball in the side’s last meeting.
With 2 wickets and 21 runs with the bat, Yasir Ali was the most exceptional player from the side that, taking the accountability on his shoulders of delivering a specialist performance and completes our picks of players here.
Bowling Order for FIN vs SPA Dream11
The three wickets in them in their previous face off against Spain at the qualifiers see both Shoaib Tahir Qureshi and Maneesh Chauhan come into our side. Shoaib was particularly impressive, delivering a spell of paramount importance where he snared two wickets to lead his side to a clinical win.
Atif Mehmood and Tom Vine from the opposition wrap up our side for today.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have chosen Areeb as our side’s captain while Yasir Ali is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.