FIN vs SPA Dream11 : With the series tantalisingly poised at 1-1, Finland and Spain head out in the series culminating encounter today looking to get their hands around the prestigious trophy
When Finland and Spain cricket had in convulsion declared that the two sides would be squaring off against each other for a three match series in Finland earlier this year, the marquee series was also poised to be a tantalising one. And the two encounters contested on Saturday were a testament to that narrative, seeing both the sides engage in two intriguing encounters.
The first encounter of the day swung the hosts’ way with Finland trashing Spain by 82 runs after piling on a colossal 185 while batting first. In what was an incredibly clinical performance, they ended up stalling Spain’s run chase to just 103, putting on a spectacular performance with both the bat and ball to obliterate their opponents.
However, Spain were undeterred by that result, showing immense fighting spirit to restore parity in the ensuing encounter of the day. Restricting an indomitable Finland batting unit to just 135-8, the side went onto chase down the target with 6 wickets and on over to spare, seeing them stay alive ahead of today’s culminating encounter.
With both the sides bound to repeat this series in 2020, tomorrow’s winner will take immense confidence heading into that faceoff, increasing the exhilarating nature of today’s concluding encounter. Expect this to be yet another humdinger, one where neither side leave any stone unturned in their pursuit of a win.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With yesterday being the first time we had international cricket being contested on this track, we were for the first time ever offered insight into how this track will play out. It’s generally a pristine batting surface, especially in the morning’s encounter with the ball coming onto the sweet spot.
The pitch might act sluggishly in the second part of the innings but it shouldn’t act as too much of a hindrance to the batters. Overall, the side winning the toss will be looking to come out and bat today.
Probable Playing 11
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
Christian Muñoz Mills (C), Faran Afzal, Awais Ahmed, Muhammad Asjed, Yasir Ali, Paul Hennessy, Kuldeep Karan, Atif Ali, Ravi Panchal, Tom Vine, Vinod Kumar
3 Match T20 Series
Match: Finland Vs Spain Third T20
Date And Time: 18th August, Sunday- 1:30pm IST
Venue: Kerava National Cricket Ground, Finland
Top 4 Batting Order
- Vanraaj Singh Padhaal, Nathan Collins, Aniketh, Aravind Kumar Mohan
- Christian Muñoz Mills, Faran Afzal, Awais Ahmed, Muhammad Asjed
- Aravind Kumar Mohan, Nurul Huda Shipon
- Christian Muñoz Mills , Yasir Ali
Death Overs Bowlers
- Nurul Huda Shipon, Hariharan Dandapani
- Kuldeep Karan, Atif Ali
Wicket-Keeper for FIN vs SPA Dream11
With 41 in 27 balls in the first match of Saturday, one laden with 7 boundaries, Finland’s Aravind Mohan emerged as the best better for his side throughout the day. He faltered in the second match but should be quick to rectify his mistakes and come up with another stellar performance for his side today.
Batsmen for FIN vs SPA Dream11
We continue selecting players from Finland with lower middle-order bat, peter Gallagher coming into our side for this one. With Finland’s top-order failing to impress yesterday, the bats coming down the batting line-up took the brunt of the responsibility on their shoulders with Gallagher being a main component of that.
His 34 in 21 balls were pivotal to the side crossing 180, putting on a crucial 65 run stand for his side. With 30 in 14 balls and 2-26 with the ball in the second match, Mohammed Nurul Huda accompanies him for this one with the player playing a stellar role for his side.
Opener Paul Hennessy from Spain is our only pick for this encounter after he snared 2-23 in the first match of the day. Paired with his opening slot with the bat, the side’s bat brings forth excellent value to our Dream 11 side for this encounter.
All-Rounders for FIN vs SPA Dream11
What yesterday’s contests taught us was that the real value in today’s clash lies in the all-rounders segment. Both the sides are blessed with a perusal of worldclass performers who love using their affinity for delivering with both the bat and ball to excellent fruition and are bound to emulate their showings today as well.
Ravi Panchal from Spain is our first pick after his 32 with the bat in the second encounter and 3 wickets with the ball ended up taking his side past the finishing line without any jitters. It was a true match winning performance from him, showing why he’s considered in such reverence in the team and we have opener Faran Afzal accompany him. A 36 run innings in the second encounter see us pick up Yasir Ali as well from the side.
From the hosts we have gotten in the lone pick of Amjad Sher for this one.
Bowling Order for FIN vs SPA Dream11
Bundling out Spain for just 103 in the day’s opening clash, Finland’s bowling unit stepped up to the mantle in unison, delivering a sensational showing to obliterate their opponents. With two wickets, we have Maneesh Chauhan, Shoaib Tahir Qureshi come into our side while Atif Mehmood is our only pick from Spain with the one wicket in either encounter.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Huda is our side’s captain while we have opted for Panchal as 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.