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FanCode ECS Portugal Cartaxo 2021

Day 3 PREVIEW: FanCode ECS Portugal Cartaxo – Matches 9 to 12 - 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 3 of the 2021 FanCode ECS Portugal, Cartaxo on Wednesday 8 September.

 

Reigning champions Malo and Oeiras return to the fray after going winless on the opening day and will be keen to get their campaign back on track.

 

Teams

GOR  Gorkha 11 (2-0, NRR+2.285)

WLP  Wild Panthers (2-0, NRR+0.642)

FRD  Friendship CC (2-2, NRR+0.305)

FIG  Fighters CC (1-1, NRR+0.450)

CK  Coimbra Knights (1-1, NRR-0.360)

MAL  Malo (0-2, NRR-0.650)

OEI  Oeiras (0-2, NRR-3.091)

 

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MATCH 9  (ECS21.732)

OEIRAS (OEI) v COIMBRA KNIGHTS (CK)

0830 GMT | 1030 CET | 1400 IST

 

OEI Last Five Matches: W L L L L (Avg Score For 86, Avg Score Against 94) 

CK Last Five Matches: L NR NR W L (Avg Score For 74, Avg Score Against 81) 

 

OEIRAS (OEI)

Captain: Jiteshkumar Balkrishna

Wicketkeeper: Parth Jounjat

Projected Top Four: Kuldeep Gholiya, Conrad Greenshields, Jiteshkumar Balkrishna, Ranjit Narayan

Projected Opening Bowlers: Conrad Greenshields, Jai Mandhan

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. Mustered 28 runs at a SR of 233 and picked up two wickets on Monday.

Ranjit Narayan, experienced all-rounder, finished the opening day as top scorer and wicket taker for OEI racking up 51 runs and picking up FOUR wickets.

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. Scalped two wickets on Monday.

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



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. Scalped THREE wickets and scored 27 runs on Tuesday.

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. Picked up THREE wickets and top scored for CK on Tuesday scoring 28 runs.

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.

Mubeen Tariq, right arm slow bowler, leading wicket taker in the tournament so far picking up SIX wickets in two games including a man of the match return of 3-14. Is a handy batsman as well.

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.

 

Oeiras did not enjoy a good opening day losing both their games and will be keen to bounce back against old friends Coimbra Knights.

 

Last time they met: PTT21.018 | OEI 37(6.4) def CK 36 (14 Apr 2021)

 

Match Prediction: Oeiras (OEI) to win comfortably and register their first win of the tournament.

 

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MATCH 10 (ECS21.733)

MALO (MAL) v FIGHTERS CC (FIG)

0830 GMT | 1230 CET | 1600 IST

 

MAL Last Five Matches: W W W L L (Avg Score For 93, Avg Score Against 92) 

FIG Last Five Matches: L W (Avg Score For 100, Avg Score Against 95) 

 

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. Looked good scoring an 11-ball 21 vs FRD on Monday.

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. Top scorer for MAL on Monday mustering 99 runs at a SR of 261 including a 28-ball 67 vs GOR.



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:

Deepu Mansurpuria, vice captain of FIG, hard-hitting batsman, capable of hitting big sixes. Will provide much needed impetus in the middle order. Scored 21 runs and picked up a couple of wickets in two games.

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. Scored 20 runs and picked up a wicket on Tuesday.

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. Scalped THREE wickets on Tuesday.

Gagandeep Singh, right handed aggressive opening batsman, top scored for FIG on Tuesday racking up 55 runs in two games.

Varinder Virk, right arm pacer, returned man of the match figures of 2-9 against CK on Tuesday helping his team to a first ever ECS victory.

 

Reigning champions Malo were stunned twice on the opening day by GOR and debutants FRD. Fighters CC will provide a stern test as well having already won a game.

 

Match Prediction: Malo (MAL) to finally get off the mark with a win.

 

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MATCH 11 (ECS21.734)

MALO (MAL) v COIMBRA KNIGHTS (CK)

1230 GMT | 1430 CET | 1800 IST

 

MAL Last Five Matches: W W W L L (Avg Score For 93, Avg Score Against 92) 

CK Last Five Matches: L NR NR W L (Avg Score For 74, Avg Score Against 81) 

 

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. Looked good scoring an 11-ball 21 vs FRD on Monday.

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. Top scorer for MAL on Monday mustering 99 runs at a SR of 261 including a 28-ball 67 vs GOR.



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. Scalped THREE wickets and scored 27 runs on Tuesday.

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. Picked up THREE wickets and top scored for CK on Tuesday scoring 28 runs.

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.

Mubeen Tariq, right arm slow bowler, leading wicket taker in the tournament so far picking up SIX wickets in two games including a man of the match return of 3-14. Is a handy batsman as well.

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.

 

Malo have won all previous meetings of the two sides and it’s hard to see that changing here.

 

Last time they met: PTT21.022 | MAL 81(8.4) def CK 76 (16 Apr 2021)

 

Match Prediction: Malo (MAL)  can go back to back with another comfortable win. 

 

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MATCH 12  (ECS21.735)

OEIRAS (OEI) v FIGHTERS CC (FIG)

1430 GMT | 1630 CET | 2000 IST

 

OEI Last Five Matches: W L L L L (Avg Score For 86, Avg Score Against 94) 

FIG Last Five Matches: L W (Avg Score For 100, Avg Score Against 95) 

 

OEIRAS (OEI)

Captain: Jiteshkumar Balkrishna

Wicketkeeper: Parth Jounjat

Projected Top Four: Kuldeep Gholiya, Conrad Greenshields, Jiteshkumar Balkrishna, Ranjit Narayan

Projected Opening Bowlers: Conrad Greenshields, Jai Mandhan

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. Mustered 28 runs at a SR of 233 and picked up two wickets on Monday.

Ranjit Narayan, experienced all-rounder, finished the opening day as top scorer and wicket taker for OEI racking up 51 runs and picking up FOUR wickets.

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. Scalped two wickets on Monday.

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



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:

Deepu Mansurpuria, vice captain of FIG, hard-hitting batsman, capable of hitting big sixes. Will provide much needed impetus in the middle order. Scored 21 runs and picked up a couple of wickets in two games.

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. Scored 20 runs and picked up a wicket on Tuesday.

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. Scalped THREE wickets on Tuesday.

Gagandeep Singh, right handed aggressive opening batsman, top scored for FIG on Tuesday racking up 55 runs in two games.

Varinder Virk, right arm pacer, returned man of the match figures of 2-9 against CK on Tuesday helping his team to a first ever ECS victory.

 

Oeiras will fancy their chances of racking up another win on Wednesday, while Fighters might spring a surprise after impressing on debut.

 

Match Prediction: Oeiras (OEI) to post an overwhelming win.

 

 

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