Spain takes on Gibraltar in the sixth and final fixture of the Iberia Cup 2019. With three victories from as many matches, the hosts have been the stand-out team in this competition and will look to remain unbeaten by registering another win in this concluding game. On the contrary, Gibraltar has suffered defeats in both of their opening encounters against Portugal and Spain. They will be facing Portugal in the morning game before this match commences and thus they still have two chances to open their winning account in this tournament.
Iberia Cup 2019
Spain vs Gibraltar
27th October 2019
6:30 PM IST
La Manga Club Bottom Ground, Murcia
Partly Cloudy conditions with minimal chances of rain and temperature ranging around 26 degrees Celsius expected during the game.
The surface will offer an ample amount of assistance to the pacers in the early stages of the game whilst the influence of spinners on the game will increase considerably as the match progresses.
No major injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
Faran Afzal and Paul Hennessy form a solid opening pairing and will take up the mantle of run-scoring for their side whereas the likes of Ravi Panchal and Yasir Ali can hold the fort in the middle order. Atif Mehmood will lead the way with the bowl in hand.
Faran Afzal, Paul Hennessy, Yasir Ali, Ravi Panchal, Awais Ahmed (WK), Christian Muñoz Mills (C), Tauqeer Hussain, Nadim Hussain, Atif Mehmood, Raja Adeel, Tom Vine
Balaji Pai is a key presence in the batting unit and will have to provide a solid foundation at the top whilst Julian Freyone and Kenroy Nestor can anchor the inning if they lose a couple of early wickets. In the bowling department, Edmund Packard is a menacing figure and should pick up a wicket or two in this match.
Matthew Hunter (C), Balaji Pai, Mark Bacarese, Chris Delany, James Fitzgerald, Julian Freyone, Luke Collado (WK), Richard Hatchman, Edmund Packard, Kenroy Nestor, Mark Garratt
Faran Afzal has amassed 115 runs from three matches, including a half-century against his current opponents. Hence, he is a must-have in the fantasy side. Paul Hennessey should also be included in the Dream11 Team as he has scored 67 runs and bagged two wickets across three matches. For Gibraltar, Balaji Pai and Edmund Packard are good all-round players and thus deserve a place in the team.
1: Faran Afzal
2: Balaji Pai
3: Paul Hennessey
A Ahmed, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
C Delaney, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
C Munoz-Mills, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
Y Ali, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
B Pal, Points: 78-80, Grade: A
F Afzal, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
M Bacarese, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
P Hennessey, Points: 76-78, Grade: A
A Mehmood, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
E Packard, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
T Vine, Points: 48-50, Grade: A