The 1st match of the Iberia Cup 2019 will be played between Spain and Portugal at La Manga Club Bottom Ground. The match is scheduled to start on Friday at 3:00 PM local time (6:30 PM IST). This cricket series will be broadcast on the FanCode app in India and the European Cricket Network channel on YouTube.
The 2019 Iberia Cup is a tri-series event which will be played across three days with Gibraltar being the 3rd team. Hosts Spain has the edge over their opponents having played the format earlier. Spain hosted Malta in a three-match series in March.
On the other hand, the Portugal team won only one of the five matches in the last year’s T20 CWC Europe Region Qualifier A.
The Iberia Cup is expected to be welcomed by pleasant weather in La Manga. No rain is predicted in the weather forecast.
Paulo Buccimazza (C), Arslan Ahmed, Mian Mehmood, Syed Ali Naqi, Zohaib Sarwar, Francoise Stoman (WK), Md Fakhrul Hussain, Imran Khan, Assad Mehmood, Najjam Shahzad, Sukhwinder Singh.
Bench – Davinder Singh, M Sajjad Yousef, Amer Ikram.
Faran Afzal (WK), Awais Ahmed, Yasir Ali, Zulqarnain Haider, Paul Hennessy, Ravi Panchal, Christian Muñoz Mills (C), Kuldeep Lal, Atif Mehmood, Tauqeer Hussain, Tom Vine.
Bench – Raja Adeel, Rhys Morgan, Nadim Hussain, Jack Perman, Vinod Kumar, Mucktair Singh.