AUT vs LUX: The 2019 Continental Cup winners, Austria will go up against Luxembourg in the second game of the Central Europe Cup T20 on May 21. The game will be played at Vinor Cricket Ground in Prague.
This will be the follow-up game for Luxembourg after their encounter against Czech Republic earlier that day.
Austria played their last game against the Czech Republic in the Continental Cup Final itself. Batting first, Austria set up a gigantic target of 194, courtesy of Bilal Zalmai’s blistering unbeaten 111.
While chasing, Czech Republic put up a tough fight but fell short of 30 runs owing to an outstanding bowling effort by Austria’s Anthony Lark, who bagged 3/20. Centurion Bilal Zalmai & Abdul Rahman bagged two wickets each.
On the other hand, Luxembourg played their last game against Belgium in August 2020 in the Luxembourg Twenty20 tri-series. Batting first, Belgium set up a huge target of 185. While chasing, Luxembourg put up a tough fight with skipper Joost Mees scoring an unbeaten 67 but fell short of 49 runs.
Match: Austria vs Luxembourg
Date & Time: 21st May 2021, 6:00 PM IST
Venue: Vinor Cricket Ground, Prague
AUT vs LUX Head-to-Head
The two teams have played just one match over the years which the Austria team convincingly won by 135 runs.
The Vinor Cricket Ground is a tricky pitch to chase on. It has a lot of help on offer for the bowlers. It is a difficult wicket to bat on but scoring runs is a possibility, provided batsmen play sensibly.
Scattered showers can be expected and weather to be a little windy. There is a possibility of the game being interrupted due to rain.
AUT vs LUX Predicted Playing XI
Razmal Shigiwal (c), Bilal Zalmai, Mirza Ahsan, Kunal Joshi, Zeshan Arif, Aqib Iqbal, Sahel Zadran, Mark Simpson-Parker, Rayhaan Ahamed, Navin Wijesekera, Lakmal Kasturiarachchige
Joost Mees (c & wk), Vikram Vijh, James Barker, Scott Browne, Girish Venkateswaran, Saransh Kushretha, Reinhardt Heyns, Aanand Pandey, William Cope, Ankush Nanda, Shameek Vats
AUT vs LUX Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicket-keeper: Joost Mess
Batsmen: Razmal Shigiwal (vice-captain), Kunal Joshi, James Barker
All-rounders: Bilal Zalmai (captain), Rayhaan Ahamed, Vikram Vijh, Lakmal Kasturiarachchige
Bowlers: Zeshan Arif, Ankush Nanda, Aanand Pandey