ITA vs NOR Dream 11 Team: The ICC outreach Program sees two of the finest sides born out of it square off against each other today
Norway Vs Italy T20 World Cup Europe Final Best Dream 11 Team
While we have the finest countries in the world competing against each other in the grandest tournament of them all in England in the ODI Cricket World Cup 2019, Guernsey play hosts to a showpiece tournament as well. For the lower placed sides in the cricketing fraternity, the ICC T20 World Cup Europe Final brings with it the colossal opportunity for the 6 countries of earning their first major laurel in an ICC international tournament.
With the matches being accorded the status of international matches, results which will count towards the participating countries ranks, the marquee tournament promises to make for an engrossing viewing. Hosted by Guernsey, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Jersey and Norway are the other five countries partaking in the tournament as they vie it out for the lone spot the tournament gives to the winners in the T20 World Cup Qualifiers to be held later this year.
Being the first of five such regional premier events taking place, the expectations on the head of the league are magnanimous. Not only does it offer the lesser known sides to present their cricketing acumen infront of the world stage but also gives them an opportunity which was never accorded to them until now.
And alongside home side Guernsey and Jersey will be Norway and Italy who get the tournament underway for us. Today afternoon will see them take to the field to fight it out against each as they look to get their tournament off with the first two points on offer in their kitty.
Making massive strides to consolidate a spot for themselves in their frontier event, both Italy and Norway are sides who deserves massive plaudits for the way they have traversed through what has been a tedious last year for them. From taking place in the World T20 2020 Qualifier Europe to plying their goods in a slew of tournaments, the journey to this stage has been a testing one for either country.
Coming into this match, both the sides head into the encounter on level footing. There’s hardly anything to give the other unit the benefit of the doubt but given the fact that Italy upstaged Norway in the recently held warm-up match, we are going to side with them as the winners for this match. It’s their superior bowling unit which holds them in good stead and we expect it to be at the forefront of their opening win in the tournament.
Wicket-Keeper for ITA vs NOR Dream 11
It’ll be the single wicket-keeper for us and we’ve decided to repose our faith in Italy’s Mandeep Singh. A safe bet behind the wickets, his ardent love for keeping the gloves sees him earn a place in our side.
Batsmen for ITA vs NOR Dream 11
If the European qualifiers held last year taught us anything, it was that Italy is currently one of the most stellar side in their continent at the moment. That particular tournament saw them trounce some big names in Group B in the form of Jersey and Belgium, tasting consummate success courtesy of their determination and valour.
And the one reason for them winning matches by outright margins is their batting line-up. We’ll be picking two of their mainstays Perera and Maiolo to indulge us in a bagful of points. Norway on the other hand are equally adept with the bat and one player who has impressed in particular has been Mumtaz who comes in for us alongside Haq.
All-Rounders for ITA vs NOR Dream 11
Cleaning up the last wicket when these sides met ever so recently, Michael Ross expansive skill set as a cricketer was displayed to perfection. His pristine work ethic has seen him take centrestage in Italy’s line-up, a player who can always be banked upon to deliver with both the bat and ball.
Iqbal from Norway will accompany him. A T20 match is perhaps the finest time to bulk up you outfit with players who can contribute in both the departments and we are going to stick to our format of having atleast the one pick from either side.
Bowling Order for ITA vs NOR Dream 11
No one to love further than Jaspreet Singh for us, who with a lowly price tag of just 8 credits is a gold quarry. The bowler is more than astutely imbued with parrying his skills as a batman with his quick fire 32 against Jersey last year one of the finest performances under pressure by a player wearing the Italian shirt.
Hasan is going to be his partner for this match while the two man pick from Norway will be of Junad Sheikh and Abdullah Sheikh.
Captain And Vice-Captain for ITA vs NOR Dream 11
We have decided to make Italy’s Ross the captain of our Dream 11 outfit while from the same country, bowler Singh is going to be our vice-captain choice.
T20 World Cup Europe Final
Match: Norway Vs Italy
Date And Time: 15th June, Saturday- 3:15pm IST
Venue: KGV College Field, Guernsey
Where To Watch: ICC YouTube