Portugal (POR) will take on Denmark (DEN) in the ICC T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier C final at the Royal Brussels Cricket Ground in Brussels on Monday, July 4. The match will start at 7:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Under captain Najam Shahzad, Portugal defeated hosts Belgium by eight wickets in the first semi-final to book their place in the summit clash. With two wins and one defeat, Portugal earlier finished second in Group 2 standings with four points.
On the other hand, Denmark stormed into the ICC T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier C final after beating Spain by 41 runs in the other semi-final. Just like Portugal, Denmark finished second in Group 1 standings with two victories and one defeat.
POR vs DEN Dream11 prediction
Denmark are ranked 38th in the ICC Men’s T20I team rankings and will start as favourites against 46th-ranked Portugal on Monday.
Both Portugal and Denmark have won three of their four matches in the ongoing tournament and we can expect a close contest.
POR vs DEN Dream11 team tips for ICC T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier C final
Top Tip: Best batter
Denmark’s Saif Ahmad will be the batter to watch out for in the ICC T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier C final. The 24-year-old middle-order batter has scored 97 runs in four matches at an average of 32.33. Ahmad has already accrued 154 fantasy points and will be a great pick in the fantasy team for the final at 9 credits.
Top Tip: Best bowler
Among the bowlers, Oliver Hald of Denmark is the most picked bowler for the final. The left-arm fast bowler has picked six wickets in four matches at an average of 14.33. At just 8.5 credits, Hald will be a worthy fantasy pick and will look to add more to his tally of 253 fantasy points.
Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
As far as all-rounders are concerned, Denmark’s Nicolaj Laegsgaard pips his teammate Hamid Shah. Denmark opening batter Laegsgaard has been the leading run-scorer in the ongoing tournament, amassing 189 runs in four matches at an impressive average of 47.25. Besides the heavy contribution with the bat, the 25-year-old all-rounder has also bagged seven wickets at an average of 13.57. Having already accumulated 492 fantasy points, Laegsgaard is a must-have fantasy pick for the final at 10 credits.
Denmark’s Taranjit Bharaj will be the preferred choice over Kuldeep Gholiya of Portugal for the wicket-keeper spot. Apart from fulfilling his wicket-keeping responsibilities, Taranjit Bharaj has scored 99 runs in four matches. Bharaj has accrued 236 fantasy points so far and could be a valuable addition to any fantasy team at 8.5 credits.
POR vs DEN playing XI (probable)
Portugal playing XI (probable): Kuldeep Gholiya (wicket-keeper), Sharn Gomes, Azhar Andani, Najam Shahzad (captain), Amir Zaib, Francoise Stoman, Syed Maisam, Md Siraj Nipo, Amandeep Singh, Fakhrul Hussain
Denmark playing XI (probable): Nicolaj Laegsgaard, Hamid Shah, Taranjit Bharaj (wicket-keeper), Shangeev Thanikaithasan, Saif Ahmad, Musa Shaheen, Saran Aslam, Oliver Hald, Frederik Klokker (captain), Saud Munir, Surya Anand
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