European Cricket Network live broadcasts two exciting T10 night matches on Day 20 of the 2021 FanCode Portugal T10 on Sunday 25 April. Tune into the live action from 1530 GMT | 1730 CEST | 2200 IST from Estádio Municipal de Miranda do Corvo in Coimbra, Portugal.
GOR Gorkha 11 (11-1, NRR+3.269)
OEI Oeiras (8-4, NRR+2.365)
MAL Malo (8-2, NRR+1.477)
OCC Oporto (5-7, NRR-1.021)
IR Indian Royals (4-4, NR+0.362)
CK Coimbra Knights (1-9, NRR-2.695)
MD Miranda Dragons (1-11, NRR-3.403)
MATCH 39 (PTT21.039)
MALO (MAL) v INDIAN ROYALS (IR)
1630 GMT | 1830 CEST | 2200 IST
INDIAN ROYALS (IR) v MALO (MAL)
1830 GMT | 2030 CEST | 0000 IST
IR Last Five Matches: L W W L L
MAL Last Five Matches: W L W W W
Captain: Mian Mehmood
Wicketkeeper: Jayesh Popat
Projected Top Four: Mian Mehmood, Zulfiqar Shah, Syed Maisam, Najam Shahzad
Projected Opening Bowlers: Assad Mehmood, Khurram Shahzad
Spin Options: Assad Mehmood
MALO Key Players:
Mian Mehmood, top scorer for Malo with 170 runs including 10 sixes, has also picked up nine wickets and deservedly bagged a couple of man-of-the-match awards along the way.
Najam Shahzad, all-rounder,scalped nine wickets, also mustered 149 runs, has hit the most sixes for Malo with 11 huge hits clearing the ropes.
Syed Maisam - 96 runs including eight sixes to go with four valuable wickets.
INDIAN ROYALS (IR)
Captain: Sukhwinder Singh
Wicketkeeper: Muhammad Saad Ansari
Projected Top Four: Amandeep Singh, Jasbinder Singh, Muhammad Saad Ansari, Sukhwinder Singh
Projected Opening Bowlers: Naqi Syed Ali, Ishwar Singh
Spin Options: Sukhwinder Singh, Amandeep Singh
INDIAN ROYALS Key Players:
Sukhwinder Singh, captain, all-rounder, joint leading wicket taker for his side picking up eight wickets with his slow left arm bowling.
Amandeep Singh, climbing the run scoring charts with 163 runs including a best of 63*, has also chipped in with six wickets with his darts.
Muhammad Saad Ansari, hard hitting batsman, top scorer for IR with 168 runs including a best of 63. Hit the most sixes for his side - 12. Keeping wicket now as well.
Match Prediction: Indian Royals could still do with a win or two to cement their spot in the knockout stages. European Cricket Series Cartaxo champions Malo (MAL) sit nicely in third spot and while favourites to claim the points, an IR victory would not be a complete surprise as MAL are far from at full strength this weekend. Naturally, Malo will eye two convincing victories to boost their NRR and move decisively into second spot.