GROUP B | MATCH 15(ECC21.039) ROMANIA (ROM) v PORTUGAL (POR) 1500 GMT | 1700 CET | 2030 IST
ROM Timeline: L L W L (Avg Score For 100, Avg Score Against 155)
POR Timeline: L L L L (Avg Score For 92, Avg Score Against 124)
ROMANIA Key Players:
Taranjeet Singh, a terrific all-rounder and the pillar of this Romanian side. Didn't enjoy a good opening day failing in both matches but came good on Tuesday scoring a well compiled 59 off 27 balls vs Hungary. Top scorer for ROM with 108 runs in four games.
Sivakumar Periyalwar, experienced right handed batsman, has good technique and doesn’t shy away from challenges on the field, second highest scorer for ROM scoring 59 runs in four games.
Vasu Saini, handy all-rounder, equally capable with bat and ball, top wicket taker for ROM picking up FOUR wickets in four games.
Gohar Manan, hard hitting batsman with a couple of centuries to his name, is a huge part of the Romanian side, hasn’t fired yet but will be looking to make an impact soon.
Captain: Najjam Shahzad
Wicketkeeper: Francoise Stoman
Projected Opening Bowlers: Junaid Khan, Najjam Shahzad
Spin Options: Md Siraj Nipo, Amandeep Singh
PORTUGAL Key Players:
Najjam Shahzad, star all-rounder, dependable batsman who can anchor the innings very well, third highest scorer for POR with 56 runs in four knocks. He also picked up FIVE wickets.
Amir Zaib, another valuable all-rounder with vast ECN experience. Top scorer for Portugal racking up 81 runs in four matches. Is also joint leading wicket taker with SIX wickets in four games.
Junaid Khan, very good with the bat and equally sharp with the ball, the left arm quick has looked lethal with the ball both at the start and in the death overs, joint top wicket taker for POR picking up SIX wickets in four games with a best return of 3-10 vs NED XI.
Sharn Gomez, classy left handed batsman, second highest run scorer for POR racking up 77 runs in four games.
Portugal will still probably be seeking their first win, so this represents a must win game in terms of qualifying for Friday. Romania need to beat Portugal to potentially seal their spot in Finals Day.
Match Prediction: Romania (ROM) to edge Portugal in a nail biting affair.
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