Germany's preparation for the European final qualifier for the 2024 Men's T20 World Cup began this past weekend with a four match T20I series against Belgium in Krefeld.

In Friday's opening contest, Germany scored 174-7 from their 20 overs with skipper Venkatraman Ganesan top scoring with 52. Belgium got close in their reply, scoring 168-9 to lose by 6 runs. Sahir Nagash was the pick of the German bowlers with 3-24.

In the second T20I - the first of two on Saturday - Belgium batted first and scored 179-9 from their 20 overs. Nagash was again in the wickets, taking 3-43, with Muslim Yar also taking three wickets, but going for only 16. Nagash then clubbed 51 from 27 balls as Germany chased down their target with ten balls to spare to win by 5 wickets.

That afternoon Belgium again batted first, this time being bowled out for 164, Ghulam Ahmadi taking 5-23, the first five wicket haul for Germany in men's T20Is. Germany then chased their target with three balls to spare to win by 3 wickets.

Sahir Nagash was in the wickets again for Sunday's final T20I, taking 3-24 as Belgium scored 148-9. Nagash finished the series with 11 wickets at 10.63. German openers Shahid Afridi and Venkatraman Ganesan put on an opening stand of 105 with Afridi playing the sort of innings that his Pakistan international namesake did with 53 from 27 balls before he was the first man out. Ganesan top scored though with an unbeaten 61 from 38 balls as Germany scored their runs in just 13 overs to win by 8 wickets.

Germany's next scheduled internationals will be in the Netherlands at the end of this month when they face Austria in two T20Is in Deventer.