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 exciting T10 semi-final matches on Day 22 of the 2021 FanCode Portugal T10 on Tuesday 27 April.
After 21 successive nights of entertaining T10 action in Portugal, we are whittled down to the final top four teams - Gorkha 11, Malo, Oeiras and Indian Royals - who will battle it out for the coveted silverware and prestige of becoming the inaugural FanCode Portugal T10 champions.
GOR Gorkha 11 (11-1, NRR+3.269)
MAL Malo (10-2, NRR+1.436)
OEI Oeiras (8-4, NRR+2.365)
IR Indian Royals (4-6-2, NR+0.051)
OCC Oporto (5-7, NRR-1.021)
CK Coimbra Knights (1-9-2, NRR-2.695)
MD Miranda Dragons (1-11, NRR-3.403)
MATCH 43 (PTT21.043)
MALO (MAL) v OEIRAS (OEI)
1630 GMT | 1830 CEST | 2200 IST
MAL Last Five Matches: W W W W W
OEI Last Five Matches: W L L 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 in the tournament with 216 runs including 12 sixes, has also picked up 10 wickets and deservedly bagged a couple of man-of-the-match awards along the way.
Najam Shahzad, all-rounder,leading wicket taker for Malo,scalped 10 wickets with a best return of 3-3, also mustered 184 runs, has hit the most sixes for Malo with 13 huge hits easily clearing the ropes.
Syed Maisam - 96 runs including eight sixes to go with five valuable wickets.
Captain: Jiteshkumar Balkrishna
Wicketkeeper: Kuldeep Gholiya
Projected Top Four: Conrad Greenshields, Krut Patel, Kuldeep Gholiya, Amandeep
Projected Opening Bowlers: Mohon MF Hussain, Conrad Greenshields
Spin Options: Paulo Buccimazza
OEIRAS Key Players:
Conrad Greenshields, quality South African all-rounder, top wicket taker for Oeiras with 14 scalps including a best return of 3-0, has also mustered 116 runs.
Krut Patel, hard-hitting all-rounder, mustered 140 runs, including a MoM performance of 41 from 25 balls. Also picked up 11 wickets.
Kuldeep Gholiya, top scorer for Oeiras racking up 180 runs from 12 matches including an unbeaten 70 off just 29 balls vs Oporto CC.
Paulo Buccimazza, all-rounder, good batsman, bowls left arm spin, hammering 70 runs with the bat and grabbing 11 wickets with a best return of 3-11.
ECS Cartaxo champions Malo have enjoyed an impressive run with 10 wins in 12 matches and look to continue their good run against fierce rivals Oeiras, who they overcame in two week 1 thrillers by 10 runs and 1 run. Oeiras will be looking to avenge those narrow defeats in this all important semi-final clash.
Last time they met: PTT21.006 | MAL 77 def OEI 76 (9 Apr 2021)
Match Prediction: Malo (MAL) to win a nail biting finish.
MATCH 44 (ECS21.044)
GORKHA 11 (GOR) v INDIAN ROYALS (IR)
1830 GMT | 2030 CEST | 0000 IST
GOR Last Five Matches: W W W W W
IR Last Five Matches: L L L NR NR
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 123 runs, economical with the ball picking seven wickets.
Azhar Andani, big hitting opening batsman, second highest run scorer in the tournament so far with 215 runs with two fifty plus scores.
Siraj Nipo, classy left handed batsman with 154 runs to his name, former Bangladesh U19 international, bowls tight left arm off spin hard to get away, leading GOR wicket taker with 16 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, 202 runs to his name and rising fast.
INDIAN ROYALS (IR)
Captain: Sukhwinder Singh
Wicketkeeper: Harmolak Singh
Projected Top Four: Amandeep Singh, Jasbinder Singh, Muhammad Saad Ansari, Jaswinder Kumar
Projected Opening Bowlers: Naqi Syed Ali, Muhammad Saad Ansari
Spin Options: Sukhwinder Singh, Amandeep Singh
INDIAN ROYALS Key Players:
Sukhwinder Singh, captain, all-rounder, leading wicket taker for his side picking up nine wickets with his slow left arm bowling.
Amandeep Singh, climbing the run scoring charts with 199 runs including a best of 63*, has also chipped in with seven wickets with his darts.
Muhammad Saad Ansari, hard hitting batsman, top scorer for IR with 200 runs including a best of 63. Hit the most sixes for his side - 14.
Gorkha 11 topped the standings with 11 wins from 12 matches while IR were somewhat fortunate to garner two easy points last night to sneak into fourth and claim the last remaining semi-final spot. GOR look a powerful and much-more balanced side and will start strong favourites in the second semi-final.
Last time they met: PTT21.030 | GOR 72(7.1) def IR 71 (21 Apr 2021)
Match Prediction: Gorkha 11 (GOR) to get to the final with an easy win.