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 spectacular T10 night matches on Day 12 of the 2021 FanCode Portugal T10 on Saturday 17 April.
European Cricket Series Cartaxo champions Malo have been mightily impressive so far with only one defeat and will be eyeing that numero uno spot with big wins tonight. Newcomers Oporto CC are on an overwhelmingly steep learning curve on their T10 debut.
GOR Gorkha 11 (7-1, NRR+3.738)
OEI Oeiras (6-2, NRR+2.942)
MAL Malo (5-1, NRR+0.895)
IR Indian Royals (2-2, NR+0.095)
CK Coimbra Knights (1-7, NRR-2.887)
MD Miranda Dragons (1-5, NRR-3.593)
OCC Oporto (0-4, NRR-3.250)
MATCH 23 (PTT21.023)
MALO (MAL) v OPORTO CC (OCC)
1630 GMT | 1830 CEST | 2200 IST
MATCH 24 (PTT21.024)
OPORTO CC (OCC) v MALO (MAL)
1830 GMT | 2030 CEST | 0000 IST
MAL Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg Score For 92, Avg Score Against 75)
OCC Last Five Matches: L L L L (Avg Score For 62, Avg Score Against 94)
Captain: Mian Mehmood
Wicketkeeper: Jayesh Popat
Projected Top Four: Mian Mehmood, Zafar Ali, Amir Zaib, Najam Shahzad
Projected Opening Bowlers: Assad Mehmood, Zafar Ali
Spin Options: Assad Mehmood, Aamer Ikram
MALO Key Players:
Mian Mehmood, top scorer for Malo with 112 runs from six games, has also picked up four wickets and deservedly bagged the man-of-the-match award for his all-round performance against CK.
Amir Zaib, hard-hitting all-rounder, racked up 91 runs and picked up five wickets with a best return of 2-17.
Najam Shahzad, batting all-rounder,scalped four wickets from six matches, also mustered 104 runs, has hit the most sixes for Malo with eight hits over the ropes.
OPORTO CC (OCC)
Captain: Premal Rajani
Wicketkeeper: Kanaka Sabhapathy
Projected Top Four: Anthony Chambers, Junaid Khan, John Zinkus, Premal Rajani
Projected Opening Bowlers: Junaid Khan, John Zinkus
Spin Options: Neil Charles, Rakesh Chandrasekaran
OPORTO CC Key Players:
Anthony Chambers, big hitter, has represented the national side, loves to play shots straight down the ground, has picked up three wickets and mustered 36 runs.
Junaid Khan, a good all-rounder, top scorer for OCC with 49 runs to his name, has been economical with the ball picking up a wicket too.
Raghu Raman, top wicket taker for Oporto CC with six wickets from four games with a best return of 2-10.
Match Prediction: European Cricket Series Cartaxo champions Malo (MAL) have been mightily impressive so far and will expect to take care of business in a double-header against an Oporto CC side lacking T10 experience.