Who Will Win Denmark vs Finland, 1st T20?
Denmark is set to host Finland for a series of two T20 internationals. Both the matches will be played on July 13 at the same venue - Svanholm Park in Brondby. The first of the two encounters is scheduled to begin at 11 AM local time.
DEN vs FIN, 1st T20: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: There will be no live telecast of this match.
Live Streaming: Bet365, Cricket Finland YouTube channel
Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and predictions for Denmark vs Finland, 1st T20...
Denmark Team News & Playing 11
Openers Nicolaj Laegsgaard and Hamid Shah are the key figures in Denmark's batting line-up and the onus will be on them to ensure a strong start for their team. These two batsmen have scored the most runs for Denmark in the T20 format and it will be crucial that one of them bats deep into the innings. Anique Uddin and Abdul Hashmi are two other batsmen to watch out for. Nicolaj Laegsgaard will also have a big role to play with the ball. He is the team's leading wicket-taker in the format - 8 wickets in 7 matches - and he could cause problems for the Finnish batsmen with his left-arm spin. Oliver Hald and Saif Ahmad are the other promising talents in this bowling group.
Denmark Predicted Playing 11
Nicolaj Laegsgaard, Hamid Shah (c), Anique Uddin, Abdul Hashmi (wk), Zameer Khan, Jino Jojo, Saif Ahmad, Taranjit Bharaj, Oliver Hald, Omar Hayat, Bashir Shah
Finland Team News & Playing 11
Peter Gallagher and Nathan Collins are likely to open the batting for Finland. The latter smashed 74 runs off 63 balls against Belgium last year at the 2018 ICC World Twenty20 Europe Region Qualifier B at The Hague and the team will want their skipper to lead from the front again. Wicketkeeper Jonathan Scamans is another batsman in the side with the potential to play the big knock. Maneesh Chauhan, Shoaib Qureshi and Hariharan Dandapani will be the key men for Finland when it comes to bowling. Dandapani took 2-16 versus Belgium and the off-spinner will look to replicate that performance. Maneesh Chauhan will probably lead the team's pace attack and he will be expected to land a few early blows on Denmark.
Finland Predicted Playing 11
Peter Gallagher, Nathan Collins (c), Aravind Mohan, Vanraaj Padhaal, Aniketh Pusthay, Jonathan Scamans (wk), Tonmoy Saha, Maneesh Chauhan, Shoaib Qureshi, Hariharan Dandapani, Abdul Ghafar
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
DEN : W L L NR NR
FIN : NA
DEN vs FIN Head to Head
Denmark and Finland have never played a T20 international against each other in the past. The two teams will be facing each other for the very first time in the game's shortest format.
Denmark vs Finland Prediction
Denmark won two and lost three out of their five completed fixtures at last month's ICC Men's T20 World Cup Europe Region Final. They registered a convincing 30-run victory over Italy in their last match and that will give them plenty of confidence heading into this game. Denmark have the home advantage on their side and hence are better placed to win this match.
Final Verdict: Back Denmark to beat Finland in the first T20 international.