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FanCode ECS Portugal Cartaxo 2021

Day 2 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Portugal Cartaxo – Matches 5 to 8 - 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 2 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Portugal, Cartaxo on Tuesday 7 September.

 

Day two looms with two newcomers Wild Panthers and Fighters making their debut, while old friends Coimbra Knights also enter the fray. 

 

Teams

GOR  Gorkha 11 (2-0, NRR+2.285)

FRD  Friendship CC (2-0, NRR+1.350)

CK  Coimbra Knights (0-0, NRR+0.000)

FIG  Fighters CC (0-0, NRR+0.000)

WLP  Wild Panthers (0-0, NRR+0.000)

MAL  Malo (0-2, NRR-0.650)

OEI  Oeiras (0-2, NRR-3.091)

 

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MATCH 5  (ECS21.728)

FIGHTERS CC (FIG) v WILD PANTHERS (WLP)

0830 GMT | 1030 CET | 1400 IST

 

FIG Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT 

WLP Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT  

 

FIGHTERS CC (FIG)

Captain: Mandeep Singh

Wicketkeeper: Gurlal Singh

Projected Top Four: Gagandeep Singh, Balwinder Singh, Rana Sarwar, Mandeep Singh

Projected Opening Bowlers: Rana Sarwar, Mandeep Singh

Spin Options: Ravi Ravi

 

FIGHTERS CC Key Players:

Mandeep Mall, vice captain of FIG, hard-hitting batsman, capable of hitting big sixes. Will provide much needed impetus in the middle order.

Balwinder Singh, technically sound batsman and a decent medium pacer. Boasts previous ECS experience playing for Austrian Cricket Tigers and Salzburg. Has racked up 153 runs and picked up FOUR wickets across 11 ECN games.

Rana Sarwar, a handy all-rounder with previous ECS experience, scored 102 runs and picked up FIVE wickets in seven games at European Cricket Series Cartaxo 2020.



WILD PANTHERS (WLP)

Captain: Akshar Patel

Wicketkeeper: Kishan Suthar

Projected Top Four: Azhar Andani, Waqar Nasir, Md Siraj Nipo, Kishan Suthar

Projected Opening Bowlers: Mitul Patel, Parth Patel

Spin Options: Md Siraj Nipo, Akshar Patel, Dharm Patel, Hardik Patel

 

WILD PANTHERS Key Players:

Azhar Andani, big hitting opening batsman, racked up 341 runs with two fifty plus scores in 21 ECN matches.

Md Siraj Nipo, classy left handed batsman with 244 runs in 21 ECN matches. Bowls tight left arm off spin, hard to get away. Leading GOR wicket taker at ECN with 31 victims and best figures of 3-3.

Mitul Patel, opening bowler, shows good control with the ball and can swing the new ball  both ways.

Kishan Suthar, talented wicket keeper batsman, can open the batting as well as play in the middle order and provide finishing touches to the WLP innings.

 

Debutants Fighters CC and Wild Panthers lock horns in the opening game of the day. Boasting previous Gorkha 11 stars, Azhar Andani and Siraj Nipo, WLP will be confident of getting a positive start.

 

Match Prediction: Wild Panthers (WLP) to win their maiden ECS match.

 

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MATCH (ECS21.729)

FRIENDSHIP CC (FRD) v COIMBRA KNIGHTS (CK)

0830 GMT | 1230 CET | 1600 IST

 

FRD Last Five Matches: W W (Avg Score For 123, Avg Score Against 110) 

CK Last Five Matches: L L L NR NR (Avg Score For 73, Avg Score Against 92) 

 

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, 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. Top scorer on the opening day mustering 114 runs at a SR of 243 including two fifties and a deserved man of the match award.

Mohammad Asad, Right-hand top-order batsmen and  medium fast bowler, he’s also the coach of FRD and can open the innings with both bat and ball. Scored 59 runs in two games during an impressive opening day.

Nazmul Hasan, right-arm pace bowler, bowls fast, has great skills, capable of destroying any top order, can bowl good slower balls too. Picked up a couple of wickets on Monday.

Md Abdul Motin, right arm off-spinner, returned man of the match with tournament best  figures of 4-15 vs reigning champs Malo.

Imtiaz Rana, captain, bowling all-rounder, is generally calm under pressure, can swing the ball and is a capable batsman. Was economical with the ball picking up a wicket on Monday.



COIMBRA KNIGHTS (CK)

Captain: Chris Redhead

Wicketkeeper: MD Zaman

Projected Top Four: Andrew Winter, Junaid Khan, Vikas Kumar, Miguel Stoman

Projected Opening Bowlers: Junaid Khan, Andrew Winter

Spin Options: Mubeen Tariq, Amit Kumar

 

COIMBRA KNIGHTS Key Players:

Andrew Winter, experienced all-rounder, played for Amigos CC in ECS Cartaxo September 2020, racking up 90 runs in four innings and picking up 5 wickets.

Junaid Khan, star all-rounder, very good with the bat and equally sharp with the ball, racked up 267 runs in 17 ECN innings and has picked up 10 wickets.

Chris Redhead, captain, the medium pacer was top wicket taker for CK atFanCode Portugal T10 2021 scalping 15 wickets at an economy rate of 6.15 and a best return of 3-7.

MD Zaman, young wicket keeper batsman, loves playing the cover drive, has crazy quick hands behind the wickets. Second highest scorer for CK at FanCode Portugal T10 2021racking up 80 runs in nine innings.

 

Coimbra Knights did not enjoy a particularly good debut tournament in April 2021 but with the benefit of that previous experience, CK will be eyeing a better showing this time around. Friendship CC enjoyed a great start on Monday, winning both their games impressively.

 

Match Prediction: Friendship (FRD) to win again and make it three in a row.

 

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MATCH 7  (ECS21.730)

FRIENDSHIP CC (FRD) v WILD PANTHERS (WLP)

1230 GMT | 1430 CET | 1800 IST

 

FRD Last Five Matches: W W (Avg Score For 123, Avg Score Against 110) 

WLP Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT 

 

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, 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. Top scorer on the opening day mustering 114 runs at a SR of 243 including two fifties and a deserved man of the match award.

Mohammad Asad, Right-hand top-order batsmen and  medium fast bowler, he’s also the coach of FRD and can open the innings with both bat and ball. Scored 59 runs in two games during an impressive opening day.

Nazmul Hasan, right-arm pace bowler, bowls fast, has great skills, capable of destroying any top order, can bowl good slower balls too. Picked up a couple of wickets on Monday.

Md Abdul Motin, right arm off-spinner, returned man of the match with tournament best  figures of 4-15 vs reigning champs Malo.

Imtiaz Rana, captain, bowling all-rounder, is generally calm under pressure, can swing the ball and is a capable batsman. Was economical with the ball picking up a wicket on Monday.




WILD PANTHERS (WLP)

Captain: Akshar Patel

Wicketkeeper: Kishan Suthar

Projected Top Four: Azhar Andani, Waqar Nasir, Md Siraj Nipo, Kishan Suthar

Projected Opening Bowlers: Mitul Patel, Parth Patel

Spin Options: Md Siraj Nipo, Akshar Patel, Dharm Patel, Hardik Patel

 

WILD PANTHERS Key Players:

Azhar Andani, big hitting opening batsman, racked up 341 runs with two fifty plus scores in 21 ECN matches.

Md Siraj Nipo, classy left handed batsman with 244 runs in 21 ECN matches. Bowls tight left arm off spin, hard to get away. Leading GOR wicket taker at ECN with 31 victims and best figures of 3-3.

Mitul Patel, opening bowler, shows good control with the ball and can swing the new ball  both ways.

Kishan Suthar, talented wicket keeper batsman, can open the batting as well as play in the middle order and provide finishing touches to the WLP innings.

 

Friendship CC enjoyed a great start on Monday, winning both their games impressively and will be looking to make it four in a row against fellow newcomers WLP.

 

Match Prediction: Friendship CC (FRD) could make it four in a row with another win, but Wild Panthers will push them all the way.

 

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MATCH 8  (ECS21.731)

FIGHTERS CC (FIG) v COIMBRA KNIGHTS (CK)

1430 GMT | 1630 CET | 2000 IST

 

FIG Last Five Matches: ON ECS DEBUT 

CK Last Five Matches: L L L NR NR (Avg Score For 73, Avg Score Against 92) 

 

FIGHTERS CC (FIG)

Captain: Mandeep Singh

Wicketkeeper: Gurlal Singh

Projected Top Four: Gagandeep Singh, Balwinder Singh, Rana Sarwar, Mandeep Singh

Projected Opening Bowlers: Rana Sarwar, Mandeep Singh

Spin Options: Ravi Ravi

 

FIGHTERS CC Key Players:

Mandeep Mall, vice captain of FIG, hard-hitting batsman, capable of hitting big sixes. Will provide much needed impetus in the middle order.

Balwinder Singh, technically sound batsman and a decent medium pacer. Boasts previous ECS experience playing for Austrian Cricket Tigers and Salzburg. Has racked up 153 runs and picked up FOUR wickets across 11 ECN games.

Rana Sarwar, a handy all-rounder with previous ECS experience, scored 102 runs and picked up FIVE wickets in seven games at European Cricket Series Cartaxo 2020.



COIMBRA KNIGHTS (CK)

Captain: Chris Redhead

Wicketkeeper: MD Zaman

Projected Top Four: Andrew Winter, Junaid Khan, Vikas Kumar, Miguel Stoman

Projected Opening Bowlers: Junaid Khan, Andrew Winter

Spin Options: Mubeen Tariq, Amit Kumar

 

COIMBRA KNIGHTS Key Players:

Andrew Winter, experienced all-rounder, played for Amigos CC in ECS Cartaxo September 2020, racking up 90 runs in four innings and picking up 5 wickets.

Junaid Khan, star all-rounder, very good with the bat and equally sharp with the ball, racked up 267 runs in 17 ECN innings and has picked up 10 wickets.

Chris Redhead, captain, the medium pacer was top wicket taker for CK atFanCode Portugal T10 2021 scalping 15 wickets at an economy rate of 6.15 and a best return of 3-7.

MD Zaman, young wicket keeper batsman, loves playing the cover drive, has crazy quick hands behind the wickets. Second highest scorer for CK at FanCode Portugal T10 2021racking up 80 runs in nine innings.

 

Fighters CC and Coimbra Knights could both be potentially winless coming into this game and will be eager to claim a first win to round off the day in style.

 

Match Prediction: Fighters CC (FIG) to win a close game and open their ECS account.

 

 

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