European Cricket Network live broadcasts two exciting T10 night matches on Day 15 of the 2021 FanCode Portugal T10 on Tuesday 20 April. Tune into the live action from 1530 GMT | 1730 CEST | 2200 IST from Estádio Municipal de Miranda do Corvo in Coimbra, Portugal.
Indian Royals continued their impressive rise up the standings with a couple of wins against struggling co-hosts Miranda Dragons. Leaders Gorkha 11 are a much tougher proposition though for the Royals as FanCode Portugal T10 continues on Tuesday evening.
GOR Gorkha 11 (7-1, NRR+3.738)
OEI Oeiras (6-2, NRR+2.942)
MAL Malo (6-2, NRR+0.724)
IR Indian Royals (4-2, NR+1.116)
OCC Oporto (3-5, NRR-1.213)
CK Coimbra Knights (1-9, NRR-2.695)
MD Miranda Dragons (1-7, NRR-3.492)
GORKHA 11 (GOR) v INDIAN ROYALS (IR)
1630 GMT | 1830 CEST | 2200 IST
INDIAN ROYALS (IR) v GORKHA 11 (GOR)
1830 GMT | 2030 CEST | 0000 IST
GOR Last Five Matches: L W W W W
IR Last Five Matches: L W W W W
GORKHA 11 (GOR)
Captain: Madhukar Thapa
Wicketkeeper: Suman Ghimire
Projected Top Four: Imran Khan, Azhar Andani, Siraj Nipo, Suman Ghimire
Projected Opening Bowlers: Imran Khan, Rahul Bhardwaj
Spin Options: Siraj Nipo, Manjit Singh
GORKHA 11 Key Players:
Imran Khan, hard-hitting Portuguese international, racked up 120 runs from eight knocks, economical with the ball picking six wickets.
Siraj Nipo, classy left handed batsman, former Bangladesh U19 international, bowls tight left arm off spin hard to get away, scalped nine wickets with best figures of 3-3.
Azhar Andani, big hitting opening batsman,leading batsman in the whole tournament so farmustering 177 runs from eight games including two fifties.
Sripal Matta, top wicket taker for Gorkha with eight scalps and a best return of 3-12, economy rate just 4.5 rpo.
INDIAN ROYALS (IR)
Captain: Sukhwinder Singh
Wicketkeeper: Manjeet Singh
Projected Top Four: Amandeep Singh, Jasbinder Singh, Manjeet Singh, Sukhwinder Singh
Projected Opening Bowlers: Manjeet Singh, Muhammad Saad Ansari
Spin Options: Sukhwinder Singh, Amandeep Singh
INDIAN ROYALS Key Players:
Jasbinder Singh, gets the innings off to a rapid start, has mustered 68 runs including five maximos.
Sukhwinder Singh, captain, all-rounder, top wicket taker for his side, picked up seven wickets with his slow left arm bowling, can score quick runs in the middle order too!
Muhammad Saad, hard hitting batsman, top scorer for IR with 144 runs in six knocks, leads the IR bowling attack with a knack of picking up wickets.
Match Prediction: Both teams come into this on the back of four straight wins, but leaders Gorkha 11 have enjoyed a break from the action since Matchday 7. Potentially refreshed and reinvigorated, GOR can cement top spot with a couple of wins over Indian Royals who were not overly impressive in Monday evening action.