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FanCode ECS Portugal Cartaxo 2021

Day 1 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Portugal Cartaxo – Matches 1 to 4 - T10 CRICKET LIVE

FanCode ECS Portugal Cartaxo provides an opportunity for seven teams contesting 24 games over six days to establish the Champions. Every game will be live streamed worldwide on the European Cricket Network and on FanCode - a multi-sport aggregator platform, from the house of Dream Sports for the Indian Sub-Continent.

European Cricket Network live broadcasts four T10 matches on Day 1 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Portugal, Cartaxo on Monday 6 September.

 

Malo (MAL) is the most successful Portuguese club in ECN history with an imposing win-loss record of 18-3. MAL have made their mark in every tournament staged in Portugal, winning both the European Cricket Series Cartaxo 2020 and FanCode Portugal T10 2021. Malo will be confident of adding more silverware to their already bulging trophy cabinet.

Formed in 2015 with Barrie Knowles playing a pivotal role, Coimbra Knights (CK) primarily enjoy the beautiful game as a social group of cricketers. Winning just a solitary game, CK did not enjoy a particularly good debut tournament in April 2021, With the benefit of that previous experience, Coimbra Knights will be eyeing a better showing this time around.

Gorkha 11 (GOR) is an experienced side with an impressive win-loss record of 16-5 in all ECN matches. Playing as Rossio CC at European Cricket Series Cartaxo 2020, GOR won the Bronze Final and bettered their record at FanCode Portugal T10 2021 finishing second losing the final narrowly to Malo. GOR will be looking to go one step further and claim the elusive ECS title this time around.

Oeiras (OEI) have been consistent performers in the group stages, but have failed to win a game in the knockout stages, losing both the semi-finals and bronze finals at the two tournaments.

Formed earlier this year, Fighters CC (FIG) and Friendship CC (FRD) are the newest additions to European cricket, but boast numerous players with previous ECS experience and will be aiming to make a serious impression on debut.

Another newcomer Wild Panthers (WLP) will also be a competitive team, boosted by previous Gorkha 11 stars Azhar Andani and Siraj Nipo. WLP will be a team to watch out for at FanCode ECS Portugal Cartaxo.

 

Teams

CK  Coimbra Knights (0-0, NRR+0.000)

FIG  Fighters CC (0-0, NRR+0.000)

FRD  Friendship CC (0-0, NRR+0.000)

GOR  Gorkha 11 (0-0, NRR+0.000)

MAL  Malo (0-0, NRR+0.000)

OEI  Oeiras (0-0, NRR+0.000)

WLP  Wild Panthers (0-0, NRR+0.000)

 

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MATCH (ECS21.724)

OEIRAS (OEI) v GORKHA 11 (GOR)

0830 GMT | 1030 CET | 1400 IST

 

OEI Last Five Matches: L W W L L (Avg Score For 97, Avg Score Against 87) 

GOR Last Five Matches: W W W W L (Avg Score For 94, Avg Score Against 77) 

 

OEIRAS (OEI)

Captain: Jiteshkumar Balkrishna

Wicketkeeper: Kuldeep Gholiya

Projected Top Four: Kuldeep Gholiya, Amandeep, Jiteshkumar Balkrishna, Conrad Greenshields

Projected Opening Bowlers: Conrad Greenshields, Shayaddur Rahman

Spin Options: Paulo Buccimazza, Ranjit Narayan

 

OEIRAS Key Players:

Conrad Greenshields, quality South African all-rounder, has mustered 364 runs in all ECN matches and also picked up 19 wickets. A key man in the OEI lineup. 

Kuldeep Gholiya, talented wicket-keeper batsman, top scorer for OEI atFanCode Portugal T10 2021 racking up 212 runs in 10 games.

Krut Patel, hard-hitting all-rounder, second highest scorer for OEI at FanCode Portugal T10 2021 scoring 146 runs and picking up 12 wickets.

Paulo Buccimazza, all-rounder, bowls tidy left arm spin, scored 70 runs and scalped 11 wickets at FanCode Portugal T10 2021.



GORKHA 11 (GOR)

Captain: Madhukar Thapa

Wicketkeeper: Suman Ghimire

Projected Top Four: Suman Ghimire, Imran Khan, Rahul Hudda, Amandeep Singh

Projected Opening Bowlers: Imran Khan, Rahul Bhardwaj

Spin Options: Manjit Singh, Saddam Akbory

 

GORKHA 11 Key Players:

Imran Khan, hard-hitting Portuguese international, has racked up 289 runs in all ECN games, economical with the ball picking up 14 wickets.

Suman Ghimire, solid wicket keeper batsman, top scorer atFanCode Portugal T10 2021 mustering 268 runs in 13 innings.

Rahul Bhardwaj, experienced right arm medium pacer, has scalped 21 wickets in all ECN matches at an ER of 6.1 with a best return of 3-8.

Madhukar Thapa, captain, third highest wicket taker for GOR at FanCode Portugal T10 2021 scalping 12 wickets.

 

Gorkha 11 (GOR) is an experienced side with an impressive win-loss record of 16-5 in all ECN matches. GOR also have the wood over OEI with three wins in three games including a Golden Ball finish. GOR will be without two of their star players this season and could struggle against the better teams. OEI will look to grab this opportunity and make a positive start to the tournament.

 

Last time they met: PTT21.032 | GOR 54(4.3) def OEI 95 (D/L Method) (21 Apr 2021)

 

Match Prediction: Oeiras (OEI) to start off their campaign with a narrow win.

 

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MATCH (ECS21.725)

MALO (MAL) v FRIENDSHIP CC (FRD)

0830 GMT | 1230 CET | 1600 IST

 

MAL Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 88, Avg Score Against 75) 

FRD Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT 

 

MALO (MAL)

Captain: Mian Mehmood

Wicketkeeper: Jayesh Popat

Projected Top Four: Mian Mehmood, Zulfiqar Shah, Aamer Ikram, Amir Zaib 

Projected Opening Bowlers: Najam Shahzad, Syed Maisam

Spin Options: Assad Mehmood

 

Malo Key Players:

Mian Mehmood, captain, top all-rounder, leading scorer and wicket taker for MAL at FanCode Portugal T10 2021 racking up 245 runs and picking up 12 wickets.

Najam Shahzad, another star all-rounder, second highest scorer and wicket taker for MAL at FanCode Portugal T10 2021 racking up 225 runs and picking up 10 wickets.

Zulfiqar Shah, the left hander struggled at European Cricket Series Cartaxo 2020 but came back stronger at FanCode Portugal T10 2021 amassing 144 runs in 13 innings.

Syed Maisam, valuable all-rounder, racked up 116 runs and picked up SEVEN wickets at FanCode Portugal T10 2021.

Amir Zaib, the all-rounder finished top wicket taker atEuropean Cricket Series Cartaxo 2020 scalping 10 victims, has scored 169 runs in 11 innings in all ECN matches.



FRIENDSHIP CC (FRD)

Captain: Imtiaz Rana

Wicketkeeper: Mizu Rahman

Projected Top Four: Mizu Rahman, Mohammad Asad, Md Nazrul Islam, Imtiaz Rana

Projected Opening Bowlers: Mohammad Asad, Mohammad Nazmul Hasan

Spin Options: Md Abdul Motin

 

FRIENDSHIP CC Key Players:

Md Nazrul Islam, a talented top order batsman with the ability to bowl at any slot with a tight line and length. He could be a game changer.

Mohammad Asad, Right-hand top-order batsmen and  medium fast bowler, he’s also the coach of FRD and will be opening the innings with both bat and ball.

Mohammad Nazmul Hasan, right-arm pace bowler, bowls fast, has great skills, capable of destroying any top order, can bowl good slower balls too.

Imtiaz Rana, captain, bowling all-rounder, is generally calm under pressure, can swing the ball and is a capable batsman.

 

Reigning champions Malo is the most successful Portuguese club in ECN history with an imposing win-loss record of 18-3. MAL are up against debutants Friendship CC and should make  light work of their opening encounter.

 

Match Prediction: Malo (MAL) to win with plenty to spare.

 

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MATCH (ECS21.726)

GORKHA 11 (GOR) v MALO (MAL)

1230 GMT | 1430 CET | 1800 IST

 

GOR Last Five Matches: W W W W L (Avg Score For 94, Avg Score Against 77) 

MAL Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 88, Avg Score Against 75) 

 

GORKHA 11 (GOR)

Captain: Madhukar Thapa

Wicketkeeper: Suman Ghimire

Projected Top Four: Suman Ghimire, Imran Khan, Rahul Hudda, Amandeep Singh

Projected Opening Bowlers: Imran Khan, Rahul Bhardwaj

Spin Options: Manjit Singh, Saddam Akbory

 

GORKHA 11 Key Players:

Imran Khan, hard-hitting Portuguese international, has racked up 289 runs in all ECN games, economical with the ball picking up 14 wickets.

Suman Ghimire, solid wicket keeper batsman, top scorer atFanCode Portugal T10 2021 mustering 268 runs in 13 innings.

Rahul Bhardwaj, experienced right arm medium pacer, has scalped 21 wickets in all ECN matches at an ER of 6.1 with a best return of 3-8.

Madhukar Thapa, captain, third highest wicket taker for GOR at FanCode Portugal T10 2021 scalping 12 wickets.



MALO (MAL)

Captain: Mian Mehmood

Wicketkeeper: Jayesh Popat

Projected Top Four: Mian Mehmood, Zulfiqar Shah, Aamer Ikram, Amir Zaib 

Projected Opening Bowlers: Najam Shahzad, Syed Maisam

Spin Options: Assad Mehmood

 

Malo Key Players:

Mian Mehmood, captain, top all-rounder, leading scorer and wicket taker for MAL at FanCode Portugal T10 2021 racking up 245 runs and picking up 12 wickets.

Najam Shahzad, another star all-rounder, second highest scorer and wicket taker for MAL at FanCode Portugal T10 2021 racking up 225 runs and picking up 10 wickets.

Zulfiqar Shah, the left hander struggled at European Cricket Series Cartaxo 2020 but came back stronger at FanCode Portugal T10 2021 amassing 144 runs in 13 innings.

Syed Maisam, valuable all-rounder, racked up 116 runs and picked up SEVEN wickets at FanCode Portugal T10 2021.

Amir Zaib, the all-rounder finished top wicket taker atEuropean Cricket Series Cartaxo 2020 scalping 10 victims, has scored 169 runs in 11 innings in all ECN matches.

 

The two most experienced Portuguese clubs in ECN lock horns in the third match of the opening day. The two sides have met five times in European Cricket with Malo winning four of them.

 

Last time they met: PTT21.046 | MAL 81 def GOR 78 (28 Apr 2021)

 

Match Prediction: Malo (MAL) to win a thrilling encounter.

 

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MATCH (ECS21.727)

OEIRAS (OEI) v FRIENDSHIP CC (FRD)

1430 GMT | 1630 CET | 2000 IST

 

OEI Last Five Matches: L W W L L (Avg Score For 97, Avg Score Against 87) 

FRD Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT 

 

OEIRAS (OEI)

Captain: Jiteshkumar Balkrishna

Wicketkeeper: Kuldeep Gholiya

Projected Top Four: Kuldeep Gholiya, Amandeep, Jiteshkumar Balkrishna, Conrad Greenshields

Projected Opening Bowlers: Conrad Greenshields, Shayaddur Rahman

Spin Options: Paulo Buccimazza, Ranjit Narayan

 

OEIRAS Key Players:

Conrad Greenshields, quality South African all-rounder, has mustered 364 runs in all ECN matches and also picked up 19 wickets. A key man in the OEI lineup.

Kuldeep Gholiya, talented wicket-keeper batsman, top scorer for OEI atFanCode Portugal T10 2021 racking up 212 runs in 10 games.

Krut Patel, hard-hitting all-rounder, second highest scorer for OEI at FanCode Portugal T10 2021 scoring 146 runs and picking up 12 wickets.

Paulo Buccimazza, all-rounder, bowls tidy left arm spin, scored 70 runs and scalped 11 wickets at FanCode Portugal T10 2021.




FRIENDSHIP CC (FRD)

Captain: Imtiaz Rana

Wicketkeeper: Mizu Rahman

Projected Top Four: Mizu Rahman, Mohammad Asad, Md Nazrul Islam, Imtiaz Rana

Projected Opening Bowlers: Mohammad Asad, Mohammad Nazmul Hasan

Spin Options: Md Abdul Motin

 

FRIENDSHIP CC Key Players:

Md Nazrul Islam, a talented top order batsman with the ability to bowl at any slot with a tight line and length. He could be a game changer.

Mohammad Asad, Right-hand top-order batsmen and  medium fast bowler, he’s also the coach of FRD and will be opening the innings with both bat and ball.

Mohammad Nazmul Hasan, right-arm pace bowler, bowls fast, has great skills, capable of destroying any top order, can bowl good slower balls too.

Imtiaz Rana, captain, bowling all-rounder, is generally calm under pressure, can swing the ball and is a cable batsman.

 

These two sides play their second game of the day and both will be familiar with the conditions and looking to finish the day on a high.

 

Match Prediction: Oeiras (OEI) to overcome their opponents at a canter.

 

 

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