Coimbra Knights, Gorkha 11, Indian Royals, Malo, Oeiras, Oporto and Miranda Dragons feature over 23 successive evenings in 46 hotly-anticipated T10 night matches from Portugal. 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 two special T10 night matches on Day 1 of the 2021 FanCode Portugal T10 on Tuesday 6 April.
Rossio CC return as Gorkha 11 in FanCode Portugal T10 and will lock horns with debutants Coimbra Knights in two evening matches. GOR enjoyed a successful ECS in Cartaxo winning the Bronze Final and would love to lift the trophy this time around. Hosts Coimbra Knights are a fairly balanced side and will look to utilise their local knowledge and home advantage. These two sides are evenly-matched according to cricketing pundits in Portugal and the tournament promises to enjoy a blockbuster start.
CK Coimbra Knights (0-0, NRR+0.000)
GOR Gorkha 11 (0-0, NRR+0.000)
IR Indian Royals (0-0, NRR+0.000)
MAL Malo CC (0-0, NRR+0.000)
MD Miranda Dragons (0-0, NRR+0.000)
OEI Oeiras (0-0, NRR+0.000)
OCC Oporto CC (0-0, NRR+0.000)
MATCH 1 (PTT21.001)
COIMBRA KNIGHTS (CK) v GORKHA 11 (GOR)
1630 GMT | 1830 CET | 2200 IST
MATCH 2 (PTT21.002)
GORKHA 11 (GOR) v COIMBRA KNIGHTS (CK)
1830 GMT | 2030 CET | 0000 IST
GOR Last Five Matches: L W W L W (Avg Score For 94, Avg Score Against 95)
CK Last Five Matches: ON DEBUT
COIMBRA KNIGHTS (CK)
Captain: Chris Redhead
Wicketkeeper: MD Zaman
Projected Top Four: Andrew Winter, Miguel Stoneman, Francoise Stoneman, Panda Waddup
Projected Opening Bowlers: Andrew Winter, Miguel Stoneman
Spin Options: Panda Waddup
COIMBRA KNIGHTS Key Players:
Andrew Winter, all-rounder, played for Amigos CC in ECS Cartaxo September 2020, aggressive batsman, racked up 90 runs and picked up 5 wickets.
Panda Waddup, dubbed the “Dangerman” by his teammates, a big hitting all-rounder and a leg spinner who can give it a rip.
Miguel Stoneman, young South African who is quicker than he looks and knows how to bat, can whack the ball all around the park!
MD Zaman, classy batsman, loves playing the cover drive, has crazy quick hands as a wicketkeeper, might earn you some extra points!
GORKHA 11 (GOR)
Captain: Madhukar Thapa
Wicketkeeper: Suman Ghimire
Projected Top Four: Imran Khan, Azhar Andani, Siraj Nipo, Madhukar Thapa
Projected Opening Bowlers: Imran Khan, Rinku Singh
Spin Options: Siraj Nipo, Manjit Singh
GORKHA 11 Key Players:
Imran Khan, big hitter, top scorer for Gorkha 11 in the ECS Cartaxo 2020 mustering 150 runs including 15 LONG maximos and picked up seven wickets as well!
Siraj Nipo, classy left handed batsman, capable of scoring quick runs, bowls left arm off spin, doesn’t give the ball much air and is not easy to get away, picked up eight wickets at an economy rate of just 5.21 in ECS Cartaxo 2020.
Harjit Singh, hard hitting batsman, racked up 135 runs from seven games, scores runs consistently and will play a vital role in the Gorkha middle order.
Rahul Bhardwaj, top wicket taker for Gorkha with nine scalps from seven matches with a best of 3-8 at ECS Cartaxo 2020.
Match Prediction: Gorkha 11 are a decent team with ECS experience which will definitely come in handy on the opening night of the European Cricket Network Portuguese adventure. GOR might win both these games, especially if they nick the opener.