European Cricket Network live broadcasts two exciting T10 night matches on Day 16 of the 2021 FanCode Portugal T10 on Wednesday 21 April. Tune into the live action from 1530 GMT | 1730 CEST | 2200 IST from Estádio Municipal de Miranda do Corvo in Coimbra, Portugal.
Having enjoyed a few days break, Gorkha 11 looked positively reinvigorated in two impressive wins over Indian Royals on Tuesday evening. Second placed Oeiras will be a much tougher proposition for the league leaders in a genuine battle of the heavyweights of Portuguese cricket.
GOR Gorkha 11 (9-1, NRR+3.382)
OEI Oeiras (6-2, NRR+2.942)
MAL Malo (6-2, NRR+0.724)
IR Indian Royals (4-4, NR+0.362)
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 OEIRAS (OEI)
1630 GMT | 1830 CEST | 2200 IST
OEIRAS (OEI) v GORKHA 11 (GOR)
1830 GMT | 2030 CEST | 0000 IST
GOR Last Five Matches: W W W W W
OEI Last Five Matches: W 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 121 runs, economical with the ball picking six wickets.
Siraj Nipo, classy left handed batsman with 101 runs to his name, former Bangladesh U19 international, bowls tight left arm off spin hard to get away, leading GOR wicket taker with 12 victims and best figures of 3-3.
Suman Ghimire, talented wicket-keeper batsman who has racked up a series of man-of-the-match awards. 162 runs to his name and rising fast. Also leads the tournament wicket keeping dismissals chart with 10, (9 ct 1 st).
Azhar Andani, big hitting opening batsman,leading batsman in the whole tournament so farmustering 204 runs from ten knocks including two fifties.
Captain: Jiteshkumar Balkrishna
Wicketkeeper: Kuldeep Gholiya
Projected Top Four: Conrad Greenshields, Krut Patel, Kuldeep Gholiya, Amandeep
Projected Opening Bowlers: Mohon MF Hussain, Prince Maratha
Spin Options: Paulo Buccimazza
OEIRAS Key Players:
Conrad Greenshields, quality South African all-rounder, top wicket taker for Oeiras with 13 scalps including a best return of 3-6.
Krut Patel, hard-hitting all-rounder, top scorer for OEI, mustered 138 runs from eight games, including a MoM performance of 41 from 25 balls. Also picked up seven wickets.
Paulo Buccimazza, all-rounder, good batsman, bowls left arm spin, grabbing six wickets with a best return of 3-19.
Match Prediction: Expect a couple of close encounters between two evenly-matched sides. Both sides are in tremendous form and these matches could go either way. A slight preference is given to the leaders Gorkha as they will be more famiilar with the conditions from the previous evening.